9 July 2016 by Pure Radio

The organisers of this year’s Blackthorn Music Festival, Karl, Dan & Mr Peeps talk to Nigel Cartner on Sonic Bandwagon about the upcoming event on 22/23/24 July 2016.

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Ange Hardy in session for Roots & Fusion - acoustic & loopless

22 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Award winning folk singer songwriter Ange Hardy recorded her 2nd session for Roots & Fusion round my place.

Making the decision to record without her trademark looping, Ange unplugged and sang a range of songs, both new and old.

Ange also decided to start the session off by allowing Roots & Fusion to play an unreleased song of hers, recorded for February Album Writing Month in 2012.

We then had a chat, and in another rare coup – Ange’s other half Rob Swan joined in…

1) I’ve Got A Fan – FAWM 2012
2) Hollow I Am
3) The Two Sisters (The Berkshire Tragedy)
4) By The Tides
5) The Passing Lullaby
6) Ange & Rob in conversation

Recorded by Aaron Hixon

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Andy interviews Will Cox and Angie May from folk duo Oka Vanga

17 May 2016 by Pure Radio

The Bandwagon on the road once again has Andy catches up with Will and Angie from Oka Vanga down in the heart of Hertford, Hertfordshire. Find out how it all started, the transition from instrumentals to the introduction of vocals and the position with new material from the duo.

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Folks On The Guest List

31 January 2013 by Pure Radio

Paul Holloway spoke to frontman Scott Anderson and guitarist-songwriter Michael Beasley from Folks ahead of their headline gig at the Deaf Institute on Saturday 2 February 2013.

Folks are tipped for big things after supporting Noel Gallacher’s High Flying Birds. The six piece come from across Manchester with vocalist Scott being a Stockport lad from Reddish.

Get on the Guest List with Paul and Jess on Twitter @PureGuestList

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Galley Beggar at St.John the Baptist Church, Heaton Mersey

13 June 2012 by Pure Radio

Roots & Fusion Stockport Sessions continued with a session from six piece folk fusion group Galley Beggar.

Heavily influenced by the folk / rock music of the late 60’s and early 70’s, Galley Beggar talk to Rick and play some music off their upcoming sophomore album, simply titled Galley Beggar.

Thank you to Reverend Marcus Maxwell for the use of St.John the Baptist Church in Heaton Mersey.

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