Green Broom, sung by Julie and Gavin Atkin. We learned the song after listening to traditional singer Sam Larner’s excellent performance of the song.
The Bold Fisherman, sung by Julie Atkin. This is her interpretation of the song, which she learned from the classic book Marrowbones.
Raking the Hay, sung by Julie Atkin. This is her interpretation of a song, which she was inspired to learn after listening to a CD of
the wonderful traditional singer Phoebe Smith.
Georgie, sung by Julie Atkin. This is her interpretation of the version collected from Joseph Taylor of Brigg by Percy Grainger in 1908, using a wax cylinder recording machine.
When we’re not singing, this is also something we do! We’ve vidoed a few more, of you’re interested: The Black Velvet Band and The French Assembly, Scan Tester’s No 2 and No 1, and The Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club and One More Dance and Then.
We’re in the second half of this rather nice short video… Thanks Oyster Project folks!
In Yonder Old Oak sung by Julie and Gavin Atkin, and learned from Kent’s famous singing family The Millens of Smarden. For more from us, see http://singdanceandplay.net
The image of rural life painted by Helen Allingham is taken from Wikimedia Commons.