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Howff on Thursday

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub.

Welcome to The Howff, Bella’s lounge for the lockdown.

Tonight’s Howff includes a flashback to 2017 where Karine Polwart is singing King of Birds from her amazing album Traces – King of birds performed live at Schottenfest 2017.

Karine is helping to promote Folk on Foot a virtual folk festival on Easter Bank Holiday Monday which supports musicians who’ve lost their livelihoods during the coronavirus lockdown. Check it out here. Follow them at @folkonfoot

We also have Groove On 10 featuring John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith, Funkadelic, Mogwai, the Beatie Boys, and the Chemikal Brothers.

Finally we have a Bella exclusive – Kid Carpet’s cover of Van Halen’s Jump with a bit of help from Ivor Cutler.

Hear more at Kid Carpet.


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