Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances from 17th Century England | Alto ALC1275

Lusty Broadside Ballads & Playford Dances from 17th Century England

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1275

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th February 2015



City Waites


Lucie Skeaping


City Waites


Lucie Skeaping


Track Listing:
[1] Bobbing Jo     
[2] Brooms for old shoes         
[3] The Traders Medley           
[4] Diddle diddle (Lavenders Green)              
[5] We be Soldiers Three         
[6] Branles            
[7] The Three Ravens              
[8] Tomorrow the Fox will come to Town     
[9] My dog and I  
[10] The Merry, merry Milkmaids
[11] Newcastle       
[12] The Northern Lassies Lamentation (Oak & The Ash) 
[13] The Jovial Broom Man      
[14] Nine Pins/Jenny Pluck Pears/Half Hanekin                 
[15] The Baffled Knight           
[16] Paul's Wharf  
[17] Tobacco is an Indian Weed
[18] You lasses and lads           
[19] Jockey’s Lamentation (Over the hills & far away)      
[20] Blue Cap       
[21] The Crossed Couple         
[22] The Farmer's Cursed Wife (Lillibulero)  
[23] Lumps of Pudding            
[24] The Broom of the Cowdenowes              
[25] The Chirping of the Lark/Parsons Farewell               

nearly flawless: singing is not flashy, but genuinely well executed … playing is solid and infectious … songs are well selected and intelligently ordered - as if it could have been plucked from a tavern 350 years ago .... Throughout, there is an infectious joy expressed in the four-part harmonies. There are songs here that make the listener want to jump and dance a merry jig” - MusicWeb

"City Waites give us a taste of the broadside ballad culture which pervaded the Restoration years ... and instrumental numbers from well-known anthologies like Playford's Dancing Master … whilst other numbers have been dredged up straight from the 17th-century gutter" - Gramophone


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