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British Folk Music

A music movement that arose in the late 1960s, British Folk is characterized by the incorporation of blues, jazz and lofty poetics into the straightforward folk canon. The male/female harmonies and group virtuosity of '60s artists Fairport Convention and Pentangle are fine examples of the ensemble work often inherent within British Folk.

Beginning with the intricate fingerpicking of Bert Jansch, and later progressing to the overt politics of Billy Bragg, British Folk also encompasses the experimental Singer-Songwriter bent of Nick Drake.

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