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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Explore the roots of Traditional Folk Song at The Met

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and The Full English present Folk Song in England Study Day, a one-day course for anyone with an interest in English folk song at The Met on Saturday 12 October from 10am to 4pm.

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Folk Song in England Study Day explores the roots and development of English folk song, and the essential part it played in communities across the country in the past, with the opportunity to hear rarely-played archival field recording of singers from up and down the country as well as archival film. The course is led by Steve Roud, author of The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore, The Penguin Guide to Superstitions of Britain & Ireland, The English Year and London Lore and Lore of the Playground.

 

The day is aimed primarily at those with little or no prior knowledge English Folk Song, but intermediate students will also find plenty to interest and entertain them. The focus will be on the historical, social and personal contexts of folk singing rather than its technical musical attributes. No musical ability is necessary, and no singing is required.

 

Folk Song in England Study Day is £10 for the day, including lunch. For more information or to book a place phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.