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Through The Woods

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Through The Woods
Through The Woods


RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE (Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart) explore the interwoven worlds of traditional British and Appalachian songs, ballads, and music. Morris dances flow into their Old Time Appalachian counterparts, Minstrel songs brought to Britain in the 19th century are resurrected via the singing of Cotswold rural labourers, while English jigs and Scottish pipe tunes evolve into fiddle and banjo reels, while 18th century British ballads, as heard from source singers in the mountains and 'hollers' of Kentucky, Georgia and N.Carolina, reappear in more democratic guise. Comments from their Previous recordings 'The trio brings together two of the British folk scene's most admired veterans, Dave Arthur and Pete Cooper. Both have been members of leading bands and duos for decades now but never has either been heard to better effect than in this line-up. The third member is the much younger multi-instrumentalist Dan Stewart one of Europe's leading Old Timey banjo players.' - Vic Smith for fRoots Rattle on the Stovepipe are not just three master musicians. In my humble opinion, their combined talents are the equal of anything that our cousins on the far side of the Atlantic might muster. What's more, they treat their material with the kind of integrity and honesty which it undoubtedly deserves. I suspect that some old timey fans may find this disc a little too laid back. All I can say is, try playing it on a hot July night, as I did, with all the windows open, the fan going, and a cooling drop of whatever you fancy. It's magic. Fred McCormick for EDS Instrumentally this is powerful stuff, thoughtful arrangements and some fancy picking, admittedly at a relaxed pace and packed with minor cadences. The lead singing is strong, and the occasional backing vocals are more in the manner of audience participation than barbershop harmony. this music seems designed for listening in a rocking chair with a pipe or a glass of something tasty: the sort of old-time American music often described as "front porch". Alex Monaghan Living Tradition This homegrown acoustic trio is well respected composed of highly competent and versatile musicians. I have enjoyed listening to this CD very much. This CD is well worth a listen (or two, or three), the quality of the recording in my opinion is very good, you can hear all the instruments equally well. Sue Rook for Old Time News Rattle On The Stovepipe have a special selling-point in that all three of the trio's members are intensely versatile as musicians and remain ever-open to the influences and practices of English, Scottish and Irish folk music as well as their deep love for old-time (especially Appalachian) music. It covers a musical territory that will be almost entirely familiar to the enthusiast of old-time music, but this isn't a bad thing when the performances are as warm and self-evidently full of communicative enjoyment as these. Intensity and conviction is also very apparent in the instrumental selections, David Kidman for Fatea


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