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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 & folk‘ for playlists, questions, comments and ‘likes’.

 

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JUST to prove that I do, sometimes, get out
and about in daylight to harangue the
unsuspecting public at large, is confirmed
by this candid snap. Colourful proof, folks,
of what you've privately felt for the past four
decades -- that, after all these years I am still
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FOLKAL POINT - 274 - APRIL 20 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

CORAZON VIAJERO (Wandering Heart) - Tish Hinojosa*
NO TIME FOR ROCK'N'ROLL - Walter Lathouwers & Bart Barbier (België)
HEART GO OOOH - Elles Bailey (Albion)
IT'S ALL RIGHT NOW - Skinner & T'Witch (Albion)
RIVER IS RISING - Christine Malcolm*
LIVING THE SAME OLD SONG - Raintown (Scotia)
TRAIN OF NO FORGIVENESS - Citizen K, aka Klas Qvist
(Konungariket Sverige)
40 DAYS - Angus Smith & North 56 (Scotia)
BLACKFRIARS - Madam Tsunami (New Zealand/Scotia)
MAKE ME FEEL YOUR LOVE - The Black Feathers (Albion)
TWO 19 - Jerry Douglas*
TRAIN OF THOUGHT - Jeannie Kendall*
OUTTA LUCK - Malcolm Holcombe*
ON MY OWN - Alison Dietz*
AVENUE GIRL - Phil Smith (Australia)
DR JAZZ - instrumental - Bonzo Dog Band (Albion)
SECONDHAND CLOTHES - Cormac O Caoimh (Eire)
BLUE MOON ON THE MOUNTAIN - Doghouse Roses (Scotia), appearing live on April 27 at Clark's, Dundee, the Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (April 28), Glasgow's Glad Cafe, Shawlands Cross (April 29) and the Country Hotel, Selkirk on April 30. Joseph Parsons duo supports on all dates.
DYING ON THE VINE - Steepways (Albion)
THERE'S ONLY ONE - Reagan Johnson*
WHAT WOULD I NOT DO? - Jono Manson*
BETTER THAN GOOD - Stephen Fearing (Canada)
WAITING FOR THE BLOSSOMS - Oh Susanna (*/Canada), appearing live at The Admiral, Glasgow, on April 22 for The Fallen Angels Club
TIGER HONEY - Son Of The Velvet Rat (Republik Österreich/*)
HUNTIN ' SEASON - Carrie Cunningham*
HONKYTONKIN' IN MISSISSIPPI - Webb Wilder*
OLD SOUL - Bob Cheevers*
YOU WILL - Bonnie Pointer*
IT JUST HAPPENS - Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved*, featuring Loralee Christenson* (duet vocal)
WEIGHT OF DESIRE - John Coletta (Scotia)
CHEAP NOUGAT- instrumental - Solana (Albion/Espana)

FOLKAL POINT is broadcast ​​simultaneously (Thursdays, 10pm - 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, 106.6 FM and online.
Folkal Point then timeshifts on Crystal FM 107.4 from Penicuik, serving south west Midlothian (Thursdays,11 pm -1 am) plus a 10am - midday Friday repeat, with a Friday 11pm slot on DAB digital and online broadcaster Radio Telstar throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas, plus Saturdays (10pm-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 Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments, photos and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 273 - APRIL 13 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

IN THE COUNTRY - Police Dog Hogan (Albion)
LAST NIGHT - Good Lovelies (Canada)
ANGELINA 'S CANTINA - Allan Taylor (Albion)
SACRED EARTH - instrumental - Sharon Shannon (Eire)
LOVE OH LOVE, OH CARELESS LOVE - Sheila K Cameron (Scotia)
THE HUNGRY GRASS - Tim Grimm Family Band*
DID YOU KNOW - Rebecca Pronsky*, appearing live with Rich Bennett* at the Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan, on April 14, with Calamateur's Andrew Howie in suppport, and (April 17) at The Doublet, Park Road, Glasgow, with fellow New Yorker Jessica Coslett (teenage singer-songwriter and first-year student at Glasgow University) in support
EASE - Erik Lundgren (Konungariket Sverige/Kongeriget Danmark)
ONE MORE GLASS OF WINE - Eight O Five Jive*
ON DISAPPEARING - Amanda Rheaume (Canada)
CHASIN' RAINBOWS - J B Patterson & The Moonshine Band*
EVERY WOMAN, EVERY MAN - Amelia Curran (Canada)
STREAMER ON A KITE - Iain Archer (Ulstèr)
GOD DON'T NEVER CHANGE - Lucinda Williams*
PALISADES - instrumental - Deni Bonet*
THE UNRAVELLING - Steve Mednick*
DARK WAS THE NIGHT, COLD WAS THE GROUND - Rickie Lee Jones*
SHADOWS & CANDLELIGHT - Martin Peirson (Albion)
NOTHING TO YOU - Becky Buller*
KEEP IT SIMPLE - Alun Parry (Albion)
LOST IN THE CITY OF THE NIGHT - Imaginary Creatures (Scotia)
THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - Lorrie Newman Keating*
IF YOU DARE - ShAnnie*
WALL INSIDE - Jael Bird Joseph*
THAT WON'T STOP ME - Rab Noakes (Scotia), appearing live at Montrose folk club (Links Hotel) on April 20
WETHERBY PSALM 73 (sung in Gaelic) - Jenna Cumming (Scotia)
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME AROUND - Chris Manasseh (Albion)
THUNDERBIRD - Oh Susanna (*/Canada), appearing live at the Admiral, Glasgow, on April 22 for The Fallen Angels Club
LOVING LOSING - People Versus Larsen*
HAGGIS HUNT - instrumental - Novantae (Scotia)

FOLKAL POINT is broadcast simultaneously (Thursdays, 10pm - 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, 106.6 FM and online.
Folkal Point then timeshifts on Crystal FM 107.4 from Penicuik, serving south west Midlothian (Thursdays,11 pm -1 am) plus a 10am - midday Friday repeat, with a Friday 11pm slot on DAB digital and online broadcaster Radio Telstar throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas, plus Saturdays (10pm-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 produced at the Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 272 - APRIL 6 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

GOOD OLE DAYS - Malcolm Holcombe*
KISSING IN TRAFFIC - Ruth Theodore (Albion)
THE WRONG SONG - Walter Lathouwers & Bart Barbier (België)
YOU'RE NOT THE ONE - Bev Grant*
BANKS OF THE SWEET PRIMROSES - Fairport Convention (Albion)
I AM NOT ALONE - Maria Muldaur*
DON'T BE MOVED - The Billy Arnett Band*
SNOW WHITE - Skinner & T'Witch (Albion)
PIECES OF APRIL - Jerad Finck*
SNOWING SIDEWAYS - Rebecca Pronsky*, appearing live with Rich Bennett at the Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan, on April 14, with Calamateur's Andrew Howie in suppport, and (April 17) at The Doublet, Park Road, Glasgow, with fellow New Yorker Jessica Coslett (teenage singer-songwriter and first-year student at Glasgow University) in support
MILLSBORO - Bobbo Byrnes*
LUCKY STAR - Oh Susanna (*/Canada), appearing live at the Admiral, Glasgow, on April 22 for The Fallen Angels Club
HER SUNSHINE SMILE - instrumental - Roberto Diana (Sardigna)
SUNNYVISTA - Richard & Linda Thompson (Albion/*)
IN OVER MY HEART - Richard Lynch*
BIRD ON A TREE - Sheila MacDonald*
HONEY RUM - John Coletta (Scotia)
HOLD ME CLOSE - Madam Tsunami (New Zealand /Scotia)
SWEET ANGELA - Son of The Velvet Rat (Republik Österreich/*)
GOODBYE TOMORROW - The Black Feathers (Albion)
FOREVER REMEMBER - Rökkva (Island)
LOVE COME BACK - Lorin Hart*
MIGHTY SHORE - Ken Dunn & Gypsy Starfish (Canada)
BLUE SKY THINKIN' - Anne McCue (Australia/*)
SHADOW OF A GHOST - Urban Desert Cabaret*
SHADOW OF DOUBT - Bonnie Raitt*
THE SUM OF LIFE - instrumental - Scott Smith*

FOLKAL POINT is broadcast ​​simultaneously (Thursdays, 10pm - 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, 106.6 FM and online.
Folkal Point then timeshifts on Crystal FM 107.4 from Penicuik, serving south west Midlothian (Thursdays,11 pm -1 am) plus a 10am - midday Friday repeat, with a Friday 11pm slot on DAB digital and online broadcaster Radio Telstar throughout Glasgow and surrounding areas, plus Saturdays (10pm-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 in Scotland by Colin MacDonald and produced at the Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 271 - MARCH 30 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

THE LOOK IN MY EYE - The Lonely Heartstring Band*
QUE MANERA DE PERDER (What A Waste) - Carrie Rodriguez* with The Sacred Hearts, featuring Bill Frisell* (lead guitar) plus Luke Jacobs* (co-vocals and pedal steel)
THESE ROLLING HILLS - Tim Grimm Family Band*
A HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT - Rachel Harrington*, billed for Scotland's Southern Fried festival, Perth)i n July
ALL YOU KNOW ABOUT LOVE - Police Dog Hogan (Albion)
OLD BROKEN HEART - Susanna Rose*
LIFE IS GOOD - The Billy Arnett Band*
OHIO - Madison Violet (Canada)
SAILOR - Jardier (Republika Slovenija)
RUSHEEN BAY - instrumental - Sharon Shannon (Eire)
RARE CANDY - Tamu Massif, aka Dave Dixon (Albion)
COLD OUTSIDE - Ruth Moody (Canada)
ECO STREET - Marc Block (Albion)
ELECTRIC LANLADY (sic) - instrumental - Kíla (Eire)
IF I NEEDED YOU - Lorrie Newman Keating* with (the late) Ed Stabler*
WARRIOR - Traveller (Scotia)
GOOD WOMAN - Jane Kramer*
HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE - Gar Francis*
GYPSY - Steamchicken (Albion)
LAURA - Robert Nash (Australia)
PENUMBRA - Adam Stafford (Albion/Scotia)
SHADOW - Rebecca Pronsky*, appearing live at the Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan, on April 14, with Calamateur's Andrew Howie in suppport, and (April 17) at The Doublet, Park Road, Glasgow, with fellow New Yorker Jessica Coslett (teenage singer-songwriter and first year student at Glasgow University) in support
RADIO SILENCE - Steepways (Albion)
MOONSHINE - Laura Mulcahy (Eire)
BORN - Cormac O'Caiomh (Eire)
LULLABY - Kate Purcell (Eire) & Tommy Fleming (Eire)
SEPARATION 2 - John Cee Stannard (Albion)
RAISE THE ROOF - instrumental - Deni Bonet*
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