Poor Strange Girl

Alice Jones

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1
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Folk, English
Label
Splid Records
Released
June 10, 2016

Format: Compact Disc

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"Absolutely chock full of great songs and tunes." -Mike Harding

Impressive debut solo album by traditional folk-singer, multi-instrumentalist and proud Yorkshire lass Alice Jones

Following many successful years on the folk scene in various guises, with bands, duos, dance projects and session recordings Alice Jones is now stepping into the spotlight with herr debut solo album.

Poor Strange Girl is an exciting and strikingly modern rendering of traditional material from both sides of the Atlantic featuring songs researched and resourced from the fine collections of Frank Kidson, Frank and Anne Warner and Cecil Sharp, sitting alongside a few, more contemporary songs and a series of her own self-penned tunes.

Multi-talented Yorkshire woman Alice Jones is nothing if not versatile - an Appalachian and Yorkshire longsword dancer, an instrumentalist excelling on keyboards, whistle, clarinet, tenor guitar and, as her solo debut album proves, possesses a wholly distinctive voice just made for folk song. Her deliberate yet expressive tone and heartfelt precision shines throughout the entirety of the album, portraying a true and genuine connection with her material.

On a number of tracks Alice is supported by the fiddle playing of award winning maestro Tom Kitching of Pilgrims' Way.

Many of the lyrics and songs have been adapted and enhanced by Alice and every one of the arrangements showcases her thoughtful and attentive treatment, meticulously honed and crafted to perfection. Each track draws inspiration from a lifetime of musical influences that combine and intertwine to inform her interpretation of songs and tunes, creating a uniquely characteristic yet seamless album of carefully curated, newly established folk classics.

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Key Value
Catalogue number SPLIDCD0017
Barcode 5016700139822
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Violin Tom Kitching
Weight 92g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 143mm x 10mm x 124mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-01 Poor Strange Girl 04:04
2. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-02 Woody Knows Nothing 03:39
3. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-03 The Larkman/the Heron Tree 02:31:00
4. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-04 The Cruel Mother 04:24:00
5. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-05 Green Bushes 06:01
6. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-06 Wedding Mazurkas 04:09:00
7. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-07 Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still 06:26:00
8. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-08 When I Am Far Away 03:43:00
9. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-09 Digerrpolskan/The Duhk Strut Reel 03:55:00
10. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-10 Adieu To Old England 06:39:00
11. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-11 The Castle By The Sea 05:47:00
12. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/501/5016700139822/5016700139822-01-12 Long Long Trail A-Winding 03:12:00