Rosie Hood and Jon Wilks discuss 'The Cruel Mother', a traditional song that surely continues to have relevance in these modern times.
An Old Songs Podcast about the traditional song, 'Lord Gregory'. Jon Wilks chats to drone folk wunderkind, Burd Ellen, to uncover a vast history.
An introduction to Welsh traditional music, recorded in the company of Owen Shiers of Cynefin, focusing on the traditional song, Myn Mair.
Folk singers and irrepressible geeks, Nick Hart and Jon Wilks, discuss 'Dives and Lazarus' in the 7th episode of The Old Songs Podcast.
The 5th episode of the Old Songs Podcast features traditional folk performer and scholar, Paul Sartin, discussing 'An Acre of Land'.
In this week’s episode, Jon chats to Ben Walker about “On Humber Bank”, a song that was collected in 1877 and purports to be a suicide note.
In episode 12 of The Old Songs Podcast, Jon Wilks discusses "Banks of Green Willow" [Roud 172] with folk singer and musician, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne.
This week’s Old Songs Podcast is waterlogged with nostalgia. We chat to Jim Moray about Roud number 9435, better known as “The Leaving Of Liverpool”.
A full hour-long podcast about the May song, "Hal-An-Tow", which is traditionally sung and danced on May 8th in Helston, Cornwall.
Billy Bragg and Jon Wilks discuss the origins and meaning of the tradfolk classic, 'Hard Times of Old England'.
'The Sweet Nightingale', or Roud 371, is a traditional song from Cornwall. In this episode we discuss it in the company of ballad singer, Jackie Oates.
Jim Moray and Jon Wilks discuss the origins of the epic ballad, Tam Lin, in the second episode of The Old Songs Podcast.