Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

(In a little village primary school in Derbyshire in 1951 our teachers had us making cardboard and paper mache models of the Festival of Britain buildings we'd read about. However, three decades later I experienced a very exciting event at the RFH - not as a punter, but as a paid performer.) The occasion was a jazz concert in 1983, featuring the traditional-style bands of three famous names from the "trad boom" of the early 1960's - Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Chris Barber ("the three B's", as they'd been dubbed by the music press). Although all three combos had soon been steamrollered by …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 22 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Trad Boom Concert - RFH, 1983 performed by Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:25:52 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:10:00 +0000