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Folk Songs of the British Isles GCCD 4078
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Folk Songs of the British Isles GCCD 4078

Product Description

The rich traditional song heritage superbly displayed by Legendary Voices.  This collection of popular folk songs from the British Isles includes several sea shanties thatpossibly have their origin from further afield: Blow the Man Down is thought to have been sung on ships in the West Atlantic and the tune is similar to those sung by African Americans.  Its lyrics are indicative of the rough conditions on board ship where discipline was ruled by the fist or the cat o' nine tails: the chief mates were known as Blowers and their second mates were referred to as Strikers.  As well as portraying the violence on board ship shanties told of the loose living when sailors came on shore: A' Rovin, sometimes called the Maid of Amsterdam, was first mentioned in Robert Heywood's Rape of Lucrece (1608) and is a lighthearted exchange between a sailor and his lass.

Total time: 72:37

Tracklist
Track Name Composer Artist
The Keel Row Trad. Kathleen Ferrier / Phyllis Spurr (piano)
Cushie Butterfield Trad. Owen Brannigan / Gerald Moore
The Lincolnshire Poacher Trad. arr. Britten Peter Pears / Benjamin Britten
My Lady Greensleeves Trad. Luton Girls Choir / Melachrino Orchestra
Bonnie Mary of Argyle Nelson/Jeffreys Robert Wilson & Orchestra
The Kerry Dance Molloy Peter Dawson / Gerald Moore
The Star of the County Down Trad. arr.Hughes John McCormack / Gerald Moore
The Spinning Wheel Waller/Murphy Mary O'Hara
Charlie, He's My Darling Trad. Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger
O Can Ye Sew Cushions? Trad. arr.Bantock Glasgow Orpheus Choir / Sir Hugh Bantock
The Skye Boat Song Trad. Kenneth McKellar / Bob Sharples & Orchestra
Annie Laurie Trad. Ian Wallace / Ron Goodwin Orchestra
Believe Me if all those Endearing Young Charms Trad. Ruby Murray
The Garden Where the Praties Grow Trad. arr.Liddle Josef Locke
The Last Rose of Summer Trad. Joan Hammond / Ernest Lush
A'Rovin Trad. Oscar Natzka with Orchestra
Myfanwy Parry Morriston Orpheus Choir / Ivor E Sims
The Foggy Foggy Dew Trad. Richard Lewis / Ch. Mackerras & Orchestra
Down by the Sally Gardens Trad. arr.Hughes Kathleen Ferrier / Phyllis Spurr
She Moved Through the Fair Trad. Father Sydney MacEwan / Duncan Morrison
Blow the Man Down...Hullabaloo Balay Trad. Oscar Natzka
Helston Furry Dance Trad. Richard Lewis / Ch. Mackerras & Orchestra
Counting the Goats Trad. Morriston Orpheus Choir / Ivor E Sims
Westering Home Trad. Kenneth McKellar / Bob Sharples & Orchestra
The Blaydon Races Ridley/Trad. arr.Warrington Owen Brannigan with Male Voice Quartet & Gerald Moore
All Thro' the Night Trad. Morriston Orpheus Choir / Ivor E Sims