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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


Tonight's show (14/01/20) is looking at some of the best "homegrown" releases from 2019 and playing some other "classic" local albums from past years.



Janet Dowd & Friends: The Brightest Stars (Charity CDsingle)

Anthony Toner: Our lady of the Wind & rain (Our lady of the Wind & rain)

Brian Houston: Move It On Over (Hank)

Anne Fisher: Sweet Forget Me Not (CDsingle)

Eamon Friel: Cnoc An Chonai (Atlantic Light)

Ken Haddock: Songs I Knew So Well (One Night in Willowfield)

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: County Down (The Cooley & Mourne)

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: Narrow Water Keep (The Cooley & Mourne)

Eilidh Patterson: Broken (Journey Maker)

Cash Returns: The Highway Man Blues (That Cash Sound)

Villiers & the Villains: Montpelier Hill (Music Confounds the Machines)

Tommy Sands: Answer Not Blowing In the Wind (Fair Play To You All)

Janet Henry: Hardest Place to fall (Going Home)

The Remedy Club: I Miss You (Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes)

Cormac Neeson: Oh Son (White Feather)

Pete O'Hanlon: The Little Boot (Simple Equation)

Paddy Nash: Conor (Gate Fever)

Roy Arbuckle & Anne Tracey: In the Longest Night (Songs For The Soul)

Jonny Nutt: Songs of Yesteryear (songs of Yesteryear)

Gerry Creen: My Shoes (My Shoes)

Coming up on 21st January : Texan Musician Aaron McDonnell

Aaron and his wife Dani will be joining me on 21st january, a show not to miss. Also in the studio will e singer/promoter Kerry Fearon

Singer and guitarist Aaron McDonnell was born and raised in Oregon's rural Willamette Valley to a mill-working father and a God-fearing mother. He bought his first guitar, a knock-off Telecaster, when he was 15 years old and proceeded to learn everything from Garth Brooks to Nirvana, however it was the sound of the oldger generation that captured his imagination; George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Conway Twitty songs drifted from the radios and turntables of his grandmothers' kitchens and living rooms. This heritage is alive and well in McDonnell's earnest and straightforward songs, and strong, clear baritone.

"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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