Saturday, 3 December 2022

Saturday 03 December 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Mike Donaghy - I Got Love
Rheingans Sisters, The - Edge Of The Field
Jill Jackson - Needle And Thread
McCalmans, The - Lochs Of The Tay
Trail West - Cast My Wish Upon The Sea
Boldwood - Calgarth Hornpipe
Clutha, The - High Jeannie High
Session A9 - One For The Road
Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote - Nutting Girl
Skerryvore - The Exorcists
Gifford Lind, Alex Black, Guy Burgess - The Flax
Innes Watson - Feds
Brothers Gillespie, The - Tina's Song

Friday, 2 December 2022

Friday 02 December 2022, Teatime With Trevox

Sam Scherdel ft. Harri Larkin - Fairytale Of New York
Angela Predhomme - Top Of The Mountain
Wyse - Wisdom
The Foo Birds - Tim and Cindy
Clash, The - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart
San Pedro Collective - Darker Days
Murmur Tooth & Lars Moston - Now Is Love (David Keno Remix)
Missile Sky - Shake
West Wickhams - Swear Above Suspicion
Big Slice (brothers Andy & Dave Macleod) - Kept These Feelings
Ricky Martin - She Bangs (English Version)
Liv Austen - A Moment Of Your Time
Al Green - I Say a Little Prayer
Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
Ralph - Dave
Pink Floyd - Money

Friday 02 December 2022, Folk At Five

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
19th Street Band, The - Trouble
Martyn Joseph - House
Johnny Coppin - Moonlit Apples
John Williamson - Waratah Street
Strunts, The - Too Much Of Everything
GypsyFingers - Lately
Carbonhobo (Neil McCartney, Ben McCartney) - Warm In The Bed
Kate Rusby - The Village Green Preservation Society
Heartland - Andy Renwick's Ferret + The Mason's Apron
Anna Westin - She Said I Let It Go For Lightness
Merry Hell - Drunken Serenade feat. The Banshee Reel
Daimh - A Nighneag A Ghraidh
Seekers - South Australia
Teannaich - Eriskay Skunk
Tamsin Elliott - Vignette 1

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Thursday 01 December 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Eamon Friel - All The Fun Of The Fair
Norma Munro - The Conemara Cradle Song
Gilmore & Roberts - Bone Cupboard
Boo Hewerdine - Old Song
Phil 'The Village' Matthews - Voodoo Skull
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne - The Jolly Highwayman
Skinner & T'witch - Hunting The Tiger Hunter
Little Lore (Tricia Duffy) - Thief
Dala - First Love
Portraits, The - Enlightenment
Ceili Moss - Drinklied
Tommy Sands - A Call To Hope
Kelly Oliver - Keilan Are You Coming
Pete Morton - Old Boston Town
Jez Hellard And The Djukella Orchestra - Not Safe With A Razor + Wing Commander Donald Mackenzie’s + Highlander’s Farewell

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Enjoyable Listens - Dead Frozen
Chris Flegg - Troubadour Cafe
Black Feathers, The - Glory Box
Ian Bruce - Green Grow The Rashes
Teresa Horgan & Matt Griffin - Cruel Sister
Joe Danks with Jean Kelly, Danny Pedler, Sarah Matthews & Simon - Quadrilles
Ninebarrow - Weave Her A Garland
Catherine Rudie - Pale Blue Dot
19th Street Band, The - Your Love Is Like The Lone Ranger
Skinner & T'witch - My Friend Fred [sung by Steve Skinner]
Milton Hide - Home Is Where Your Heart Is
Rachel Croft - Rainier Day
Teannaich - Chilled Maggie

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill (Acoustic)
Natalie D-Napoleon - No Longer Mine
Sylvia Barnes - Lonely Waterloo
Ross Ainslie - Fly Higher
The Evolving 9th Hour - The Last Game Of Summertime
Martin Wyndham-Read & Iris Bishop - Wainwright
Dan Webster - Gin
Stoned Cherries, The - Rosalind
Rallion - Lassie Lie Near Me
Stewart Henderson, Yvonne Lyon, Carol Henderson - Under A Wolf Moon
Milk Carton Kids, The - I Was Alive
Ewan McLennan - The Ballad Of Any Nielson

Monday, 28 November 2022

Monday 28 November 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Finn Paul - Wind & Stone
Niteworks - Luths (Gabh Freim)
Alex Meredith - High Plains Drifter
Dave Gibson - My Father's Son
La-Llamas - La Llama
alt-J - Tessellate
Vision Thing - Lights
Stephen Skinn - Never Alone
Alex Meredith - Tarantula In The Outhouse
Ange Hardy - The Tilling Bird
Luthrie Lockdown - Maybe Tomorrow
Tommy Fleming - You Raise Me Up (Live)

Alex Meredith, and his mandolins

Born in the UK two days before the end of the last century, Alex moved to the US when he was 4. Immersed in traditional music pretty much all through his childhood, he tried various instruments but it wasn't until he picked up the mandolin at age 14 that he found his soul instrument and didn't look back. He has played in a couple of bands, including the Carolina Bluegrass Band at UNC Chapel Hill, the university he graduated from this summer with a maths degree. He frequently wins first place in competitions at festivals and was presented with the Director's award in the CBB; he has also taught mandolin to young students through a non-profit organization called the Junior Appalachian Musicians program, which teaches traditional music to young people at little or no cost and provides instruments for them to practice on. Alex loves jamming with fellow musicians and he enjoys composing tunes so he is already working on his second album. 

Alex plays a Hogan mandolin, #18 of about 20 in the world. They are made by Adrian Minarovic, a maths professor from Slovakia. He also has a deep-toned octave mandolin.

The woods used are all local European, harvested and dried (except for some ebony); maple back, sides and neck; spruce top (some would call it "carpathian" in the US); walnut for inside blocks; lime (basswood) for linings and pear for headstock overlay. All pearl inlay is handcut. The body binding ledges were cut by hand like almost all work on the mandolins except truss rod channel that was routed and tuner holes drilled with drillpress.

Adrian Minarovic says of his mandolins: "They were made to Loar specs as close as practicable (body shapes, arching tone bars, all HHG construction, hand rubbed stain with oil varnish with french polish topcoat, IBW celluloid binding with miters/joints in "correct" style, tapered dovetail neck joint with neck offset in the original style, standard truss-rod. I use metric threads, the original size is obsolete even in US, edge protectors (bone instead of ebony ...) are dovetailed from one side into installed bindings like on Loars, pearwood headstock overlay black painted, one nut - I vastly prefer good bone over pearl etc."

They are beautiful mandolins and sound as good as much more expensive ones. Trouble is, it's hard to get one as he has a full-time job and makes so few of them. Alex bought his from the mandolinist with the Henhouse Prowlers, Jake Howard. They are now great friends!

Annette Meredith, November 2022

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Family Photo and Power Cut Day, 2022-11-27

Power cut 1600 - 1835, affecting just our road, seemingly. We had just finished a family photo session with photographer Kayleigh McLean at the time. Out with the candles and battery lights to do some reading until power was restored and we could brew a cuppa. 


Saturday, 26 November 2022

Saturday 26 November 2022

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Salt House - I Sowed Some Seeds
Skinner and T'witch - Osney Town
Saskia Griffiths-Moore and Chandra Chakraborty - As She Moved Through the Fair
John Williamson - Galleries Of Pink Galahs
Boo Hewerdine - Useful
Steeleye Span - London
Terence Blacker - Marriage Song
Chris Cleverley - In A Dreamlike State
Gaberlunzie - Back O'The North Wind
Glenn Hodge Banned - A Day The Take
Emily Askew Band, The - Alle Psallite Cum Luya + Salve Virgo Virginum + Propinan De Mey
Phantom Voices - Peace By Peace

Friday, 25 November 2022

Friday 25 November 2022, Teatime With Trevox

Angela Predhomme - Hey Mr Sunshine
Sam Scherdel ft. Harri Larkin - Fairytale Of New York
Daisy Hicks - I Chose You (Original)
Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
The Foo Birds - Tim and Cindy
Kc & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Alan Jackson - Livin' On Love
Kim Wilde - The Second Time
Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat
Aston Merrygold - Get Stupid
Pixie Lott - Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)
Empty City Squares - Going On Strike
Katy Perry - California Gurls
Yazz - The Only Way Is Up
Pink Floyd - Money (Instrumental)

Friday 25 November 2022, Folk At Five

Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth
Hans Deville - Dark Clouds
Graeme Armstrong - Sit Alone
Fabian Jack - Silent Alarm
Bluebyrd - Song And Dance
Hut People, The - Fanta
Pete McClelland - Carolina Sky
Loreley - High Barbaree
Battlefield Band, The - Ballarat Jig+Eadar I's Leodhas
Kevin Macleod - Seaforth Set
Wren - Corn Stalks
Gillian Frame - Silver Tassie
Alex Campbell - Wild Rover
Arcelia - My Wife
Ciaran Dorris - The Road

Sam Scherdel ft. Harri Larkin - Fairytale of New York (Live)

Born in South Yorkshire and based in Sheffield, hook laden, energetic and soulful songwriter
Sam Scherdel has been penning music since his early teens. With his gravelly voice contributing to his unique blueprint, his music is never too far strayed from the 'Britpop' resonances that were the background of his youth. Puffer Fish Press