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Folk, English Folk
October 7, 2013

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A veritable English folk supergroup - Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls perform new music and arrangements inspired by material Fay Hield has found within the newly-launched EFDSS Full English archive (the world's biggest digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance tunes).

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) recently secured a grant of £585,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to archive, conserve and digitise materials from six archives containing some of the country's most important folk music collections and allow free public access to 58,400 digitised collection items through a new web site alongside this they have organised learning events and a new album and UK tour by some of the best English folk artists.

"Exploring the archives so far has led to some amazing discoveries and there is a wealth of material that, from 20 June, will be available to anyone who is interested. I am delighted that so many talented and experienced musicians will be part of The Full English Tour, enabling us to share our discoveries." - Fay Hield.

There is no mildew-y whiff of ancient archives about The Full English. The singers and musicians shake out the songs into fresh new life with exciting instrumental textures and irresistible singalong choruses. The material ranges widely through comic songs, broadsides, tragic ballads and dance tunes - some new takes on the well-known, others newly unearthed - with the manuscripts themselves and portraits of both the collectors and their informants displayed on screen as the performance unfolds. The whole process from transcription to interpretation to performance is laid plain before your eyes and ears.

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"Seasoned celebrations, tragedies, comic interludes and oodles of warmth ensue" Stand Out Album.

Daily Mirror ****


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Key Value
Catalogue number TSCD823
Barcode 0714822082327
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 88g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Awake Awake -
2. Stand By Your Guns -
3. William and Nancy -
4. Creeping Jane -
5. Arthur O'Bradley -
6. Portrait Of My Wife -
7. Fol The Day-O -
8. Brigg Fair -
9. Rounding The Horn -
10. The Servant Man -
11. Man In The Moon -
12. Linden Lea -