WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for November 30, 2008

Guest: Joe McKay (who is opening for Work O’ The Weavers at the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club on 12/6 – www.hurdygurdyfolk.org New CD’s of note – K.J. Denhert’s “Vivo a Umbira Jazz”, Debra Cowan “Fond Desire Farewell”, Gathering Time “Remember Me” and The Stairwell Sisters “Get Off Your Money” … → read more

XM RADIO PUTS THE VILLAGE ON HOLD

After recently rejoicing that the newly merged XM/Sirius Satellite radio kept their folk music channel after purging numerous other offerings, the XM/Sirius management has decided to give THE VILLAGE a “vacation” for the holiday season in order to make room for a channel of “Holiday Traditions” – a channel dedicated … → read more

ODETTA HOSPITALIZED

The following note was sent by Doug Yeager, who represents folk music legend Odetta: Dear Friends of Odetta, On behalf of Odetta’s adopted daughter Michelle Esrick and her niece Jan Ford (in California), I would like to share with you – Odetta’s large extended family of brothers and sisters – … → read more

FOLK HEADLINES: REGGIE HARRIS RECOVERING FROM LIVER TRANSPLANT, MINSTREL COFFEEHOUSE CHANGES NAME, MIRIAM MAKEBA DIES AT THE AGE OF 76

Reggie Harris is doing well after undergoing an emergency liver transplant. Reggie’s health had been failing and his doctors decided to do the transplant when a viable donor became available. The surgery went very well and he is expected to make a full recovery, but he will be off the … → read more