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Thread #125726   Message #2794497
Posted By: EnglishFolkfan
22-Dec-09 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Keeping Tradition Alive at Christmas
Subject: RE: Keeping Tradition Alive at Christmas
Well I really enjoyed listening last night, these full voiced singing rousing chorused Carols are what make the Seasonal mood for me. Was lucky enough to live on the SW edge of Sheffield for a number of years and that's where I was introduced to the' Tradition'.

Three more to look forward to and then 2 hours of archive to keep and listen at leisure or share and enlighten others.

Good production on this first episode, and a brilliant choice of using 'big name' Folk Artists talking knowledgeably and passionately about 'theirs and our' music.

Castleton Singing tradition also explored on this BBC Radio programme Music Matters A Midlands Christmas available on iPlayer here:

and Website with more info & videos here:

Info on this gained from a msg from JoGBradford elsewhere. I've listenagained and loved the broad sweep approach but the intimate gem interviews made it. A great record of the enthusiasm people do have for all kinds of music: Super ~ the phrase 'put the music where the people are don't drag people into temples'.

One knew it was the lovely Bella Hardy at the first note!