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New Folk

I was going to get on my new bike today (more anon), but the weather forecast was poor, so I settled down to a lot of BBC Four’s recent Folk Britannia season that I’d saved on my PVR.
First up were a couple of concerts from Celtic Connections in Glasgow. They’re all available to view on the website. Plenty of new artists like Les Yeux Noirs, Crooked Still and Eivør to discover.
Then to the Folk Britannia series proper starting from the fifties revival and Ewan MacCall (father of Kirsty who pops up in episode 3), through the sixties with lots of Martin Carthy (father of Eliza) and through to the current revival. Great stuff, and now I have a massive “to get” CD list.