Simply Folk with Síle Shigley

Host Síle Shigley plays a wide selection of traditional and new folk music, including Americana, bluegrass, acoustic blues, Celtic and Nordic, with 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

  • Father’s Day, Summer & A Ticket Giveaway

    This week we share songs for Father’s Day and the beginning of summer; we’ll also have a ticket giveaway to see Lyle Lovett in Wausau!

    Father’s Day, Summer & A Ticket Giveaway
  • June 2024 Request Show

    The requests are rolling in! Tune in for an eclectic mix of listener-selected folk favorites from the Andrea Von Kampen, Finest Kind, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stan Rogers and more!

    June 2024 Request Show
  • New Songs for a June Evening

    Tonight we premiere three hours of music new to the Simply Folk library!

    New Songs for a June Evening
  • 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

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