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Posted By: GUEST,Joe G
19-Aug-18 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
A good, though not recent, example. My earliest experience of folk music was based around the mining songs of the north east. I loved those songs and still do. The Whiskey Priests took those songs, keeping the lyrics and melodies intact and put them into a folk rock context. They played those songs to thousands, perhaps millions of people across Europe. Many of those people I suspect may have grown to love folk music through their exposure to the songs in a different setting.

Incidentally the WP are staging a few reunion gigs around the country and I am very much looking forward to seeing them at Musicport Festival in Whitby in October - a great festival which celebrates music from across the world