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For Folks Sake

Lynn Barber’s For Folk’s Sake website’s round-up of the loveliest new folk ditties of the month with interviews, acoustic sets and mixtapes a-plenty. Guests have included Laura Hocking and Anika.

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For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 7

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Posted on: August 8, 2011

For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 6

The one with harmonies and chips: This month, Lynn and Mark take a look at Brian’s mixtape of covers ‘Imitation and Flattery’ and welcome For Folk’s Sake Reviews Editor Ian Parker for a chat about the best releases of recent weeks.


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Posted on: May 16, 2011

For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 5

For Folk’s Sake was delighed to welcome the fantastic Laura Hocking for our 5th show on London Fields Radio. She picked great tracks from Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Jesca Hoop and played two songs from her EP out today. Head over to to hear more.

And as usual we have songs from our resident mixtape – making owl Brian – this time from a playlist he put together when he was near delirious with joy – and our album of the show is from the brilliant Laura Veirs.

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Posted on: April 4, 2011

For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 4

The For Folk’s Sake website returns with a round-up of the loveliest new folk ditties of the month.

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Posted on: March 21, 2011

For Folk’s Sake, Vol. 3

In the third installment of For Folk’s Sake on London Fields Radio, Lynn and Mark play songs from Brian the Mixtape Making Owl’s 24th playlist ‘Because We Want To’, review The Decemberists’ new album ‘The King Is Dead’ and hear some recommendations from For Folk’s Sake’s live editor Helen True.

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Posted on: January 27, 2011