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Outway Songster by Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne


Cohen is a member of Granny's Attic and is releasing his first solo album of mainly traditional songs and tunes. Cohen plays concertina and melodeon on the album as well as singing.

In the preface to their 1893 publication English County Songs, Lucy Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland describe ‘outway songsters’ who ‘not only sang favourite songs [i.e. traditional songs and popular songs of the era], but also actually invented new ones themselves.’

The repertoire of the ‘outway songster’ certainly dominates on this album; this is a selection of some of his current ‘favourite songs’, mainly traditional with the odd Victorian popular song thrown in for good measure and one song he's 'invented' himself. Along with these songs come a few of his favourite traditional tunes of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century origin.

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Track Listing

1 Ripon Sword Dance Song
2 Andrew Rose  
3 Trip to Birmingham/The Poll Booth/Tekeli
4 Thomas Holt  
5 Edward  
6 Harrogate Quadrille/Newcastle Station
7 Babylon  
8 Tom the Barber
9 The Country Carrier  
10 Barbados/Jamaica  
11 Fireman’s Growl
Outway Songster album cover
Price: £9.99
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Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
(Talented young musician and singer)
Granny's Attic


Vic Smith
Folk in Wales
Mick Tems