Sea Fever

 

This CD has plenty of concertina, a sprinkling of clawhammer banjo, fiddle, viola, whistle, Celtic harp and a big dose of great old songs. "Sea Fever," a poem by John Masefield set to music by Andy Taylor, features the beautiful Celtic harp playing of Lisa Preston. Feel the waves and tastes the salt hanging in the breeze! 

 
 
Price: $14.95
 
Item Number: CD3800
 

John Roberts has been singing English folk songs since the early 1960s, when he joined a local folk club in his native Worcestershire. Coming to the USA as a graduate student in 1968, he soon joined with Tony Barrand, to form a duo which has lasted ever since. Singing in unaccompanied harmony, or with concertina or banjo, their entertaining style has delighted audiences at major festivals and venues such as Fox Hollow, Mariposa Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Old Songs, Mystic Sea Music Festival, to name but a few. While continuing to work with Tony, and since 1975 with the seasonal performances of Nowell Sing We Clear, John has continued to work as a solo performer, though this is his first solo recording. He presents a selection of sea songs, some well known to folk afficianados and others less so, and on this recording his banjo and anglo concertina are augmented with Celtic harp, fiddle, viola, and whistle.

Songlist

Hear samples from select pieces.

1.
Sea Fever
 
2.
Campañero
 
3.
Diego's Bold Shore
 
4.
The Bonny Ship the Diamond
 
5.
Candlelight Fisherman
 
6.
Farewell Nancy
 
7.
The Weeping Willow Tree
 
8.
The Boatman's Cure
 
9.
Short Jacket and White Trousers
 
10.
Sir Patrick Spens
 
11.
Let the Bulgine Run/Sally in the Garden/Hog-Eye Man
 
12.
The Black Cook
 
13.
The Saucy Sailor
 
14.
The Old Figurehead Carver
 
15.
What Fortunes Guide a Sailor/Leave Her Johnny