Episode #2679

New Folk Routes

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Names like "freak folk" and "folktronica" have been used to try to describe yet another generation of musicians falling under the sway of the British tradition of murder ballads, broadsides, and the like. We’ll hear old favorites like Vashti Bunyan and Fairport Convention, as well as newcomers like Tunng and Espers on this New Sounds.

PROGRAM #2679, Nu-folk (First aired on Thursday, 5/17/07)





Vashti Bunyan

Folk Off! - compiled by Rob da Bank (digital edition)

Here Before [2:00]

Sunday Best / Vital:PIAS Digital Download at Emusic.com


The Weed Tree

Rosemary Lane [4:30]

locust 73
Download at Emusic.com or available at www.iodadigital.com

Fairport Convention

Liege & Lief

Reynardine [4:40]

Tzadik #7194**
A&M #SP-4257,
Reissued on CD in 1990; available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Fern Knight

Music for Witches & Alchemists

Song for Ireland [4:00]

VHF #101 www.vhfrecords.com


This is... Tunng: Mothers Daughter and other Tales

Fair Doreen [1:30]

Static Caravan VAN 88 www.staticcaravan.org www.tunng.co.uk


John Barleycorn Must Die

John Barleycorn [6:30]

Island #548541 Available at Amazon.com*


Comments of the Inner Chorus

Sweet William [3:30]

Full Time Hobby #019 www.tunng.co.uk

Lewis & Clarke

Blasts of Holy Birth

Comfort Inn [7:00]

La Societe Expeditionnaire #006 www.la-soc.com


The Weed Tree

Blue Mountain [5:00]

See above.

The Knitters

The Modern Sounds of the Knitters

Little Margaret [3:00]

Zoe #1057 www.rounder.com

Robin Williamson

The Iron Stone

The Iron Stone, excerpt [2:00]

ECM #1969 www.ecmrecords.com

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