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In Search of Albion By Colin Irwin

In Search of Albion
by Colin Irwin

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In Search of Albion: From Glastonbury to Grimsby - A Ride Through England's Hidden Soul by Colin Irwin

Following Colin's hunt for the quintessential Irish 'craic' as documented in the bestselling In Search of the Craic, Colin Irwin's next trip is through England...Offering a warm, amusing and largely anecdotal commentary on modern England, Colin Irwin seeks out the traditional events, festivals and gigs that are becoming increasingly sidelined in our rapidly changing era of instant communication, multi-culturalism and Pop Idol. During his travels, Irwin drinks with eccentrics, sings with strangers and visits a succession of seriously bizarre events and rituals, such as a concert in Dartmoor Prison, sedan-chair racing in Lancaster, people flying in Bognor and swimming in the Serpentine on Christmas Day. He discovers that while the world shrinks, there's an increasing tendency for communities to look inwardly at their own heritage. He finds that while the old ways may be in hiding they still thrive and - chatting along the way to iconic characters - that even English folk music is enjoying a resurgence.

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About Colin Irwin


Colin Irwin has been writing about music for over 25 years. He was assistant editor for Melody Maker, and writes for The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. He has been a presenter for BBC2 and BBC Radio 2 presenting their 'Acoustic Roots' series. Previous publications include The Abba Story, Dire Straits and In Search of the Craic (Deutsch, 2003).

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In Search of Albion: From Glastonbury to Grimsby - A Ride Through England's Hidden Soul by Colin Irwin
Colin Irwin
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Carlton Books Ltd
2005-05-01
264
0233001166
9780233001166
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