Almost all the songs, rhymes & stories I collected are on these pages. The songs I’m recording now, in 2019, were collected around the beginning of the 20th century by the pioneers and are known to many folk people. If you want to hear songs I collected that have not been in print or recorded commercially, you can use put a title, phrase, word or even a year into the search box and see what comes up. Happy listening!
The instruments on my recordings: 1979 Martin M38 This powerful guitar accompanied me for 32 years of professional work in folk clubs, on commercial albums and countless other recordings, not to mention concerts and several hundred school assemblies. A brilliant instrument and never a cross word.
2015 Martin 00-28VS A sweet-sounding, very comfortable little darlin’ and so pretty! 1912 Wheatstone 48 key Aeola An excellent instrument which Steve Dickinson restored. I played it for many years of lively barn dance work, occasional song accompaniments, church worship bands too.
My 1931 Wheatstone English was once in the Salvation Army. It’s light, sweet, reliable and perfect for accompanying songs.
Martins 000-28VS, M38, OM-21 Special