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A history of English folk tunes

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Duration: 0:30:13 | Added: 26 Apr 2021
Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians and music collectors Jeremy Barlow, Matt Coatsworth, and Becky Price about the history of English folk music, and what makes it so 'English'.

From seventeenth-century Playford to twenty-first century Boldwood, the speakers look primarily at instrumental music and discuss the migration of tunes around the world, how they are played, their use in dance, varying instrumentation and the restrictions that brings, and how tune titles relate to each other.

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