Whoops. 'The Gold
Country' I should have written (thanks, Brian)
I should also
have pointed out that Lester promised to play some more tracks in coming
You might like
some instructions on a quick route to the show and others like it. Note that you
need to have a Real Player installed - available for all platforms, PC, Linux
and Mac (although I believe the Mac version is without pause and fast forward).
I'm on Ubuntu Linux on my wireless-linked laptop which I play through our main
audio and it's very satisfactory. Also much easier to avoid all the Real
Networks advertising! (just refuse all suggestions during installation on PC).
There is a link to Real on the Beeb website.
To find the show:
go to the BBC home page www.bbc.co.uk and look about 3/4 of
the way to the bottom of the page in the middle - there you'll see a heading
RADIO and just to the right of it 'Listen
to the shows you've missed' which is a link to the Radio Player. Once that is up
you've a list of stations and genres to choose from - go to Music, Folk &
Country and you'll see 'Folkwaves' amongst those on offer. About half the shows
are folk and half country. Also available are all the Radio Ballads (old and
While you're at
it why not write to your own local BBC Radio and ask them why there is no
regular folk-based show such as many other parts of the country have (at a quick
scan the nearest are Johnny Coppin in Gloucester/Oxford and Genevieve
Tudor in Hereford/Worcester/Shropshire).
On 26 May 2007 at
14:09, scoff_webmaster wrote:
> Gene Burton
> As many of you will know, Former
Southampton-ite Gene Burton recently
> won the EFDSS songwriting competition at Cheltenham
with the song 'The
> Gold Standard'. As a result, Gene sent the CD in to
Radio Derby and
> 'The Gold Standard' was broadcast last Monday 21
May on the
> 'Folkwaves' programme presented by Mick Peat and
Lester Simpson, and
> broadcast on local radio across four counties
> This programme may be heard on BBC 'Listen Again'
on the internet
> until it is replaced by next Monday's new version.
Gene's song is
> right at the end of the two-hour programme, but the
whole is always
> worth a listen (and you can fast
> Try also Colum Sands' excellent weekly programme on
Radio Ulster if
> you're into internet radio.