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Be part of FolkCast this Winter

Dear FolkCaster!

Thanks for supporting FolkCast through 2015, and I hope you've enjoyed all the shows we've sent your way so far this year.

It's only early November but already Christmas is becoming a distinct blur on the future horizon, and that means that FolkCast's annual Selection Box of music for the season of Christmas and Yule is taking shape at Folkie Phil’s secret workshop, somewhere near the North Pole (well, just off the M6 in Lancashire to honest). And that's not all...

As a regular listener to the show, I'd like to extend a special invitation to you to become part of FolkCast this winter. How? Here's how:

MUSICIANS! Do you have a festive song you’d like to see as part of the Selection Box?*

WRITERS! Do you have a poem or short prose piece about Christmas/Yule? Why not record yourself reading it and send it to us?
 
There has been a Selection Box show every year since we started FolkCast in 2006, so this year’s show will be the tenth edition. Over the years we’ve presented an alternative to the obvious, commercial music that saturates Christmas, and we’ve spiced it up with poetry, recitations, fun facts and even recipes! This year will be no different, but we need your help!
 
Send your musical or spoken word contributions to us as soon as possible. Click here -  HOW TO SEND MUSIC TO FOLKCAST - for details of how to do that.

(And please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think would benefit from knowing about the Selection Box. They can read all this information online at: http://bit.ly/1Mh5JqQ )

Please note: The Selection Box is a positive and (mostly) happy show, a celebration of the season in all its aspects - but while we don’t submit to cynicism we don’t wallow in sticky sentimentality, either. We feature music that is beautiful or jolly, wacky or wistful; our spoken word selections should make you think or make you laugh.

No humbugs, please!

 

Well, OK - we'll accept this kind of humbug...
* We really want original, new songs rather than covers of carols and other well known songs of the season. But less well known festive gems are welcome.

(You can access previous years' Selection Boxes and our other seasonal shows here: http://www.folkcast.co.uk/ShowNotes/seasonalindex.html)


STOP PRESS: A separate show - The Winter Storm - will feature music and spoken word about the season of Winter, separate from the Christmas and Yule season, and there’ll also be a new update to our annually expanding Last Hurrah! show, which provides a soundtrack for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. All contributions of suitable songs and spoken word for those shows are also very welcome.
  • Please get your contributions to us as soon as possible - deadline for Winter Storm is November 22nd, for the Selection Box it’s December 6th, and for the Last Hurrah! it’s December 27th.

Thanks, and bye-byyyyyyeeee!
 
 
Folkie Phil
www.folkcast.co.uk
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