Month: March 2017

The Streams Of Lovely Nancy

This enigmatic song was collected in Dorset in 1905 and collated with versions from Sussex, but still, as the Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs admits; ‘the meaning is not clear’.

Honeysuckle Rag

A classic rag by George Botsford ¬†1911. Don’t try this at home.

The Three Sisters

An ancient and widespread tale from the album Now & Then (see menu 4).

The Blackbird & The Thrush



Matt Hyland

Whilst sorting out some old guitar class demo recordings I came across¬†Matt Hyland, a song about which I know little, except that Martin Carthy heard it sung by a man whose name he didn’t recall in a northern Ireland folk club in the late…