About this book
A groundbreaking history of more than a century of music making in the British Isles, which investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations. From the pioneer spirit of Cecil Sharp to the visionary pop of Kate Bush, Julian Cope and Talk Talk, it maps out a native British musical voice.
Investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, folk-rockers, psychedelic voyagers, free festival-goers, experimental pop stars and electronic innovators.
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