Thursday, October 30, 2008

Martin Carthy Et Al

The Old Songs


Greenwich Village Records GVR 225 (LP, UK, 1984)

Musicians:
Martin Carthy: vocals
Martyn Wyndham-Read: vocals
John Kirkpatrick: concertina, vocals
Sue Harris: hammered dulcimer
Maggie Goodall: vocals
Mick Doonan: flute
Bob Thomas

Tracks:
01 - Early One Morning (2.13)
02 - Cockles & Mussels (3.37)
03 - Lavender Blue (3.59)
04 - Rio Grande (3.28)
05 - Minstrel Boy (2.35)
06 - What Can the Matter Be (3.11)
07 - Highland Laddie (2.58)
08 - The Ash Grove (2.55)
09 - No, John (2.41)
10 - Shenandoah (3.40)
11 - John Peel (3.26)
12 - Skye Boat Song (4.08)

4 Comments:

Blogger cianfulli said...

from Reinhard Zierke's website about English folk music

Some notes just for the record. I've had this one in mind for a few years, and with the help of Martin, John, Sue, Maggie, Mick and Bob, Brian & Keith, it has finally appeared. Without their huge enthusiasm, and professionalism, it would just have stayed a nutmeg on a pear tree. My heart-felt thanks to all concerned.
These are all “old songs” that most of us will have learnt at school or in our early years, and are often our first encounter with “Folk Songs”. I believe that they have stood the test of time, and also of some of the tratments they have had to endure. We have performed them with instruments not generally associated with their other musical arrangements - hammered dulcimer, concertina, Irish pipes, Northumbrian pipes, melodeon, whistle, and guitar; we hope thereby that the younger generation will hear these sounds and become interested, and that they will want to discover more about traditional music and songs, and the wide range encompassed by the label “Folk”. But this record is not aimed solely at the young; it is meant for the enjoyment of all.
These songs were obtained from the vast collections of folk songs in the library of Cecil Sharp House, London.
I hope that you will have as much enjoyment with this record as we have had in the making of it.
Martyn Wyndham-Read

30 October, 2008 20:27  
Blogger gkapageridis said...

Thank you very much is what i need to say. As for this one it missing from my collection and surely must be one more special work by this great musician.

31 October, 2008 16:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the password for this correct? Can't get it to extract using WinRar. Maybe there's a problem with the filenames...

01 November, 2008 02:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome - many many thanks
Simon, UK

01 November, 2008 05:29  

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