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A Day also sees Boden providing a traditional folk song resource for those looking for inspiration. “In the 60s and 70s the status of unaccompanied singing was much higher within the folk scene, and most of my favourite albums from the revival are albums where the majority of the material is unaccompanied. This approach has fallen out of fashion and the commercial pressure is for modern day folk artists to have, at most, one or two unaccompanied tracks on their albums, if at all.” Since the unveiling of A Folk Song A Day, interest has grown rapidly;

there were 6,000 hits alone for his opening rendition of ‘The Larks They Sang Melodious.’ “‘Knowledge is its own reward’ someone once said, says Boden, “and learning folk songs is one of the most rewarding forms of knowledge out there.” For more information: www.afolksongaday.com www.jonboden.com www.bellowhead.co.uk www.itune.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-folk-song-a-day/

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