Mark Radcliffe has been a presenter on Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6music, BBC 1, BBC2, BBC4, Channel 4 and Sky as well as the author of four books and a member of several bands including The Shirehorses, The Family Mahone and Galleon Blast. So, as broadcaster, writer, musician, raconteur, male model and international statesman he can truly be said to deserve the description ‘multi-talentless’.
As well as compering our Lunar Stage on Saturday 28th July, Mark will also be performing with him band, Galleon Blast.
Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well….Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them. With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin’ in the riggin’. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman’s Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow’s nest.
Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe – the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. So, it’s all aboard the good ship Blast for a full-on broadside of buccaneering beat.