The World music and Folk shows on Rocket FM are presented by Vic Smith. These programmes reflect his strong interest in (or obsession with?!) folk and traditional music from all over the world.

VIC SMITH’S FOLK MUSIC PROGRAMME – Monday 30th October – 7-9pm
Vic will be bringing you a folk music programme that is almost entirely
based on Lewes. Firstly concentrating on the upcoming events
at the Lewes Saturday Night Folk Club at the Elephant & Castle – and
that will include an extended illustrated interview with Brian Peters
who will be coming to Lewes in the first weekend of December where he
will be conducting an all-day melodeon workshop on the 2nd December with
a performance in the evening and that will be followed by an all-day
ballad forum run by Brian on Sunday 3rd. Many more details of that in
the interview.
That should take us into the second hour of the programme when he will
turn his attention to looking back at the very successful Lewes Folk
Festival on the weekend of the 13 – 15th October and playing
lots of tracks from artists who took part in that. He will end with a
tribute to the late Tom Paley whose funeral took place last Tuesday.
Track list
Jody Kruskal – The Weaver and His Wife
Rattle On the Stovepipe – Stackolee
Brian Peters – Sidewinder / Magic Tomato / Captain Cook’s Jig
Brian Peters – Interview 1
Brian Peters – Polly On The Shore
Brian Peters – Interview 2
Brian Peters – Gypsy Laddie
Brian Peters – Interview 3
Brian Peters – Barbara Allen
Copper Family,- Claudy Banks
Knots of May Band – The Weavers March / Three Around Three / Schottische
du Crasser
News at 8
Martyn Wyndham –Read & Iris Bishop – Van Dieman’s Land
Will Duke – The Trooper
Dan Quinn with Duck Soup – Little Brown Jug / Untitled / Bonne Bouche
Mandy Murray – Drogheda Lasses/Game Of Love    D2#11
Bob Lewis – The Painful Plough
Shirley Collins & Ian Kearey – The Banks of Green Willow
Ian Kearey – Sophie & The Senator
Jim Copper – Thousands or More
Tom Paley with The New Deal String Band – George Collins
Tom & Ben Paley – Polska After Per Osa
Tom Paley with The New Deal String Band – Didn’t He Ramble
Knots of May Band – Smash The Windows / Rig-A-Jig-Jig/ The Muckin’ o’
Geordie’s Byre
FOLK MUSIC PROGAMME Monday 23rd October 7 – 9pm
There will be two interview spots in this programme. In this first hour
Vic will be talking to the Askew Sisters, Hazel & Emily. On Saturday they
ran an all-day workshop at the Elephant & Castle and in the evening they
were in concert there. He managed to snatch some time in between the two
events to interview them.
In the second half of the programme  he’ll have Jeff Warner, the great
American singer and multi-instrumentalist who has made many appearances
in Lewes over the years. In the rest of the programme there will be lots
of news of upcoming events and tracks from recently released albums
Play list:
Jeff Warner – Long Time Travelling
Ron Spicer – Blackberry Fold
The Askew Sisters – Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear
Hazel & Emily Askew – Interview 1
The Emily Askew Band – Miri It is / Alle a la Fougere
Hazel & Emily Askew – Interview 2
The Askew Sisters – The Whitehall Minuet/Hare’s Maggot
Hazel & Emily Askew – Interview 3
The Askew Sisters – The Maid on the Shore
Alma    Kettle Drum/Cuckoo’s Nest
Tom & Ben Paley – The Louisville Burglar
John Kirkpatrick – The Green Mossy Banks Of The Lee
Beryl Marriott & Richard Greene – Hunt the Squirrel/Jack’s Maggot
News at 8pm
Jeff Davis & Brian Peters – Jack Went A-Sailing
Ron Spicer – Lady of Autumn
Jeff Warner – Jolly Tinker
Jeff Warner – Interview 1
Frank Proffitt – Tom Dooley
Jeff Warner – Interview 2
Jeff Warner – Lumberman’s Alphabet
The Dovetail Trio – The Lady And The Soldier
Matt Quinn – Lakes of Coalflin
Jigfoot – Redowa Polka
Jim Eldon – It’s Still Around Somewhere
Magpie Lane – Belfast Mountain
Jim Eldon – The Queen of Tavendor
Moor Music  – Lady In The Boat/Briarfield Jig/Ford Farm Reel/Cornish


WORLD MUSIC PROGRAMME Thurs 19th October 7-9pm

Vic brings you a highly eclectic selection of World music from all around the world. He plays two tracks back to back always with the two linked in some way, usually geographically with the first six tracks coming from North America. That is the first of the four continents to feature.


Savoy Family Band – Valse De Chagrin – Louisiana

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys – J’Ai Ete-Au Bal – Louisiana

Meade ‘Lux’ Lewis -Honky Tonky Train Blues – Chicago

Clarence ‘Pinetop’ Smith – Pinetop’s Blues – Chicago

La Bottine Souriante – La Tapinie/Le Reel des Voyageurs – Quebec

Les Chauffeurs a Pieds – Marie la chamelle /Reel du poteau blanc – Quebec

Lucky Dube & The Slaves – Hold On – South Africa

Bob Marley & the Wailers – War – Jamaica

Zaiko Langa Langa – Molingano – D.R. Congo

L’Orchestre Afrisa International – Ma Fille – D.R. Congo/Paris

Toure Kunda – Kambe – Senegal/Paris

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate – Hamadoun Toure – Mali

Kasse Mady Diabate – Dasjo (Sadjo The Hippopotamus) – Mali

Keletigui Diabate – Djandjo – Mali

Oumou Diabate – Fenko – Guinea Conakry

Sekou Bembeya Diabate – Balake – Guinea Conakry

Les Soeurs Diabate – Tolon Ni Yele – Guinea Conakry

Haza – Mazzotta – Novulunio – Albania

Saz’Iso – Penxherene e zotrise sate – Albania

Tootard – Laissez Passer – Golan Heights

Ofra Haza – Yachilvi Veyachali – Yemen

L’Orchestre Afrisa International – Meia – D.R. Congo/Paris