The distinctive voices and musicianship of Jim Causley, Bryony Griffith, Jackie Oates and Paul Sartin have come together to present a concert of songs celebrating the re-issue of the song books Marrowbones (EFDSS 2007) and The Wanton Seed (2015), and to mark the launch of Southern Harvest, the new omnibus edition of The Foggy Dew and The Constant Lovers, edited by Steve Gardham and published by Francis Boutle Publishers in association with The South Riding Folk Network.
This concludes a decade of work to revise and update the original, influential series of the 60s and 70s, edited by the late Frank Purslow, who selected songs from the early manuscript collections of The Hammond Brothers in Dorset and Dr George Gardiner in Hampshire. These are among the most important nineteenth century collections of English folk song.
The gigs are planned for February 15th at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead, February 16th at Cecil Sharp House in London (with support from The Askew Sisters) and February 18th as part of Hampshire Traditions At Whitchurch at The Gill Nethercott Centre, Whitchurch. The Hampshire Traditions day will also feature talks from Bob Askew and Gwilym Davis, a harmony workshop from Bryony Griffith, a Southern Stepping workshop from Simon & Jo Harmer, as well as an afternoon and evening concert.
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