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Folk Songs of the British Isles - Legendary Voices / John McCormack, Kathleen Ferrier, Richard Lewis et al. /

Audio Samples

>Traditional, English : The Keel Row, Northumbrian folk song
>Traditional, English : Cushie Butterfield, music hall song (tune "Pretty Polly Perkins")
>Traditional, English : Lincolnshire Poacher, folk song
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Jeffreys, Charles : Bonnie Mary of Argyle
>Molloy, James Lyman : The Kerry Dance
>Traditional, Irish : The Star of the County Down, folk song
>Murphy, Delia : The Spinning Wheel
>Traditional, Scottish : Charlie Is My Darling, folk song
>Traditional, English : O can ye sew cushions, folk song
>Traditional, Scottish : Over the Sea to Skye (a.k.a. "The Skye Boat Song")
>Traditional, Scottish : Annie Laurie, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (a.k.a. "My Lodging is in the Cold, Cold Ground")
>N/A : The garden where the praties grow, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Anonymous, English : A-Rovin', sea shanty
>Parry, Joseph : Myfanwy
>Traditional, English : The Foggy, Foggy Dew, folk song
>Traditional, English : Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : Blow the Man Down / Hullabaloo Balay, folk song medley
>Traditional, English : The Helston Furry, traditional melody
>Welsh Traditional : Cyfri'r geifr (Counting the Goats), folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : Westering Home
>Traditional, English : The Blaydon Races, folk song
>Welsh Traditional : Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night), folk song

Album Summary

>Traditional, English : The Keel Row, Northumbrian folk song
>Traditional, English : Cushie Butterfield, music hall song (tune "Pretty Polly Perkins")
>Traditional, English : Lincolnshire Poacher, folk song
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Jeffreys, Charles : Bonnie Mary of Argyle
>Molloy, James Lyman : The Kerry Dance
>Traditional, Irish : The Star of the County Down, folk song
>Murphy, Delia : The Spinning Wheel
>Traditional, Scottish : Charlie Is My Darling, folk song
>Traditional, English : O can ye sew cushions, folk song
>Traditional, Scottish : Over the Sea to Skye (a.k.a. "The Skye Boat Song")
>Traditional, Scottish : Annie Laurie, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (a.k.a. "My Lodging is in the Cold, Cold Ground")
>N/A : The garden where the praties grow, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Anonymous, English : A-Rovin', sea shanty
>Parry, Joseph : Myfanwy
>Traditional, English : The Foggy, Foggy Dew, folk song
>Traditional, English : Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : Blow the Man Down / Hullabaloo Balay, folk song medley
>Traditional, English : The Helston Furry, traditional melody
>Welsh Traditional : Cyfri'r geifr (Counting the Goats), folk song
>Traditional, British Isles : Westering Home
>Traditional, English : The Blaydon Races, folk song
>Welsh Traditional : Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night), folk song
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>Traditional, English : The Keel Row, Northumbrian folk song
  • Performer: Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1770

>Traditional, English : Cushie Butterfield, music hall song (tune "Pretty Polly Perkins")
  • Performers: Owen Brannigan (Bass); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Written: 1850s

>Traditional, English : Lincolnshire Poacher, folk song
  • Performers: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Jeffreys, Charles : Bonnie Mary of Argyle
  • Conductor: Robert Wilson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Molloy, James Lyman : The Kerry Dance
  • Performers: Peter Dawson (Bass Baritone); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Traditional, Irish : The Star of the County Down, folk song
  • Performers: John McCormack; Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Murphy, Delia : The Spinning Wheel
  • Performer: Mary O'Hara
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with John Francis Waller.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Scottish : Charlie Is My Darling, folk song
  • Performers: Ewan MacColl (Voice); Peggy Seeger (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, English : O can ye sew cushions, folk song
  • Conductor: Hugh Roberton
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : Over the Sea to Skye (a.k.a. "The Skye Boat Song")
  • Performer: Kenneth McKellar (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bob Sharples
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : Annie Laurie, folk song
  • Performer: Ian Wallace (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1823

>Traditional, Irish : Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (a.k.a. "My Lodging is in the Cold, Cold Ground")
  • Performer: Ruby Murray (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1808

>N/A : The garden where the praties grow, folk song
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Performers: Joan Hammond (Soprano); Ernest Lush (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous, English : A-Rovin', sea shanty
  • Performer: Oscar Natzka
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.

>Parry, Joseph : Myfanwy
  • Conductor: Ivor Sims
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, English : The Foggy, Foggy Dew, folk song
  • Performer: Richard Lewis
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Written: by 1815

>Traditional, English : Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
  • Performer: Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889

>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
  • Performers: Sydney MacEwan; Duncan Morrison (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1700

>Traditional, British Isles : Blow the Man Down / Hullabaloo Balay, folk song medley
  • Performer: Oscar Natzka
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.

>Traditional, English : The Helston Furry, traditional melody
  • Performer: Richard Lewis
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.

>Welsh Traditional : Cyfri'r geifr (Counting the Goats), folk song
  • Conductor: Ivor Sims
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, British Isles : Westering Home
  • Performer: Kenneth McKellar (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bob Sharples
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Traditional, English : The Blaydon Races, folk song
  • Performers: Owen Brannigan (Bass); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Welsh Traditional : Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night), folk song
  • Conductor: Ivor Sims
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1784