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The Ear Has To Travel #26: The Ballad of the Folk-Song Collector

16 September 2019

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In this episode, The Ear Has To Travel goes to the root of songwriting as an essentially narrative art form, as we explore folk music from the British Isles. Send your ears on a trip that includes Scottish Waulking Songs, Sean-nós singing, Ewan McColl, Seán Ó Riada, Fairport Convention, Led Zep, The Beatles, PJ Harvey, Fionn Regan, Kate Rusby, and many more.

Playlist

Nan Buchanan & Group – Gur e mo ghille dubh-dhonn
Seosamh Ó hÉanaí – Róisín Dubh
Alan Lomax and the Ramblers (August 6, 1956) – The Barnyards of Delgaty
The Bothy Band – Fionnghuala
Seán Ó Riada with Seán Ó Sé and Ceoltóirí Chualann – Binn Luisín Aerach a'Bhrogha
Fairport Convention – Tam Lin
Gráda – Pretty Polly
Kate Rusby – The Cobbler’s Daughter
Nick Drake – At the Chime of a City Clock
Van Morrison – Cyprus Avenue
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles – Penny Lane
Led Zeppelin with Sandy Denny – The Battle of Evermore
Horslips – Dearg Doom
PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose
Fionn Regan – The Lake District
Radiohead – Lift
Kate Rusby – The Village Green Preservation Society

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