Folk on Foot / Festival of LOVE: The Original Songs

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The UK’s top folk artists performing beautiful original love songs. For the Folk on Foot Festival of LOVE on Valentine’s Day, 23 amazing folk acts each performed an original love song, a traditional love song and a cover version of someone else’s love song. They did it to raise money for musicians who’ve lost their livelihoods during the pandemic. You can donate at Now we’ve distilled the Festival into three podcast episodes. This one brings together all the original love songs. So, settle down with a drink and some snacks and get in the romantic mood. Here are the tracks:


Heidi Talbot: Easter Snow

Seth Lakeman: The White Hare

Lady Nade: Sweet Honey Bee

Kris Drever: When We Roll In The Morning

O’Hooley and Tidow: Blanket

Chris Wood: The Sweetness Game

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan: Seven Notes

Bella Hardy: Redemption

Sam Lee: Sweet Girl Macree

Rachel Newton: An Hour With Thee (words: Sir Walter Scott) Eliza Carthy

Night Swimming

Beth Porter and the Bookshop Band: The 5th Knight and the Moon Princess

Gwilym Bowen Rhys: Clychau ‘r gog

Lisa Knapp and Gerry Diver: Ruler of the Rest

Martin Simpson: An Englishman Abroad

Seckou Keita: Kana-sila

Peggy Seeger: Autumn Wedding

Kitty Macfarlane: Avona

The Breath: For You

Steve Knightley: You’re Mine

Karine Polwart: The Light On The Shore

Jon Boden: Honeysuckle Halo


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