The singer and fiddle player Lisa Knapp takes Matthew to the south London borough of Tooting where she was born and brought up. She performs songs with links to the area and tells how she stumbled across the Tooting Tragedy – a story of neglect and ill treatment at a local children’s home in Victorian times that led to hundreds of deaths and caused an outcry led by Charles Dickens.
Lisa uncovered a haunting ballad about the story and sings it in the graveyard where many of the children are buried. More at https://www.folkonfoot.com
Featuring Voice of the People, Sam Lee, Lisa O’Neill, Lisa Knapp, Olivia Chaney, Alasdair Roberts, Harp & a Monkey and more.
Abroad mix of traditional folk music this week including some favourites from Topic Records ‘Voice of the People’ series alongside more contemporary offerings from the likes of Sam Lee, Lisa O’Neill, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, Lisa Knapp, Olivia Chaney, Alasdair Roberts, Harp & a Monkey, Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Oysterband, Red River Dialect and more.