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21 Songs of Cornwall

21 Songs of Cornwall

21 Songs of Cornwall

Ref: FDN-02

Supplied by Floral Dance.

A Cornish Treasury of Words & Music. Enjoy traditional songs from: Truro, Bodmin, Callington, Camborne, Cawsand, Padstow, Cadgwith, Egloshayle, Looe...!

Romantic, strange, historical or humorous, Cornwall`s folk songs reflect a wide range of traditional Cornish habits and happenings.

The songs are all sung in English (as they have come down to us) and are strongly framed in Ian`s unique multi-track vocal and instrumental arrangements.

1. CAMBORNE HILL. Trevithick`s 1801 steam engine celebrated.
2. EDDYSTONE LIGHT. Complete with Mermaid!
3. BODMIN TOWN. A touching tale of two local lovers.
4. SWEET NIGHTINGALE. Two more happy love-birds.
6. JON BUNT. A cheeky bedtime story.
7. TRELAY! (IM) Ian`s song lists 81 Cornish place-names - fast.
8. A SAILOR`S ABC. The alphabet afloat. Pass the grog!
9. CAWSAND BAY. How to get your (sailor) man.
10. FROG & MOUSE. Hilarious historical allegory on Elizabeth I`s `French Connection.`
11. CADGWITH ANTHEM. The Robbers Retreat.
12. FURRY DANCE. A traditional annual Cornish open-air knees-up.
13. COR BUGGER, JACKER! I be goin` to Looe!
14. PADSTOW MAY SONG. An impression of this great festival. Go!
15. EGLOSHAYLE RINGERS. Bellringing giants of N. Cornwall.
16. THE BELLRINGING. More campanological doings in E.Cornwall.
17. THE WHITE ROSE. A homage to the mature sweetheart.
18. THE FOX. Reynard strikes back.
19. MINING SONG. Making the best of a dirty and dangerous job.
20. JACKY MY SON. A dark `murder ballad.`
21. THE BARLEY MOW. A brilliant `cumulative` drinking song.