Festival talks by Steve Knightley

29. ENGLISH SONGS: MUSIC FROM SEVEN CENTURIES OF THE ENGLISH RADICAL TRADITION

The English tradition of popular song has had a massive influence on world music, not least in folk and blues. In the run up to the anniversary of Peterloo, this event, introduced by Michael Wood, will include songs from the Peasants’ Revolt and the Civil War, newly discovered songs from Peterloo, right up to today, performed by the legendary folk singer Steve Knightley. Steve Knightley is part of the phenomenally successful SHOW OF HANDS duo: more than two decades on the road. 25 album releases. 2 Honorary Doctorates, 3 BBC Folk Awards, 4 Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. Tours in 14 countries from America to Australia.

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