Paul Carey

But for a chance encounter and an interview on the station, I would not have thought of becoming a radio presenter.  Talking on Meridian FM about one of my folky hobbies, Morris dancing (yes, Morris dancing) got me thinking that we needed to expand peoples’ horizons and tap into the thriving Sussex and Surrey folk scene. 

Being half of the presenter line up for The Folk Shed, a monthly folk dance and music programme, has become a really interesting and exciting part of my increasingly scarce free time.  When not working I am often involved in some sort of folk activity.  Being involved in two separate Morris sides; Ashdown Forest Morris Men and Spirimawgus, visiting various folk music and dance sessions, and practicing my own (limited) singing and music repertoire, takes up a lot of time.  Folk Shed is a natural extension of all that.

I am an engineer by training and carry on a full time job in which I do a lot of driving, giving me plenty of time to practice my singing, but no chance to play my whistle!

Folk music isn’t all that I do; helping looking after alpacas, sheep, ferrets and an old VW campervan for my girlfriend means I rarely sit still, but who wants to do that?