04-09-18 English Folk Music

Musician and teacher ( for 42 years ), Bill Durose, entertained us with songs as he explained  ‘ The History of Folk Music ‘

Bill has written songs about local events and can play the guitar, melodian and concertina.

Folk Songs are by the people for the people. Songs were written about local news and then the news got passed from village to village,  called Broadside Ballads.

There is a ballad about James Brindley ( Canal Builder )

The first sod of earth was cut above Westport Lake for the canal in 1765