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Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops

ChrisJBrady 21 Jan 13 - 09:33 AM
Vic Smith 21 Jan 13 - 09:59 AM
Owen Woodson 21 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM
Jack Campin 21 Jan 13 - 11:29 AM
Vic Smith 21 Jan 13 - 01:27 PM
Owen Woodson 22 Jan 13 - 06:26 AM
theleveller 22 Jan 13 - 06:40 AM
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Subject: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: ChrisJBrady
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 09:33 AM

Tapping the Source

3 February 2013

1pm – 5pm

A rich afternoon of journeying back into early 20th century folk song
and contemporary interpretations, curated by Bellowhead's Pete Flood.
Featuring a range of special guests and opportunities to join in.

Folk music has captured the imaginations of many over the ages -
collectors, composers, ethnomusicologists and pop singers. In the UK,
an influential generation including Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan
Williams and Percy Grainger devoted their careers to collecting and
reflecting the music of the people in the early years of the 20th
century. They were among the first to use recording technology in the
field, and many of their wax cylinders survive to this day.

During the afternoon, early recordings of folk music are played
alongside performances of some of the classical pieces they
influenced, and also a rich range of contemporary interpretations of
the same songs, in an attempt to chart some of the changing faces of
folk music over the course of the last century.

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The Rise of Nationalism

Saturday 2 February

Events from 10am - 6pm

Explore the scientific, cultural and historical themes that changed
the political and musical map of Europe. View the Full Weekend
Listings for a detailed timetable.

Go from intimate discussions to films to talks with some of the
greatest thinkers of our time. Activities throughout the day
include...

NOISE BITES

Noise Bites give you an intense, whistle-stop tour through the
need-to-know topics from this weekend. These could include:

A return to nature - the world of William Morris.

Did the invention of the recording cylinder bring folk music to the
fore or just let composers steal other people's ideas?

Why was this the time right to preserve and protect forever, for
everyone?

Discuss the founding of the National Trust

Eugenics - the 'self direction of human evolution' or a shady science?

IN-DEPTH

Join top speakers for in-depth discussions of the fundamental
questions of early 20th century. An example of topics that we're
discussing throughout the weekend include:

Professor Christopher Clark from Cambridge University outlines the
history of this volatile period.

How and why did composers embrace their folk traditions? Tom Service,
The Guardian's music critic, tells us.

Virginia Woolf expert Professor Rachel Bowlby discusses the Bloomsbury
Group's most iconic member.

A green and pleasant land - what does the idea of England mean?
Professor Patrick Wright investigates.

Richard Price and Daniele Pantano consider the indelible effect of the
Great War on European poetry.

LISTEN TO THIS

Don't know where to start? Let our industry experts bring music to
life in these beginner's guides. This session is led by The
Telegraph's classical music critic Ivan Hewett.

PLUS

Activities and events all over the site allowing you to get the full
flavour of this exciting time of change.

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A weekend pass offers you the best way to plunge into the 20th century
head-first.

A ONE-DAY PASS IS £15*
A WEEKEND PASS IS £25*
*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes

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Special Early Bird price of £12 for any day pass or £20 for any
weekend pass if booked before midnight on Thursday 31 January.

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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 09:59 AM

On Saturday 2nd Feb, Shirley Collins is giving a brand new talk at the Purcell Rooms, Queen Elizabeth Hall, as part of The Rest Is Noise series.
The Outskirts Of Culture explores the work of women collectors who were contemporaries of Cecil Sharp.
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/the_rise_of_nationalism_full_weekend_listings.pdf

Will Shirley's talk be arty-farty or nationalistic? I think not.

The weekend also includes talks and/or performance by
Port Isaac's
Fisherman's Friends
+ Show of Hands
Dunajska Kapelye
... lots of good interesting free performance as well. Two gigs prevent us going
with Miranda Sykes
Kathryn Tickell


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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM

If you can't get to see The Miraculous Circumstance, one of the films being presented that weekend, it's available on Youtube . It's about Bartok's activities as a folklorist and presented by Bert Lloyd and it's absolutely spellbinding. Definitely one of Bert's best.


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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 11:29 AM

Virginia Woolf expert Professor Rachel Bowlby discusses the Bloomsbury Group's most iconic member.

Why? What's she got to do with the other stuff?

(and I wonder what she would have had to say about being described as "iconic"?)


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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: Vic Smith
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 01:27 PM

Owen Woodson

The Miraculous Circumstance, just watched on Youtube, is unbelievably beautiful. Many, many thanks for pointing it out. I shall have to find time to watch it all again tomorrow. No credits at the end - was this a film made for the BBC.

It brought back memories of time spent listening to this music in the Transyvanian valleys near the Hungarian border in the early 1990s


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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 06:26 AM

Vic,

It was indeed made by the Beeb. One of quite a number made with Bert around that time (1970s), including Song of Maramures (Rumania); a programme about British folk customs, which included footage of the annual Liverpool TUC May Day rally; and a programme about industrial folksong.

I was about to add there were others, when I remembered a doc called Still We Sing, about the Hebridean traditiion and a doc about Doc, Watson that is.

The pity of it was that these were in the days before video recorders, although I did record the soundtracks of most of them.

I don't know whether any of these made it onto Youtube. I must have a look when I've got a minute.


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Subject: RE: Arty Farty Folk & Nationlism Workshops
From: theleveller
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 06:40 AM

Sounds like an interesting weekend and pretty good value at £25. Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near London so I won't be going.


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