A quick post to highlight a radio programme called The Folklorist, about Izzy Young, who was central to the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s a wonderful conversation between Young and the English musician, Seth Lakeman, enriched by  other voices and music from the archives. Apart from its own insights and delights, the programme demonstrates – if that were needed –  music’s resilience and its influence in the world. It should be available for the next seven days on the BBC iPlayer.

Izzy Young and Seth Lakeman
Izzy Young and Seth Lakeman

The  black and white photo by Krister Kleréus  is borrowed from his 591 Photography Blog and shows  Young in his Stockholm Folklore Centre – listen to the programme to find out how that came about.

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