Swan For The Money

The Old Swan Band

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Format: CD

Cat No: WGS378CD

Format Details:

Release Date:  21 March 2011

Label:  Wild Goose

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5016700113723

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    Mainly traditional tunes arranged in inimitable 'old Swan' style, with a
    couple penned by band members. Ian Anderson described The Old Swan Band as 'a well oiled machine in more ways than one'. 'Well oiled' must Surely refer to the band's ability to reach deep into the often hidden vein of English dance repertoire and pull out a gem of a tune which will be delivered to the world in distinctive style.

    This style is typified by driving fiddles and harmonica, fat brass, persistent and inventive percussion, all glued together with rhythmic and sweet piano. Whether applied to a newly researched tune or to an old favourite, the Old Swan sound is unmistakable.

    Fi Fraser- Fiddle, Paul Burgess - Fiddle, Flos Headford - Fiddle, Jo Freya -Saxes & Whistles, Neil Gledhill - Bass Sax, John Adams - Trombone, Martin Brinsford - Harmonica & Percussion, Heather Horsley - Piano Keyboard.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Mrs O'Dwyer's; Packie Russell's
      • 2. Queen's Jig; The Basque Jig
      • 3. Walter Bulwer's 2 & 1
      • 4. Staffordshire Hornpipe; Mad Moll of the Cheshire Hunts
      • 5. Dashing White Sergeant; Brighton Camp
      • 6. Woodcutter's Jig; The Swedish Dance
      • 7. Gloucester Hornpipe; Polly Put The Kettle On
      • 8. The Sloe; The Sweet Briar; Double Figure 8
      • 9. The Vine Tree; The Gentiane Marzurka
      • 10. The Earl of Mansfield; Bobbie Shafto
      • 11. In Out Out the Windows; Down The Road
      • 12. The Matelot; Michael Turners's Jig; Captain Lanoe's Quick March
      • 13. The Rose; J.B.Milne
      • 14. Grande Chain; Grommet