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Simply Folk

Host Síle Shigley plays a wide selection of traditional and new folk music, including Americana, bluegrass, acoustic blues, Celtic, Nordic and frequent highlights from Wisconsin artists. You’ll also hear the voices of Jeff Durkee and Steve Gotcher, who share their folk music talents as rotating hosts.

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Music archives are limited by law to a two week life and must include a synchronized playlist. Archived shows are usually available by noon of the Monday following the Sunday broadcast.

Latest Episodes

  • An Evening of Americana & Blues with Jeff Durkee

    This week Jeff Durkee brings you an eclectic mix of the best in folk, Americana and blues!

    An Evening of Americana & Blues with Jeff Durkee
  • A February Folk Feast with Steve Gotcher

    Join Steve Gotcher this week for a feast of the best in folk music, including favorites from the Wailin’ Jennys, a 1977 release from Brazilian composer Egberto Gismondi and some sweet harmonies from I’m With Her.

    A February Folk Feast with Steve Gotcher
  • February Request Show!

    It’s your turn to shine – tune in Sunday for a full evening of listener requests!

    February Request Show!
  • Corrib Premiere, More Imbolc & New Releases

    This week we share an exciting “debut” of a 1983 album by the Irish group, Corrib, more songs in celebration of Imbolc and some hot-off-the-press folk releases.

    Corrib Premiere, More Imbolc & New Releases
  • New Releases, Imbolc

    This week we highlight new releases, new artists and songs in celebration of the Celtic spring festival of Imbolc.

    New Releases, Imbolc

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