Early Music and the Folk Revival

The English folk revival and medieval music scenes overlapped in the 1960s and 70s, resulting in a distinctive approach to early music that continues to this day. On this edition of New Sounds, hear some of these intersections of folk and early music, featuring fiddler Dave Swarbrick, "first lady of folk" Shirley Collins, Davey Graham, early music band leader Philip Pickett, and The Albion Dance Band.

PROGRAM # 2262, Early Music and the Folk Revival (First aired on Tues., 3/16/04)





Albion Dance Band

The Prospect Before Us

Horse's Brawl [3:30]

Hannibal #1403** www.rykodisc.com*

Shirley Collins & Davey Graham

Folk Roots, New Routes

Pretty Saro [4:00]

Righteous#GDC-001, reissued in 1999 on Topic records #820, available at Amazon.com*

John Renbourn

The Lady and the Unicorn

Trotto [2:00]

Shanachie #97022 Available at Amazon.com*

Shirley Collins & David Munrow

Anthems In Eden

Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene [4:30]

HARVEST Heritage CDEMS 1477, later reissued by Beat Goes On #442 Amazon.com*

Albion Dance Band

The Prospect Before Us

La Sexte Estampie Real [3:00]

See above.



La Belle C'est Endormir [11:00]

Green Linnet #3050 www.greenlinnet.com

Philip Pickett & Richard Thompson

The Bones of All Men

Passo E Mezo [10:00]

Hannibal #1416 www.rykodisc.com

John Kirkpatrick, Ashley Hutchings, et al.

The Compleat Dancing Master

Stantipes/Trotto [4:30]

Fledgling#3038 www.thebeesknees.com

Dave Swarbrick

English Fiddler

The Pepperpot/Banksie [3:30]

Naxos World #76045** www.naxosworld.com

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