Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mellow Candle related...
Flibbertigibbet "My Lagan Love"
(Unreleased Live & Studio Recordings 1978)


*cover is "Whistling Jigs to the Moon" (1978)
Flibbertigibbet was formed in South Africa by two former members of Mellow Candle: vocalist Allison Williams (née O'Donnell) and guitar and mandolin player David Williams. Their origainal album "Whistling Jigs to the Moon" was an extremely rare South African-only release for many years until its eventual CD release on Kissing Spell and subsequently Si-Wan Records. Originally released in 1978, this recording never garnered much interest outside of Johannesburg's folk community as local music was largely ignored in that country. Their style was very similar to Mandy Morton and the early drummerless Steeleye Span period. Despite being based in Johannesburg, most of their repertoire originated from Ireland and the U.K. As the Williams' interest and proficiency in Celtic music increased, their songwriting reflected that growth as "The Black Cap," "Episodes," and the title track indicate. Otherwise they arranged traditional folk songs in a quasi modern folk style that predominantly incorporated bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, and bodhran but occasionally included synthesizer, piano, and electric guitar. ~ Dave Sleger, All Music Guide

And here, "My Lagan Love" is their unreleased studio rarities and live takes.

01. My Lagan Love
02. Once I Had A Sweetheart
03. Medley: Fog In The Morning
...../The Jolly Beggarman
04. Blackwaterside
05. The Jolly Jack Tar
06. Mobile Line
07. Bilbo's Song
08. Medley: Drowsy Maggie
09. Medley: Solder's Joy/Donkey Reel
10. Take Your Fimgers Off It
11. Bonny At Morn
12. The Matelot
13. Seventeen Come Sunday
14. Pretty Polly
15. Medley: My Daring Asleep/Young May Moon
16. The Jolly Tinker
17 .Reynardine
18. Ye Jacobites
19. Gleantain Glais Gaoth Dobhair

13 Comments:

Blogger newelectricmuse said...

I love the "Whistling Jigs" album but had no idea they'd recorded any more material - many thanks!
Newelectricmuse

16 August, 2006 21:21  
Blogger Captain Beyond said...

Anything Mellow Candle-related is good with me! Thanks for the great music.

17 August, 2006 08:26  
Anonymous Bannermike said...

this is brilliant. More Flibbertigibbet. Thanks so much for sharing.

18 August, 2006 10:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breath-taking versions of folk songs and ballads.
Thanks !

18 August, 2006 19:25  
Anonymous ronan said...

Hello Lizardson,

I’m really delighted to discover this one. There’s some beautiful stuff on there,

Thanks,
Ronan

18 August, 2006 21:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"File not found." :(

Any chance you could repost this one?

29 January, 2007 08:13  
Blogger MrQwerty said...

Just wanted to echo - this is too good to languish without a refreshed link - any chance you could do this? Thanks

07 February, 2007 10:40  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

Dare I say "Whistling Jigs" is better than Mellow Candle!

10 August, 2007 11:04  
Anonymous streaker said...

GREAT

27 August, 2007 15:27  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

And by God "My Lagan Love" is so brilliant too!

03 September, 2007 03:32  
Anonymous arbor said...

Whistling Jigs is great! Looking forward to the other one too

01 January, 2008 12:21  
Blogger The Countess said...

Looking forward to these -- never heard of them before. Thanks for the recommendation!

01 November, 2008 09:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be great if you could upload this one again. I'm new to this site and would love to hear this. Thank you.

16 February, 2010 20:24  

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