21M.223 Folk Music of the British Isles and North America


Class Info

Examines the production, transmission, preservation and the qualities of folk music in the British Isles and North America from the 18th century to the folk revival of the 1960s and the present. Special emphasis on balladry, fiddle styles, and African-American influences. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.223 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. Ruckert and R. Perry.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21M.223 was rated 4.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT + 21M.223 - Google Search site or on the 21M.223 Stellar site.

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