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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 (Sunday repeat, 10.00pm), 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) on both Pulse 98.4 from Barrhead and HBS in Glasgow and Paisley. DCR offers a Sunday evening repeat from 8.00pm – 10.00pm and the programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.

Folkal Point is created by Colin MacDonald in Scotland at the Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.

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

 

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FOLKAL POINT - 305 - NOVEMBER 23/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

BACK IN LOVE AGAIN - Richard Lynch* with Rhonda Vincent"
THIS LOVE - Alice Di Micele*
ALL THAT RUNNING - Angelo Melasecca*
BRANWEN - The Foxglove Trio (Cymru/Albion)
PALE SAINT - Aaron English* with Xiren*
RUNNING - Traveller (Scotia)
MISS ME - Thunderbolt & Lightning*
SOLACE & JOY - Alex Percy (Albion) & The Long Notes (Albion)
ISN'T THAT LOVE? - Shannon McNally*
POTENTIAL LOSS OF FAITH - Bonefish (Konungariket Sverige)
WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH - Kate O'Callaghan (Eire)
JAMIE RAEBURN - Roddy Johnston (Scotia) and Kate Badcock (Eire/Scotia) aka Zetor In The Kailyard
OF COURSE I CAN - Sebastian Ripl (Deutschland/Scotia)
TALKING TALKING HEAD BLUES - Keegan Mcinroe*
OUR FRIEND FROM THE EAST - instrumental - Adrian Nation (Albion)
I'VE COME FOR YOU - David Starr*
I BURIED YOUR MEMORY ALIVE - Margie Singleton*
RUN WITH THE MOONLIGHT - The Stoned Cherries (Albion)
SHE'S A HIGHWAYMAN - Zoë Wren (Albion)
A LITTLE FAITH - Paul Messenger*
DOMINION OF THE SWORD - The Melrose Quartet (Australia/Albion)
WRITE ME A SONG - Saskia Griffiths-Moore (Albion)
SAILING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Paddy Murphy (Republik Österreich)
COCAINE - Davy Graham (Scotia/Albion)
MY LOVE WILL BE THERE STILL - Easy October (Konungariket Sverige)
THE FAIR FLOWER OF NORTHUMBERLAND - Assembly Lane (Albion/*)
THE NEAT LITTLE BUNCH OF RUSHES - Blackthorn Band (Albion)
WEAR IT WHILE YOU CAN - Eoin Glackin (Eire)
SMOKE AND MIRRORS - Janet Martin* (pictured below)
CRONIN'S/THE FLOWING TIDE - instrumental - Thingamajig (Albion)
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HIGH time, methinks, we had another action
shot of American guitarist/singer-songwriter
Janet Martin as a curtain-raiser to next week's
programme (FP 305, first transmission Nov 23,
10pm on An Reidio, Dunoon Community
Radio and Two Lochs Radio) which intends
to air 'Smoke & Mirrors' (mee-rors!) from the
talented Virginian's 'Eve Sessions' album
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FOLKAL POINT - 304 - NOVEMBER 16/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

I JUST FEEL GOOD FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON - Brett 'Billy Willy' Perkins (aka Preacher Perkins) & The Pawn Shop Preachers*
GOOD TIMES ARE COMING MY WAY - Yael Meyer (República de Chile/*)
THE SAME TOMORROW - James J Turner (Albion)
THREE STICKS OF BUTTER - Judy Nazemetz*
JUST WANNA BELIEVE - Phillip Broussard*
RAMBLING FREE - Maz O'Connor (Albion)
THIS MINSTREL LIFE - Tokyo Rosenthal*
BAD - Mary Coughlan (Eire), appearing live on November 17 at the Accies Club, 18 Helensburgh Drive, Glasgow G13
STILL BE MINE - Slaid Cleaves*
I WON'T LET LOVE MAKE A FOOL OUT OF ME - Lauren Barth*
THE LOCH TAY BOAT SONG - Auld Hat New Heids (Scotia)
THERE'S MORE TO BUILDING SHIPS - Findlay Napier (Scotia)
BANSHEE MOAN - Shannon McNally*
THE ISLE OF FRANCE - Peter Fergus McClelland (Albion)
BEEN SO LONG - Melanie Peterson (Canada)
THREE HORSES - Howard Simon*
VESPER - instrumental - Thunderbolt & Lightning*
ROLLERCOASTER RIDE - Bodinrocker (Konungariket Sverige)
STEEL - Wilhelm & Sons Family Band (Netherlands)
MOUNTAIN ROAD/COOLEYS/JACKSONS - instrumental - Blackthorn Band (Albion)
THE SECRET I'LL TAKE TO MY GRAVE - Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes (Australia)
RIPPLE - Alice Di Micele*
EVERY KIND OF HEAVEN - Martin Stephenson & The Daintees (Albion), appearing live on November 17 at Corrie and Sannox village hall on the island of Arran
THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS - The Foxglove Trio (Cymru/Albion)
LONG HOT SUMMER DAYS - Jim Byrnes (Canada/*)
VASILISA - Daria Kulesh ((Россия/Albion)
BAND OF GOLD - Andy White (Ulstèr), appearing live on November 19 at The Doublet, Park Road, Glasgow
WAIT A MINUTE - Ashley Riley*
SAVE US ALL - The Rohan Theatre Band (Albion) featuring Rohan Kriwaczek
ORANGE CROW - instrumental - Shakana Andy Bole (Albion)
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FOLKAL POINT - 303 - NOVEMBER 9/2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

JUST WANNA BELIEVE - Phillip Broussard*
OLD CHURCHYARD - The Wailin' Jennys (Canada/*)
SAME AS I EVER HAVE BEEN - Matt Patershuck (Canada) with Ana Egge (harmony vocals)
I WENT TO THE WELL - Shannon McNally*
GOLDEN BRIDGES - Chas Rigby (Albion)
THE HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE - Mary Coughlan (Eire), appearing live on November 17 at the Accies Club, 18 Helensburgh Drive, Glasgow G13
HAUNTED - Boris Carloff (Česká Republika)
WHISPER - Deborah Henriksson*/Konungariket Sverige
REDNECK SERENADE - Barry Muir (Canada)
WASH IT AWAY - Saskia Griffiths-Moore (Albion)
DORMI YA - Stormy Mondays (Asturies)
LEMON GIRL - The Stoned Cherries (Albion)
I'LL STILL WAIT - Janet Martin*
CAPE ANN'S JIG - instrumental - Raymond Gonzalez*
FEAR IS ALSO LOVE - Jacob Faurholt (Kongeriget Danmark)
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? - Pete & Peggy Seeger*/Armistice Pals (Albion)
ANGEL STATION - Ned Roberts (Albion)
EMERALD DRESS - Merry Hell (Albion)
WHEN YOU SEND AN ANGEL A LETTER - Richard Lynch*
THE UNQUIET GRAVE - The Furrow Collective (Scotia/Albion) featuring Rachel Newton (vocals)
1845 - Assembly Lane (Albion/*) featuring Niles Krieger* on vocals
TIME FALLS - Emma Soleil*
JOSEFIN'S WALTZ/FAHEY'S JIG NO 13/ THE WRONG TROUSERS & DOWD'S FAVOURITE - instrumental - David Halcrow Band (Scotia)
CHEATER'S HEART - Stephen Skinn (Scotia)
ON THE OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN - Miranda Lee Richards*
THORN FOR A ROSE - Martin Stephenson & The Daintees (Albion), appearing live in Glasgow on November 10 at Òran Mór, Clarks, Lindsay Street, Dundee (November 16) then Corrie and Sannox village hall, Arran, on November 17
THAT'S HOW IT GOES - Marcia Ball*
THE SHEPHERD & SHEPHERDESS - instrumental - Boldwood (Albion)

FOLKAL POINT is broadcast ​​simultaneously (Thursdays, 10pm - midnight) on 105.2 FM in the Uists and Benbecula via An Reidio (Sunday repeat, 10pm), 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) on both Pulse 98.4 from Barrhead and HBS in Glasgow and Paisley.
DCR offers a Sunday evening repeat from 8-10pm and the programme is also re-transmitted (globally!) online three times a week by Blues and Roots Radio from Canada.
Folkal Point is created by Colin MacDonald in Scotland 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 - already widely aired around
and about the blue planet by various discerning
radio stations - has welcomed new listeners from
Pulse 98.4, the community station based in Barrhead,
which now airs FP between 10pm-midnight Saturday.
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