A Folk Song A Day

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On 24th June 2010 – Midsummer’s Day – acclaimed singer, Jon Boden, launched an ambitious new project – A Folk Song A Day. Every day for one year, Jon posted a traditional song online to promote the art of ‘social’ (or communal) singing. Now largely confined to football grounds and places of worship, social singing was once the domain of public houses throughout the land. Ending with 12 digital albums (one released each month), containing a total of 365 songs, the AFSAD website also be provides a unique, traditional folk song resource for those looking for inspiration; social singing made possible by contemporary technology.

Aside from two solo albums, Jon has released several highly acclaimed albums with fast-rising big band Bellowhead as well as Vagabond and The Works with the equally feted traditional duo, Spiers & Boden. He has also recorded and performed with Eliza Carthy on one of her Mercury Prize nominated albums.

Jon Boden was born in Chicago in 1977, grew up in Winchester, graduated in Mediaeval Studies from Durham University and since becoming a parent, has settled in the South Yorkshire dales.