Folk features on new TV and radio shows
Two forthcoming BBC programmes will feature folk music and the important role it has played in the history of London and in shaping British music.
Made in Britain – Britain’s pop and its roots, presented by Charles Hazlewood, will air weekly on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm starting on May 22.
The first episode focuses on the tradition of folk music in the history of British pop music. Library Director Malcolm Taylor, the Copper family, Shirley Collins and Vic Gammon were all interviewed for the series so tune in.
And look out for Malcolm and more folk contributors in a special programme on BBC 2 with Jools Holland in the run up to the Olympics.
It will chart Jool’s personal journey to chart London’s history through its songs. Subjects include music hall and broadside ballads with Steve Roud, Vic Gammon, and John Foreman among those interviewed.
Keep an eye and an ear out!