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Minimalism Meets English/Irish Folk Music

Monday, June 02, 2014

For this New Sounds program, listen to music that is able to combine pattern music with folk music of the British Isles, both England and Ireland.  Hear something from the Penguin Cafe, which is Simon Jeffes' son, Arthur and crew, and something by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra as well.  Also, there's music from Spiro, a combination of folk-sounding instruments (violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin and accordion) in the service of systems music (a.k.a. minimalism.)  Plus, hear music by Daniel Figgis, and something from Dave Flynn and the talented Dublin Guitar Quartet.

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Terrance McKnight: Debussy, 'Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Not quite feeling Spring-ish? Listen to Terrance McKnight, WQXR weekday evening host. tell you why the song "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy - reminds him of Spring.

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Marc Garber: Electric Light Orchestra, 'Mr. Blue Sky'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Spring is in the air so let WNYC's Marc Garber explain to you why "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra is a great Spring reminder.

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Amy Eddings: Mike Errico, 'Springtime'

Friday, April 04, 2014

Not quite feeling Spring-ish? Listen to Amy Eddings, local host of “All Things Considered,” tell you why the song "Springtime" by Mike Errico reminds her of Spring.

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New Sounds

Minimalism Meets English/Irish Folk Music

Friday, February 22, 2013

For this New Sounds program, listen to music that is able to combine pattern music with folk music of the British Isles, both England and Ireland.  Hear something from the Penguin Cafe, which is Simon Jeffes' son, Arthur and crew, and something by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra as well.  Also, there's music from Spiro, a combination of folk-sounding instruments (violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin and accordion) in the service of systems music (a.k.a. minimalism.)  Plus, hear music by Daniel Figgis, and something from Dave Flynn and the talented Dublin Guitar Quartet.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Richard Dyer-Bennet's Living Tradition of American Minstrelsy

Monday, September 17, 2012

WNYC

WNYC's American Music Festival features Richard Dyer-Bennet in his all-too-brief heyday, before betrayal and political accusations would derail his career, in this 1945 studio appearance.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Doc Watson Philadelphia Folk Festival circa 1970

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WNYC

Join the Archives department in celebrating the life of Doc Watson with this rare interview and performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

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New Sounds

New Music, Folk Roots

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to some new music with folk roots, and unexpected folk collaborations.  There's music by Howard Skempton, the English minimalist, using "Wild Colonial Boy" in his piece "The Durham Strike."  Then listen to Jim Moray doing "Two Sisters," Tom Waits doing "Two Sisters," and Julia Wolfe's "Cruel Sister," based on the same song.

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Soundcheck

The Real Bob Dylan

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

John Schaefer on where Bob Dylan is REALLY from. 

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