From the Library: British Folk Expressions

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by Elrik Merlin on Thursday, 19 March, 2009

Today on From the Library we’re continuing yesterday’s folk music theme, but expanding our view to include the whole of Britain. In an eclectic mix from the genre today, we’ll be featuring music from all the nominated artists for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 plus all the finalists for the Young Folk Award 2009.

In addition, we’ll be including a wide spread of folk music from around these islands, including some well-known artists – Waterson/Carthy and Chumbawamba for example – and some lesser-known, such as Mawkin Causley and Magpie Lane. And an enormous amount more, covering the whole gamut of folk music topics – from love and loss to politics and protest.

Special thanks today to Saffia Widdershins, my colleague on the Meta Makeover TV show, who helped choose a good deal of the material for today’s programme, which also includes some artists from her part of the country.

From the Library is produced in conjunction with the Caledon Library; today’s programme was produced by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to it on our Main Stream as follows:

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