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Folk Legends at the Folk Festival

martin carthy.jpgAs we wait for summer to finally begin, the Performance Hour takes you back to a hot August morning at Bannerman Park in St. John's.

This Saturday (June 25) you'll hear music from the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, featuring a quartet of outstanding traditional artists.

Martin Carthy, Eliza Carthy, Hammy Hamilton and Dave Panting gather for a session called "The U.K. Connection."

Martin Carthy (pictured) and his daughter Eliza are among the most dynamic personalities in English folk music.

Hammy Hamilton is a master flutist and flutemaker from Belfast.

Dave Panting has played and sung with bands ranging from Figgy Duff to Rawlins Cross to the Irish Descendants.

They'll share tunes from the old world that helped shape the Newfoundland tradition.