Blyth Valley Voices

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A century ago the folk-songs of the Blyth Valley inspired the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to write some of his best loved pieces of music. Paul Heiney goes in search of these ancient songs and finds that they have been rediscovered. Now they are part of a folk revival that thrives in the schools, pubs and village halls of the Suffolk coast.

2004081720041108

A century ago the folk-songs of the Blyth Valley inspired the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to write some of his best loved pieces of music. Paul Heiney goes in search of these ancient songs and finds that they have been rediscovered. Now they are part of a folk revival that thrives in the schools, pubs and village halls of the Suffolk coast.