Voice to the people; The folk revival since 1960

Ref: C2226650

this course examines in particular the revival of traditional song since the 1960's ; the phenomenon of the Folk club; broadcasting and Cd/DVD promotion; a new generation of musicians and a much revived national following for traditional music drawing on the success of the BBC 'Folk on Two' and the promotion of modern folk in the big entertainment arenas. We will cover in particular - key figures in modern research; the search for the 'authentic', multicuptural folk, the gallic revival.

Additional information about this course

Half term break on 19/02/2020

Course aim

this is the follow up course to 'Back to your Roots'; this course examines the survival and revival of traditional song in the British isles since 1960

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify the 'voice to the people' represented by the challenge of the course title
  • discuss a wide repertoire and knowledge of traditional-style balled and song in the late 20th century and in the 21st
  • achieve this without a large expenditure on CDs and DVDs but with a more critical ear on the commercial presentation in the 21st century as found in CD catalogues and live music events
  • see the relevance of this new approach as it places traditional music into a wider context of a multi ethnic society and identify with some of these groups
  • achieve this challenging goal within the time scale of a 10 week course.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Voice to the people; The folk revival since 1960

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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