Paul Johnson and Darren Beech catch up with John Jones after Oysterband closed the Saturday night of New Forest Folk Festival 2019.
We talk about the closing set on the Saturday night, the wonderful crowd singing and how they embraced the show, setting a festival record with the most people standing and making ‘one’ audience.
We discuss the anthem songs like a ‘A River Runs, Everywhere I Go, We Could Leave Right Now’, what effect they have on people and how the audience has come to create the refrain.
John discusses the recent Danish Folk Prize Award and we chat about how the band has been embraced by Europe over the years.
We talk about the June Tabor and Oysterband – ‘Fire and Fleet’ 15 date tour in October and November and John also hints of a new Oysterband song that is due to be released soon based to an Ian Telfer Lyric.
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Artist’s website: http://www.oysterband.co.uk/
UK TOUR DATES 2019 – June Tabor and Oysterband.
THU 24 OCTOBER — NORWICH OPEN
FRI 25 OCTOBER — BRISTOL ST GEORGE’S
SAT 26 OCTOBER — SALISBURY CITY HALL
SUN 27 OCTOBER — LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
WED 30 OCTOBER — CARDIFF TRAMSHED
THU 31 OCTOBER — SOUTHPORT ATKINSON
FRI 01 NOVEMBER — LEEDS TOWN HALL
SAT 02 NOVEMBER — THE GATESHEAD SAGE
SUN 03 NOVEMBER — WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
FRI 08 NOVEMBER — MANCHESTER RNCM
SAT 09 NOVEMBER — CLITHEROE GRAND
TUE 12 NOVEMBER — CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL
WED 13 NOVEMBER — EXETER TOWN HALL
THU 14 NOVEMBER — ISLINGTON UNION CHAPEL
FRI 15 NOVEMBER — SEVENOAKS STAG THEATRE