On Saturday 2 October, Radio 3’s Music Matters carried an item in which Tom Service and I discussed, with musical examples, the central argument of my new book Musics Lost and Found: Song Collectors and the Life and Death of Folk Tradition. An inexorable kind of musical climate-change is taking place, in which traditional songs and styles are being steadily eroded by a trinity of forces: globalisation, industrialisation, and urbanisation.
Click here to listen (from 17 minutes in)
If the programme is no longer available, listen below to the relevant section – including Veronica Doubleday.
Find out more about Musics Lost and Found here.