Folk singer Fay Hield @The Albert

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by in Featured, Music

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Folk singer Fay Hield plays the Prince Albert, Rodborough with extraordinarily gifted musicians, Sam Sweeney and Robert Harbron. Wonderful folk music – apols for some of the filming – I wasn’t expecting to film the evening so only had a small digital camera.

Robert Harbron, who lives in Ruscombe has been dubbed the world’s best concertina player. While Fay was formerly one quarter of The Witches of Elswick. Fay has recorded two solo albums; her debut, ‘Looking Glass’, received a nomination at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards while her second album, Orfeo, is just out.

Fay, following a degree in Folk and Traditional Music at the University of Newcastle, read for a PhD entitled ‘English Folk Singing and the Construction of Community’ at the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition. Fay lectures in Ethnomusicology at the University of Sheffield and is currently engaged in two research projects.

It was interesting to hear very very briefly about Fay’s work which looked at how ‘contemporary English folk singers construct and enact community though their musical participation’.

See more about Fay, up coming gigs and more video at: http://www.fayhield.com

See more about Sam Sweeney with videos at: http://www.samsweeneymusic.com/

And more about Stroud’s Robert Harbron at: http://www.robertharbron.co.uk/

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

One Response to “Folk singer Fay Hield @The Albert”

  1. mattibaldarch

    28. Jun, 2012

    A nice, tightly edited piece of footage, again , Philip. Well done to you, and the fabulous musicians, and audience, too of course! (Not forgetting, Miles and Lottie for running such a great pub! (toilets excluded!))

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