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The Boatman's Cure by Paul Downes

Summary

Despite having played on around 250 albums in bands (The Arizona Smoke Revue, The Joyce Gang, The Brighton Taverners), duos (with Phil Beer, Mick Ryan, Maggie Boyle) and sessions, this is only Paul Downes’s 5th solo album. Here is the mix of traditional, contemporary and instumental material that you would expect from his live performances.

Paul is accompanied by a wealth of talent:

Paul Downes - vocal, guitar, banjo, mandolin (track 8)
Phil Beer - violin (tracks 1, 6 and 12), mandolin (track 5), acoustic bass
Maggie Boyle - flute, whistle, bodhran
Issy Emeney - melodeon
Keith Kendrick - concertina
Jackie Oates - violin (tracks 4, 5, 7 and 9)
Gill Redmond -’cello


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Track Listing

1 HONOUR AND PRAISE
2 FAREWELL NANCY  
3 BRAUNTON BURROWS
4 THE OLD MAN’S RETREAT  
5 THE BOATMAN’S CURE
6 DOWN AMONG THE DEADMEN  
7 THE POOR OLD COUPLE  
8 I HATE THE RAIN  
9 THE BROKEN-DOWN GENTLEMAN  
10 LAMORNA COVE  
11 THE ROAD TO CAMDEN TOWN  
12 UNACCOMPANIED (accompanied)
The Boatman's Cure album cover
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Artists

Paul Downes
(Wonderful singer and accompanist)
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Maggie Boyle
(Flue and Whistle)
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Mick Ryan and Paul Downes
(Great duo)
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Issy Emeney
(Melodeon)
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Keith Kendrick
(Concertina)
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Gill Redmond
(Cello)
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