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Wednesday at 1:30 AM
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WNHH-LP 103.5 FM
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Friday at 12:00 noon (18:00 Copenhagen)
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Saturday at 8:00 AM (2:00 PM local time, 1 PM GMT)
Mérida, Spain
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Tuesday at 6:00 PM (local time, France)
Radio Pacoul
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Thursdays at 7:00 AM
on WPKN FM Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM
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The week of October 16th, 2016
Quite a long way back, I'd do an annual "Free Reed" festival with RootsWorld and some radio stations around the world, to celebrate the wide diversity and musicality of what was then a much-maligned instrument. Of course, these days, it's as common as can be, and much more 'respectable.' But every once in a while, I still think it's good to have a solid fix of squeeze music. RootsWorld Radio #213 is a long-overdue free reed edition of the program, with music of the accordion and its cousins. We'll range from Bach and Sousa to an old Yiddish bulgar, from new compositions that teeter on the edge of normalcy to reinventions of the tradition that bring us back again. We'll hear new music and old, from Guy Klucevsek (with Todd Reynolds) (US), Markku Lepistö Trio (Finland), Lea Nicholson (England), Roberto Tombesi and Calicanto (Italy), Maggid Quartet (Belgium), TREF (Belgium), Maria Kalaniemi (Finland) and ELDA-Trio (UK).

For the week of October 9th, 2016
RootsWorld Radio #212 includes a special concert performance recorded at the Tønder Festival in Denmark. Basco calls their music "Pan-Atlantic Mighty Folk," and its mix of traditions, and the original songs that spring from them, make the band one of Denmark's musical treasures. They have invited Danish/Norwegian singer Jullie Hjetland to join them for the set. We'll also take a break mid-concert and let the band members tell you more about themselves. The concert is available to our listeners with the cooperation of the Tønder Festival, Folk Spot Denmark 2016 and online radio, one of the stations that hosts each week of RootsWorld Radio. Find out more about the performance here.

We'll finish off the show with some other fine Nordic music by Valfart, Afenginn, Harald Haugaard, and a song from Jullie Hjetland, from an album she made with Swedish artist Jens Ulvsand.

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