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In this month's show:
A feast of storytelling in song - two true tales of sporting endeavour that end in disaster and death;
a biographical story of a young woman finding her identity while hitchhiking to Ireland;
we visit the circus, and go to the beach, and we've a couple of songs by men with no name - or rather, men with two names.
And we've another Story Behind The Song, with FolkCast's own badger-bothering, island dwelling history hobo, Babba.
And after that, we'll hear about a pasta-based god and the Queen of Hearts, with not a jam tart in sight
before concluding with a story of a karaoke-loving ghost!

All this and more in this month's edition of ... FolkCast!

FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows

Music featured:

Geordieland by The Ree-Vahs!
from the album "Geordieland"

The Saucy Bold Robber
by James Delarre and Saul Rose
from the album "Cabin Fever"

The Cockfight
by Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
from the album "The Call"

The Daring Lassie
by Ange Hardy
from the album "The Lament Of The Black Sheep"

Sold To The Circus
by Buffo's Wake
from the album "Carniphobia"

The Mansion Song
by Orphan Jane
from the album "A Poke In The Eye"

Merry Tom
by Lew Bear
from the album "Ripples"

Reason To Believe
by Claire Boswell
from the album "Claire Boswell"

Waves In The Sea
by Daniel Pearson
Single release (free download)

One Day At A Time
by Blue Rose Code
from the album "The Ballads Of Peckham Rye"

Rain Down
by Fifteen Days
from the EP "The Oldest Lie"

The CSS Alabama in action

The CSS Alabama in action

Captain Semmes

Captain Raphael Semmes, Alabama's commanding officer, standing by his ship's 110-pounder rifled gun during her visit to Capetown in August 1863.
Babba presents
The Story Behind The Song

The tale of "the Terror Of The Sea", and how Britain aided Dixie against the Yankees
as told in the song:

Roll Alabama

performed by
from the album

also featuring:

Dixie by Patriotic Fathers/Goldmund/Randy Edelman
Rule Britannia
by The Band Of The Grenadier Guards

Yankie Doodle by the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes And Drums
Sweet Home Alabama by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

Flying Spaghetti Monster by KARA
from the album "Waters So Deep"

The Queen Of Hearts by Martin and Eliza Carthy
from the album "The Moral Of The Elephant"

Ghost Of A Sailor by Pete Morton
from the album "Frappin' And Ramblin'"

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