Today sees the launch of Share Music, a new radio station focused on providing round-the-clock folk music.
The new online and app-based music channel is part of Share Radio, the national money and business station. The station is dedicated to instrumental folk music, whilst also featuring short news bulletins from Share Radio on the top of each hour during working days.
To mark the arrival of Share Music, website visitors and listeners (www.sharemusic.me) can apply for a free book celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday, offered in partnership with Bible Society.
Share Radio and Share Music’s Managing Director Gavin Oldham said: "Folk music is becoming increasingly popular and we're not aware of any other channel that is dedicated to instrumental folk from across the world. As an online and app based channel centred wholly on instrumental folk music, we expect to build an international audience of folk music lovers. We're also delighted to be working with Bible Society to offer this great new book free to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday."
Music will include:
- English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish folk music
- International folk, such as African harp music
- Legendary American guitarists such as Leo Kottke and Etta Baker
For further information please contact:
Victoria Robinson/Sophie Lanning
0207 360 7878
Share Radio/Share Music
Notes to Editors
About Share Music
Share Music is anew 24 hour online and app-based music station dedicated to providing instrumental folk music, whilst also featuring short news bulletins from Share Radio on the top of each hour during working days. Share Music is part of Share Radio, the new national money and business station. Share Music is available internationally online at www.sharemusic.me and via the Share Music app, which also displays track information. Share Music is also an associate member of the Association of Festival Organisers.
About Bible Society
Bible Society is working in over 200 countries and has a global mission to offer the Bible to every man, woman and child. The Bible Society believe that when people engage with the scriptures lives can be changed for good. HM The Queen is the Patron of Bible Society.
About ‘The Servant Queen’
This beautifully illustrated tribute focuses on the Queen's own words to draw out the central role of her trust in Jesus Christ in shaping her life and work, offering us an inspiring multi-faceted insight into a life well lived for others.
Monarch and mother, grandmother and most photographed person on the planet, senior citizen who works over 40 hours a week, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, who feeds her own dogs, the Queen's remarkable life of service to nation and Commonwealth has made her one of the most admired people in the world. But what is the source of her inspiration and strength in good times and tough times?
About Share Radio
Share Radio is the UK’s only radio station dedicated to providing information on money and investment matters for people across the United Kingdom. Share Radio is a talk-based station aimed at a broad audience, everyone from consumers looking for the best deals and information through to City professionals. The station aims to demystify finance by entertaining and educating its listeners. Regular programmes include Morning Money, Investment Perspectives, Consuming Issues and The Evening Show. The station is the home to presenters and journalists including award-winning Broadcast Journalist of the Year' Sarah Pennells and consumer champion Georgie Frost, This is Money’s Simon Lambert and Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher, recently shortlisted in the Financial Broadcast Journalist of the Year category at the 2015 Headlinemoney Media Awards. Share Radio was also nominated in the 2015 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards for Innovation of the Year.
Share Radio has partnered with The Open University Business School (OUBS) to host the exclusive radio broadcast audio version of the successful financial education course Managing My Money. The partnership forms a key part of Share Radio’s vision to help people become more confident in handling money.
Share Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available nationally on DAB and on broadband at www.shareradio.co.uk. Listeners may need to retune to hear the station, and they can also download the Share Radio App from the Apple and Android App stores or listen in to Radioplayer and Tune-in radio player Apps.