The Barford Angel

Billy Bennington

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Format: CD

Cat No: VT152CD
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Release Date:  22 August 2005

Label:  Veteran

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5060021605221

Genres:  Folk  English Folk  

  • Description

    In Britain the dulcimer has, over the years, been popular as both a classical instrument and as an instrument for busking.

    As a folk instrument it was popular in East Anglia and was particularly widespread among village musicians in Norfolk.

    In fact between the wars it was noted that there were 25 'players of the dulcimore' (as it was known locally) within 10 miles of one small parish near Norwich.

    The last of these great Norfolk players was Billy Bennington.

    Bennington was given the name 'The Barford Angel' because he used to carry his dulcimer on his back while cycling and the shape of the dulcimer made him look as though he had angel's wings.

    The Barford Angel was originally released on LP in 1986 and this new production has the addition of eight extra tracks from the seminal Topic record 'English Country Music In East Anglia'

  • Tracklisting

    1. Rose Cottage
    2. On the Green
    3. Dulcie Bell 1
    4. The Chicken Reel
    5. Schottische
    6. On Parade
    7. The Bells Of St. Mary's
    8. The Flowers Of Edinburgh
    9. Schottische, Step Dance
    10. When Johnny Comes To Town
    11. Slow Stepdance
    12. Obidiah
    13. Lovely Lucerne
    14. Redwing
    15. Yarmouth Hornpipe, Sheringham Breakdown
    16. The Pony Trot Polka
    17. Dulcie Bell 2
    18. Going To The Derby
    19. Herbert Sadd's Schottische
    20. Gay Ladies Polka
    21. The Gunner's March
    22. I Like To Say Good Morning
    23. The Sailor's Hornpipe
    24. My Beloved Cornelia.