The English Folk Voice: Singing and Cultural Identity in the English Folk Revival, 1955-65
The chapter examines the meanings of the distinctive singing style associated with the post-Second World War English folk revival. It argues that this 'folk voice' represents a performative response to the cultural challenges presented by the Edwardian folk revival, a new emphasis on cultural authenticity and the influence of imported recordings of American traditional music.
Citation : Featherstone, S. (2013) The English Folk Voice: Singing and Cultural identity in the English Folk Revival. In: Sherril Dodds and Susan C. Cook (eds.) Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. 73-84.
ISBN : 9781409445173
Research Group : Drama Research Group
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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