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Info: BBC Proms concert

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:18 am
by Richard Heard
Hi,
Just information - there is a late night BBC Prom to be broadcast tonight (Tuesday 2nd August 2011) at 22:15 BST, lasting until 23:45.
Its theme is music collected and arranged by Percy Grainger and it is performed by June Tabor (singer), the Wilson Family (Shanty singers), the Katrhyn tickell Band (needs no introduction here), the BBC Singers (men's voices) and the Northern Sinfonia.
My impression is that the traditional musicians might be "reverse engineering" Grainger's work to revitalise it in a more modern 'folk' context. A very short feature on the BBC Breakfast programme this morning showed Kathryn playing a tune collected by Grainger in a way reflecting a traditional style of piping, as in "the old tunes with their lilts and pauses and variations".
Richard