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Canny Cumberland

Various Artists: Canny Cumberland (Fellside FE013)

Canny Cumberland
Songs and Tales in Cumbrian Dialect
Linda Adams, Robbie Ellis, Angi Marchent, Derwent Pickering, Hodgett's Barnstormers

Fellside Recordings FE012 (LP, UK, 1979)

Produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded by Paul Adams and Robbie Ellis;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Linda Adams, vocals [1, 7, 9, 11], guitar [9], guitar accompaniment [4], concertina [7];
Hodgett's Barnstormers (Neil Bettinson, melodeon; Doug Sim, fiddle; Linda Adams, guitar; John Reay, mandolin; Joe Blackadder, whistle, trombone; Hugh Turpin, tuba; Paul Adams, percussion) [1, 13];
Robbie Ellis, vocals [2, 5, 8, 14], guitar [2, 5, 8, 14], fiddle [2, 8, 14], recorder [5], mandolin [8], viola [14];
Derwent Pickering, reading [3, 6];
Angi Marchant, vocals [4, 12], guitar [4, 12], monologue [10];
Paul Adams, jew's harp [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Canny Aul Cummerlan'
  2. To t' Milken
  3. Shades o' Jwhon Pell (Nut Altogither Pass' Believin')
  4. Dinah Grayson
  5. The Oyster Girl (Roud 875; Laws Q13; G/D 2:304; Henry H725)
  6. Willie Whoar's Ta Bin?
  7. It's Nobbut Me
  1. The Straw Rope
  2. Hoo Happy We Lived Then (Roud 22373)
  3. Branthet Neuk Boggle
  4. Tarry Woo' (Roud 1472)
  5. Sally Gray
  6. The Cumberland Reel
  7. It's Winter

Tracks 1, 12 Robert Anderson / trad.;
Track 2 words Len Hayton, music Robbie Ellis;
Tracks 3, 6 Derwent ‘Dowie’ Pickering;
Track 4 Alexander Craig Gibson (19th century);
Track 5 trad. arr. Robbie Ellis;
Track 7 words John Richardson / trad.;
Tracks 8, 14 Robbie Ellis;
Tracks 9, 11 trad.;
Track 10 collected from Joe Mumberson of Great Clifton