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Some good practitioners of, who i might not heard of, please?
Folk Roots, New Routes (with Davey Graham) and Anthems in Eden
i think that anyone whoever picked up an instrument in the uk folk scene in the late sixties plays on it somewhere. everything from jaunty seaside knees ups to droney murder ballads all collected from ordinary folk from all four corners of the isles.
on her travels around the American South with Alan Lomax. it was OSSUM!
If yr talking UK revival then there is:
Look out the Topic label
If yr talking actual trad folk then try something like :
Copper Family Of Rottingdean
Cecil Sharp House in camden has a sound archive that is pretty good for old archival recordings.....and its free.
hope you like background noise
if you haven't already check it out
if you haven't already checked it out.
martin simpson (though the bramble briar is the only one of his which is completely trad folk, generally brilliant though)
john renbourn (the black balloon specifically)
pentangle (bit folk rock, but reveival era)
traditional folk music isn't really based around big names and buying records. its more participatory than that.
Not traditional I spose but Pink Moon is grrreeat
There's a 2 disc thing knocking about now I think on play and amazon for a fiver.
Lau, Jon Boden, Ella Edmondson, Lauren McCormick (she is wicked!)
Rachael Unthank and the Winterset
Among other things, they do a really good version of Robert Wyatt's 'Sea Song', performed in a traditional style.