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A Celebration of Old England by Anna Shannon

Summary

Hailing from the North Yorkshire National Park, Anna Shannon deeply embraces all things rustic. On hearing her compositions it is clear that the wonders of the natural world are the things that strongly colour her narratives. She is an immensely skilled multi-tasker, a creative and strikingly accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and designer, with her own definite, intense vision and a strong musical identity to match. Anna is carrying on a musical tradition, finding fresh meaning and relevance for us all in the old ways. Anna was born into a musical family but it wasn’t until in her early twenties that she discovered the folk scene. 2006 saw her first album “The Whale Dreaming” being released after being encouraged by winning BBC Radio “Yorkshire Songwriter of the Year”. Her latest sees her forging a strong path into the heart of today’s folk club and festival circuit.

Anna played Chapel guitars, fiddle, oboe, soprano sax, flute, recorders, chanter, shruti, bowed psaltry, and percussion.
Roy Piper played Chapel B-Bass on Old Jonny Barley


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Track Listing

1 Birthing the Plough
2 Hereandgoneagen  
3 The Sheep They Bide
4 Ways of the Hunting
5 Craftsmen of Old England  
6 Lady of Grace  
7 The Gilded Cage  
8 Old Bob and the Poacher  
9 Polly Cooper  
10 The Traveller’s Ways  
11 Old Jonny Barley  
12 Little Bright Bird
13 Gaudete  
14 Harbinger’s March  
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Anna Shannon
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