Mary Humphreys and Anahata
Traditional English Folk Music
Rarities and Renovations from the English Tradition
Wild Goose WGS312CD
Launched in July 2003, Sharp Practice is
from English traditional music record label
Wild Goose records.
Four songs are from Cecil Sharp's own collections, hence the
title. Many of Mary's songs have been pieced together
from mixed sources (so maybe that's the real reason for the
title!). Some have never been recorded before, and even
the familar titles may not be the versions you expect but they
are all from traditional sources.
Anahata has contributed some cracking English dance tunes from
the 17th century to the present day, in arrangements ranging
from solo melodeon to full band.
The album features:
This album is sold out.
- Mary Humphreys
vocals, banjo, English concertina, piano
- Anahata melodeons, anglo concertina, cello
- Dave Holland fiddle
- Gina Holland flute, recorder
"This CD is a real treasure. Exquisite in every detail..."
Review on the Netrhythms web site.