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Maggie Moore of Mardles

reviews Generosity by Various Artists - Folk for MS

"Generosity" is a compilation CD on the Wild Goose Label by various artists for "Folk for MS" This wonderful CD is a celebration of twenty years of fund raising which started off as a one-off concert. The organisation (FfMS) has raised more than 35,000 to help and support people with the widespread and most debilitating disease which is commonly known as MS.

The CD features 20 tracks, each one by a different artist who has played at one or another FfMS concerts over the years. If you would like to know more about the organisation itself and to see just what their funds have achieved and when their next concert is happening then do visit their website at

It would be much too lengthy and wordy to describe each track here. Suffice it to say, that all of the artists featured are very good at what they do, and each represents a unique aspect of folk music and musicianship. The great thing about a compilation CD of the calibre as this one, is that it gives you a brilliant and broad spectrum of our rich and wonderful tradition, and shows off the artists' talents superbly, with excellent recordings from each one. Of course there is the added bonus that should you find that any one track isn't quite to your taste, then the next one probably is!

Artists featured are :- Jez Lowe, Barry Dransfield, Cockersdale, Pete Coe, Artisan, Dave Burland, Harvey Andrews, Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Roger Watson, William Pint & Felicia Dale, Tom & Barbara Brown, Mike Nicholson, The Askew Sisters, Johnny Coppin, Vin Garbutt, Huw & Tony Williams, Tanglefoot, Cosmotheka, Roy Bailey & John Kirkpatrick, and The Wilsons.
Finally, the best thing of all about buying this CD is that you know you will be contributing to the funds of a really good and much needed organisation.

Well done FfMS! May you have another very successful 20 years!