This all-encompassing 3 CD set is the perfect introduction to English folk music and features the cream of classic and contemporary English folk musicians CD1 explores the ‘roots’ that the original pioneers of English folk laid down through recordings from the likes of Anne Briggs, Davy Graham, John Renbourn & June Tabor. CD2 explores the differing ‘routes’ English folk took during its 1960s heyday with seminal songs from artists such as Bert Jansch, Eliza Carthy & Ralph Mctell. CD3 rounds proceedings off with a selection of influential cuts from ‘folk groups’ through the ages from classic artists such as The Watersons & Gryphon, to mavericks such as Pentangle and then contemporary acts such as Tunng & Spiers & Boden. The 3 CD set features music from legendary folk acts and the definitive UK folk labels such as Topic, Fellside and Wild Goose as well as Universal Music which has an unassailable range of English folk from the pioneers of the 1960s & 1970s.
· The full spectrum of English folk music – first rate repertoire from respected artists and labels at a budget price selected by esteemed English folk journalist Nigel Williamson who is a contributing editor to Songlines magazine
· English folk music is going through a resurgence and this CD set is a perfect introduction to the genre for not only the complete novice but also fans of ‘nu-folk’ artists who are keen to explore the roots of folk and also established fans looking for a ‘very best of’ with an enthralling mix of classic, contemporary and cutting-edge gems
· 3CDs containing 45 tracks and over 3 hours of music = great value for money