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Singing from the Floor

JP Bean

November 10, 2015| by Faber Social

(JP Bean with Joe Cocker) Sadly, JP Bean, author of Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs, died unexpectedly last Thursday. Julian was a gregarious, generous man …

In the Summer of 1966… JP Bean on Alex Campbell

February 4, 2014| by Faber Social

Some nights stick in my memory. A Saturday evening in the summer of 1966, walking into the Three Cranes pub in Sheffield. I turned and saw a taxi draw up …

Faber Social & The Local Present Folk

February 3, 2014| by Faber Social

We welcome you to join us in a celebration of all things folk with our good friends from The Local, London’s foremost hub of quiet music and the team behind …

Napoleon Crossing the Rhine

April 19, 2013| by Faber Social

Earlier this week, Faber announced that Jarvis Cocker, our Editor-at-Large, had acquired a history of British folk clubs from the 1950s to the present day, Singing from the Floor by …

Jarvis Cocker Makes Editorial Debut at Faber

April 16, 2013| by Faber Social

Jarvis Cocker, the frontman of Pulp, has made his first acquisition in his role as Editor-at-Large at Faber and Faber. Singing from the Floor by JP Bean, an oral history …