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Posted By: Vic Smith
13-Sep-18 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
Subject: BBC programme from 1976 - British Folk
Here is my good friend Dave Arthur presenting a BBC Schools programme from 1976. He drew my attention to it in an email. It has recently appeared on Youtube. It was devised by Dave along with Bert Lloyd. It covers a great deal in 25 minutes and a lot of what the script says then still holds true and some of the clips of songs and tunes arer priceless:-
General Studies: The People's Music - Serious Folk (1976)

Here is the description that accompanies it on YouTube:-
Folk singer Dave Arthur presents this BBC Schools documentary examining the origins and development of folk music - from tradition verse through to rock-driven revival. First shown on BBC1 at 11.45am on Monday 5th November 1976.