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Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! (US shipping only)
4 CD box set by the renowned folk and rock fiddler.

Various artists, Fairport, et al - Cropredy Capers (autographed edition)
In the Freereed Records tradition, another bang-up box set, this time of live music from the infamous Fairport Convention gathering at Cropedy each year for the last 25. 4 CDs, a big book and lots of extras, as always. This edition is autographed by the current band members.

Meridian - Prime
Meridian produces innovative and wonderful folk music focused on driving chordal work of Richard Jones (accordion), the intricate melodic lines of Chris Walshaw (pipes/whistles/flutes) and the rhythm 'n' groove harmonies of Anna Tabbush (fiddle/flute). Anna, raised in the tradition, also sings and adds vocal lines. Meridian play arrangements of tunes and songs for concerts and Euro-dances and provide the glorious sound of raw folk energy, laced with finesse.

Shirley Collins - Adieu to Old England
The 1974 recording, originally released on Topic Records

Home Service - Wild Life
The live recording from 1992 by 'The greatest British rock'n'folk band of them all' with brass blazing, lead guitar screaming and a rock solid rhythm section.

Steve Ashley - Time and Tide (used)
(Please read this notice about purchasing used CDs at cdRoots)

John Spiers and Jon Boden - Through and Through
John Spiers (melodeon) and Jon Boden (fiddle) present an excellent set of tunes and songs from the tradition.

Fairport Convention - Full House

Fairport Convention - Heyday (The BBC Sessions)
New Island reissue,

Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon
New Island reissue

Fairport Convention - Angel Delight
New Island reissue

Brian Peters - Lines
UK england english europe

Pete Morton - Mad World Blues

Jaber Muguruza and L.I.P.A - Liverpool - Gernika

The Incredible String Band - I looked up
a 1970 gem from ISB

Ian A. Anderson - The Time is Ripe
rare psych folk from the Village Thing years 1970-73 - Following the release of his debut LP in 1969, country blues singer/guitarist Ian A. Anderson took a sudden left swerve into what now gets called psych folk or acid folk. Between 1970 and 1972 he released three albums on the now cult 'alternative folk' label Village Thing, the acoustic Royal York Crescent which showcased his interplay with guitarist Ian Hunt with whom he appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival; the folk/rock 'A Vulture Is Not A Bird You Can Trust,' recorded with a band including drummer Pick Withers, soon to be in at the start of Dire Straits; and Singer Sleeps On As Blaze Rages with steel guitarist Mike Cooper's Machine Gun Company and some meaty forays onto 12-string guitar. With 2010 marking the 40th anniversary of Village Thing, a new generation seeking out the alt.folk music of the '60s and '70s, a spate of books on the music and the era, and old vinyl copies of Village Thing albums being highly valued by collector

Various Artists - Ghosts from the Basement
lost songs, dreams and folkedelica from the vaults of Village Thing, 1970-74 - Subtitled 'the alternative folk label', Village Thing Records released two dozen albums and a few singles between 1970 and 1974. With strong national press and radio support, the label prospered with a unique and hard-to-pin-down mix of established names and newcomers, original singer/ songwriter/ guitarists, a few visiting Americans, and folk entertainers. Over the years, many of Village Thing's releases have gained cult status amongst collectors of '70s 'psych folk', often changing hands for high prices and now enjoying a big revival of interest. This 20-track compilation to mark the label's 40th anniversary is superbly remastered and comes in an environmentally friendly pack full of lots of old photos and detailed notes. It concentrates on the 'contemporary folk' core of Village Thing's output and includes many items on CD in the UK for the first time or never previously released. Featured are Wizz Jones, Derroll Adams, A

Maggie Holland - Bones
Beyond the bands from which she emerged, singer, guitarist, banjo and bass player Maggie Holland's solo career has spanned from the National Theatre's Mysteries in the '80s to BBC4TV/The Barbican's Folk Britannia in 2006. Some of her supremely crafted original songs like A Place Called England, Perfumes Of Arabia and A Proper Sort Of Gardener have been recorded by folk luminaries like June Tabor and Martin Carthy but she's equally adept at hand-picking and re-interpreting works by others, from the well-known to the obscure. Bones, attractively Digi-packed with extensive notes by journalist/author Colin Irwin and Maggie herself, includes eight of her best-known original songs and two traditionals plus others by Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn, Tymon Dogg, Bob Dylan, Dave Evans, Robb Johnson, Peter Rowan, Chris Smither, John Tams, Richard Thompson and many more. It's a maxi-length 'best of' selection from her albums made between 1983 and 1991, plus a few previously unreleased tracks and a new recording of her BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning song "A Place Called England." The majority are on CD for the first time.

Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies - Doolally
studio album from Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, released July 2004. It features 12 new Jez Lowe songs, arranged by the band, Jez Lowe, Kate Bramley, Andy May and Sean Taylor.

Jenny McCormick - English Country Garden
This young folk singer from Manchester, England is delicate and honest, and this collection of traditional folk songs and her own trad-inspired originals is a cut above the usual folk-fare. There is nothing startling or avant about this recording, save for the startling realization that simplicity pays off so handsomely. Accompanied primarily by guitar and a marvelously woody acoustic bass, with touches of other instruments sparsely scattered about.

Fernhill - Na Pradle
Na prádle is the 2006 concert recording by this important European ensemble, a reworking and reinventing of songs from their long time together, looking at the songs in a new ways. For old friends of the band, this is essential.

Over Sundet - Over Sundet
The Danish folk quartet performs lyrical interpretations of Scandinavian traditional and original tunes. Over Sundet means "Across the Sound", the body of water separating Denmark from Sweden, and the name refers to the fact that much of the band's inspiration is drawn from Swedish folk sounds. The band's sound is focused on the raw power of traditional music, but weaves in classical and jazz elements. The members of the band have backgrounds in classical, folk and jazz. IT has been said: "Over Sundet represents a completely new approach to music in Denmark, and they have succeeded in transcending habitual musical thinking and traditional generic boundaries" The musicians are Siri Iversen: clarinet, bass clarine; Cecilie Strange: tenor and soprano sax; Lea Havelund: cello and Simon Busk: percussion.

Martin Carthy - Landfall
1971 recording by the great English singer and guitarist, reissued on Topic in 1996

Martin, Taylor, Carthy and Simpson - Martins4
Four guitarists- Juan Martin (flamenco) and Martin Taylor (jazz) plus scions of the Brit folk scene Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson - recorded live together at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

Brian Peters - Different Tongues
A recording filled with old songs and new, songs of sailors, poachers, highwaymen, sinister strangers, deserted lovers, and supernatural revelations, and a cover of Richard Thompson's 'Watlzing For Dreamers.' Some nice melodeon tunes, as always. Accompaniment from Jeff Davis, Gordon Tyrral, Dave Pope and Chris Peters.

Joe Townsend and Martin Green - Return to the Woods
Joe Townsend and Martin Green have recorded an album that walks through the hinterland of jazz, folk, and contemporary music on violin, guitar, accordion, and an array of other instruments such as Mongolian cello, octave violin, musical saw and Fender Rhodes piano. They move from the inspiration of Duke Ellington and Romanian Gypsy music, through the minimalism of Adams and Reich and into the darker regions of English folk music. Through imaginative recording techniques such as the placing of tiny microphones inside instruments, playing the accordion through rotating speakers and using vintage keyboards they have produced a unique voice which is constantly changing yet somehow familiar. There's no explaining it; you simply have to listen.

Pete Morton - Swarthmoor
All original material, just Pete's vocal and guitar as you hear him in concert.

Stocai - After the Brawl
Stocai is a six piece English Dance Band combining bagpipes, bassoon, concertina, flute, guitar, keyboards, mandola, mandolin, melodeon, percussion, violin and whistle. Stocai brings together six musicians with a rare understanding of dance music who draw on English, French, Scandinavian, Quebecois, Old Time American dance music traditions. This is their second recording.

Janet Russell - Bright Shining Morning?
Janet Russell's second solo album with some help from Mary MacMaster, Tom McConville and Sara Grey (amongst others). Once again a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs.

Frankie Armstrong - Ways of Seeing
A powerful set of live concert recordings featuring Frankie singing on her own, in duets and with up to ten other women.

Flook - Flatfish
uk, celtic, british, english, england, flute, bodrahn

Fagan and Kerr - Between the Dark and Light

Benji Kirkpatrick - Half a Fruit Pie
Songs and tunes both original and traditional by the guitarist and bouzuki player. Guest musicans include John Kirkpatrick on melodeon and vocals, Richard Adams on drums and Seth Lakeman on fiddle and viola. Both traditional acoustic and folk rock sounds.

Andrew Cronshaw - The Unbroken Surface of Snow
British musician and composer Andrew Cronshaw is joined by a global enseble of Tigran Aleksanyan, Ian Blake, Sanna Kurki-Suonio.

Whapweasel - Pack of Jokers
The 2005 edition of English folk-rock dance band Whapweasel is as good as the last, a stacked deck of guitars, horns, melodeons, keyboards, fiddles, cittern, bass and drums. Again produced by Steeleye-er Rick Kemp (whose guitar is also in the mix), the 'weasels deal a trump hand that will get your feet moving and your head spinning.

The English Country Blues Band - Unruly
These tracks from their two albums and one single feature the core trio of Maggie Holland, Rod Stradling and Ian Anderson, regular members Chris Coe, Sue Harris and John Maxwell, and guests including Nic Jones, John Kirkpatrick, Dave Peabody and Danny Stradling. Special additonal song by Bob Copper.

Bellowhead - Hedonism
Formed in 2004 by duo John Spiers (melodeon, concertina) and Jon Boden (vocals, fiddle), this 11-piece big band fuses a wide range of individual musical talent into something unique and truly uplifting. With fellow band-members Pete Flood (percussion); Justin Thurgur (trombone); Brendan Kelly (saxophone, bass clarinet); Andy Mellon (trumpet); Paul Sartin (oboe, fiddle); Rachael McShane (cello, fiddle); Ed Neuhauser (helicon, tuba); Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki) and Sam Sweeney (fiddle, pipes) Bellowhead honor centuries of English musical tradition while at the same time constantly pressing forward into the future. On this 2010 studio album the music is a delirious amalgam of schooled musicianship and anarchic abandon.

Vivien Ellis - The Dawn Songs
Well known for her work with Alva, Sinfonye and The Dufay Collective, she is equally at ease with world music, mediaeval songs and contemporary ballads she interprets an astonishing range of material in her new, multi-genre CD. The album encompasses the English tradition, Brazilian samba; Appalachian spiritual; troubadour song in Occitan; Irish, Scots/Gaelic and Bulgarian folk music, as well as new dawn songs by contemporary writers. With instrumentation that includes fiddle, accordion, guitars, drums and electric bass, lute and viol, loops and effects, this is a richly varied album that embraces both the spare beauty of ancient song and full-on 21st century soundscapes.

Climax Ceilidh Band - Come Dancing
The band says: "The band started when two trios, Meridian and Pesky, decided to play together in one band and Climax was born. The band prides itself on its fine mixture of self-penned tunes with traditional material and playing 'live' is as exciting for them as for the dancers.... a group of highly skilled musicians who are musically responsive to each other and are able to trust the spontaneity within each of them to take ceilidh music into new dimensions. The driving rhythms of the accordion and guitar, the sweet sound of the dancing fiddles, the swift trill of the flute and the power of the pipes makes the Climax Ceilidh Band experience truly orgasmic." - Anna Tabbush (fiddle), Holly Sheldrake (fiddle), Richard Jones (accordion), Mark 'Swerve' Weaver (guitar) and Chris Walshaw (pipes and whistles)

June Tabor - Rosa Mundi
The 2001 release investigates songs of the garden in Tabor's usual diverse outlook and musicial styles.

MacColl, Seeger and Parker - Song of the Road
Devised by Ewan MacColl, radio producer Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger, the Radio-Ballads series set out to crystallise in words and music the experience of different ways of life. Volume 2 of the Radio-Ballads series tells the story of the making of the M1, Britain's first motorway. Among the songs Ewan MacColl created for this radio-ballad was Hot Asphalt.

Frankie Armstrong - Encouragement
2007 release by this wonderful English singer. 13 tracks featuring Bob Evans on crwth, Anthony Ingle on piano, accordion and vocals, and Sarah Harman on vocals. Songs include "Effects of Love," "Fair Annie," "Parting," "Demon Lover," "Holy Thursday," more.

various - TransAtlantic Folk Box Set
3 CD set, 70 track collection from one of the great British folk labels. Wellknown artists like Pentagle, Ralph McTell, Ian Campbell Group, Andrew Cronshaw, Bert Jansch, John Renborn, Finbar and amp; Eddie Furey, Sweeney's Men and Dubliners are well-augmented by many lesser known and obscure artists.

Robin and Barry Dransfield - Up to Now
The 1996 release of a 39-track 2 CD set includes 11 new and un-issued tracks from long-lost BBC John Peel Shows and 'In Concert' sessions from the 1970s, as a duo, as soloists, and many rare recordings of theirelectric band 'Dransfield'. There are nine tracks from their first Free Reed album 'Popular to Contrary Belief' and two tracks from the classic1976 electric album 'The Fiddler's Dream'. There is also a wealth of rare and lost tracks: from their 1970 'Folk on Friday' debut recording; from Robin and from Barry's solo albums and performances from ' Tale of Ale' and 'Morris On.'

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