We are a UK based virtual folk club encouraging and enabling authentic music, both ancient and modern. We produce radio shows (mainly music based) and podcasts (live music and interesting conversation). To date our target audience has been the folk music community and related groups, but we are evolving so watch this space.
The Invisible Folk Club radio show came about almost by accident when a new Community Radio launched in our part of the world. CRMK liked the sound of our podcasts and gave us the chance to transfer some of the atmosphere to the radio. We are very grateful to our new friends at CRMK! We soon found that Community Radio was a great place to be, especially when Sine FM from Doncaster and Radio St Austell Bay came calling.
With a year of broadcasting experience behind us we are now looking to diversify. The plan is to produce a new strand of shows tapping into the rich heritage of our green and pleasant land. Each show will be an even split of words and music celebrating the history, people, culture, industries, myths and legends associated with our favourite aspects of the UK.
If you like the sound of all this and want to get involved somehow, or simply want to tell us what you think of the Invisible Folk Club please leave a message via the Contact page. We’d love to hear from you.
On our weekly radio shows are carried by three stations:
- CRMK – Internet station in Milton Keynes.
Listen every Sunday 10-11pm.
Go to http://crmk.co.uk/listen
- Sine FM – Community FM radio station serving Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Listen every Monday, midnight to 1am Tuesday.
Go to http://sinefm.com/listen_live (you may need app)
- St Austell Bay – Community FM radio station serving St Austell, Cornwall.
Listen every Thursday 10-11pm.
Go to http://www.rsab.org/ (hit ‘Play Radio’ button on right of their screen)
DJ Jon Bickley features contemporary folk artists as well as a nod to the recent and not so recent past. In addition to the well known names we also feature talented friends who deserve your attention and who have appeared on our podcasts.
If you aren’t around for these broadcasts you can replay via Mixcloud when the show has been uploaded, usually each Wednesday.
Go to https://www.mixcloud.com/steve4545catfish/
If you prefer to listen on your own device you can download the shows from Spreaker.
Go to https://www.spreaker.com/show/invisible-folk-clubs-show
Click on the show title of your choice, the download button will then be visible on the right.
Our podcasts are where it all started back in February 2017. Our aim is to create an ambience somewhere between a folk club and a workshop. We want to entertain and educate through music and conversation.
- If you are an iTunes user go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-invisible-folk-club/id1231824790
- Subscription to iTunes is free, sign-up and automatically receive every new episode.
- If you are a Spotify user open the App, select ‘Podcasts’ then search for Invisible Folk Club
- If you DO NOT use iTunes or Spotify you can listen via our host Libsyn at http://invisiblefolkclub.libsyn.com/
For music via digital download or on CD:
Any musical items can be streamed or purchased, so please have a listen and support our talented featured artists.
Podcasts can also be streamed via TuneIn (select an episode from the list below)