FTX 056 - THE BRAMBLE BRIAR
The Ballads of Britain - with pioneer folksinger, ALBERT LLOYD
Bert's interest in folksong dates from pre-war - particularly from a singing
style and belief in socialism inherited from his parents. It was just after
the war that he became a journalist contributing articles and books on folkmusic.
Like Peter Kennedy, Bert was a member of the Editorial Board of The English
Folk Dance & Song Society, and it was in 1950, with the arrival in London of
the American collector, Alan Lomax, and the playwright, Jimmy Miller (later
to become folksinger, Ewan McColl) that Peter introduced him to both of them
and with whom Bert immediately became a working partner for the next few years.
Many of the ballads sung here he learned from the outstanding collections by
Broadwood and Kidson, Guyer and Hammond, Sharp and Vaughan Williams but some
he believed were handed down in his own family.
Interview - THE BRAMBLE BRIAR - BOLD SIR RYLAS - THE CAPTAIN'S
APPRENTICE - THE ROYAL DUKE OF GRANTHAM - THE SHOOTING OF HIS DEAR - LORD BATEMAN
- THE BITTER WITHY - THE CARNAL AND THE CRANE - THE CHERRY TREE CAROL - CHRIST
ME DID RANSOM - DOWN IN YON FOREST - THE GRAND CONVERSATION - THE HOUSE CARPENTER
- THE ELFIN KNIGHT - THE BANKS OF GREEN WILLOW - LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ELEANOR
- THE FARMER'S CURST WIFE - THE UNQUIET GRAVE - ROBIN HOOD
AND THE TANNER - ROBIN HOOD AND THE BISHOP - GEORGE COLLINS - ROBIN HOOD AND