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    Don't see a folk music thread here anywhere...the influence of 'folk' music in its various guises has been such on many great composers that, without it, would we even have the likes of Vaughan Williams, Bartok, Britten, Dvorak, Schubert, very many others?... or at least they would have surely all gone off in very different directions!

    So, to start, any of we keen amateur historians - at least in the UK - will I'm sure be aware of Simon Schama's epic 'History of Britain' TV series - the soundtrack is quite outstanding, much of it original music composed by John Harle, and also new arrangements, such as this, one of the pieces most closely associated with the series (particularly in the episode 'The Body of the Queen' detailing the lives of Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots)...I heard it again on the radio for the first time in a while yesterday, and thought its worth posting here, it's Harle's arrangement of the beautiful old English folk ballad 'The Three Ravens'...sung by Sarah Leonard...

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prmKMrxG5no[/YT]

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    I am amazed that no one has picked up on this thread. Folk music is a vital part of the musical heritage of many nations.

    Here is a beautiful song which despite what many think is not a folk song. It only sounds like one, but no matter. It is a setting by Ralph Vaughn Williams of a poem by the Dorset poet William Barnes. The great Sir Thomas Allen sings Linden Lea.



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    sounds good

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    Basically every guitar composer since the romantic era was influenced by folk music. if you like guitar...


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    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    Here's some Italian folk from the region of Calabria.


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    Last edited by Larkenfield; May-08-2018 at 17:33.
    "That's all Folks!"

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    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    Is this the shortest living 9yo thread on the forum?

    Chosen not just cause I like it, but the river is literally rising up to my house tonight...


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    See this guy live whenever you can


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    This may be the coolest thing I've ever seen - Batzorig that is
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    Dorset folk group the Yetties (from Yetminster)







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    Don't know if this qualifies as folk but it is fascinating and I don't know where else to post it.
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Don't know if this qualifies as folk but it is fascinating and I don't know where else to post it.
    In as much as there are folk playing this I suppose by definition this, and all music, is folk music!
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