Pull up a beach chair, help yourself to barbecue and beer,
and enjoy 80 minutes of sizzling summer sounds from FolkCast,
home of the best in folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots music!
Presented and produced by Phil Widdows
with interjections from Babba
Sing A Song Of Summer by John Martyn, from the album "The Tumbler"
Springtime Promises by Pentangle, from the album "Basket Of Light"
"Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends." - Darell Hammond
Meet You In The Summer by Chris Hardy, from the album "Health To Your Hands"
"In the Bible, when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights they called it a disaster.
In England, we call it summer..." - Anon
Right As Rain by Peter Lacey, from the album "Last Leaf"
“At the beach, life is different. A day moves not from hour to hour but leaps from mood to moment.
We go with the currents, plan around the tides, follow the sun." - Sandy Gingras
Sun Golden Sun by The Tansads, from the album "Rough And Ready: The Early Years"
Atoms by Runrig, from the album "Everything You See"
Summer by Broadfoot, from the album "Straight Between Us"
"It's summer, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to find out what my friends
with swimming pools have been up to since last summer!" - Anon
The Swimming Song by Fairport Convention, from the album "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue"
"I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day. It's either that or buy a new golf ball!" - Gene Perret
I Have Lately Learned To Swim by 3 Boxes, from the album "Strings Attached"
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." - Sam Keen
In The Summertime by The Peddlers, from the album "Three For All"
Inverary Summer Nights by The Clydesiders, from the album "Scottish Folk Songs Of The West"
Stars Over Cloughanover by The Saw Doctors (single release)
Skylark by Moonrakers, from the album "Beneath The Snow"
- with To A Skylark (excerpt) by John Clare, read by Michael Sheen
Summer Fires by Ninebarrow, from the album "While The Blackthorn Burns"
Dunstable Downs by Life And Times, from the album "Charivari"
Summer Solstice Song, written by Sophie Watson, performed for FolkCast by Frejya's Fire
Noon Of The Solstice by Damh The Bard, from the album "Spirit Of Albion"
Lush Green Leaves by Paul McGladdery, from the album "Northwing Sessions 2013"
"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jewelled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."- Ada Louise Huxtable
Down By The Greenwood by Golden Bough, from the album "Contemporary Songs: The Night Wind"
The Way Through The Woods by David Gibb & Elly Lucas, from the album "Up Through The Woods"
Summer Outing to Heaton Park, by Ewan MacColl
This Time by Merry Hell, from the album "BLINK ... And You'll Miss It"
"Summer afternoon -- summer afternoon; to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James
Postcard From Summer (instrumental) by Sebastian Owen, download release
"Now let's find our own thrill..." - 1946 newsreel
Wonderland by House Of Hats, from the album "This Love"
Dog Days by Locomotive Ghost, from the EP "Summer"
The Summer Lady by Steeleye Span, from the album "Wintersmith"
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