Month: September 2016

The Green Wedding

Home, Dearest Home

The finely-made cross stitch was made by ‘a lovely lady’ whose name we don’t know at the moment. Her husband gave it into a cancer care charity shop and I saw it in the window as Mrs O and I walked by. It was a perfect birthday…

Jenny Lies In Care’s Bed

The Barn Dance

The last place to have a barn dance would be on a narrowboat as you’ll readily appreciate. Here are a couple of tunes from my huge folk music archive that I haven’t aired before. I’m afraid I don’t remember their names. The header photo is from ABC…

The Golden Glove

Happy Birthday Mrs O!

The Bootblack’s Lament

The song was written by Dave Cutler. I saw ‘The Last Bootblack in London’, as he styled himself, in the 1980s and wish I’d given him my custom and taken a photo. The top picture is the earliest reliably dated photograph of a person, taken…

A Hundred Miles

From “An Old-Fashioned Bicycle”, a unique album of veteran songs of the wheeling life compiled from early publications and folk tradition. Words by William Carleton, music by Song Shepherd. The photo is from Le Tour de France 2016 web page, which also has videos of the…