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Narthen: Narthen (No Masters NMCD52)

Narthen
Narthen

No Masters NMCD52 (CD, UK, September 14, 2018)

Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya already released a CD of Christmas songs in 2014, Hark Hark, but decided to give ther formation a new, distinctive name.

Produced by Neil Ferguson and Narthen;
Recorded by Neil Ferguson in Normanton;
Photography by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Barry Coope, vocals, keyboards, cajon;
Fi Fraser, vocals, fiddle, hammered dulcomer;
Jo Freya, vocals, saxophones, whistles;
Lester Simpson, vocals, diatonic accordions, ukulele, egg

with
Jude Abbott, vocals, brass;
Jo May, spoons, balafon, Renaissance drum, other percussion

Tracks

  1. Henry My Son (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209; Henry H814) (3.35)
  2. The Rifles (Roud 587) (4.00)
  3. Galician Tunes: Auga des Bailadeiras / Montañesa de Liga / Muiñiera (5.16)
  4. It Haunts Me Still (2.45)
  5. Morning Come, Maria Gone (Roud 3625) (4.21)
  6. The VADs (3.31)
  7. Pudding Burner (3.23)
  8. Once in a While (4.24)
  9. Gungar / Norsk Schottis (4.40)
  10. Heart Like a Wheel (4.50)
  11. Devil's Porridge / Bourée in D minor (3.12)
  12. An Acre of Land (Roud 21093; TYG 23) (2.37)
  13. Next Person Through My Door (3.53)
  14. Cold Blow These Winter Winds (5.01)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 9ab trad.;
Tracks 2, 12 trad. / John Tams;
Track 4 Peter Bond;
Tracks 6, 13 Lester Simpson;
Track 7 Ray Hearne;
Track 8 Steve Ashley;
Track 10 Anna McGarrigle;
Track 11a Jo Freya;
Track 11b Johann Sebastian Bach;
Track 14 Rory McLeod