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Tim Laycock on the resilience of old songs in the modern world - Natasha Solomons podcast

13th May 2015 -- Helene

Natasha Solomons and Tim Laycock chat about the resilience of old songs -- how they never quite disappear, just lie dormant. Tim talks about the legendary Cecil Sharp through to his own meeting with balladeer and farmer Walter Pardon, who sang songs with his friends round cases of ale in 'Walter's Woodshed'. 

Tim Laycock, an established song collector, folk artist and storyteller in his own right heard about Walter Pardon (born in Knapton) and his repertoire, when studying in Norfolk. Their ale fuelled song encounter inspired Tim to collect and perform songs from Dorset, where Tim now lives. 




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