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ChrisJBrady Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops (7) Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops 21 Jan 13

Tapping the Source

3 February 2013

1pm 5pm

A rich afternoon of journeying back into early 20th century folk song
and contemporary interpretations, curated by Bellowhead's Pete Flood.
Featuring a range of special guests and opportunities to join in.

Folk music has captured the imaginations of many over the ages -
collectors, composers, ethnomusicologists and pop singers. In the UK,
an influential generation including Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan
Williams and Percy Grainger devoted their careers to collecting and
reflecting the music of the people in the early years of the 20th
century. They were among the first to use recording technology in the
field, and many of their wax cylinders survive to this day.

During the afternoon, early recordings of folk music are played
alongside performances of some of the classical pieces they
influenced, and also a rich range of contemporary interpretations of
the same songs, in an attempt to chart some of the changing faces of
folk music over the course of the last century.


The Rise of Nationalism

Saturday 2 February

Events from 10am - 6pm

Explore the scientific, cultural and historical themes that changed
the political and musical map of Europe. View the Full Weekend
Listings for a detailed timetable.

Go from intimate discussions to films to talks with some of the
greatest thinkers of our time. Activities throughout the day


Noise Bites give you an intense, whistle-stop tour through the
need-to-know topics from this weekend. These could include:

A return to nature - the world of William Morris.

Did the invention of the recording cylinder bring folk music to the
fore or just let composers steal other people's ideas?

Why was this the time right to preserve and protect forever, for

Discuss the founding of the National Trust

Eugenics - the 'self direction of human evolution' or a shady science?


Join top speakers for in-depth discussions of the fundamental
questions of early 20th century. An example of topics that we're
discussing throughout the weekend include:

Professor Christopher Clark from Cambridge University outlines the
history of this volatile period.

How and why did composers embrace their folk traditions? Tom Service,
The Guardian's music critic, tells us.

Virginia Woolf expert Professor Rachel Bowlby discusses the Bloomsbury
Group's most iconic member.

A green and pleasant land - what does the idea of England mean?
Professor Patrick Wright investigates.

Richard Price and Daniele Pantano consider the indelible effect of the
Great War on European poetry.


Don't know where to start? Let our industry experts bring music to
life in these beginner's guides. This session is led by The
Telegraph's classical music critic Ivan Hewett.


Activities and events all over the site allowing you to get the full
flavour of this exciting time of change.


A weekend pass offers you the best way to plunge into the 20th century

*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes

Early Bird Tickets

Special Early Bird price of 12 for any day pass or 20 for any
weekend pass if booked before midnight on Thursday 31 January.

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