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GUEST,Hootenanny the uk folk revival in 2019 (330* d) RE: the uk folk revival in 2019 10 Oct 19


The thing that introduced people here in the UK to folk music that were not fans was Skiffle courtesy of Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber and their version of a Leadbelly song. I am sure that you already know that.

Skiffle clubs started up and some morphed into folk clubs, some to rock.

Ewan, Peggy and Alan Lomax jumped on the wagon and formed and recorded as part of a skiffle group which included a couple of jazz musicians.

One club in London became the Ballads & Blues Club. Ewan & Peggy became residents.

In my opinion without skiffle Ewan might have found it hard to find an audience and probably never have met Peggy.

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