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Bob Dylan, Songwriter

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

50 years ago to the day, on September 27, 1962, the New York Times ran a story entitled "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Folk Song Stylist" after his first Carnegie Hall concert. So most of the evening will feature Dylan songs performed by him, but also a by a number of other artists.One of those songs -- "When the Ship Comes In" -- will help host Nick Noble segue briefly into a handful of sea songs, as the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival (where WICN has been a presence for three years now) runs 9/28-9/30.

Songs of the Sea

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

Maritime folk in anticipation of the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, perhaps with a guest artist or two, and featuring recordings from Burl Ives, Schooner Fare, the Johnson Girls, Gordon Bok, the Shaw Brothers, Roll & Go, Mudhook, the Jolly Beggars, and more!

Folk Rock

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

FOLK ROCK, from Dylan, We Five, and the Byrds, as well as Steeleye Span, Coven, the First Edition, and Barry McGuire, right up to  the Tao Seeger Band, the Dropkick Murphys, Spuyten Duyvil, and Bobtown-- with MANY more-- folk rock from its origins in the mid-sixties up through today!

Singing Around the Campfire

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

This week's edition of Folk Revival features songs sung at summer camps, songs from Dick & Beth Best's book SONGFEST (1938, 1941, 1954 editions),songs from the 2004 CD BRANTWOOD CAMP IN SONG, songs from The Folk Tradition's CAMPFIRE CD, songs from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, and much more. Relive those summer evenings amid the glorious hills and woods-- with a few surprises!

Songs For Adults

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

No, we will not upset the FCC, but we will play 4-hours of adult themed music: topics serious and silly, from John Prine & Iris Dement, the Kingston Trio, Oscar Brand, Cheryl Wheeler, Woody Guthrie, and MANY more!

Southern Folk - The Cumberland Trio!

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

In 1962, three students at the University of Tennessee formed a folk group, calling themselves the Cumberland Trio. In 1963 they won the Annual Intercollegiate Folk competition in Jacksonville, FL, earning them a spot on ABC-TV's "Hootenanny" show and a recording contract. But success eluded them. Two of their early recording sessions-- a studio effort with Chet Atkins and a live concert recording-- would not be released for 40 years, and only recently was a third set of tracks, recorded in New York City in 1963-64 rediscovered and restored.

Listener Requests & Fan Favorites

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:00pm

In this edition of "Folk Revival," host Nick Noble plays requests from listeners and fan favorites, as well as several new releases and recordings by local artists.

Celebrating the Newport Folk Festival

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

Nick Noble hosts "Folk Revival"'s celebration of the 53rd annual Newport Folk Festival.


Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

This edition of Folk Revival brings us songs for and about kids-- featuring Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Eric Sinclair, Elizabeth Mitchell, The Folk Tradition, Dar Williams, the Cumberland Trio, Sarah McMullen, Erin Sydney Welsh, the Limeliters, Betty Lehrman, Holly Hanson & Neptune's Car, Sometymes Why, the Waysiders, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Shel Silverstein, Carrie Rowan, David Williams, and a Kidsongs tribute to Woody Guthrie for his 100th Birthday with songs from Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, and Sarah Lee Guthrie.

Singing in Tongues

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Enjoy multicultural folk songs in different languages, including folk songs in French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish, and more!  Featuring tracks from the McGarrigle Sisters, Dennis Stroughmatt, Joan Baez, the Weavers, Bud & Travis, the Limeliters, Ian & Sylvia, the Highwaymen, Spailpin, the Brandywine Singers, Hugh Sufray, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, the Singing Nun, the New Christy Minstrels, Judy Collins, and more!


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