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This one-day course is aimed at those who want to learn more about the roots and development of traditional English folk music. Hear rarely-played field recordings of singers from across the country and watch archival film as you learn about the historical, social and personal contexts of folk singing. The course is inspired by The Full English, the world’s largest digital archive of traditional English folk song and dance music, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the English Folk Dance & Song Society. Led by renowned folklorist Steve Roud.
9.30am - Registration
10am - Introduction
10.15am - Setting the Scene: Definitions and descriptions
10.45am - Chronology: Chronological outline of the growth of a 'folk song consciousness'
11.30am - Break
11.45am - Broadsides and Print Traditions: The importance of print traditions
12.15pm - The Singers: Who sang folk songs?
1pm - Lunch
2pm - The Contexts: Where people sang
2.30pm - The Songs: Major categories and sub-genres, local songs
3.30pm - Break
3.45pm - Revival(s): Decline of traditional singing
4.15pm - Finding out more: Bibliography and Discography
4.30pm - Discussion