Monthly Archives: September 2011

English Folk V: Five Future Folkstars

Today the Ironbath would like to spotlight 5 new figures of the English Folk circuit that retain a traditional approach to their music making but have taken the genre into a new direction through sharp songwriting and incredible musicianship. The … Continue reading

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English Folk IV: Music that matters today and remembered tomorrow

If you think that folk music is about times gone by the Ironbath would like to dispel this myth with three totally contemporary songs from traditional English Folk performers. Folk music is about the here and now. The Ironbath is convinced that it … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Gangadeen, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, Sheema Mukherjee, Show Of Hands, The Imagined Village | Leave a comment

English Folk III: Meet the Unthanks

There are plenty of fabulous performers around England that play traditional tunes in the way that they have been played for generations, and of course there are plenty of great contemporary performers that are trying to rearrange chords and melodies in … Continue reading

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English Folk II: The wit of the working man.

If there is one family that stands at the forefront of the English Folk scene it is of course the Watersons. Norma, Mike and Lal (Elaine) Waterson were orphaned and brought up by their grandmother in a working class environment in Hull. They … Continue reading

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English Folk I: The king & queen of English Folk

What better way to kick off the Ironbath’s virtual folk festival than with the current king and queen of English Folk. Seth Lakeman Seth Lakeman started out in a young folk band called Equation with his brothers Sam & Sean … Continue reading

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English Folk: Introducing the Ironbath’s virtual festival

The Ironbath wonders why good people spend their hard-earned money travelling around the world for 2 weeks each year in order to discover the cultures of others when they overlook their own cultures for the other 50 weeks? Perhaps in England … Continue reading

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10 songs from Marc Broussard (for free!)

Former Cayamoan, Marc Broussard, gave a couple of wonderfully unique performances on Cayamo 2009 when he arrived on the boat with his Dad, Ted Broussard. He was relaxed and happy playing acoustic without much of a playlist, and Ted – also … Continue reading

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