28 October 2012

Date: 28/10/2012 World

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

Theme: World

Date: 28/10/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man
Hottentot Party

Cravo a Canela, Jove Mala Mome, Hey Maria, Sharpening a Knife.
Ralph McTell

Streets of London, Michael in the Garden, Factory Girl, Mermaid & the Seagull.
Utah Phillips & Rosalie Sorrells
Wolverine Blues, I Think of You, A Clearing in the Forrest, Rock Salt & Nails.
Victor Jara
El Cigaritto, La Flor Que Anda Demano en Mano, El Carretero, Jai Jai.

John Henry, Red Clay Country, No More Auction Block, Hound Dog Bay At the Moon,
Finbar Fury
Gypsy Go Boy, Aran Girl, Travelling Lady.
Bill Moynihan, Brian Egan
Hello Stranger, The Little Girl & the Dreadful Snake, Three Men Went A Huntin'.
Poetry Interlude:

MacAvity the Mystery Cat by T.S.Eliot
Robert Donat
The Journey of the Magi by T.S.Eliot, Greater Love by Wilfred Owen.
Richard Burton
The Souls of the Slain by Thomas Hardy
Fairport Convention
Rosie, Peggy's Pub, Furs & Feathers.
A Ballad of the Period by CS Calverly.
Anonymous Didgeridoo Players
Mokoi – The Human Spirit, Makara – The Seven Sisters.
Inti Illimani
Media Noche, El Hacha, Caramba, Yo say El Dueño del Bacan.
Alan Bell
So Here's to You.
4:00 pm.
Music for the Faith Journey :
Choir of King's College Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks.

Once in Royal David's City, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sussex Carol, Silent Night, The First Nowell, Personent Hodie, A Spotless Rose, Up! Good Christian Folk & Listen.


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Our opening theme song from the Spinners was not idly
 chosen....we are all part of the family of man no matter
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Australian Theme

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21 October 2012

Roma and Sinti Genocide Victims Memorial Reported

At long last

The BBC Reports:

May they rest in peace.  

We will remember them. 

Date: 21/10/2012 English

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: English

Date: 21/10/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man
Steeleye Span

The Blacksmith, Copshawholme Fair, Cold Hail & Windy Night.
June Tabor

While gamekeepers Lie Sleeping, Maybe then I'll be a Rose (Les Barker),The Water is Wide, The Scarecrow (Lal & Mike Waterson).
Baccholian Singers of London.
BsoL & the English Chamber Orch / Ian Humphries
I Sowed the Seeds of Love, The Song of the Blacksmith, I love my Love, Swansea Town.
Drinking Song, The Fields of Sorrow.

Music Composed by Gustav Holst
Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger
The Driver's Song, Dirty Old Town, The Press Gang, The Moving On Song.
 Mark & Lard's Ancient Customs
- observations of quaint archaic customs performed by a “bunch of inbred knuckle shufflers”.
Rodding the Jaylo, Podging the Elton, Tossing the Hives.

Read by Bernard Wrigley
With thanks to the BBC

Martin Carthy

Lord Franklin,Prince Heathen, January Man.
Bernard Wrigley

Up North, Cockerham Devil, Sammy Shuttleworth, A Weaver's (Waiver's) Song.
Bob & Ron Copper
The Bold Fishermen, The Hungry Fox.
Sam Larner
The London Steamer, Pretty Polly.
Harry Cox
The Squire & the Gypsy, The Crabfish.
Robin & Barry Dransfield
Scarborough Fair, The Waters of Tyne, Tapestry.
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish,& Clark Rundell
The Lads of Wamphrey March, Rufford Poachers, The Brisk Young Sailor.

Composer Percy Grainger
Alan Bell

The Band in the Park, The Ballad of the Working Man, So Here's to You.

My thanks go to hospitable hosts at Laharum who on Saturday opened their gates and not only shared with the Wimmera Oasis Migrant's Group their forest and beautiful mountainside in the Grampians (Gariwerd) but afterwards put on a very tasty spread including Australian damper cooked on greensticks over a properly constructed open pit fire. Photographs to come later.
Folk Magazine: After many years of supporting the only Australian commercial magazine purporting to report on folkmusic, I have decided that their intransigent unco-operative behaviour and differing perspective of what is folk music have resulted in me not renewing the subscription. Yeah, I'm slow. The money can be better used supporting not for profit folk societies and folk musicians whose music I wish to purchase for the radio programme.
Artistes Broadcast: To listeners who wonder why their favourite artiste is not on the programme I suggest one or more of the following occurred : 1. I have never heard your favourite 2. I cannot afford your favourite 3. Your favourite fails to understand that s/he receives benefit from being broadcast and receiving local exposure and royalties paid. Additionally they receive further Australian and international exposure through this blog. 4. Notwithstanding 3. I very rarely accept gifts from artistes, it usually only occurs to compensate for previous purchases overcharged at full price or as part of writing unpaid reviews. Some current artiste's behaviour and belief that anything performed with an un-amplified instrument is folk music, is making me reconsider the validity of the ethics of this position however. 5.Your Favourite is not a traditional or folk music performer suited to the programme or the description of folk music given elsewhere in this blog.


The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show is now also on
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Whether you are a listener, a performer or just a

well-wisher please come and befriend us.

The show already has some wonderful friends.

Why don’t you also become one.

I particularly hope that some of the overseas readers
of the blog will come forward and say hello.
I notice that we have in the last week had viewers from
many places.

Our opening theme song from the Spinners was not idly
chosen....we are all part of the family of man no matter
where we live, our nationality or the hue of our skin....

Hello and Welcome.

Next Sunday - World Theme

Tune in or chew your own ears off.

14 October 2012

Date:14/10/2012 Celtic

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: Celtic




The Spinners
The Family of Man
Eric Bogle

Singing the Spirit Home, One Small Life, Vanya, Mirrors, The Gift of Years.
Christy Moore
Rose of Tralee, Vive la Quinte Brigade.
Gordon McIntyre & Kate Delaney
Fire in the Glen, The Cuillins of Home, Blue Murder, He Fades Away.
Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem

King's Highway, Rhode Island Line, Royal Canal, Holy Ground, Carol of the Birds.
Rjn pays homage to Jonathon Swift
A Description of a City Shower, Clever Tom Clinch Going to be Hanged.

The Corries

Bonnie Dundee,Abigail, Kiss the Children for me Mary, Peggy Gordon.
Coisich a Rhuin, Fear a Bhata (Oh My Boatman), Tobermory.
Mary O'Hara

Londonderry Air, Sky Boat Song, A Bunch of Thyme.
Declan Affley

Rake & Rambling Man, Ship Repairing Men, Palatine's Daughter.
The Dubliners

Off to Dublin in the Green, Peggy Lettermore, The Leaving of Liverpool, Banks of the Roses.
Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick
Sons of Liberty, When the Wee Birds Start Leaving, Childe Owlett.
Maria Forde

Faces in the Photograph, Till the End of Time, Dark Island.

Highlights of my week:

Having shamateurs claiming professionalism & then become paranoid that the world recognise the fact and shout “the Emperor has no clothes on”.

That they consider a lot of others who were professional and/or recognisably performed to the best of their rising abilities be ignored in favour of their ego is indicative of sorry state existing at the moment. That others should be inconvenienced / punished by their selfish dishonest intransigent behaviour makes me angry.

I am reminded of a company that for many years claimed superb management and control. It employed people to examine and report the same. That same company a few years ago almost brought the American government and economy to its knees with its need for bail out.
Why did this occur?
Everyone wanted to view a pretty picture which was then painted to boost the viewer's egos.
Unfortunately the knowledge of the danger of painting on rice paper became subsumed by a desire for pelf, self admiring ego protection and loss of integrity.  All fomented & maintained by self serving litigious action, war and/or bullying threat of the same.

I loved a question posed during the week: If a lilly grows in a pond and each day grows to cover an area equal to what it covered at the beginning of the day, how many days did it take to cover the last half of the surface area if the pond surface is totally covered in forty nine days?

Similarly it should be realised that if I draw conclusions & make statements that have previously been unrecognised, then an awful lot of other people around the world are drawing the same conclusions and making the same statements! A self serving media industry seems to have developed a habit of not reporting but entertaining and driving emotive belief and decisions.
And my own question: What happens on the fiftieth day? Lily cannibalism or genetic modification and development?

  Next Sunday English Theme

Have a ffffolking good week.

07 October 2012

Date: 07/10/2012 Australian

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: Australian

Date: 07/10/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man.
Us Not Them Jason & Chloë Roweth
TI Woman, Where is My Wandering Boy, The Rambling Bachelors, Bonnie Moon, The Black Velvet Band.
Jane Brownlee

Schoolmaster, Schmokin Polkas, The Old Set.
Margaret Walters
Windsong, When McGuinness Gets A Job, Maria's Gone, Joe Hill.
The Hottentots – Parissa Bouas & Carl Cleves

Wakeup, Graceful, Zefinha, Tender Loving Woman, Yellow Roses.
Judy Small

The White Bay Papaer Seller, Mothers, Daughters, Wives, Speaking Hands Hearing Eyes, Song For the Roly Poly People.

Ope didi Di, Hai Iu Iu, Ciririp, Polenta & Cheese.
Margaret Bradford

Colours of Australia, Railway Widow's Blues, Poison Train, Willie's Ferret, Womanchild.
Cloudstreet 'introduced' by Nicole Murray & John Thompson
Violet Sarah, Muckle John, The Famous Flower of Serving Men, Jenny Greenteeth.

Geriwerd Choir & Friends
Fields of Murnong, Wildfire 2006, Out of The Ashes.
Joyce Shiner
Ride & Tie, Up Like Bedposts.
Doris Svenson
Versatile Bessie.
Maureen Turner
Judy Pinder
The Parting Glass.

My big thanks to all the Melbourne Tram drivers and their passengers for their wonderful courtesy and help. I have never before encountered similar anywhere on public transport.
I wish all life's encounters could be even a quarter as uplifting. What a miserable selfish greedy world it has become.

And why was I in Melbourne? I was asked out of my 'cave' in the west by Sofia Chapman, Vardos, to record her play “The Four Accordianists of the Apocalypse” for posterity if not Australian Community Radio....await future news with anticipation of good things. 

Tune in or chew your own ears off.

Next Sunday Celtic theme.