Folk Ace


If your musical tastes are inclined towards folk, roots and Americana, Kennet Radio has programmes just for you every month, produced by Stephen Ottner:-

  • Folk Ace Guest: Presented by Stephen Ottner with a guest selecting the music and chatting about music in their life.
    8pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month:  Latest programme here
    Next 9th June
  • Folk Ace Gigs Guide: Presented by Stephen Ottner
    Your guide to gigs coming in the next month in the area bounded by Oxford, Reading, Southampton and Swindon.
    8pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month:  Latest programme here
    Next 28th July
  • Gigs @ ACE Space:  Recorded and mixed by Mark Stafford.  Highlights from a gig at ACE Space.
    10pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month: Latest programme here
    Next 18th July
  • Shire Folk Showcase: Presented by Jonathon Roscoe & Graham Hobbs assisted by Stephen Ottner
    The co-editors of Shire Folk magazine bring you their pick of the latest CD’s (recently or not yet released).
    Quarterly, 9pm on the 5th Wednesday of the month: Latest programme here
    Next 29th July
  • ACE Space Special: Presented by Chris Martin, Richard Markham & Stephen Ottner. An annual review of gigs at ACE Space:  Latest programme here

For full details of broadcast dates/times, check the Kennet Radio schedule.

gigs @ ACE Space recorded and edited by Mark Stafford:

Guests who have already joined Stephen in the Kennet Radio studio can be found (and heard) here:

  • Andrew Bumphrey – promoter Marlborough Folk Roots, bringing the finest folk acts to Marlborough since 1999 
  • Duncan Chappell –  promoter Big Ginger Tom Music with gigs mainly at Harwell Village Hall 
  • Charlie Dore multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, comedy-improv
  • Digweeds – twins Dan and Tom.  Newbury based musicians 
  • Roz Firth – Froxfield based musician with a huge YouTube following
  • Brian Harrington – Newbury Weekly News gigs reviewer, Kennet Radio presenter
  • The People Versus (Jack Wilkinson & Alice Edwards) – Two members of the Oxford based 6 piece band
  • Maia Hendrickx – Newbury based musician and vocal coach.  Half of HendrickxRoy
  • Megan Henwood – Oxford based musician
  • Joe Hicks – Newbury based musician 
  • Graham Hobbs – Co-editor Shire Folk magazine
  • Gerry Hogan – Newbury based slide-guitarist with a worldwide reputation
  • Paul Hutchinson – Kevil based composer and accordionist of Bellshazzar’s Feast, Pagoda Project, Hover The Dog
  • Paul James – Inkpen based musician, member of Blowzabella
  • Mike Jolliffe – Newbury based music lover and supporter of live music
  • Adam Kotz – Newbury based actor, musician and chaiman of ACE Space
  • Cat McGill – Festival Director Folk Weekend: Oxford
  • Beth Paker – Andover based musician half of Ma Polaine’s Great Decline
  • Jonathan RoscoeCo-editor Shire Folk magazine
  • Calum RoyNewbury based musician and vocal coach.  Half of HendrickxRoy
  • Chris Samuel – choir leader, member of The Spooky Men’s Chorale
  • Paul Sartin – Whitchurch based musician, Bellowhead, Bellshazzar’sFeast, Faustus.  Music director Andover Loft Choir
  • Steady Habits (Sean Duggan, Jamie Dawson, Dave Kelly) – Members of Oxford based Americana/Country band (formerly of Loud Mountains)
  • Geoff Smith – Promoter ‘Oxford Music & Folk’
  • Mark T – Thatcham based musician
  • Ange Takats – Andover(ish) based musician
  • Tony Trigwell-Jones – Artistic Director of Arlington Arts now teacher at Mary Hare school
  • Mike Trottman – promoter Empty Rooms Promotions with gigs around Oxford and Witney
  • Blánid Vox – Irish musician who was based in Newbury before moving to London
  • Jon Wilks – Whitchurch based musician and music journalist
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