Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|In Search of the English Folk Song / Ken Russell Fairport Convention Osibisa Percy Grainger Chamber Orchestra|
Actor: Various Artists
Director: Ken Russell
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Documentary
Ken Russell's knowledge of English folk music is rooted in music written by some of his favorite composers. The melodies of Ralph Vaughn Williams, Percy Grainger and Frederick Delius all owe a debt to the folk tradition. A... more »
Uncle Ken provides delightful romp while exploring English F
D. Johansson | San Francisco, CA | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always enjoyed Ken Russells films, but only recently have I been able to listen to the man talk about the things he loves in life, or his opinions of film via his commentaries. So when I saw he had made a special on English folk music, something he loved, I knew I had to see this. The film is far beyond my expectations. Taking a fun look, almost like a childerens show but with a witty edge for adults, at the current state of English folk music.
Ken travels around his neighborhoods and near by villages, interviewing local musicians to learn what has evolved from traditional folk music. As his quest continues, he meets up with the likes of June Tabor, and even Donovan (the pop singer from the 60's) and many others. Ranging from private performances, to music festivals, we see many enetertaining songs ranging from simple to political to popular, to controversial.
A great movie, and proof that Mr. Russell should do more films such as this!"