Simply Folk with Síle Shigley

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.


WPR Music, Sundays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sile Shigley

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

  • Memories & Memorials

    Join us for musical tributes–both solemn and spirited–to those who have served, loved ones fondly missed and faraway friends, times and places.

    Memories & Memorials
  • A May Evening With Steve Gotcher

    Join Steve Gotcher for an evening full of the best in traditional and contemporary folk, with releases from 1965 through 2024.

    A May Evening With Steve Gotcher
  • May Request Show

    This month’s request show is packed full of listener favorites! Join in for an eclectic mix of your selections for Mother’s Day, May and more.

    May Request Show
  • Winding Rivers, Winding Trails

    Tune in for an evening of songs celebrating rivers, trails and the great outdoors!

    Winding Rivers, Winding Trails
  • Music for Bealtaine & Spring

    Join in for an evening of sweet songs and tunes to celebrate Bealtaine, May Day and the blossoming spring!

    Music for Bealtaine & Spring

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