The 1996 release by this English dance band with a heavy emphasis on the pipes, fiddle and accordion. All original tunes driven by a deep understanding of the tradition.
The Absent Piper
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DAVID FAULKNER: Border pipes (c, d & g), chabrette, whistles and trumpet
STEVE TURNER: Accordion and melodeon
HELENA TORPY: Violin, percussion and voice
LAWRENCE MORGAN-ANSTEE: English bagpipe, percussion & whistles
"european roots empowered by the heart of Albion" - English Dance & Song
"fine arrangements of their own compositions provide arresting sounds. Excellent musicianship" - Folk Roots
"this is one hell of an album" - Folk On Tap
The band's own press stuff:
The eel grinders are one of england's most exciting contemporary acoustic groups. Voyage reflects a journey made by the eel grinders towards a new and original musical landscape. Inspired by the heart of albion voyage fuses elements of classical, traditional and jazz; it moves with a grace and style not often accorded to english folk music. Based in the south west of england the eel grinders have been playing and working together for ten years. The eel grinder's music is internationally recognized and recorded by such artists as Swedish singer Gunnel Mauritzon and english virtuosos Chris Wood & Andy Cutting.
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