with Folk on 2
Professor Kenneth Goldstein of the Folklore Department at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about his work collecting over 4,000 songs and musical items from the heritage of Newfoundland.
First of six programmes in which Catriona Macdonald , Young Tradition award winner of 1991, introduces some of the most talented women working in folk in the British Isles today. This week: Stravaig, currently the top women's a cappella group in Scotland.
Producer Phil Whitaker
Mike Harding introduces some of the strange, peculiar and exciting sounds he has encountered on his travels around the globe. This week: the USA, including Tex-Mex music from San Antonio, the magic of Mardi Gras and Cajun and Zydeco music. Producer Phil Whitaker
First of three programmes offering a selection of the various customs and traditions, and the special music found in many different countries around the world at this time of year. It is a time of celebration of not only the Christian festival but also a joyous affirmation of life and hope. Presented by the man once named "the world's greatest living explorer".
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