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Bramble Briars & Beams Of The

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Bramble Briars & Beams Of The
Bramble Briars & Beams Of The


A handsomely packaged double CD for the price of one collection of traditional ballads sung by one of the leading exponents of the genre. A L Lloyd, along with Ewan MacColl,was one of the architects of the UK Folk Revival in the 1950s. He was a writer, broadcaster, folk song collector, folklorist, artistic director of Topic Records and mentor to many aspiring folk musicians including Martin Carthy, The Watersons, Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harris and many others. He was also a noted performer in his own right. In the early 1950s he set about recording English versions of the great Folk Ballads to be found in Francis J Child's five volume monumental work 'English & Scottish Popular Ballads'. The result was a multi-LP set, but which was never released in the UK. The complete set of recordings is on the double CD collection. It is handsomely packaged with an extended booklet written by Dr Vic Gammon, former Director of the Folk Music Degree course at Newcastle University, which gives a fascinating insight to the ballads and Lloyd's singing of them. Despite its seemingly scholarly approach Lloyd's obvious enjoyment and the relish with which he sings these songs make it a highly listenable set.


  1. Name
  2. Scarborough Fair
  3. The Outlandish Knight
  4. Bold Sir Rylas
  5. The Banks Of Green Willow
  6. Lord Bateman
  7. The Cherry-Tree Carol
  8. Herod And The Cock
  9. Dives And Lazarus
  10. Lord Thomas And Fair Eleanor
  11. Fair Margaret And Sweet William
  12. The Unquiet Grave
  13. George Collins
  14. Long Lankin
  15. The Prickly Bush
  16. The Knight And She Shepherd's Daughter
  17. Robin Hood And The Tanner
  18. Robin Hood And The Bold Pedlar
  19. Sir Hugh; Gypsies O
  20. Geordie; Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford
  21. The Daemon Lover
  22. The Lover's Ghost
  23. Henry Martyn
  24. The Devil And The Ploughman
  25. The Golden Vanity
  26. The Dover Sailor
  27. The Bramble Briar
  28. Six Dukes Went A-Fishing
  29. The Shooting Of His Dear
  30. The Bold Fisherman
  31. The Bitter Withy
  32. Down In Yon Forest
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