Folk tunes and Englishness

You probably heard that it was Bob Dylan's 80th birthday last week, but did you know that award winning folk guitarist, Martin Carthy, also turned 80 recently?   

If you want to find out more about English folk music, this interesting three-part podcast series, Folk tunes and Englishness, is just the ticket. Dr Alice Little talks to folk musicians, researchers and music collectors about English folk music in history, in performance today, and what it means for music to be 'English'. 

If Bob Dylan is more your style, Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage talks about Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Or you could find out about that classical piece you heard on the radio in Discovering Music

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