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The Pepperpot / Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh / Bunker Hill

[Dave Swarbrick / trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick]

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick played the three tunes The Pepperpot, Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh, and Bunker Hill live on 23 February 1990 at Focal Point, St. Louis, MO, USA; this recording was released on their album Life and Limb. Martin Carthy wrote in the record’s sleeve notes:

The Pepperpot was written by Dave, following the previously mentioned one-beat-in-a-bar rule for English music. Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh was learned from Paul Brady and Bunker Hill from O’Neill’s collection.

Another 1990 live recording, from Carson’s, Cincinnati, was released on the Dave Swarbrick anthology Swarb! (which includes a performance of Carthy’s March / The Lemon Tree from the same gig). And Dave Swarbrick played these tunes live at Jacksons Lane Community Centre, London on 16 December 1991. This was released in 1998 on the Musikfolk CD Live at Jacksons Lane.