Folk Music - British Isles & Europe
Dave Arthur -> Various Artists
|THE WITCHES OF ELSWICK
SEAMUS HEANEY & LIAM O'FLYNN
|ENGLAND||DAVE ARTHUR||Wild Goose 313||Return Journey||● CD $15.98|
|Fine new album from this talented folk performer who has
been around since the 70s. This is a collection of old time ballads and
tunes from the British Isles and America. Dave sings and accompanies himself
on banjo, melodeon and guitar and is accompanied by Pete Cooper (fiddle,
viola, harmony vocals) and Chris Moreton (guitar).
|ENGLAND||BOB FOX||Topic TSCD 544||Borrowed Moments||● CD $15.98|
|New recordings from this superb singer and guitarist from
the North of England. Includes four fine traditional songs and seven more
recent compositions from Chris Leslie, ewan MacColl, Ralph McTell, Jez Lowe
and others. Fine singing and playing with accompaniments on accordion,
whistle, bass, etc.
|ENGLAND||DAVY GRAHAM||Sanctuary 81314||The Guitar Player||● CD $11.98|
|Reissue of Davy's ground breaking debut LP from 1963 plus
eight bonus tracks - three live sides from 1967 and five tracks from his
1976 album "All That Moody". The bonus tracks were previously available on
two Roller Coaster CDs.
|ENGLAND||A.L. LLOYD||Fellside 173||England & Her Traditional Songs||● CD $16.98|
|19 tracks, 52 mins, highly recommended. Fabulous collection
of traditional English songs sung by A.L. Lloyd whose contributions to the
British folk scene are immense. He was a tireless researcher and writer and
provided an inspiration and encouragement to the many young performers who
emerged in the 60s and 70s. The performances here were recorded in 1960 and
issued on an LP and EP on the Collector label. Although the original tapes
have long since disappeared Fellside have done a superb job remastering from
the original vinyl. Lloyd was a distinctive singer - not a pretty voice but
a remarkably effective one. Half the tracks are acapella and the rest
feature the concertina accompaniment of his long time associate Alf Edwards.
If you have listened to much of the British folk revival all these songs
will be familiar to you but this was the first time they were recorded
outside of field recordings of rural singers. Includes The Devil And The
Ploughman/ A Sailor's Life/ Salisbury Plain/ George Collins/ The
Whale-Catchers/ Ye Mar'ners All/ The Grey Cock/ Lovely Joan/ The Gentleman
Soldier/ Broomfield Hill and more. Booklet includes notes on the all
songs based on Lloyd's original liner notes. Glorious! (FS)
|ENGLAND||MARTIN SIMPSON||Red House 169||Righteousness & Humility||● CD $16.98|
|Newest by this brilliant English singer and guitarist is a
collection of American songs - mostly old time country and blues including
John Hardy/ I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes/ Payday/ Ghost In The
Pines/ Love Never Dies/ Rico/ Wild Bill Jones/ Rollin' And Tumblin',
|ENGLAND||JUNE TABOR||Topic TSCD 543||An Echo Of Hooves||● CD $15.98|
|The latest from this great English folk performer is a
collection of all traditional ballads. Most tracks feature her accompanied
by usual backing group featuring piano, celo, viola, violin and bass.
Several cuts feature contributions from guitarist Martin Simpson or
Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell.
|ENGLAND||THE WITCHES OF ELSWICK||Fellside 180||Out Of Bed||● CD $16.98|
|13 tracks, 53 mins, recommended Fine debut album from this
quartet of women singers based in the Northeast of England performing a
selection of mostly traditional songs along with a few more recent songs in
a traditional vein. Their singing is energetic and melodious and their their
harmonies are true. Includes Daddy Fox/ Lord Randal/ The Blue Cockade/
The Scarecrow/ Bonny At Morn/ The Tree In The Wood/ Honey For The Bee,
|FRANCE||TRI YANN||Universal (France) 077 331-2||Anthologie||● CD $54.98|
|Three CD set with 12 page booklet in book format featuring a
retrospective of this fine Breton group who have been active since the 70s.
53 tracks in all.
|IRELAND||DANU||Shanachie 78057||The Road Less Traveled||● CD $16.98|
|New album from this excellent seven piece Irish band
features their new vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaiobh.
|IRELAND||SEAMUS HEANEY & LIAM O'FLYNN||Claddagh CCT 21||The Poet & The Piper||● CD $18.98|
|Acclaimed Irish poet Seamus Heaney reads his poems
interspersed with instrumental passages from brilliant piper and whistler
|IRELAND||SOLAS||Shanachie 78056||Another Day||● CD $16.98|
|New album from this talented Irish-American group features
five instrumental sets and seven songs - some traditional plus songs by Dan
Fogelberg, Kieran Goss & Dougie McLean.
|SCOTLAND||VARIOUS ARTISTS||Greentrax CDTRAX 244||A' The Bairns O Adam - Hamish Henderson Tribute Album||● CD $15.98|
|A tribute to the songs and poems of the great Scots writer
Hamish Henderson, who died in 2002, performed by Rod Patterson, Alsion
McMoreland, The Corrie Folk Trio, Margaret Bennett, Gordeanna McCulloch,
Dick Gaughan, The Laggan, Allan McDonald and others including a couple by
Hamish himself including the spine chilling The 51st Highland Division's
Farewell To Sicily.
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