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Thread #149146   Message #3472206
Posted By: Phil Edwards
27-Jan-13 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Subject: RE: Twenty-Six Fortnights
Through 2013 I'm going to be running through the main fifty-two songs I uploaded for the 52 Folk Songs project, one a week - or two a fortnight. I'll post links to some songs and re-record others.

I'm featuring three tracks this fortnight, two of which are new recordings.

In the month of January was collected from the singing of Sarah Makem. My original recording of this one baulked at the poly-modal weirdness of the tune and backed it with a simple drone. This time round I've fitted concertina chords to it, although the singing was recorded separately.

In the month of January is from 52 Folk Songs - white

The second song this week is True Thomas, a Child ballad which I recorded last February. Not all my experiments with drones came off, but this one I still think works rather well - I like the contrast between the drone and the drumming.

True Thomas is from 52 Folk Songs - Blue

Lastly, this week I've re-recorded another song. The Lady Gay wasn't one of the core 52 folk songs, but another of the traditional songs I put up along the way. This one does have live concertina accompaniment, of a rather loud and insistent kind, plus some overdubbed recorder.

The Lady Gay is from 52 Folk Songs - Red

52 Folk Songs is at