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For Folks Sake

Presenter Dessie Fisher

Tuesday evenings from 8:30-10:00pm

Americana, Irish Folk & Traditional music, Folk Music from the UK, Classic Country, and lots of live guests make this a show not to be missed!

Hope you enjoyed the music on my show this week on For Folks Sake


What an array of talent we have on For Folks sake this Tuesday night 5th November

With Dave Murphy, Kerry Fearon & Paul Sachs


American singer-songwriter Dave Murphy



"Murphy is a natural storyteller who uses both image-rich lyrics and compelling melodies to illustrate his tale... Murphy's music -- at once thought provoking and an easy listen -- graciously rides the fine folk/Americana line."



Also on the show will be Irish Country singer, Kerry Fearon http://www.kerryfearonmusic.com/


Kerry Fearon Music | Country Music Singer & Presenter

Kerry Fearon is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular emerging country singers. Her eponymous EP was released in 2016 and is available from Jean’s Country Music Store in Omagh.



Kerry Fearon is one of Northern Ireland's most popular emerging country singers." Hailing from South Armagh, Kerry grew up in a household surrounded by country music. She began singing in 2015 after losing her father to Motor Neurone Disease through which he lost his voice.


Like Tom Russell and Bruce Springsteen, Paul Sachs is an artisan of carefully-crafted, observant songs drawn from life. He entrusted his latest batch and his rich, resonant vocals to Mark Dann's sympathetic production. The result is the noteworthy new album, Full Detroit.


Paul Sachs | Paul Sachs songwriter, urban folk music, New York, acoustic | Homepage

Homepage. New CD. Full Detroit is here. DJ John Platt (WFUV) states: "Like Tom Russell and Bruce Springsteen, Paul Sachs is an artisan of carefully-crafted, observant songs drawn from life.



Live songs performed in the Drive105.3 studio:

Paul Sachs: Hank Williams Guitar

Dave Murphy: Take A Ride With Me

Kerry Fearon: Chase Wild Horses (Kim Richey cover)

Paul Sachs: Dirty Trucks

Dave Murphy: Chasing Ghosts

Kerry Fearon: Ford Econoline (Nanci Griffith cover)

Paul Sachs: Glorious Failure

Dave Murphy: Red

Kerry Fearon: I'll Be Your San Antoine Rose (Honky Tonk  Girl)

Paul Sachs: Foxhole Prayer (Full Detroit)

Dave Murphy: Paul Sachs: I Forget About Her Everyday

Dave Murphy: fading Taillights (American Landscape)

Dave Murphy: Miss The Bus

Kerry Fearon: To Ramona (Bob Dylan Cover)

Paul Sachs: family Secrets

"Hi Desi,


Thanks very much for your continuing support of independently-made music. It’s greatly appreciated!

Best wishes from Scotland.


Kind regards,



Birnam CD"

It's always a joy to be a guest on Dessie's For Folk Sake programme!  It has a distinct homely, living-room feel to it and I particularly enjoy the chance to talk with Dessie about songs that others have written as well as my own.  This programme is a balm to the soul in the midst of this noisy world we're in! - Eilidh Patterson

'Appearing on For Folk Sake is always a reminder of how the best music radio should be... a totally relaxed one-on-one chat with a presenter who shares your passion for good music, and who knows what he's talking about. It's always a pleasure.'


Anthony Toner

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