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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
07-Feb-23 - 06:50 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2023
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
BBC Sounds Radio 4 7 February 2023 In Time to the Music; The House of the Rising Sun

The third episode explores the journey of The House of the Rising Sun - was it based on a 17th-century broadside ballad that travelled from northern England to the Appalachian Mountains in the US? Some version of it or a similar ballad passed down through generations until it was captured in a recording by celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax in the 1930s. It was a key song in the folk revival of the 1960s before becoming a hit for The Animals in 1964. The programme also examines other music that has travelled through time.

Featuring musicologists Professor Laura Tunbridge, Professor Richard Dumbrill, singer Ian Shaw and pianist and educator Gareth Williams. Written and Presented by Andrew McGibbon