Weave And Spin

Lady Maisery

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Format: CD

Cat No: RBRCD09

Release Date:  22 August 2011

Label:  Lady Maisery Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078920825

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    Be prepared to be enchanted by rich harmonies and sumptuous clashes as Lady Maisery emerge as one of the most original new groups on the UK folk scene this year. Lady Maisery is a new vocal trio from Hannah James (Kerfuffle, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, Demon Barbers), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola.) Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied, and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Their debut album, Weave and Spin, was recorded one frosty week in February and introduces these three musicians; three voices woven together in a timeless combination, which they push to new levels. It features a captivating collection of songs, carefully chosen and arranged to showcase the vocal quality of the group. Expect spellbinding harmonies on unaccompanied tracks such as the plaintive Kipling/Bellamy classic My Boy Jack, the music-hall charms of Mary Ann, and the beautiful simplicity of three voices on Sleep on Beloved. Lady Maisery also explore new ground as one of the first UK groups to revive the tradition of diddling or singing tunes, which has nearly died out in England, but is still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. The combined influence of these traditions can be seen in sets such as the toe-tapping European dance tunes Labajalg/Polska, as well as a fun rendition of the classic Primrose and Bluebell Polkas. Album launch events: Monday 27th June at The Greystones, Sheffield Tuesday 28th June at The Slaughtered Lamb, London

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. I Know My Love
      • 2. Minoorne Labajalg/Polska
      • 3. Portland Town
      • 4. The Changeling's Lullaby
      • 5. Nottamun Fair
      • 6. My Boy Jack
      • 7. The Colour of Amber
      • 8. The Capable Wife
      • 9. The Gardener
      • 10. Har Du Set; Lads and Lasses
      • 11. Mary Ann
      • 12. Willie's Lady
      • 13. Primrose Polka/Bluebell Polka
      • 14. Sleep on Beloved