London, UK – This February the Barbican hosts Folk Britannia, a festival focusing on the rich and compelling history of traditional music of the UK. Featuring among others: Vashti Bunyan, Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy and Lou Rhodes.
Folk Britannia program:
Which Side Are You On?
Billy Bragg with Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan, Robb Johnson & Maggie Holland
An evening hosted and curated by Billy Bragg
2 Feb 06 / Barbican Hall
Daughters of Albion
June Tabor, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, Kathryn Williams, Sheila Chandra & Lou Rhodes
Bringing together some of England’s finest female folk artists and contemporary singer-songwriters.
3 Feb 06 / Barbican Hall
Into the Mystic
Vashti Bunyan, Bert Jansch, Mike Heron, Adem & King Creosote
A concert exploring the psychedelic, neo-folk music of the 60s and the new generation of artists it inspired.
4 Feb 06 / Barbican Hall
Tunng, Fence Collective, The Eighteenth Day of May
An afternoon of sessions and performances by a number of budding folk talents.
4 Feb 06 / FreeStage
Joe Boyd & Friends
Legendary producer talks about his lifetime love affair with British folk music
4 Feb 06 / Garden Room
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