British Isles


Fri April 3, 2015
Folk Music & Beyond this Saturday 3 pm

A Tribute To John Renbourn

John Renbourn

Legendary British steel-string guitarist John Renbourn passed away suddenly last week at age 70. Tomorrow (this Saturday) at 3 p.m. on KALW's "Folk Music & Beyond," we'll present a special tribute to John Renbourn. During his fifty-plus years in music, Renbourn recorded thirty albums, in addition to his work with the great British band Pentangle. His music covered a wide variety of styles: folk, blues, jazz, early music, Baroque, and everything in between. We'll listen to lots of John's music, going back to his early days with Bert Jansch and Pentangle.

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Wed February 27, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

True Life Trio Live this Saturday 3 pm

True Life Trio

We'll give you the low-down on two festivals opening in the Bay Area in March.  The Jewish Music Festival starts this weekend and some of the festival's musicians will perform this Saturday 3 pm in the KALW studios.  The True Life Trio perform original songs and folk tunes from the Balkans, the Americas, and beyond.  Klezmer fiddler Michael Alpert will also be on hand to play a few tunes.  The Crossroads Irish-American Festival opens on March 9th with a cornucopia of music and literary events.

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