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Post by Adrian 29th December 2010, 9:11 pm

This year certain regional BBC bosses decided that they no longer wish to support and promote what they call "Minority Radio".

The following is from the Facebook page set up to campaign to save a most excellent Radio show, one which I have listened to for many years. https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Save-Folkwaves-on-BBC-Radio-Derby/173039876049804?v=info

Mick Peat and Lester Simpson have over the last 25 years given so much support to the folk genre through their internationally renowned
Folkwaves programme, a show which was now destined to be broadcast for the last time on December 27th.

This page is here to allow people to make their feelings known and to voice their concerns to the faceless bureaucrats at the BBC. It is the very least we can do to demonstrate our collective support for these two fine broadcasters and respected stalwarts of the folk tradition.

Folkwaves is Derbyshire's, and the East Midlands', premier folk programme and each week includes the very best of local, national and
international folk music.

Combining their many years of experience performing the music they love, Mick and Lester aim to play a variety of material to please even the discerning listener.

The pair are committed to raising the profile of folk music, cherishing the tradition and nurturing new talent.

Mick Peat

Mick is a professional musician, actor and presenter. As a musician, Mick plays guitar and melodeon, specialising in traditional folk music and has been a trad. music devotee for more than 30 years.

He is a founder member of the Derbyshire band Ripley Wayfarers and still plays with the ceilidh band Rogues Gallery.

Mick is also an experienced country-dance caller, directing and teaching dances - some of which date back to the 16th Century.

He has been co-director of the Amber Folk Festival and Dance Director for Whitby Folk Festival and organises the Festival of the Peak in
Derbyshire.

As an actor, his film appearances include DH Lawrence's "The Rainbow", "Skallagrig", and as a court official in the film about Queen Elizabeth I, "Elizabeth".

TV appearances include "Dalziel and Pascoe" and as a choreographer and Sue Johnston's Dancing partner in "My Uncle Silas".

Stage appearances include "The Mysteries" at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and the lead role of Ted Mellor in "By The Baseball Ground" at Derby Playhouse.

Mick's interests and hobbies include the countryside,
vintage cars and, yes, you've guessed it, listening to new folk music
from the British Isles and beyond!

Lester Simpson
Lester is a singer, songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster. He works with the internationally acclaimed a cappella trio Coope, Boys and Simpson and has recorded numerous CDs with the trio and other artists, working in Europe, America and New Zealand.

His work in film and theatre includes a period with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre, London.

Lester has written commissioned work for Flanders Fields Museum, Belgium, Kershaw Comes Home (BBC Radio 1), Peace Concerts (Passendale) The Belper Suite (Belper Millennium celebrations) and March of Time for Wellingborough Council.

He also performs as a soloist.

"Some of the best songwriting in Britain" - Andy Kershaw, BBC Radio 1.

"Shed-loads of talent" Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2.

"Lester Simpson is pitch-perfect... I salute him." - Living Tradition.

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Post by Adrian 29th December 2010, 9:41 pm

A link to Mick and Lesters last show (for now)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00crnd5/Folkwaves_27_12_2010/

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