The world of folk music is often a rather dour place, as folkies try hard to fully express the miseries of a life pre-myspace. In the 1980s, however, the Kipper Family
, of St-Just-near-Trunch, Norfolk, bucked this trend. With such classics as "Arrest These Merry Gentlemen", "Wild Mounting Time" and "We're Norfolk and Good", Sid and Henry Kipper
managed to cheer up many a maudlin English folk club. Although Henry was retired
, Sid Kipper
still performs solo and has recently started doing podcasts
for Channel4 (reg req to download).
posted by criticalbill
on Sep 27, 2006 -