I learned this song as a teenager from the famous Leader album of songs collected in Lincolnshire by Percy Grainger more than a hundred years ago. But somehow have never got around to singing it in public before our gig at our Folk at the Royal Oak gig this week. We think it’s quite a [...]
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What they say…
●'Sweet and earthy! A warm, nostalgic blend of Julie's songs from between the wars and Gavin's English traditional songs and tunes on duet concertina and melodeon. Julie's fine, clear voice is shown off by swing-style chords on the Jeffries.
'Gavin's singing is sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, and always has an authentic traditional ring' - Valmai Goodyear, Lewes Saturday Folk Club organiser
●'I sang all the way home' - Dan Quinn, musician and singer
●'An evening unlike any other... songs from the twenties and thirties beautifully sung with a backing of consummate artistry on concertina or melodeon... and then maybe a compelling traditional ballad, or a tribute to the sausage... you never know what to expect, but you can be sure it's going to be worth listening to' Bob Kenward, noted singer-songwriter
●'Julie sings songs from diverse backgrounds while Gavin provides great accompaniments on a range of instruments and contributes some excellent singing himself' Vic Smith, Folk at the Royal Oak, Lewes
●'Julie's interpretation of some well-known songs from a bygone age sits well with Gavin’s accomplished box playing; the music could be the soundtrack to one of those BBC period dramas where the world was a slightly better place, and it leaves the listener with a warm nostalgic feeling' Kim Headley, Broadstairs Folk Festival
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