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English Dance & Song, Spring 2015

English Dance & Song, Spring 2015

The cover feature is Alistair Anderson, a consummate musician whose playing of the English concertina and Northumbrian pipes has delighted audiences for several decades.  Alongside some of his musical biography, Alistair has some important things to say about the role and importance of traditional music.

English Dance & Song, Winter 2014

English Dance & Song, Winter 2014

The featured singer in the Singer, Song and Source series is Bryony Griffith from Yorkshire, who has recently released her first solo album, Nightshade (having previously recorded with husband Will Hampson and with the Demon Barbers).  The song is Wild, Wild Berry – a unique song recorded from Ray Driscoll who lived in London and Shropshire, which is where he learned the song. Allan Wilkinson writes on Bryony, while Gwilym Davies contributes on Ray Driscoll.

English Dance & Song, Autumn 2014

English Dance & Song, Autumn 2014

The featured singers in the Singer, Song and Source series are The Askew Sisters – Hazel and Emily – who have become popular and much-respected performers, as a duo, and in various other musical collaborations. The song is the appropriately-titled, I Would that the Wars Were Well Over, which was noted from Devon singer, Sam Fone, in the 1890s by Sabine Baring-Gould. The Askew Sisters’ version of the song is included on their most recent CD, In the Air or the Earth. Sophie Parkes writes on the Askews and Martin Graebe on Sam Fone.