Folk on Foot / Festival of LOVE: The Traditional Songs

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The UK’s top folk performers singing beautiful traditional 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 traditional songs. So, settle down with a drink and some snacks and get in the romantic mood. Here are the tracks:


Nancy Kerr and James Fagan: The Streams of Lovely Nancy

Heidi Talbot: The Blackest Crow

Seth Lakeman: Portrait of My Wife

Lady Nade: Good Looking/Hank Williams

Kris Drever: Westlin’ Winds

O’Hooley and Tidow: Lullabies for Flynn

Chris Wood: A Cornish Young Man

Bella Hardy: Low Down In The Broom

Sam Lee: Blanafanen

Rachel Newton: For Love

Eliza Carthy: Bottle

Beth Porter and the Bookshop Band: Tuesday Morning

Gwilym Bowen Rhys: Gwen Iliw’r lili

Lisa Knapp and Gerry Diver: Rolling In The Dew plus tunes

Martin Simpson: Donal Og

Kerry Andrew: Pleasant and Delightful / The Loyal Lover

Seckou Keita: Toubaka

Peggy Seeger: Wedding  Dress Song

Kitty Macfarlane: The Snow It Melts The Soonest

The Breath: Brid Bhan

Steve Knightley: Courting is A Pleasure (arr Nic Jones)

Karine Polwart: Ae Fond Kiss (Burns)

Jon Boden: Live Not Where I Love


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