I have been performing with George Sansome and Lewis Wood as Grannys Attic for many years now but more recently I have also been performing solo. This album reflects my current solo repertoire.
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 my current favourite songs, mainly traditional songs with the odd Victorian popular song thrown in for good measure and one song Ive invented myself. Along with these songs come a few of my favourite traditional tunes of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century origin.