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Dead Maid's Land by Paul Wilson & Marilyn Tucker

Summary

Traditional songs from the 19th Century collection of Sabine Baring-Gould.

The songs on this album have been selected from the hundreds collected by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould over a century ago in Devon and Cornwall and have been chosen for the way they enrich and inform our lives now. As collected the songs have a rough, magical beauty like the moorland landscapes from which they come; now, like stones brought in from the weather to adorn a living room, they have been trimmed and polished for a new audience. The musical arrangements embrace harmony singing, fiddles, concertina, a touch of brass and other ideas borrowed from living traditions in England, designed to make these gems sparkle like the crystals in moorland granite.

Singers and Musicians

Paul Wilson (PW) voice - fiddle - accordion
guitar - cittern - tabor
Marilyn Tucker (MT) voice
Chris Bartram (CB) fiddle - cello - voice
Tim Laycock (TL) voice - concertina

Chris Foster (CF) guitar
Martin Graebe( MG) voice
Phil Humphries (PH) serpent - trombone
Ellen Thomson (ET) recorder
Bob Tinker (BT) trumpet

Wren Chorus
Paul Kemeny (PK), Dawn Newton (DN), Anne Perry (AP)
Julia Perry (JP), Marilyn Pinn (MP), Jenny Southam (JS)


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Track Listing

1 Blue Muslin  
2 Dead Maid's Land  
3 Frog and Mouse  
4 The Mower  
5 Herrings Head  
6 Drunken Maidens  
7 Gipsy Countess  
8 Golden Vanity  
9 Georgie  
10 The Old Ewe  
11 W. Andrews Hornpipe No. 1  
12 When I was Young  
13 Haymaking  
14 Harvest Song  
15 Robin Redbreast  
16 W. Andrews Hornpipe No. 2  
17 My Ladys Coach  
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Artists

Paul Wilson & Marilyn Tucker
(Great Traditional Performers)
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Sabine Baring-Gould
(Late C19th Song Collector)
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Martin Graebe
(Expert and Researcher of Baring-Gould)
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Tim Laycock
(Vocals & Concertina)
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Chris Bartram
(Vocal & Fiddle)
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