Today we have a video featuring those darlings of the English Electric Folk Movement, Steeleye Span, performing the traditional tune “Lark in the Morning” at an Ainsdale Beach festival in 1971. It features hazy camera work and a sleepy or stoned crowd, but also a fine Maddy Prior/Tim Hart vocal duet with Peter Knight on fiddle.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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