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Plain Capers
Morris Dance Tunes from the Cotswolds
John Kirkpatrick

Free Reed FRR 010 (LP, UK, 1976)
Topic Records TSCD458 (CD, UK, 1992)

Morris Dance Tunes from the Cotswolds, compiled and arranged by John Kirkpatrick

Engineered by Alan Green at Mid-Wales Sound Studios
Front Photography by Paddy O'Beirnes
Original design by Sue Dransfield
Design for compact disc by Tony Engle
Produced by John Kirkpatrick and Neil Wayne

Musicians

John Kirkpatrick: anglo concertina, button accordion,
two-row and four-stop-one-row melodeons, jews harp
 
Sue Harris: oboe and hammered dulcimers
 
Martin Carthy: guitar
 
Martin Brinsford: mouth organ and tambourine
 
Fi Fraser: fiddle

Track 2 John Kirkpatrick pub Free Reed Music
Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15 Trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick pub Free Reed Music
Tracks 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13 Trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick & Martin Carthy pub Free Reed Music / Mole Music

some notes on Glorishears

a note on Constant Billy:
[Trad. arr. John Kirkpatrick]
 
This Morris dance tune in three versions from Longborough, Sherbourne and Adderbury was performed by John Kirkpatrick and chums (including Martin Carthy) in 1976 on  Plain Capers. It was also included in 2001 on the anthology The Carthy Chronicles.

Plain Capers 1976 [click for larger image]
Free Reed FRR 010 (LP, UK, 1976)

side 1

Glorishears (Bledington)
(2:41)
 
Hammersmith Flyover (in the style of
Longborough)
(2:09) 
 
Old Molly Oxford (Field Town)
(2:08)
 
Black Jack (Longborough style) /
Old Black Joe (Badby) /
Old Black Joe (Bucknell) (5:27)
 
Blue Eyed Stranger /
Willow Tree (Bucknell) (4:03)
 
Brighton Camp (Eynsham) /
The March Past (Eynsham) (3:41)
 
Bobby and Joan (Field Town) /
Bobbing-A-Joe (Wheatley) (3:23)
 
Monk's March (Sherborne) /
The Fieldtown Processional (4:56)

side 2

Sweet Jenny Jones (Adderbury) /
The Sherborne Jig (Sherborne) /
The Sherborne Jig (Longborough)
(3:40)
 
Lumps of Plum Pudding (Bledington)
(1:36)
 
Highland Mary (Bledington) /
Highland Mary (Oddington)
(3:45)
 
Wheatley Processional
(2:59)
 
Maid of The Mill (Bucknell) /
Cuckoo's Nest (Longborough) /
William and Nancy (Bledington)
(5:32)
 
The Buffoon (Adderbury) /
The Fool's Jig (Bampton)
(3:10)
 
Constant Billy (Longborough) /
Constant Billy (Sherborne) /
Constant Billy (Adderbury)
(5:38)

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