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A Folk Song a Day
« on: Monday, June 21 2010 10:41PM GMT-1 »
Thought this fantastic project needed its own thread.  Don't forget, it starts on Thursday, and Jon can be heard talking to Mike Harding about it on Wednesday. 

Here's the link to the website

http://www.afolksongaday.com/

(A few spam comments have appeared there unfortunately, nothing unpleasant though)

My iTunes has been very clever and downloaded one song already, which is dated 30th June (!)  Not sure how that happened.  I've never subscribed to a podcast before, but I must have done something right (or maybe not, if they're arriving in the wrong order, although a friends says he's received four!).  The song I've received is called "Rose in June" and is over 7 minutes long.  Well sung Jon!
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 08:16AM GMT-1 »
My iTunes has been very clever and downloaded one song already, which is dated 30th June (!) 

Mine appears to have too, now that I have got it to work! Maybe it's a test to make sure we're all up and running!

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 09:40AM GMT-1 »
I've only got the introduction, which I cleverly managed to send to Media Player. I wonder how I did that! :laugh:
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 09:41AM GMT-1 »
I've only got the intro too.
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 11:08AM GMT-1 »
Can you subscribe to a podcast without using iTunes? I have issues with iTunes, and would rather just be able to download the thing from the site as an mp3...
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 11:11AM GMT-1 »
Yes you can. Try this link...

http://www.afolksongaday.com/podcast/podcast_feed.xml

Then where you would normally 'Add to Favourites' choose "Subscribe to this Feed".

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 11:14AM GMT-1 »
Ta Nick, I obviously completely missed that!
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 06:08PM GMT-1 »
Ta Nick, I obviously completely missed that!

so did I!

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 06:14PM GMT-1 »
I don't think there is a link for it on the main page  :-\

I found it while reading the comments that someone had posted  ::)

Jon, you might want to make this link a little clearer  ;)  :D

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 06:22PM GMT-1 »
sounds like an amazing project. may even have persuaded me to use that evil program i-tunes.

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, June 22 2010 08:14PM GMT-1 »


My iTunes has been very clever and downloaded one song already, which is dated 30th June (!)  Not sure how that happened.  I've never subscribed to a podcast before, but I must have done something right (or maybe not, if they're arriving in the wrong order, although a friends says he's received four!).  The song I've received is called "Rose in June" and is over 7 minutes long.  Well sung Jon!

I have 5 already ;D

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, June 24 2010 07:41AM GMT-1 »
I've subscribed to via the RSS feed as well - I have "The Larks they Sang Melodious " (which I know as "Pleasant and Delightful") on that one, but nothing new on iTunes.  It's all quite exciting - I don't know what's going to arrive where, or when!  I missed Jon's interview with Mike Harding due to tennis, so thank goodness for iPlayer (sorry Jon!)
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, June 24 2010 10:51AM GMT-1 »
I've subscribed to via the RSS feed as well - I have "The Larks they Sang Melodious " (which I know as "Pleasant and Delightful") on that one, but nothing new on iTunes.  It's all quite exciting - I don't know what's going to arrive where, or when!  I missed Jon's interview with Mike Harding due to tennis, so thank goodness for iPlayer (sorry Jon!)
ooooh, ooh....I-tunes just downloaded a tune. Its rather exciting isn't it?

did you sing along Shelley? ;)
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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, June 24 2010 10:58AM GMT-1 »
Dammitall  >:(.  Where's a 10-year-old when you need one??

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Re: A Folk Song a Day
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, June 24 2010 12:21PM GMT-1 »
 :laugh:

Have you tried the link Nick put in? It brings up a window with a thing that says "subscribe to this feed" or something. Click that (possibly right-click) and see what happens. I'm using itunes, so I don't know what happens by doing it from the website. Failing that, using the link, you could get each track individually, but that would be a bit time consuming over the course of a year!
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