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The Broadside Hack is a short documentary film from British Underground exploring the influence of traditional folk songs on a new generation of musicians.  The documentary was made in collaboration with Broadside Hacks and features Shovel Dance Collective, Thyrsis, caroline, Broadside Hacks and Boss Morris.  It was filmed at Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire in August 2021 and is part of our Looking for a New England series of showcases.

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What the hell is Broadside Hacks? Is it a band? Is it a label? Is it a club? Is it a promoter? It’s all of those things. Simplest to call it a collective, reckons Campbell Baum, its founder. Simplest, as a listener, just to accept Broadside Hacks as a mark of something interesting, of a way of approaching folk music that combines creative freedom with respect for the past. Simplest to understand Broadside Hacks does not mean musicians steeped in the folk clubs, but musicians who have created their own folk club to create their own understanding of the tradition. Simpler than that, it's a group composed of an array of brilliantly talented individual artists – among them Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock and members of Goat Girl, Sorry and caroline.

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BU produces showcases of UK and international talent across four nights in the private showcasing part of the conference. We also host a conference stand and networking events.

In 2021 we produced a virtual showcase live from Real World Studios. 

BU produces showcases of UK and international talent across four nights in the private showcasing part of the conference. We also host a conference stand and networking events.

In 2021 we produced a virtual showcase live from Real World Studios. 

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BU produces showcases of UK and international talent across four nights in the private showcasing part of the conference. We also host a conference stand and networking events.

In 2021 we produced a virtual showcase live from Real World Studios. 

BU produces showcases of UK and international talent across four nights in the private showcasing part of the conference. We also host a conference stand and networking events.

In 2021 we produced a virtual showcase live from Real World Studios. 

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