London in Song

London in Song

“London in Song” examines four songs in order to understand the history of popular entertainment in the metropolis. From the street ballads of Tyburn Fair celebrations that accompanied convicted felons on the way to the gallows, through the Pleasure Gardens at Vauxhall and Ranelagh, to the Song-and-supper clubs and early music hall entertainments, the series explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired.

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 2 minutes Meet the Faculty Ian Newman
Video 3 minutes Tyburn Fair Ian Newman
Article 2 minutes Francis Place's Ballads Ian Newman
Video 4 minutes The Cider Cellars Ian Newman
Article 10 minutes Reading from GWM Reynolds' "Mysteries of the Courts of London" Ian Newman
Video 4 minutes The Irish Tradition Ian Newman
Video 5 minutes The American Tradition Ian Newman
Video 60 minutes View the Event Ian Newman
Article 1 minute Additional Resources Ian Newman
Article Prepare for Next Week Ian Newman
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Charles Dibdin Ian Newman
Video minutes The Pleasure Gardens: Ranelagh and Vauxhall Ian Newman
Video 5 minutes Broadside Ballads Ian Newman
Video 2 minutes Bob Roberts: The London Waterman Ian Newman
Video 60 minutes View the Event Ian Newman
Article Additional Resources Ian Newman
Video Prepare for Next Week Ian Newman
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 6 minutes William Blake Ian Newman
Video 8 minutes The Preface to "Milton" Ian Newman
Article 2 minutes Charles Hubert Parry, The Fight for Right Movement, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement Ian Newman
Video 3 minutes Watch: The Royal Wedding Ian Newman
Video 5 minutes Blake and the Royal Wedding Ian Newman
Video 60 minutes View the Event Ian Newman
Article Additional Resources Ian Newman
Article Prepare for Next Week Ian Newman
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Video 5 minutes Berkeley Square Ian Newman
Article 3 minutes Nightingales in Literature Ian Newman
Video 6 minutes From Story To Song Ian Newman
Video 7 minutes Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin Ian Newman
Video 60 minutes View the Event Ian Newman
Article Additional Resources Ian Newman