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Bert Lloyd

A L Lloyd (Albert Lancaster) was known as Bert to many. He was an English Folk Singer and collector and was instrumental in the English Folk Revival. He spent time in Australia on sheep stations and collected many of the songs he heard there. He also worked on a whaling ship and was a jounalist before becoming a 'folklorist' in the 1950s. he worked with Ewan MacColl and recorded several albums.

In 1944 he published The Singing Englishman which became the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs which was the source of and introduction to Folk Songs for many. As a member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, he worked for promoting the traditional songs of the working man. EFDSS are celebrating his centenary in 2008.