The Folk Brothers on May 19, 2021: Nightingales, Bevin Boys, and Angela Carter

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English folk singer, ethnomusicologist, and bird enthusiast Sam Lee has written a new book, The Nightingale: Notes On A Songbird, and released some tracks in which he harmonizes with nightingales (as well as the harmonium and fiddle of fellow-folkie Lisa Knapp). And singer Polly Paulusma has just released an album -- inspired by her Ph.D. dissertation research -- exploring the traditional folk songs and tales that inspired the fiction of magical realist Angela Carter.

Also on this week's show: a new song from Reg Meuross about the Bevin Boys, the young British men who were conscripted to dig coal rather than fight Nazis during WW2. And much more!