From the Library: 60 Years of English Folk

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 6 November, 2010

Today Elrik Merlin surveys the world of classic English folk music from the last 60 years or so, with artists ranging from the Fairports, Pentangle, and the Incredible String Band to current artists like Kate Rusby. However the emphasis is largely on earlier and traditional material. “You’ll hear a lot of music from the classic days of the 1970s folk revival today,” he says. “There are even some seasonal references (no, I don’t mean 14 versions of Tam Lin. There are only about five). And as usual I’ve thrown in a few antiques & curios, such as folk interpretations of Beatles songs.”

Then don’t forget to tune in at 11am and 7pm Pacific (6pm and 2am in the UK this week only as transatlantic clocks are out of sync until tomorrow) for the ZBS Radio Hour. We’ll be airing the final episode of Ruby 3: The Invisible World and before that the latest instalment of Jack Flanders’ adventure Dreams of Rio.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in-world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are asked to tune in using this link:

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.


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