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Northumberland Rant

Northumberland Rant (Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40473)

Northumberland Rant
Traditional Music from the Edge of England
Various Artists

Smithsonian Folkways FW40473 (CD, USA, 2000)

Recorded, compiled and produced by Burt Feintuch;
Liner notes by Burt Feintuch;
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer
Design by Visual Dialogue

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musical Traditions Review by Barry Callaghan

Musicians

Billy Pigg, Northumbrian small pipes [1, 10, 13, 21];
Chris Ormston, Northumbrian small pipes [2, 19];
The High Level Ranters, fiddle, concertina, accordion, guitar [3];
Jack Armstrong, Northumbrian small pipes [4, 18];
Willie Taylor, fiddle [5, 7, 14, 16];
Anthony Robb, Northumbrian small pipes [6, 9, 17];
Joe Hutton, Northumbrian small pipes [7, 12];
Will Atkinson, mouth organ [7];
Pauline Cato, Northumbrian small pipes [8];
Wayne Robertson, accordion [11];
Nigel Jelks, mandolin [11];
Colin Ross, Northumbrian small pipes [15];
Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian small pipes, fiddle [20]

Tracks

  1. Billy Pigg: Archie's Fancy / Holey Ha'penny (3.02)
  2. Chris Ormston: Keening in the Wind / Alston Flower Show (3.39)
  3. The High Level Ranters: La Russe / The Winshields Hornpipe / Jane's Fancy / Da Road to Houll (4.51)
  4. Jack Armstrong: Rothbury Hills / Whittingham Green Lane / The Cott / Border Fray (4.16)
  5. Willie Taylor: Murray River Jig / Roland and Cynthia Taylor / Alistair J Sim (4.13)
  6. Anthony Robb: I Saw My Love Come Passing By Me (2.56)
  7. Wiile Taylor: Joe Hutton and Will Atkinson: Dance de Chez Nous / Aunt Mary's Canadian / Neil Taylor's Jig (2.37)
  8. Pauline Cato: The Lady's Well / Randon / The Cliff (3.57)
  9. Anthony Robb: Dargai (2.08)
  10. Billy Pigg: Skye Crofters (1.17)
  11. Wayne Robertson and Nigel Jelks: Torryburn Lasses / The Wandering Tinker / Marry Me Now / Mrs Wedderburn / The Randy Wives of Greenlaw (3.25)
  12. Joe Hutton: Speed the Plough (1.32)
  13. Billy Pigg: There's Nae Guid Luck about the House / High Level Hornpipe (3.30)
  14. Willy Taylor: Robertsons Reel / The Grand Chain (2.12)
  15. Colin Ross: Jock of Hazeldean / Gentle Maiden (2.54)
  16. Willy Taylor: Nancy Taylor's Reel / The Pearl Wedding (2.41)
  17. Anthony Robb: Lament for Ian Dickson (2.39)
  18. Jack Armstrong and the Barnstormers: Keel Row / Durham Rangers / Greencastle / Hesleyside Reel / Yankee Doodle (3.00)
  19. Chris Ormston: Miss Hannah Ormston / Kate Elliot's Jig (4.00)
  20. Kathryn Tickell: Mr Nelson's Birthday Waltz (3.47)
  21. Billy Pigg: Border Spirit (1.21)