Broadsides & Broadswords - December 11, 2018
This program looks into the evolution of ballads and popular folk pieces as they have come down through the centuries to the modern day. Broadsides & Broadswords includes works from across the globe and includes modern and folk rock versions of many traditional songs and tunes which have been reworked to include modern technologies.
From America we examine the works of Tempest, Black 47, and numerous other artists. We include artists from the Maritimes such as Great Big Sea, Stan Rogers, from England we look at the rich traditions offered by such artists as Steeleye Span, Albion Band and Fairport Convention. Artists such as Young Dubliners, Tannahill Weavers and Wolfstone are presented as well.