FTX-029 - THE BLACK VELVET BAND

SONGS OF NEWSWORTHY SENSATION

These include the texts and tunes of songs #313-336 in the book: FOLKSONGS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND edited by Peter Kennedy (Cassell/ Schirmer 1975 paperback by Oak 1985 and distributed by Music Sales). These are the original recordings of the songs in the book which won the Library Association McColvin Award for the most outstanding reference book of 1975 and contains the full texts, translations, music notations and background information on the songs.

1. THE BLACK VELVET BAND [#313] Bill Cameron (with accordion), rec by Peter Kennedy, St Mary's, Scilly, Cornwall 1956 - 2'33"

2. BLACKBERRY FOLD [#314] Harry Cox, rec by PK, Catfield, Norfolk 1952 - 3'29"

3. BRENNAN'S ON THE MOOR [#315] Charlie Wills, rec by PK, Morcombelake, Bridport, Dorset 1952 - 3'15"

4. DERRY GAOL [#316] "The Dreary Gallows" Sarah Makem, rec by PK, Keady, Co Armagh 1952 - 3'21"

5. DONNELLY AND COOPER [#317] Frank "Wings" Campbell, rec by PK, Forkhill, Co Armagh 1952 - 4'13"

6. EPSOM RACES [#318] "The Broken Down Gentleman" George Attrill, rec by Bob Copper, Fittleworth, Sussex 1954 - 1'52"

7. ERIN-GO-BRAGH [#319] John Strachan (with audience), rec by Alan Lomax, Fyvie, Aberdeensh 1956 - 2'04"

8. THE FOLKESTONE MURDER [#320] George Spicer, rec by PK, East Grinstead, Sussex 1956 - 2'28"

9. HEENAN AND SAYERS [321] Frank Hillier rec by Michael Cowerd, Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset 1959 - 5'22"

10. JACK HALL [#322] "Tedburn Hill" Jack Endacott, rec by PK, Chagford, Devon 1954 - 1'44"

11. MORRISSEY AND THE RUSSIAN SAILOR [#325] Sean McDonagh, rec by Brian George, Carna, Co Galway 1947 - 3'51"

12. NEWLYN TOWN [#326] Bob Scarce, rec by PK, "The Ship", Blaxhall, Suffolk 1955 - 5'06"

13. THE OXFORD GIRL [#327] Phoebe Smith, rec by PK, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1956 - 3'35"

14. POISON IN A GLASS OF WINE [#329] "Oxford City" Mary Doran, of Co Wexford, rec by PK 1952 - 2'08"

15. POLLY VAUGHAN [#330] Harry Cox, rec by PK, Catfield, Norfolk 1953 - 2'12"

16. SPENCER THE ROVER [#331] Bob & Ron Copper, rec by PK, Rottingdean, Sussex 1955 - 3'24"

17. THE STANDING STONES BALLAD [#332] Ethel & John Findlater, rec by PK, Dounby, Orkney 1955 - 4'30"

18. SWEET FANNY ADAMS [#333] Vashti Vincent, rec by PK, Sixpenny Handley, Wiltshire 1954 - 2'40"

19. SYLVIA, THE FEMALE HIGHWAYMAN [#334] Paddy Walsh, rec by Cyril Tawney, Devonport 1960 - 3'22"

20. THREE JOLLY SPORTSMEN [#335] Bob Scarce, rec by PK, Blaxhall, Suffolk 1953 - 6'07"

Recorded & edited by Peter Kennedy and first published by Folktrax 1975.