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Coughing Dog Music

Alistair Gillies All Blacked Up Anne Lennox-Martin Chris Bartram Hayward & Gillies FOLKSAX Cover jpg

This CD represents English singing at it's finest - 16 unaccompanied songs about which Rod Stradling says:

 

"There can't be more than a handful of people in the country who can sing the old songs in a way which is utterly convincing - Chris is one of them. This CD has everything: passion, drama, history, humour...vividly communicated with great skill. Lots of splendid songs you'll not have heard before, and even the well-known ones are in unusual versions. This is an absolutely admirable release".

All Blacked Up have been at the top of the English Ceilidh scene for 20 years are are one of the bands that are always mentioned as being 'influential'.

This is their third recording and demonstrates what a great band they are with new tunes, new versions of traditional tunes, singing to dancing and much more.....

Alistair Gillies [owner of AGP Studio] is well known on the folk scene for carrying around his soprano sax on the search for a good session.

This is his second 'solo' CD and combines solo sax, harmonies, counterpoint, sax sections and all sorts of self indulgence that he can't usually get away with in his bands.

Alistair's first CD which being 18 years old demonstrates the error of putting your face on a CD cover.......

 

this is one of the very few CDs that explores traditional music from the point of view of a sax player. The sax has been part of the uk folk tradition for many years - and more notably in Ireland and Scandinavia. This CD offers a distinctive and entertaining take on the folk tradition.

O'Carolan's Concerto is 14 of Turloch O'Carolan's tunes arranged for fiddle, saxophone and mandolin with occasional guitar accompaniment. The late Jon Hayward was a respected traditional fiddler with his own solo CD and  This CD will be of interest to those who wish to learn some Carolan tunes - both well known and more obscure, as well as people who are interested in the music of Ireland.

Anne Lennox-Martin became well known on the folk scene through working as part of a duo specialising in music hall songs, and damn good she was. After a break in her professional singing career she moved to Shropshire with new material and this is the core of this CD. With a new band comprising of established folk stalwarts this is a highly entertaining CD.

 

This CD is now only availale on iTunes

Chris Bartram : Yorkie

All Blacked Up:

A Thousand Twangling  Instruments

Alistair Gillies : FOLKSAX

Alistair Gillies : by arrangement

Hayward / Gillies :

O'Carolan's Concerto

Anne Lennox-Martin :

Born to the Breed

Here you will find a small selection of folk and acoustic CD's recorded or produced at AGP Studio.

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English Ceilidh Bands :

Volume 1

An essential primer to the English Ceilidhband scene.  Six of the finest bands around

 

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English Ceilidh Bands :

Volume 2

Volume 2 of the essential primer to the English Ceilidhband scene.  Six more of the finest bands around