with Folk on 2 Tonight's studio guests are Bing Lyle and Ben Paley - a former chorister at
Canterbury Cathedral and the author of a book on Swedish fiddle music. After
Canterbury, Lyle's musical career changed direction when he got involved in punk rock and traditional music. He took up the accordion and busked around Europe for five years. Paley started playing fiddle when he was six and has played on the stages, screens and street corners around the world.
Archie Fisher continues his musical journey through his life.
4: Off the Wall
Archie Fisher wanders down some folk diversions and looks at some New Age vistas. From the Incredible
String Band to some of the recent jazz/folk fusions.
Last in the series of music from around the world, featuring Theodore Bikel singing the traditional Shabes, Shabes; Afro-
American Don Byron's version of Home on the Range; a counting song from Tajikstan; the Mazeltones' comedy song Lena from Palestina; and a drinking song sung by Shura Lipovsky.
Jimmie Macgregor finds his own path through the varied land which is Scottish folk music.
3: A Guitar, a Song and a Joke
Funny songs have been a part of folk music since the start of the revival. There are many terrible examples but enough good ones to fill a Horizon.
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