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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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FOLKAL POINT - 269 - MARCH 16 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

HOME ON THE HILL - DocFell & Co*
MR BANG - Sally Barker (Albion)
LEAVING GROUND - The Billy Arnett Band*
ASUNDER - Eileen Kozloff*
EDGE OF THE WORLD - Vincent James Grant Jnr*
WILL JOBLING - Rachel Hamer Band (Albion)
SILENCE & SOUND - Cormac O'Caiomh (Eire)
TANGLE OF TREES - Sheila MacDonald*
GOOD THING - People Versus Larsen*
STORM WARNING - Bonnie Raitt*
ME & A POLAR BEAR - Rackhouse Pilfer (Eire), appearing live on March 18 at The Bungalow, Paisley, and Catstrand, New Galloway, on March 21
TO TEXAS FROM HERE - Bonnie Raitt*
HANNAH-LEE - Steepways (Albion)
WILDFIRE - Elles Bailey (Albion)
ANSWERPHONE/HONEST INTENTIONS/HOMMAGE A GILLES LAPRISE - instrumental - Dipper Malkin (Albion)
WOULDN'T YOU AGREE? - Urban Desert Cabaret* with Kirsty McGee (Albion/*) on backing vocals
THE WELL - Runaway Horse*
THE ONE ON THE LEFT - Police Dog Hogan (Albion)
EVERYTHING - Brigitte DeMeyer* & Will Kimbrough*, appearing live in Glasgow on March 24 at the Fox Star Club, Argyll Hotel
BEAUMONT RAG - instrumental - Tony Trischka* & Béla (Anton Leoš) Fleck*
YELLOW ROSES - Russell DeCarle (Canada)
WATERSHED - Amelia Curran (Canada)
PIECES - Jardier (Republika Slovenija)
IF (I Could Be With You) - Rosie Flores*
BACK TO EDEN - Jarrod Dickenson*, appearing live in Glasgow at The Hug & Pint, Great Western Road, on March 18, with an extra - matinee - acoustic show added after the initial evening gig sold out
DESERT ANGEL - Lorin Hart*
THE OLD FOOL - Marc Block (Albion)
I WISH YOU WERE MINE - Pop Trash*
MOUNTAINS/FORESTS - J T Nero* & Ali Russell (Canada)
GOODNIGHT - Mike Grogan (Albion)
1,2,3,4/JOSEPH SALTER'S - instrumental - Jenn Butterworth (Scotia) & Laura-Beth Salter (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 created personally by Colin MacDonald in Scotland at the fourth-floor studios of HBS in Wellington Street, Glasgow.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 268 - MARCH 9 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

WAYWARD LADY USA - Will T Massey* with Rosie Flores*
SUNSHINE - Melanie Peterson (Canada)
SOMETIMES - Drew Holcomb* & The Neighbors*
MIGHT AS WELL BE MAGIC - Lorin Hart*
I WALK THE LINE - Johnny Cash*
NIAGARA - Carrie Elkin* (launchIng UK tour at The Admiral in Glasgow on May 25 for The Fallen Angels Club)
CLIMB - Alun Parry (Albion )
HOWLIN' WOLF - Elles Bailey (Albion)
OUR HEARTS WILL DANCE IN LOVE AGAIN - Al Rapone*
GOING DOWNTOWN - Miss Tess* & The Talkbacks*
I MISS YOU - Grant Campbell (Scotia)
UNSPOKEN - Hayley Mackay (Albion)
RUN TO YOU - Hometown Marie (Konungariket Sverige)
ASHOKAN FAREWELL - instrumental - Celtic Krystal (Scotia/Albion)
RAISE THE ROAD - Kíla (Eire)
DEEP BLUE SEA - Hannah Sanders (Albion) & Ben Savage (Albion), appearing live at Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club (Bennochy House, Forth Park Drive) on March 8 and the Craigdarroch Arms, Thornhill, on March 10
SIDEWAYS - Chris Manasseh (Albion)
THE SWEET GOODBYE - Kelley Hunt*
JIM BOY'S BREAKDOWN - instrumental - J E Mainer & The Mountaineers*
NOW WESTLIN' WINDS - Kaela Rowan (Scotia), appearing live with her band at Montrose folk club (Links Hotel, Mid Links) on March 9, Conon Bridge, Dingwall (March 10) and Crafts & Things, Glencoe on March 11
SWEET NUTHIN'S - Martin Peirson (Albion)
SWEETEST DEMON - Amy Pate*
SALVATION ALLEY - Steve Mednick*
HOLD ME - Madelyn Victoria*
NOTHING IS WHAT YOU GET - John Cee Stannard (Albion)
GONE - Daria Kulesh (Россия/Albion)
THE WORLD IS WAITING - Smisch (Konungariket Sverige)
BITTERSWEET - instrumental - Jeffrey Briggs*

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 and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 267 - MARCH 2 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

DELTA BAR - Urban Desert Cabaret*
THE GREAT DIVIDE - Jenn Butterworth (Scotia) and Laura-Beth Salter (Scotia)
AFTER SOMETHING - New Model Army (Albion)
RAMBLING ROVER - Top Floor Taivers (Albion /Ulstèr/ Scotia)
COME WHAT MAY - Jarrod Dickenson*, appearing live in Glasgow at The Hug & Pint, Great Western Road, on March 18, with an extra - matinee - acoustic show added after the initial evening gig sold out
YELLOW ROSE OF SANTA FE - Drew Holcomb* & The Neighbors*
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED - Amelia Curran (Canada)
DIXIE - Police Dog Hogan (Albion), appearing live in Perth on March 2 at Inchyra Arts Club, Glencarse, and in Glasgow at St Luke's, Bain Street, Gallowgate (next to the Barrowland) on March 3
CAN'T CHANGE ME - Lydia Loveless*
SPOILED CHILD BLUES - Brian Cullman*
WHERE ARE WE GOING NOW, MY LOVE? - Wendy Webb*
FADE (TO SHADES OF BLACK) - Rab Noakes (Scotia), appearing live in Kinross, backstage at the Green Hotel on March 2
RAIN DOWN BLUES - Maria Muldaur*
BIG OLD HEART - C Daniel Boling*
BRIGHTON CAMP - instrumental - The Hut People (Albion)
BIG TIN HORN - Steamchicken (Albion)
MONTREAL TRAIN SONG - Carly Thomas (ราชอาณาจักรไทย/*)
YES THEY DID - Jim Wurster* & Karen Feldner*
SETTLE FOR LESS - Saffire*
SOUTHERN SUN - Jon Strider*
WHAT'S IT TONIGHT MY LOVE? - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, appearing live in Glasgow at the Star Folk Club on March 7, Summerhall - for Edinburgh Folk Club - on March 8, Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club (March 9) and the Craigdarroch Arms, Thornhill on March 10
BROKEN - Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion (Albion)
SAVE SOME TIME TO DREAM - John Mellencamp*
FEET DON'T FAIL ME - Martin Harley (Albion) & Daniel Kimbro* featuring Jerry Douglas* on dobro. Martin & Daniel are appearing live on March 7 at Inchyra Arts Club, Glencarse, and in Glasgow at the Cottier Theatre, Hyndland on March 8
LA MAN - Penny Nicholls*
DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN - John Cee Stannard (Albion)
WORKING GIRL - Susanna Rose*
A PERFECT STORM - instrumental - Deni Bonet*
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 Friday11pm 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 and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 266 - FEBRUARY 23 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

TOMORROW'S BOY - Police Dog Hogan (Albion), appearing live on March 2 at Inchyra Arts Club, Glencarse, Perth, and at St Luke's (next to the Barrowland), Bain Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow, on March 3
MARIANA - Sheila MacDonald*
GRAVITY INSIDE - Ian Roland (Albion) & Simon Yapp (Albion)
IT'S SO EASY TO TELL - Little Tess* & The Talkbacks*
A SAILING SONG - Rackhouse Pilfer (Eire)
TWO HEARTS - Sally Barker (Albion)
CRIME & PUNISHMENT - Ferocious Dog (Albion), appearing live on February 24 at St Luke's (next to the Barrowland), Bain Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow.
LOVE FOREVER - Nicole Coward (Canada)
HARD TIMES OF OLD ENGLAND - Marc Block (Albion)
MOCKINGBIRD SOUL - Brigitte Demeyer* & Will Kimbrough*, appearing live in Glasgow on March 24 at the Fox Star Club, Argyll Hotel.
IS IT EVER GONNA RAIN? - Bob Cheevers* appearing live at Berits and Brown's, Eurocentraal, near Coatbridge (Feb 24) and Greyfriars, South Street, Perth on February 25.
ALWAYS WRONG FROM THE START - Eileen Kozloff*
GYPSY LADDIE - The Rachel Hamer Band (Albion)
LAST HONEST MAN - Grant Peeples*
MY BEATING HEART- Ken Dunn (Canada) & Gypsy Starfish (Canada), featuring harmony vocals by Anna Green (Canada)
SPRING CLEANING IN THE WINTER TIME - Anne McCue (Australia/*)
SPRINGTIME - Al Rapone*
ENGLAND'S SPRING - Skinner & T'Witch (Albion)
WINE & ROSES - Jeff Boortz*
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL? - Charlie Faye*
WE ARE CLOWNS - Cormac O'Caoimh (Eire)
KILL THE LIGHTS - Hat Check Girl*, featuring Annie Gallup*
A TOO VIVID DREAM - Smisch (Konungariket Sverige)
TEXAS TWO - Echo Bloom *
I WANT TO KNOW YOU - Lorin Hart*
WINTER BLUES - Aaron Newman* & The OK Caravan*
WHO AM I TO ME? - Elles Bailey (Albion)
THE PARTING GLASS - Dipper Malkin (Albion)
KILLER BEES ON CAFFEINE - instrumental - Tony Trischka*
& Béla (Anton Leoš) Fleck*
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 midnight 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 fourth-floor Wellington Street studios of HBS in Glasgow.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments and 'likes'.
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FOLKAL POINT - 265 - FEBRUARY 16 /2017 (*American artistes)
www.folkalpoint.scot (sponsored by Robin Campbell & folk)

DOWN BY THE RIVER - The Black Feathers (Albion)
THE MEETING OF THE WATERS - Jeff Wasserman (*/Kongeriket Norge)
JOHNNIE O'BRAIDIESLEE - Top Floor Taivers (Albion /Ulstèr/ Scotia)
BIRCH TREE - Nick Byrne (Albion)
RED FLAG - BeX (Albion)
VELCRO GIRL - Jimmy Brewer (Albion)
SPINNING WHEEL - ShAnnie*
IN THE EARLY STAGES - Bob Cheevers* appearing live on February 20 at Tower Mill Theatre, Heart of Hawick, Kirkstile, Hawick, Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross (Feb 21), Berits and Brown's, Eurocentraal, near Coatbridge (Feb 24) and Greyfriars, South Street, Perth on February 25.
COME HOME - Kelly's Lot*
IF YOU WANT A GOOD WOMAN - Tim Gartland*
WORKING GIRL'S GUITAR - Rosie Flores*
NEVER GIVE UP - Grant Campbell (Scotia)
FIESTA WALTZ - instrumental - Alistair Anderson & Northlands (Albion)
FEBRUARY HYMN - The Crosiers*
MAN DOWN - Circus FM (Scotia)
OH SUNNY DAY - J T Nero* & Allison Russell (Canada)
SLOW MOTION SUICIDE - Ferocious Dog (Albion), appearing live on February 24 at St Luke's (next to the Barrowland), Bain Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow.
ME IN BLUESLAND - The Kentucky Headhunters*, featuring (the late) Johnnie Johnson on piano and vocals
YOU - Bonnie Raitt*
WONDERING - Backgammon (Netherlands)
I KEPT WATCH LIKE DOVES - Amanda Shires*
LET THE TRAIN WHISTLE BLOW - John Cee Stannard (Albion)
BROKEN IN - Reagan Johnson*
SINGING FOR MY SUPPER - Jaimie Michaels*
JUST-CRIED TEAR - Bonnie Pointer*
POLKA CHINOIS - instrumental - The Hut People (Albion)

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 midnight 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 Glasgow studios of HBS.
See www.folkalpoint.scot for playlists, questions, comments and 'likes'.
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