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.
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.