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Music From The People (1985)

BBC Radio 4 FM - Music from the People

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 12 June 1985 20.15
Sunday 31 August 1986 23.15

Music from the People

The first often programmes tracing the 20th-century revival of the English folk song.

1: Ain't Never Heard a Horse Sing!

'No nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.' (CECIL SHARP)

Music from the People is one of many definitions of the term 'folk song'. Another, attributed to Louis Armstrong , is that 'It's all folk song - I ain't never heard a horse sing!'

With Shirley Collins , Bob Copper , Vic Gammon , Maud Karpeles , Mattie Kay , Ewan MacColl , Ralph McTell , John Tams , Cyril Tawney and Ursula Vaughan Williams

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 19 June 1985 20.15
Sunday 7 September 1986 23.15

Music from the People

A series of ten programmes

2: The Golden Age of Collecting

Popular legend has it that the folk-song revival was born one summer afternoon early in the 20th century in a vicarage garden in Somerset. It is a story which does less than justice to what Ralph Vaughan Williams called 'The strong men before Agamemnon'.

With Dr Vic Gammon , Imogen Holst , Douglas Kennedy , Ursula Vaughan Williams and the words of LUCY BROADWOOD , CHARLES MARSON , CECIL SHARP and RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS. Read by PADDY GREEN and ARNOLD PETERS

With JOY NAYLOR (soprano) and HAROLD RICH (piano)

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 26 June 1985 20.15
Sunday 14 September 1986 23.15

Music from The People

3: Towards a National Music By 1905 the revival was under the effective leadership of Cecil Sharp , Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Lucy Broadwood - a woman of considerable influence. She had introduced
Vaughan Williams to folk music and was now to involve the flamboyant Australian composer Percy Grainger.

With John Tams , Percy Grainger, Douglas Kennedy , Ursula Vaughan Williams , Ewan MacColl , Karl Dallas and Mattie Kaye.

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 3 July 1985 20.15
Sunday 21 September 1986 23.15

Music from the People

The folk song revival in England

4: No More Folk Songs

'No Nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.' (CECIL SHARP)

In 1922 Cecil Sharp , who had been in poor health for many years, died. Ralph Vaughan
Williams, although still deeply involved in folk music, ceased his collecting activities. Many of the young men who would have replaced them had been killed in the First World War.
The Folk Society struggled on, with most members holding the view that all the best folk songs had been collected.

With Douglas Kennedy , Bob Arnold , Ursula Vaughan Williams , Bob Copper , Shirley Collins and Peter Kennedy

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 10 July 1985 20.15
Sunday 28 September 1986 23.15

Music from the People

5: Beyond the Rock Island Line In 1903 Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams both collected their first folk songs, starting what has become known as the Folk Song Revival in England. The second wave of this revival, dating from the 1950s, owes more to performance than composers. It was inspired not by classical musicians but by a banjo player in the Chris Barber Trad Jazz Band. His name was Lonnie Donegan.

With Johnny Handle, Wally Whyton, Cyril Tawney, Tony Davis , Shirley Collins and Ewan MacColl

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 17 July 1985 20.15
Sunday 5 October 1986 23.15

Music from the People:

6: England Sings

The 1950s and 60s were a boom time for folk music, the Radio Ballads, Come All Ye Bold Miners, and the Aldermaston Marches. A thousand folk clubs throughout the country provided a good living for professional folk singers.

With Ewan MacColl , A.L. Lloyd, Tony Davis , Karl Dallas, Cyril Tawney, Tom Paxton, Wally Whyton, Ian A. Anderson and John Tams.

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 24 July 1985 20.15
Sunday 12 October 1986 23.15

Music from the People

'No nation has a richer store of traditional music than England and none is more prone to under-value its heritage.'(CECIL SHARP)

7: Folk Song and Ballad

For over a quarter of a century the Folksong and Ballad Club in Newcastle upon Tyne has reflected the traditional musical heritage of Northumbria and Tyneside. Johnny Handle, one of the founder members, traces the development of this far from typical folk club.

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 31 July 1985 20.15
Sunday 19 October 1986 23.15

Music from the People

8: The Song Makers

The folk movement in the 50s looked beyond the songs of rural England to include industrial song, which had been virtually ignored by the early collectors. With Ewan MacColl , Cyril Tawney , Vin Garbutt ,
John Tams and Ralph McTell

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 7 August 1985 20.15
Sunday 26 October 1986 23.15

Music from the People

9: Electric Folk

The origins of electric folk go back to the mid-50s when singers were looking for fresh ways to accompany traditional songs. This area of the folk revival has taken the music both into the pop charts and the National Theatre.

With Shirley Collins , Karl Dallas and Ashley Hutchings

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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BBC Radio 4 FM
Wednesday 14 August 1985 20.15
Sunday 2 November 1986 23.15

Music from the People

The folk song revival in England 'No nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.'(CECIL SHARP)

10: English Folksong - Some More Conclusions

In echoing the title of the book English Folksong: Some Conclusions, written by Cecil Sharp in 1907, this final programme considers the state of folksong in England today - and in the future.

With Alistair Anderson , Shirley Collins , Vic Gammon Johnny Handle , Ashley Hutchings , Douglas Kennedy Peter Kennedy. Ewan MacColl Ralph McTell and John Tams

Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

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Files

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/n6q3z822m4wd9/Music_From_The_People_(1985)

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