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Greg Stephens and Crookfinger Jack: The Beggar Boy of the North

Greg Stephens and Crookfinger Jack: The Beggar Boy of the North (Fellside FE014)

The Beggar Boy of the North
Traditional Northern Tunes
Greg Stephens and Crookfinger Jack

Fellside Recordings FE014 (LP, UK, 1979)
Harbourtown Records HARCD 051 (CD, UK, 2006)

Greg Stephens and Crookfinger Jack: The Beggar Boy of the North (Harbourtown HARCD 051)

Recorded and produced by Paul Adams;
Recorded in Lancaster July 5, 1978 and Workington, November 12, 1978;
Notes by Greg Stephens

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Dave Lyth, Chris Ashley, violins;
Peadar Long, whistle, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone;
Chris Hill, cello;
Greg Stephens, tenor banjo, mandolin;
Gordon Johnston, guitar, bodhrán;
Pete Mickelborough, double bass

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Canny Cumberland / Yorkshire Lasses / The One Horned Sheep jigs (3.13)
  2. Never Love Thee More / Cumberland Nelly / John Peel airs (4.34)
  3. Lonsdale Hornpipe hornpipe (2.37)
  4. The Northern Lass pipe air (5.32)
  5. Liverpool Hornpipe / Keswick Bonny Lasses hornpipes (2.43)
  6. The Willow Tree / Corn Rigs / Nanny O air and dance tunes (3.37)
  1. Old Lancaster Hornpipe hornpipe (2.23)
  2. Chester Waits / Farewell Manchester (3.04)
  3. The Beggar Boy of the North air (3.25)
  4. The Bishop of Chester's Jig / Andrew Carey / Drops of Brandy / Mad Molly slip jigs (3.20)
  5. Jenny My Blithest Maid / The Glory of the North / Northern Nanny air and dance tunes (4.27)
  6. The Cantsfield Polka polka (3.51)

All tracks trad. arr. Greg Stephens