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Colin Macdonald

FOLKAL POINT – musical alternatives sans frontieres from folk to rock with myriad cute other stuff slipped in along the way – offers innovative artistry to discerning listeners around the world. This innovative radio programme’s stripped-down format, quixotic, informed, an unbiased spotlight on originality and creativity, steadfastly spurns here-today-gone-tomorrow fads, and just as resolutely ignores trivia. More than four decades since first airing on nascent Radio Clyde, this well-regarded, now widely syndicated two-hour weekly programme is still curated and presented globally by its self-effacing Scottish creator *. Always thoughtful, often quirky, sometimes provocative, enigmatic even, yet always fiercely resistant to barriers and contrived labels, Folkal Point remains laid back, arguably a tad eccentric but above all still a joyously maverick celebration for all on this fragile blue planet who value the glorious confluence of meaningful words and music in their lives.

* Colin MacDonald’s media career, at home in Scotland, London and abroad (from both ends of the Mediterranean to the South Atlantic), has also embraced extensive journalism plus TV and film work – both on and off camera. Now, some seven decades along the road least travelled, he’s “most at ease with a microphone and plenty of great music to share”.

Tried-and-tested since 1974, the Folkal Point format – still essentially folk to rock –  is quixotic, informed,  unbiased and treats music, musicians and listeners seriously.  Veteran Scots producer-presenter Colin MacDonald brings a lifetime’s media experience at home and abroad to bear.”It’s not what I say but what I play that matters,  so you should really listen carefully to the words”, he urges.

FOLKAL POINT is broadcast simultaneously (Thursdays, 10.00pm – midnight) on 105.2 FM in the Uists and Benbecula via An Reidio, across the Cowal Peninsula via Dunoon Community Radio – 97.4 FM and online, and Two Lochs Radio (Wester Ross) on 106 FM, 106.6 FM and online.

Folkal Point then timeshifts on Crystal FM 107.4 from Penicuik, serving south west Midlothian (Thursdays,11.00pm -1.00am) plus a 10.00am – midday Friday repeat, with a Friday midnight slot on DAB digital and online broadcaster Radio Telstar throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas, plus Saturdays (10.00pm-midnight) with HBS in Glasgow and Paisley. DCR offers a Sunday evening repeat from 8-10pm. The programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.

Folkal Point is curated by Colin MacDonald in Scotland and realised at the Glasgow studios of HBS.

www.folkalpoint.scot  sponsored by folk singer ‘Robin Campbell – Music‘ for playlists, questions, comments and ‘likes’.

 

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THIS page won't be updated until the
end of the month (at the earliest), but
the full playlists for October 19 and 26
editions of Folkal Point will eventually
be posted. Please don't hold your breath.
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FOLKAL POINT - 299 - OCTOBER 12/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

TURN IT ON A SIXPENCE - David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes (Scotia)
I HEARD THE BLUEBIRDS SING - April Verch trio (Canada)
IF I HAD A HEART - Slaid Cleaves*
THE GHOST OF THE PIRATE QUEEN - Emily Mae Winters (Albion), appearing live on October 26 at the Glad Cafe, Shawlands Cross, Glasgow and (on October 27) at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
THE STOUTEST MAN IN THE FORTY-TWA - Auld Hat New Heids (Scotia)
SING ME OUT OF TEXAS - Texas KGB(and)* featuring Kelly Green
SATURDAY SUN - Nick Drake (Albion)
THE SUN THE MOON & THE STARS - Patricia Morris (Scotia/Ulstèr)
THE STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN - Paddy Murphy (Republik Österreich)
WHISKEY KISSES - Georgia Shackleton trio (Albion)
A BALLAD FOR DEAD LOVE - Tony Steele & The Massacre (Albion)
MURKY WATERS - Johanna Lillvik (Konungariket Sverige)
IT'LL PASS - Not Quite Legal (Albion)
ENDLESS KIND LOVE - Yael Mayer (República de Chile/*)
IF YOU WANT A GOOD WOMAN - instrumental - Tim Gartland*
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON - Martin Harley (Albion) & Daniel Kimbro*
SWEETEST WASTE OF TIME - Barbara Nesbitt* with Bill Coomes*
GEORGE ORWELL WAS RIGHT - Foggy Nocean*
AGEING SPECIAL AGENT - Skinner & T'Witch (Albion)
GOODBYE DEVUSHKA - Charlatan de Balkan (Republika Slovenija)
VILLANELLE - Maura Kennedy*
DAYS LIKE THESE - Philip Marino (*/Albion)
IT TAKES A MIGHTY GOOD MAN - Saffire*
WONDERFUL - Karl Walsh & The Happy Future (Albion)
THE BONNIE HOOSE O' AIRLIE - Malinky (Scotia) featuring Fiona Hunter (lead vocal)
ENGLISH RAIN - Josh Harty*, appearing live on October 19 in Dundee at the Wee Bear cafe, Dibble Tree theatre, Carnoustie (Oct 20) and the Kitschnbake cafe, Newport-on-Tay (October 21)
SUMMER ROADS - Deborah Henriksson (*/Konungariket Sverige)
INTO THE LIGHT - Kinnaber Junction, featuring Gary Anderson (Scotia)
FADE TO BLUE - Susan Cattaneo* and featuring Nancy Beaudette (Canada)
DRIFTER - Richard Sutton (Albion)
BELLA - instrumental - Janet Martin*
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FOLKAL POINT - 298 - OCTOBER 5/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

GIN & TONIC - Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes (Australia)
COLD COLD HEART - Norah Jones*
YOU DON'T KNOW ME - Heather Humphrey & Tom McKeown*
SONG 10 - Karl Walsh & The Happy Future (Albion)
THREE SAILORS - Heg & The Wolf Chorus (Albion)
WHEN SHE'S WALKING BY YOUR SIDE - Frank Migliorelli* & The Dirt Nappers
LE DERNIER TROUBADOR - instrumental - Heylel (República Portuguesa)
SINKING SUN - Amelia White*
THE OLD GUARD - Slaid Cleaves*, appearing live in Glasgow (October 6) at St Andrew's In The Square, Saltmarket
MINHA QUERIDA - Awna Teixeira (Canada/República Portuguesa)
THE SKY IS CRYING - George Thorogood*
HALF WAY DONE - Pi Jacobs*
ON MY MIND - Josh Harty*, appearing live on October 19 in Dundee at the Wee Bear cafe, Dibble Tree theatre, Carnoustie (Oct 20) and the Kitschnbake cafe, Newport-on-Tay (October 21)
FACE YOUR FEARS - Deborah Henriksson*/Konungariket Sverige
POLSKA FROM KUMLA - instrumental - April Verch trio (Canada)
HOLY GRAFFITI - Patrick Sylvest*
HOLY WATER - The Black Feathers (Albion)
DEVIL SAID DO - Lynne Hanson (Canada)
GOD FOR A MINUTE - Wayne Warner*
LOVERS' TASKS/BLACK TEA WALTZ - Kara (Россия/Albion)
TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN - James John Turner (Albion)
LUCID I WOULD DREAM - Miranda Lee Richards*
YOUR HEART - Jarrod Dickenson, *appearing live in Glasgow (October 6) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street
KUKU LELE - Charlatan de Balkan (Republika Slovenija)
STRAY- Jay Pinto*
NOTHING LEFT - Heather Pierson trio*
THE APPALACHIAN WAY - Pete McClelland (Albion)
GETTING HIGH (IS GETTING ME DOWN) - Lauren Barth*
ALENA - Levi Cuss (Canada), appearing live at Nova Scotia folk club, Fort Theatre, Bishopbriggs (Glasgow) on October 11 (date revised!)
REELS: Miss Isabella Reid's/The Earl of Seafield's/Sheepshanks -instrumental - Mike Vass & Mairearad Green (Scotia)
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FOLKAL POINT - 297 - SEPTEMBER 28/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

CRAZY DREAM - Patrick Sylvest*
SMOKE - Susan Cattaneo* & featuring Jennifer Kimball*
DALMAZIA - Charlatan de Balkan (Republika Slovenija)
ALL AT SEA - Judie Tsuke (Albion), appearing live in Glasgow on October 1 at Òran Mór
FALLEN LEAVES - Rackhouse Pilfer (Eire)
DON'T NEED MUCH TO BE HAPPY - Mary Chapin Carpenter*
PAPER, SCISSORS & STONE - State of the Union (Albion/*) appearing live in Edinburgh on October 1 at The Voodoo Rooms and in Glasgow (October 2) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street
HOLDING PATTERN - Melanie Peterson (Canada)
WE HAVE TO TALK - Rod Clements (Albion) & Thea Gilmore (Albion)
PICKING UP THE PIECES - Deanna J Cartea (Canada)
FOLLOW YOUR LIGHT - James J Turner (Albion)
WAYFARING STRANGER - Lorrie Newman Keating*
ROLLING - Simon Hudson Band (Australia)
LEAVING NASHVILLE - Ashley Riley*
EVERYBODY KNOWS - Philip Marino*/Albion
STATE OF THE UNION - instrumental - State of the Union (Albion/*) appearing live in Edinburgh on October 1 at The Voodoo Rooms and in Glasgow (October 2) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street
STUCK - Smisch (Konungariket Sverige)
SAN ANTONIO ROMEO - Tish Hinojosa*
ANOTHER GIRL - ANOTHER PLANET-The Coal Porters (Scotia/Albion/*), appearing live in Glasgow (October 5) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street, the String Jam Club (County Hotel), Selkirk (Oct 7) and backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross on October 8
HOLY WATER - The Black Feathers (Albion)
MAIRI'S WEDDING PART THREE - Ferocious Dog (Albion)
NO EXCUSES - Janita (Suomen tasavalta/*)
WON'T LET THE BOY DIE - Jesse Terry*, appearing live in Glasgow (October 3) at the Star folk club at the Admiral, and at Summerhall on October 4 for Edinburgh folk club
REAL ESTATE - Laura Mulcahy (Eire)
SEVEN BRIDGES ROAD - Steve Young*
FOR A LIFETIME - Betty Buller*
COME WHAT MAY - Jarrod Dickenson*, appearing live in Glasgow (October 6) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street
DON'T EVEN GO THERE - Noa May (ישראל)
HIR AI KAM , HIR AI GO - Charlatan de Balkan (Republika Slovenija)
SO GOOD TO ME - Slaid Cleaves*, appearing live in Glasgow (October 6) at St Andrew's In The Square, Saltmarket
BRANSLES - instrumental - The Emily Askew Band (Albion)
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