Jackie Oates

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Childrens, Folk
ECC Records
March 18, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Collection of traditional and contemporary lullabies and sleep songs recorded in England and Iceland by multi-BBC Folk Award winning folk artist Jackie Oates.

Jackie Oates: 'For a long time I've been fascinated with lullabies, often being struck by the way that, for adults, hearing them can bring back strong memories and feelings of being a child again. Over the past few months, I've had a wonderful time exploring my interest in these songs in more detail; from the folklore of the cradle with its superstitions and customs, to the way in which lullabies can be outlets for the many aspects of parenthood. Through these unique songs children often uncomprehendingly becomes a parent's confidant, hearing of the joys, grievances and anxieties of the adult world. At other times they are moral tales, bribes for good behaviour or spells to comfort. The variety of material, style and purpose has made this a fascinating journey.

What, for me, has come to light most of all has been the hidden nature of some of the richest of the traditional lullabies from England and beyond. They have been tucked away in song collections, manuscripts and memories and given little real status in the traditional song repertoire. Through this project I'm excited to be giving new life to these lullabies and to be putting a spotlight on this beautiful and very special form of song.'


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Key Value
Catalogue number ECC009
Barcode 5060214040143
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 50g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 8mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Dream Angus -
2. Dandling Songs - Dance, Baby / Little Boy Blue -
3. Waiting For The Lark -
4. Alexander Beetle/Farewell Nel -
5. Bi Bi Og Blaka -
6. The Posy Rhyme -
7. The Worthy Wood Carol -
8. Sofuðu Unga ástin Mín/Sofi Sofi Barnið -
9. Philomel -
10. Wexford Lullaby -
11. Little Fishes/The Rainy Day Fisherman -
12. Junk -
13. Thy Cradle Is Green -
14. When I Was A Lady -