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BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'

GUEST,GMGough 18 Aug 13 - 07:10 AM
GMGough 18 Aug 13 - 08:09 AM
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Subject: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: GUEST,GMGough
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 07:10 AM

2013-08-17 BBC Radio 3
Twenty Minutes "I Will Wear The Green Willow"

Dr Fay Hield, ethnomusicologist and singer, explores the way the willow as a badge of forsaken love appears in traditional song

Now on BBC iPlayer until 24th August 2013
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038kypk/

The "Twenty Minutes" broadcast begins about 18 minutes into this iplayer clip which is 50 minutes in total.

BBC Notes:

The second half of this afternoon's Prom concert begins with the Willow Song from Otello. But it is not Verdi's, nor Shakespeare's work. The song Desdemona sings is a folksong of some antiquity. Its earliest appearance in print was in1583, when Thomas Dallis included the tune in his Lute Book. Willow, Willow is one of a number of folksongs that Shakespeare knew well and incorporated into his plays. His audience knew them, too, and understood their motifs and symbols.

Dr Fay Hield, ethnomusicologist and singer, explores the way the willow as a badge of forsaken love appears in traditional song. Remember Steeleye Span's hit All Around My Hat ? With quotations and musical illustrations drawn from recordings and performed by her and Jon Boden, fiddle player and singer with the hugely successful folk big band, Bellowhead.

Producer: Julian May.

    Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 3:40PM Sat, 17 Aug 2013
    Available until 4:02PM Sat, 24 Aug 2013
    First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 3:40PM Sat, 17 Aug 2013


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Subject: RE: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: GMGough
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 08:09 AM

Sorry, the blue clicky doesn't seem to work.
Try this non-blue cut-and-paste url:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038kypk

G.


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Subject: RE: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: Reinhard
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 08:25 AM

Or use this link: Twenty Minutes - I Will Wear the Green Willow

( You forgot to start your link with http:// and without that a browser assumes the link refers to the current webserver, i.e. Mudcat )

Anyway, it's a very nice and informative programme well sung by Fay and Jon. Thank you very much for telling us of it!


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Subject: RE: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 10:38 AM

Indeed: most enjoyable. Thank you.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: JHW
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 03:34 PM

Excellent. Thank you. Praise to Fay and to the BBC on this occasion bringing the complexity of folk music to the R3 audience who expect this depth of information.
Alas easy listening R2 folk.


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Subject: RE: BBC R3 'I Will Wear The Green Willow'
From: Rumncoke
Date: 18 Aug 13 - 04:49 PM

I heard this at Sidmouth - they didn't know either that 'swim' in the old sense means 'to float' - so a dead body could swim if not weighted down.


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