Sunday, December 14, 2008

John Kirkpatrick & Sue Harris

The Rose of Britain's Isle (1974)


LP - Topic 12TS 247

John Kirkpatrick was born in Chiswick, West London in 1947. A deep love of music was instilled from birth, and family gatherings always included a hearty sing-song. School choirs, the Church choir, playing recorder and piano ensues, until he joined the Hammersmith Morris Men, in their second week, in 1959.

Whilst with the team he took up the melodeon, then the button accordion, then the anglo concertina, and got hooked on the traditional songs that were accompanied with a post-dancing pint.

John has gone on to become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

Tracks:
01 - The Rose Of Britain's Isle - Glorishears
02 - Up In The North
03 - Hunsden House - Whimbleton House
04 - Queen Of The May
05 - Old Man Jones
06 - Not For Joe
07 - Weyhill Fair
08 - The Milkmaid's Song
09 - The Rising Sun - The Crown
10 - Sweet Swansea
11 - The Yellow Joak - The White Joak
12 - The Lady & The Soldier
13 - Fireside Polka - Down Sides & Up The Middle
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Nick said...

Thanks so much for the early JK (and SH). I know the title track of TROBI from the Acoustic Folk Box, but otherwise this stuff predates my awakening to the folk scene by a few years, so it's new to me. Whenever I think the music I love is drying up on THTM, some new gem comes along. What a gift.

15 December, 2008 11:54  

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