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Eliza Carthy

New Sounds

Ballads From the UK - Female Voices

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Listen to beautiful and haunting English & Scottish ballads sung by women on this New Sounds program. Hear the Furrow Collective, which is the Emily Portman trio together with Alasdair Roberts, performing “Demon Lover” to the accompaniment of musical saw. Also, listen to the great English vocalist June Tabor featured on a record by Andrew Cronshaw from the early 1980’s.  Then, listen to the Philadelphia sextet Espers take on the traditional “Rosemary Lane,” along with music from Steeleye Span, the Unthanks, and Eliza Carthy. And more.

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Bright Phoebus

Saturday, November 02, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll explore a whole treasure trove of music by various generations of “folk revivalists” with bleak ballads, poetic lyrics and close harmonies, including some brushes with other “folk royalty.” Plus, we’ll sample from various folk traditions, new arrangements of well-known folk tunes, extensions of folk traditions, and more.

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Folk is the Roots

Saturday, October 05, 2013

There's a new generation of musicians coming from classical or rock finding inspiration in olde English folksongs, love songs and murder ballads.   It's another round of mining the old for the new, which hearkens back to the 1960's, when English outfits like Pentagle and Fairport convention looked back to traditional folk songs.  For this New Sounds, listen to arrangements of folk tunes by Jim Moray, Emily Portman, and the Juice Vocal Ensemble, to name a few.

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New Sounds

Bright Phoebus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the wake of the recent passing of Mike Waterson, we’ll explore a whole treasure trove of music by various generations of “folk revivalists” with bleak ballads, poetic lyrics and close harmonies, including some brushes with other “folk royalty.” Plus, we’ll sample from various folk traditions, new arrangements of well-known folk tunes, extensions of folk traditions, and more.

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New Sounds

Folk is the Roots

Monday, September 17, 2012

There's a new generation of musicians coming from classical or rock finding inspiration in olde English folksongs, love songs and murder ballads.   It's another round of mining the old for the new, which hearkens back to the 1960's, when English outfits like Pentagle and Fairport convention looked back to traditional folk songs.  For this New Sounds, listen to arrangements of folk tunes by Jim Moray, Emily Portman, and the Juice Vocal Ensemble, to name a few.

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New Sounds

Folk is the Roots

Thursday, May 26, 2011

There's a new generation of musicians coming from classical or rock finding inspiration in olde English folksongs, love songs and murder ballads.   It's another round of mining the old for the new, which hearkens back to the 1960's, when English outfits like Pentagle and Fairport convention looked back to traditional folk songs.  For this New Sounds, listen to arrangements of folk tunes by Jim Moray, Emily Portman, and the Juice Vocal Ensemble, to name a few.

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