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Kathy & Bob Drage of Around Kent Folk

reviews Ghosts & Greasepaint by Barry Lister

Barry is a fine singer, well known on the folk scene & at festival singarounds. His choice of material is very wide, ranging from traditional to Jagger/Richards. He loves the drama and theatre of songs -'Young, Edwin in the Lowlands', 'St. Jame's Hospital', & 'Long Lankin'. The Factory Set places traditional 'Handloom Weaver/Factory Maid/Doffing Mistress' with 'Monday Morning' (Tawney) and 'The Factory Girl' (Jagger/Richards) equally well - A lovely intertwining of songs. Whatever Barry sings is good, from seasongs 'Bonni Bunch of Roses' to 9th century 'Jack Orion'. Joined by Tom Addison, Dave Lowry, Sean O'Shea, Ed Rennie & Jackie Oates.


A fine CD that should be in everyone's collection.