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Tansey's Fancy Artist Biography. This Australian group was formerly known as Tensey's Fancy, then Tansey's Fancy.
1. Aqua serven
2. Sar planina
3. Burning of the piper's hut
4. Blantyre explosion
5. Zensko oro
6. Eleno mome
7. Wee weaver
8. Jove mala mome
9. Unicornis captivatur
10. Chanson de Guillaume le vinier
11. Rada pere ~ Ela mi velice
12. Cherry tree carol
13. Twa corbes
Adrian Coleridge: Violin, Mandolin.
Davood Tabrizi: Darabukha.
Doug Kelly: Gittern,Mandora,Oud,Bouzouki, Tamboura,Guitars, Saz.
James Llewelyn Kiek: Guitars, Bouzouki, Electric bass, Tamboura.
Kim Sanders: Flute, alto-saxophone, tenor-saxophone.
Lindsey Pollak: Gaida, wooden flutes, soprano-saxophone,
ocarina, harmony vocals.
Mara Kiek: Vocals, tapan, bouzouki, percussion.
Steve Elphick: Bass
They finally became Mara! with Artist complement
Mara Kiek & James Llewelyn Kiek forming the mainstay
Taking on Jim Denley, Mike Haughton, Terry Cox, Paul James
and Paul Miller, with Danny Thompson Guesting on Double Bass.
Jim Denley (Mara!) and Steve Elphick (Tansey's Fancy) appeared
together again on the "Summer Haze" album with Cathie O'Sullivan
published in 1987 on the Larrikin lable. (posted on THTM blog)
Notes from Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Mara have adopted a highly original style encompassing a whole range
of musical influences, including songs and tunes from France, Persia,
Greece and Macedonia.
Whether performing the 15th-century ballad "Riturnella" or a more
contemporary song, the group successfully displays a clever marriage
of European music and jazz influences.
Tansey's Fancy (1983)
Images (1984) : Already Posted on this Blog
On The Edge (1987)
Don't Even Think (1990)
Ruino Vino (Rufus 1996)
Lindsey Pollak was instrumental in bringing a greater awareness of World music in Australia, he is a multi-instrumentalist known to make and play some pretty novel instruments, some made from vegetables. Not your usual ocarina or conch shell either.
(File contains Front and Rear scans at 1200 & 2400 DPI)
Thanks to BoHaG for his marathon effort on the scan stitching part of this post.
Password for RAR file gonzoTFAN
Please read the comments to this post for further information on the MARA! side of the story