Poor Strange Girl

Alice Jones

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Format: CD

Cat No: SPLIDCD0017

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Release Date:  10 June 2016

Label:  Splid Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5016700139822

Genres:  Folk  English Folk  

  • Description

    "Absolutely chock full of great songs and tunes." -Mike Harding

    Impressive debut solo album by traditional folk-singer, multi-instrumentalist and proud Yorkshire lass Alice Jones

    Following many successful years on the folk scene in various guises, with bands, duos, dance projects and session recordings Alice Jones is now stepping into the spotlight with herr debut solo album.

    Poor Strange Girl is an exciting and strikingly modern rendering of traditional material from both sides of the Atlantic featuring songs researched and resourced from the fine collections of Frank Kidson, Frank and Anne Warner and Cecil Sharp, sitting alongside a few, more contemporary songs and a series of her own self-penned tunes.

    Multi-talented Yorkshire woman Alice Jones is nothing if not versatile - an Appalachian and Yorkshire longsword dancer, an instrumentalist excelling on keyboards, whistle, clarinet, tenor guitar and, as her solo debut album proves, possesses a wholly distinctive voice just made for folk song. Her deliberate yet expressive tone and heartfelt precision shines throughout the entirety of the album, portraying a true and genuine connection with her material.

    On a number of tracks Alice is supported by the fiddle playing of award winning maestro Tom Kitching of Pilgrims' Way.

    Many of the lyrics and songs have been adapted and enhanced by Alice and every one of the arrangements showcases her thoughtful and attentive treatment, meticulously honed and crafted to perfection. Each track draws inspiration from a lifetime of musical influences that combine and intertwine to inform her interpretation of songs and tunes, creating a uniquely characteristic yet seamless album of carefully curated, newly established folk classics.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Poor Strange Girl
      • 2. Woody Knows Nothing
      • 3. The Larkman/the Heron Tree
      • 4. The Cruel Mother
      • 5. Green Bushes
      • 6. Wedding Mazurkas
      • 7. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
      • 8. When I Am Far Away
      • 9. Digerrpolskan/The Duhk Strut Reel
      • 10. Adieu To Old England
      • 11. The Castle By The Sea
      • 12. Long Long Trail A-Winding