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Posted By: peregrina
04-Jan-09 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: RE: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
The Yorkshire Garland Folksong website
here is worth browsing through and listening to.

Mike Tickell's CD Warksburn is very special--he sings unaccompanied, but the CD includes accompaniments of various kinds, yet still conveys the real flavour of some special North Eastern regional songs.

The Blind Jack Henshaw's benefit CD has some wonderful traditional singing and songs, both accompanied and unaccompanied: singers include Dave Burland, Laura Hockenhull and John Greaves.

If you are interested in Appalachian traditional music (where some British ballads survived in oral tradition longer than in the British Isles) check out Smithsonian Folkways CD Dark Holler, or use their website or the digital library of Appalachia

I've found that the more I got to like traditional unaccompanied singing, the more some music I had previously enjoyed came to seem, at times, like food with artificial colours and e-numbers.