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Anna Tam: Anchoress

Anna Tam: Anchoress (Tam TAM002)

Anchoress
Anna Tam

Tam Records TAM002 (CD, UK, 23 April 2021)

Produced by Anna Tam;
Edited by Anna Tam and Ignacio Lusardi Monteverdi;
Mixed and mastered by Ignacio Lusardi Monteverdi;
Photography by Janice Issitt and Chris Brody;
Design by Chris Brody and Anna Tam

Folk Radio UK review by Billy Rough

Musicians

Anna Tam: vocals [1-8, 10-14], nyckelharpa [2, 4, 6, 8, 10-12, 14-15], viola da gamba [3, 5, 7], cello [9], hurdy gurdy [1], percussion [6, 8];
Roy Chilton: banjo [6];
Geoffrey Irwin: fiddle [15]

Tracks

  1. Jenny Nettles (Roud 2581; G/D 8:1725) (2.38)
  2. Tarry Trousers (Roud 427) (1.42)
  3. Whittingham Fair (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (4.05)
  4. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (5.12)
  5. Braes of Balquhidder (Roud 541; G/D 4:862) (6.59)
  6. Elsie Marley (Roud 3065) (3.01)
  7. Arrane Saveenagh (3.35)
  8. If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) (3.38)
  9. Fairy Boat Hornpipe (2.33)
  10. Fear a’ Bhata (The Boatman) (Roud 4356; Henry H834) (4.59)
  11. I Know My Love (Roud 60; Laws P25) (2.57)
  12. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.19)
  13. She Moved Through the Fair (Roud 861; Henry H141) (3.23)
  14. Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk (Roud 6333) (2.44)
  15. The Goblet (3.04)

All tracks trad. arr. Anna Tam except
Track 5 Robert Tannahill arr. Anna Tam;
Tracks 9, 15 Anna Tam