Melton Community Radio

March 2011.

I seem to be finding more singers / songwriters / musicians to be on the shows, so for the foreseeable future, the Sunday afternoon programmes 'Something Different' will occasionally become an extension of the Thursday 'Folk, Blues & Beyond' show, as I give guests the choice of whichever show they wish to be on. The format of both shows will not be changing, as they will both be as laid back as always. Guests lined up for the next two months so far are:-


Every Thursday 7 - 8pm (repeated Tuesdays 10 - 11pm.

Thursday 17th March - Tom Lane & Anne Irving. Tom is the presenter of the folk programme on radio Lincolnshire, a singer / songwriter, been a member of the Higgledy Piggledy Ceilidh band, and along with Anne, organises the '600 Whiskies' evenings once a month, the first Thursday, at the George Hotel, Leadenham. They will be talking about their future projects (and possibly playing live).

Thursday 24th March - Phil Riley. Phil is a singer / songwriter from Leicestershire, who has just released a new CD called 'About Time…' will be coming into the studio to play live, and talk about the songs and his influences.

Thursday 31st March - Keith Clarke. Keith, who helps run Ilkeston Folk Club, is coming into the studio to talk about the Folkthing Festival April 15th. & 16th at Ashby Folville, Nr. Melton Mowbray, and playing tracks from some of the artists appearing this year.


Every Sunday afternoon 3 - 6pm.

Sunday 27th March - Blueswamp Southern (Acoustic Band). The new debut CD 'Ain't Coming Back' is released on the 19th March at a launch in the International Arts Centre in Leicester, and the band, Bob Dayfield, Nick Hough, Alan Shotter and Geoff Bates will be in the studio to talk about the album, play tracks from the CD and chat, and playing tracks from some of the albums that first got them interested in the blues.

Sunday 10th April - Better Late Than Naked. Lincolnshire group Phil Biggs, John Blanks and Mark Addison, will come into the studio to play live, playing a mixture of contemporary / and their own compositions. All three write songs, but only Phil and John share the singing, and they have all been in various duos, groups and solo (Phil and Mark are also members of the Ceilidh band Akmeds Camel).

Sunday 17th April - Frank Chester. Frank was kind enough to come into the studio about the same time last year to tell us about the Southwell Folk Festival. This year the festival runs from the 9th - 12th June, so Frank will be coming into the studio to talk about the line up, and to play a selection of tracks from this years artists, as well as some music from previous years highlights.

This is the format for the next couple of months, and I hope that you can join me and enjoy listening to either programme, and any suggestions for future guests would be more than welcome.

Pete James