This is probably going to be the last Snippets before the end of the year, but we might just squeeze in another one. If you haven't yet bought all of your presents may we suggest a "A Decade In Images" from music photographer, Nick Elliott?
If you really want to understand the difference between music photography as an art form and music photography as an historic record, "A Decade In Images" really is a great place to start. With shots taken from the last ten years of the Cambridge Folk Festival, this book really is a collection of moments suspended in time and well worth checking out.
Twenty Eleven appears to be ending on a high from a radio point of view. It's beginning to look like public pressure is beginning to start to sway the BBC away from their plans to axe many regional shows, including a number of folk and roots related shows. Fingers crossed that common sense will prevail.
What is for certain is that come the new year, Dave Chamberlin, will have a new show "Acoustic Routes", going out on a new Welsh Community Radio Station GBK which launches in the new year. Dave is particularly keen to hear from unsigned artists looking for airplay, which makes him a top geezer in our book. Dave can be reached here: email@example.com. The show will go out between 9 and 11pm on a Monday.
Finally on the radio show front Ex-BBC Radio Derby presenters Mick Peat and Lester Simpson whose show Folkwaves was axed by the BBC for no good reason anyone could think of and remember the BBC still have Louise Redknapp on the books, are back with a national folk show hosted by UK Folk Music http://www.ukfolkmusic.co.uk/folkwaves.php
Just in case the cold has started getting to you a bit, a reminder of sunnier times from IF Wen
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