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Andy Stevens of EFN

reviews The Traditional Morris Music Album by Chris Bartram & Keith Holloway

Well this is Talking Elphant re release of what it says on the cover; 21 tracks of Cotswold/Border and North West Clog dance tunes form The Quaker to Llllibulero. Mostly played by Chris Bartram (fiddle) and Keith Holloway (melodeons) of Abingdon in 1998, but they are joined at times by members of the Mellstock Band. Well worn morris dance musicians will know most of these tunes from morris dance festivals, but for newcomers this album is a good reference point, and the tunes from The Quaker to Lillibulero are well played and well recorded at Wildgoose Studios. A good CD for schools to teach English folk dance. Nice cover by Karen Cater.