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Composing in the folk tradition
Composing in the folk tradition

Duration: 02:12

A composer explains why he prefers to write music for 'traditional' musicians.

 
Shanties and Sea Songs With Gareth Malone (pt 2/2)
Shanties and Sea Songs With Gareth Malone (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:03

Choral expert and music educationalist Gareth Malone explores and performs sea shanties in a light house led by a local singer.

 
Shanties and Sea Songs With Gareth Malone (pt1)
Shanties and Sea Songs With Gareth Malone (pt1)

Duration: 05:14

Choral expert Gareth Malone explores and performs songs of the sea and sea shanties on a sailing ship led by an old musical sailor.

 
Sheffield folk carols – from church to pub
Sheffield folk carols – from church to pub

Duration: 08:31

We used to have a rich catalogue of folk carols dating back to medieval times. Many of these have disappeared but there are pockets of the country where folk carols are still enjoyed.

 
The Northumbrian pipes
The Northumbrian pipes

Duration: 03:08

A folk musician talks about making music on the Northumbrian pipes.

 
Understanding madrigals
Understanding madrigals

Duration: 01:52

Conductor and Radio 3 presenter Robert Hollingworth tells the story of 'Fair Phyllis' - an English madrigal by John Farmer.

 

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