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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
12-Sep-17 - 07:18 AM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
BBC RADIO BALLADS The Travelling People first transmitted on 17 April 1964

The final radio ballad took as its subject the gypsy and tinker population of Britain. The bulk of the recording fell to MacColl and Seeger, who were already familiar with traveller families from earlier collecting sessions.

They spent almost a month in tents, kitchens and caravans, at horse fairs and around campfires in Glasgow, Blairgowrie, Montrose and Aberdeen, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Birmingham, London, Hampshire and Dorset.

Songs written by MacColl include The Moving On Song (Go! Move! Shift!) and The Thirty Foot Trailer.