Brian Lankow and I have been talking about putting together a one-hour folk music program for quite a while now, but I’ve never had the time due to my IT-support commitments at our community radio station Alive 90.5.
But now Rajiv Chaudhri is taking over some of that role and I have more free time. So Brian and I have just prepared this sample program. Next stop is to submit it to the Alive 90.5 Program Committee for consideration.
Folk Attic will be a program of folk music mainly from Australia, the UK and the US. We’ll also have the occasional poem or two from Brian.
The name Folk Attic alludes to the halcyon days of folk music in Sydney in the ’60s; one of my favourite haunts was a place in Kings Cross called the Folk Attic. There were many others such as the Copperfield and Troubadour, and although their names are now largely forgotten, the music lives on.
Here’s the sample program we put together yesterday.