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Folk Tunes and Englishness

In this 3-part series, Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians, researchers and music collectors about English folk music in history, in performance today, and what it means for music to be 'English'.

In this series you will hear from Becky Price, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney, Matt Coatsworth, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Alan Lamb, Marie Bashiru, Jeremy Barlow, Nicola Beazley, Stewart Hardy, and Tom Kitching. Each episode includes discussion as well as musical demos and recordings provided by the musicians.

Alice Little is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) at the University of Oxford and the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 A history of English folk tunes Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians and music collectors Jeremy Barlow, Matt Coatsworth, and Becky Price about the history of English folk music, and what makes it so 'English'. Alice Little, Jeremy Barlow, Matt Coatsworth, Becky Price 26 Apr 2021
2 English folk tunes in performance today Musicians Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron, and Alan Lamb join Dr Alice Little to discuss English folk music in performance today. Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron, Alan Lamb, Alice Little 03 May 2021
3 English folk tunes, borders, nationalism and race Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians and researchers Cohen Braithwaite- Kilcoyne, Nicola Beazley, Stewart Hardy, Tom Kitching, and Marie Bashiru about the borders of English folk music - regionally, racially, and conceptually. Alice Little, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Nicola Beazley, Stewart Hardy 10 May 2021