From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 08 February 2011 09:07
Subject: NetRhythms Ready to Rumble

Hello Everyone - Welcome back to NetRhythms

And here are the winners of the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011

BEST DUO - Nancy Kerr& James Fagan
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK - Poor Wayfaring Stranger - Eliza Carthy& Norma Waterson BEST GROUP - Bellowhead YOUNG FOLK AWARD - Moore, Moss and Rutter MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR - Andy Cutting BEST ORIGINAL SONG - Hollow Point - Chris Wood HORIZON AWARD - Ewan McLennan BEST ALBUM - Gift - Eliza Carthy& Norma Waterson LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Donovan BEST LIVE ACT - Bellowhead GOOD TRADITION AWARD - Fisherman's Friends ROOTS AWARD - Levellers FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR - Chris Wood

Watch video highlights by pressing the Red Button from any BBC TV channel from 0800 on Tuesday 8 February, or visiting the website later in the day.

This year's Co-operative CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL will take place from Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July.
Tickets go on sale from Sunday 27 February. Line-up to be announced towards the end of March.
New for 2011, a fourth stage this year, run by and for young emerging talent. The full details are yet to be announced, so keep an eye on the website for more information.
Have a look at the new festival website to have a look for yourself!
News from legendary producer and author JOE BOYD "LUCKY 13" enters its final month - all episodes still podcast at Resonance FM.
"I’ve had fun doing the first 13 episodes of "Joe Boyd’s Lucky 13" on Resonance FM radio. It is inspired by the fact that 4 years ago I moved flats and decided to re-organize my vinyl collection, all 5,000 of them! I deliberately jumbled them up, then started counting 13 with a divider, listening to whatever came up and filing it in the new system (or giving it to Oxfam if it was crap). It was such a pleasure being surprised every day with some unexpected music that I decided to turn the idea into a radio show. Fortunately, I have also marked the good stuff and figured out a way to combine my vinyl and cd collections (plus the cassettes I am transferring to cd) so that I can start at arbitrary points and count 13 good ones and pull out a plum. Then I use my favourite track on the album the system gives me as part of a short set of tunes related by genre, location, artist, subject matter or whimsy.
I’ve rather reluctantly provided Resonance with a track-listing - in an ideal world you wouldn’t be able to view it until you’d listened to the show! I like people being surprised by what comes next. I plan to revisit this once I have my new book under control. I found myself sitting on buses and tubes thinking about what tracks to combine instead of thinking about how to begin the next paragraph. And that will never do!!
"If you want to check out one of the episodes, go to Resonance FM , then click on "Podcasts" and my name is under "J" in the left hand column. There are 10 up now, with three more coming before the end of February."

The Latest REVIEWS - FEBRUARY 2011

Teddy Thompson - Bella (Verve Forecast)
Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues (Decca/Rounder) Various Artists - The Rounder Story (Rounder) Abigail Washburn - City Of Refuge (Rounder) Cowboy Junkies - The Nomad Series, Volume 2: Demons (Proper) Various - Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn (Sony) Lynne Hanson - Once The Sun Goes Down (Own Label) Eva Cassidy - Simply Eva (Blix Street) Various - Folk Awards 2011 (Proper) Samson& Delilah - And Straight On Till Morning (Little Red Rabbit) Jake Morley - Many Fish To Fry (Sandwich Emporium) Quiet Loner - Spectrology (Little Red Rabbit) Jim Byrnes - Everywhere West (Black Hen) Kim Beggs - Blue Bones (Black Hen) Shirley Collins - Sweet England (Fledg'ling) The Outside Track - Curious Things Given Wings (Lorimer Records) Peter McAlinden - Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part (PMC Records) Pete Morton - Economy (Annson Records) Jonathan Day - Carved In Bone (Niimika) The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Rough Trade) Rebekka Karijord - The Noble Art Of Letting Go (Lill Facit) Peter Jack Rainbird - Unravel (Own Label) James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning (Vagrant) Sugarland - The Incredible Machine (Decca) Mick Houghton - Becoming Electra: The True Story Of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label (Book) (Jawbone Press) John "Drumbo" French - Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic (Book)(Proper) Ewan MacColl - Ballads (Topic) Paul& Liz Davenport - Spring Tide Rising (Hallamshire Traditions) Gavin Davenport - Brief Lives (Hallamshire Traditions) Rob Stone - Back Around Here (Earwig Music) Chris James& Patrick Rynn - Gonna Boogie Anyway (Earwig Music) Annie Gallup - Weather (Waterbug) Various Artists - Waterbug Anthology 9 (Waterbug)
Support acoustic music any way you can. Remember if you don't use it you lose it.

Love, Sue