English Folk Tunes, Borders, Nationalism, and Race | Podcast Series | Episode 3

Folk Tunes and Englishness Cover Art by Simon Reid depicting a drawing of a symbolised oak tree with a hare and a squirrel sitting at the bottom of the trunk playing the accordion and the violin respectively.

Cover Art by Simon Reid

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 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.

From the traditions of the North East to those of the North West, from Scottish musicians in England to the influences of Irish immigration, this episode features recordings of a range of folk music (including previously unreleased tracks) in addition to the discussion.


You can read more about Alice Little's Knowledge Exchange project on her TORCH webpage.