Folk Roots, New Routes
Series celebrating traditional British folk music. The 60s saw a boom when the hippie generation adapted folk to appeal to a wider audience.
Second of three programmes celebrating the traditional folk music of the British Isles. The 60s saw a boom when the hippie generation repackaged folk to appeal to a wider audience. Folk guitarists like Bert Jansch and Davy Graham led the way while The Watersons and Anne Briggs explored the English tradition. Donovan sailed into the charts and Fairport Convention changed folk forever by inventing folk rock. Contributors include Richard Thompson, Norma Waterson and Roy Harper.