#3577: Ballads From the UK - Female Voices

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Listen to beautiful and haunting English & Scottish ballads sung by women on this New Sounds program. Hear the Furrow Collective, which is the Emily Portman trio together with Alasdair Roberts, performing “Demon Lover” to the accompaniment of musical saw. Also, listen to the great English vocalist June Tabor featured on a record by Andrew Cronshaw from the early 1980’s.  Then, listen to the Philadelphia sextet Espers take on the traditional “Rosemary Lane,” along with music from Steeleye Span, the Unthanks, and Eliza Carthy. And more.

PROGRAM #3577 Ballads From the UK - Female Voices (First aired on 3/13/2014)  

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SOURCE

The Furrow Collective (Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts)

At Our Next Meeting

Demon Lover [4:59]

www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk

Andrew Cronshaw (ft. June Tabor)  

The Great Dark Water

The Ship in Distress [7:52]

LP, Waterfront WF 009 (1982),
and on cassette Waterfront WF 009c (1991).Out of print.
Re-released on CD in 2010 by Acrobat Music Ltd as Trapeze TRACD6502 www.discovery-records.com

The Unthanks  

Here's The Tender Coming

Annachie Gordon [8:15]

Rough Trade RTRADCD548 
www.roughtraderecords.com

Emily Portman

Rough Guide to English Folk

Tongue-Tied [4:22]

World Music Network  RGNET1261
www.worldmusic.net

Espers

The Weed Tree

Rosemary Lane [4:40]

LOCUST 73CD
Out of print.  Try auction or collector sites.

Steeleye Span (Maddy Prior)

Ten Man Mop or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again

When I Was On Horseback [6:07]

Shanachie #79049. 
Available at Amazon.com  

Silly Sisters (Tabor + Prior)

No More To the Dance

the Old Miner [5:55]

Topic Records TSCD450
www.topicrecords.co.uk

Eliza Carthy

Imagined Village

Acres of Ground [4:48]

Real World Records 884108-0142 
www.realworldrecords.com