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Folk on Foot

Matthew Bannister
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“Modest people, playing gorgeous music, speaking articulately about areas they love. Fabulously calming” – one listener’s description of this multi-award-winning podcast in which Matthew Bannister goes walking with top folk musicians in the landscapes that have inspired them. “A restorative breathing space in sound” – The Telegraph. “Immaculately produced” – The Times


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Latest Episodes

When the Scottish Burmese sound artist Fiona Soe Paing discovered that one of her ancestors was a traditional singer, she resolved to make a contemporary electronic album reflecting the music and folk tales of her home county of Aberdeenshire. more

18 days ago

This month’s Official Folk Albums Chart Show from Folk on Foot features live performances by The Eliza Carthy Trio (filmed at Sidmouth) and The Young’Uns (filmed in the back room of the Duck pub in Campsea Ash, Suffolk during host Matthew Bannister’s... more

a month ago

On August 4th 2023, Folk on Foot host Matthew Bannister set off on his biggest walk yet. Over two weeks, he covered 186 miles from Wickham Festival in Hampshire to Folk East in Suffolk, raising thousands of pounds for the charity Help Musicians. Ever... more

a month ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 522 ratings
  • Heartwarming to hear such fabulously produced speech still being made. Brilliant!

    It’s not just the subject matter and Matthew’s personality which drew me to this pod. I was first aware of it due to Matthew’s walk in Dorset with the excellent Ninebarrow, but I now know what all the fuss is about. Mr Bannister is a radio pro and a true fan of folk music. Like me he came to it (for a second time) quite late, and like me he loves not just the music but the traditions; the lacing together of the personal with the place, the music with the landscape. He does it brilliantly as you’... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Great host, great show

    Bannister is one of the most creative people in this business. Been following him since his BBC outlook days. I’m glad he’s presiding over another great podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdoma month ago
  • Fantastic!

    Only discovered this the other day but it’s now my favourite podcast!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Idyllic and wonderful

    The host has a magnificent way of describing the surroundings so you barely notice that it’s all audio. It reminds me of another time when this was most folks’ only window to far off places. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • Favourite podcast.

    Have been listening to this podcast in 2020 when I was literally binge listening whilst at work. This podcast brings me so much peace…. And I have discovered so many of my new favourite artists through it…. Wish there was more like it.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom6 months ago

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