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Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland

Live at the BBC Proms: Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with folk musicians Sam Lee, Julie Fowlis, The Unthanks, ALAW and Jarleth Henderson.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell. Folk music around Britain and Ireland, with Sam Lee, Julie Fowlis, The Unthanks, ALAW and Jarleth Henderson.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Sam Lee and Julie Fowlis.

Interval: Proms Plus:
Gillian Clarke is a former National Poet of Wales and winner of the Queen's Medal for Poetry. New Generation Thinker Dr Peter Mackay is from the Island of Lewis and an expert in Scots and Irish poetry. They discuss the folklore and oral traditions that have entertained and educated adults and children in these islands throughout millennia. Presented by New Generation Thinker Corin Throsby.

In a Prom that celebrates the history and evolution of the folk music scene in Britain and Ireland, the BBC Concert Orchestra collaborates with some of the folk world's leading musicians who are pushing the boundaries of traditional music, and bringing with them a new breed of folk fan.

With performers from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, this Prom reflects the diversity of a genre of music that, while steeped in tradition, is constantly evolving and reinventing itself through the generations.

2 hours, 44 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Aug 2018 19:30

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Scarborough Fair/Loch Lomond/Ash Grove/Star of the County Down

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Trad.

    Courting is a Pleasure

    Performer: Jarlath Henderson. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Jarlath Henderson

    Jaboozy

    Performer: Jarlath Henderson. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Welsh Dances, set 2 Op 64 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Trad.

    Pam Own y Gwanwyn

    Ensemble: ALAW. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Trad.

    Santiana

    Ensemble: ALAW.
  • Trad.

    Gan to the Kye

    Ensemble: The Unthanks.
  • Adrian McNally

    Mount the Air

    Ensemble: The Unthanks. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Trad.

    Willie O/My Ausheen

    Performer: Sam Lee. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Julie Fowlis

    Camarinas

    Performer: Julie Fowlis. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • ALAW

    Dawns y Gwr Marw

    Performer: Jarlath Henderson. Ensemble: ALAW.
  • Trad.

    The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry

    Ensemble: The Unthanks. Ensemble: ALAW.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

Broadcast

  • Fri 3 Aug 2018 19:30

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