New release: Kieron Means, Run Mountain

Kieron Means
Run Mountain – LTCD3004

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Tracks: Run Mountain, John Lover, Deep Ellum Blues, Hard Killing Floor, Sandy Grove, Red Rocking Chair, Mountain Fields, The Shark Song, Boll Weevil, Rain & Snow, Edward, I Never Cried, Lonesome Robin, Heartaching Blues.

Kieron Means – ‘Run Mountain’ This album has been enthusiastically received by everybody who has heard it. Kieron is the son of Sara Grey and has inherited much of his mother’s style and feeling for the tradition. This is a significant album.

New release: Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, Ballad Tree

Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre
Ballad Tree – LTCD1051

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Ballads from two of Scotland’s most passionate singers, whose wealth of knowledge and experience of traditional song is legendary.

Tracks: The Wife Of Ushers Well, Lamkin, The Two Brothers, May Colvin, Braes O’ Yarrow, Lover’s Ghost, The Wee Toon Clerk, Tam Lin, Clerk Saunders, The Daemon Lover, King Orfeo.

Alison McMorland and Geordie McIntyre have produced a CD that has been a ‘dream’ of theirs for many years. The album is called ‘Ballad Tree’ and as the title suggests, it is an album of ballads. Some of the accompaniments include the use of old instruments incluing ‘the buzzing harp’. Alison’s daughter, Kirsty Potts, is more strongly featured on this recording, singing in unison and in harmony with her mother. We feel that this is an exceptional recording.

 

New Release – Steve Turner – Whirligig of Time

Steve Turner
Whirligig of Time – LTCD1103

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This is the first album recorded for CD by Steve. This CD has been hailed as ‘the best ever’ from Steve, regarded as one of England’s major singers of the folk revival. The supporting musicians include Martin Carthy and Oliver Knight on guitar, Kevin Brown on slide guitar, Miranda Sykes on double bass, Gill Redmond and Riki Gerardy on cello and Nancy Kerr on fiddle and harmony vocal. James Fagan adds harmony vocal and Pete Flood drums.

Tracks: The Isle of St Helena, The Dry Cardrona, The Poor and Single Sailor, Bonnie George Campbell, The Rambling Beauty, The Glendy Burke, Young Waters, The Gold Watch, Sir Colvin, The Brave Dudley Boys, Where e’er you Walk.

Steve Turner – ‘Whirligig of Time’ – Steve has been out of the scene for a few years and has returned with a recording that many regard as his best ever – high praise for one o of the stalwarts of the folk revival and arguably the finest concertina accompanist you will hear.