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beachcomber UK 60s Folk Club Boom? (1167* d) RE: UK 60s Folk Club Boom? 04 Mar 19


Remember the old BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME used to broadcast a Sunday morning show in the early 1950s, with recordings of folk singers from around the country side of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The programme was titled "AS I RODE OUT" and,in fact, the signature tune was a recording of Sarah Maken from Keady, Co. Armagh in N.I. singing "As I rode out on a May morning". This lady was the mother of Tommy Makem who sang and played banjo with the Clancy Brothers.
I do not remember if any singers or musicians from the Irish Republic were included but I feel that they were not. Growing up in rural Ireland I was quite used to hearing the Sean Nos style of singing as well as the old adapted humourous songs, from Music Hall and Irish American sources.
Perhaps it is wrong to call the latter kind "Irish" , maybe Anglo-Irish would be more appropriate but they were welcomed at weddings, Christenings and even some wakes around where I lived. The tradition of singing and entertaining carried them with it.




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