Category Archives: Virtual Folk Club

Paul Walker curates these Virtual Folk Clubs.

Virtual Folk Club 5 with Paul Walker

Tonight’s guest is Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, concertina/melodeon player with Granny’s Attic, one of the young roots outfits currently freshening up the English Folk circuit.

PW: Well 2017 will see Granny’s Attic livening up Chester, Saddleworth, Bromyard, Banbury & Hartlepool Folk Festivals among others. So I’m here with a biriyani from No Bones Jones & couple of virtual pints of Doombar from the Camra tent.

So we’ll kick off with a drinking song from The Dubliners (and one of your set list Cohen) “Whisky in the Jar”:

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Virtual Folk Club 4 with MC Paul Walker

Tonight’s guest is again Brian Peters, traditional folk singer and well-respected anglo concertina and melodeon player. Tutor once again at this year’s Swaledale Squeeze.

PW: We seem to have Old Glory nailed above the bar, so not all of the US contingent have hit the road. Indeed opening the second half with some tasty electric guitar is Shine Boulder and “Good As The Rain”

PW: So what do you think about the genre Americana Brian? Continue reading

Virtual Folk Club 3 – Paul Walker

… with MC Paul Walker. Tonight’s guest is Brian Peters, purveyor of traditional folk songs & well-respected player of both the anglo concertina and melodeon. Many of our readers will remember him as a tutor at the Swaledale Squeeze.

PW: Well Brian, as the barman is laying out saucers of pretzels & lining up bottles of Anchor Steam beer, I’d say we’ve got an influx of Americans tonight. Continue reading

Virtual Folk Club 1 with Paul Walker

When pubs/bars over the UK are closing at a rate of knots – and with them the sessions & folk clubs they house – the one place folk music is flourishing is the INTERNET, where you can read about and listen to artistes old & new.

First a floor spot by Priscilla Ahn – “Dream”

Here to discuss with me some offerings from the Internet (over a virtual pint of Pendle Witch) is my old mate Nigel Harbron, singer/ songwriter/folk journalist who runs a session in Cumberland.

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