Category: Traditional music

The Tipsy Sailor

The Home Ruler/Blackberry Blossom

June Apple

Gwyneth in my guitar class said I ought to hear her brother-in-law Dave on banjo. I did and was impressed, inviting him to join us on my 1981 LP Close Relations. His faultless playing of June Apple was still on my brain in the studio and I asked him to record…

The People Next Door

There are two not unconnected recordings today. The first is a well-known traditional Scottish song that I sang to our girls when they were small. The second is a Shetland version of a traditional tune. Around 1970, if I remember rightly, Stefan Sobel told the story…

Tommy The Proud

Banish Misfortune