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NEW RELEASE: Freda Palmer - Leafield Lass


A Cotswold singer, recorded in the 70s, whose repertoire is typical of pub singers of the pre and post war eras, and is now largely forgotten.

There are 56 tracks on two CDs here, together with the usual MT booklet, comprehensive as always, and featuring a broad range of material.

Freda was big on humour and the emotional pieces so beloved by the Victorians and Edwardians, and although some of the tracks are fragments, they’re all tantalising. There are well over two hours of intriguing listening here, and it includes spoken bits of background from Freda, as well as a group of recitations at the end. The original recordings (many of them by Alison McMorland) were obviously of high quality, and the end result is a most useful reference resource for anyone with an interest in pub singing and traditional songs, as well as an entertaining listen.

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