The Old Songs Podcast

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The Old Songs Podcast

The Old Songs Podcast explores old songs – traditional, industrial, street ballads – one at a time. Learn where they came from, where they've been, who sung them and who sings them still. Most of the series is available on Mixcloud. Presented by traditional singer, Jon Wilks.

Categories: Music

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Today, I'm talking to broadside ballads singer, Jennifer Reid. Although Jenn has been involved in researching and singing these songs for a decade, I'm ashamed to say that she only turned up on my radar when she appeared as the ballad-singing bar owner, Barb, in the recent BBC adaptation of The Gallows Pole. I've since discovered that she's a force to be reckoned with - one of the most passionate proponents of old songs that I've so far had the good fortune to meet. In this conversation, we d...

Previous episodes

  • 23 - The Old Songs Podcast: Se2Ep10 – ‘The Bury New Loom', ft. Jennifer Reid 
    Wed, 02 Aug 2023
  • 22 - The Old Songs Podcast: Se2Ep9 – ‘Lord Douglas’, ft. Jim Moray 
    Thu, 08 Jun 2023
  • 21 - The Old Songs Podcast: Se2Ep8 – ‘Princess Royal’, ft. John Spiers 
    Sat, 28 Jan 2023
  • 20 - The Old Songs Podcast: Se2Ep7 – ‘The Gloucestershire Wassail / The Wassailing Song’, ft. Jon Wilks 
    Wed, 07 Dec 2022
  • 19 - The Old Songs Podcast: Se2Ep6 – ‘When I was on Horseback/ The Unfortunate Rake’, ft. Debbie Armour (Burd Ellen) 
    Wed, 23 Nov 2022
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