Alf Edwards - The Art Of The Concertina FLAC album
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from the back cover: "Alf Edwards, English concertina Peggy Seeger, guitar and banjo Ewan MacColl, vocals (A4, B5)".
The concertina enjoyed considerable popularity throughout the British Isles in the hundred years following its first commercial production around 1840. 1 At first the instrument was expensive and exclusive and was heard only playing "art" music in the upper-class drawing room and fashionable London concert hall . The iron muse uses the concertina as song accompaniment on 12 out of 17 tracks. On all but one track it is played by Alf Edwards, a professional musician who learned concertina as he grew up in a music hall family.
In 1964, Topic Records released the original version of this album with . Lloyd and Ewan MacColl singing and Alf Edwards playing concertina. The CD expands that album with additional material from the Topic back catalogue of . Lloyd, Anne Briggs, Louis Killen, Mike Waterson and Norman Kennedy. Production for CD by Tony Engle; Photograph: Collections, Robin Williams; Design by The Art Surgery, Edinburgh; Notes by . Lloyd, vocals ; Ewan MacColl, vocals ; Alf Edwards: concertina ; Dave Swarbrick: fiddle ; Anne Briggs, vocals, bouzouki ; Johnny Moynihan: bouzouki ; Louis Killen, vocals ; Mike Waterson, vocals ; Norman Kennedy, vocals.
Frank became a great exponent of the Dublin street ballad, which he preferred to sing unaccompanied. He was widely known for his distinctive singing, his Dublin accent having a rich nasal quality complementing his often high register. His voice mellowed considerably by the time of his later recordings, allowing for an expressive interpretation of many love songs such as 'My Bonny Light Horseman' on the album 'My Name is Napoleon Bonaparte'. This is contrasted sublimely by Frank's cogent interpretation of the popular 'Molly Malone'. Frank's first two LPs, though released with six years between them, were recorded in one session in England by Bill Leader with concertina accompaniment on some songs by Alf Edwards. From 1998 he recorded four albums for the Hummingbird record label on which he was accompanied by Donal Lunny on bazouki and guitar.
The English concertina is a member of the concertina family of free-reed musical instruments. Invented in England in 1829, it was the first instrument of what would become the concertina family. It is a fully chromatic instrument, having buttons in a rectangular arrangement of four staggered rows; its buttons are unisonoric, producing the same note on both the push and pull of the bellows
Alf Edwards, Category: Artist, Biography: If sections of a record collection can be allowed to sprout and expand like a patch of gourmet mushrooms, then English folk music would take over a wide swath of territory. Monthly Listeners: 8, Where People Listen: Tokyo, Vantaa, Oslo, Amsterdam, Edinburgh. Among the international concertina and accordion crowd, Alf Edwards is a treasure, one of the most precious artifacts being his rare Art of the Concertina vinyl side. We need a copy," the Concertina Newsletter pleads several times in one of its dispatches. Many think of the English concertina as a music-maker small and cheap enough to be packed aboard a ship for a long voyage, where it no doubt would improve moods even more than a draft of rum.
The first project to be released will be a Travel Kit and an album. For this first collection we needed to use products that were the same as the ones we were offering on my site due to the manufacturing timeline. The travel kit product configuration will be a little different than what we are offering on my site - it will include 3x4 cards, some 3x8 cards, the sticker sheets, and two chipboard sets. This also means you’ll have another chance to grab that 3x8 mint travel album if you missed out here.
|A1||Two Scottish Country Dances|
|A2||Three Irish Jigs|
|A3||Morpeth Rant (English)|
|A4||The Shoals Of Herrin'|
|A5||Three Scottish Jigs|
|A6||My Lodging's In The Cold Cold Ground (Irish)|
|A7||Go To Berwick, Johnie (Northumbrian)|
|A8||Epping Forest (English)|
|A9||Jack A Tar (Scottish)|
|B1||Two Scottish Reels And A Strathspey|
|B2||Captain Johns Hornpipe (Irish)|
|B3||Blue Cap (English)|
|B4||P.S. Country Dance|
|B5||Lassie Lie Near Me|
|B6||Jackie Caten (Northumbrian)|
|B7||The Blackbird (Irish)|
|B8||Three Scottish Hornpipes|
|B9||The Humours Of Bandon (Irish)|
|B10||Four Irish Jigs|
Notesfrom the back cover:
"Alf Edwards, English concertina
Peggy Seeger, guitar and banjo
Ewan MacColl, vocals (A4, B5)"