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Folk & Jazz fan, specialising in vinyl restoration. Although I would prefer to only post albums that I have paid for, or those of close friends, I am open to suggestions and offers of rare Folk items that need tender care and restoration, provided the supplier has the right of ownership of the physical item. NOT JUST an MP3 COPY of it. To give you an idea, I am prepared to restore vinyl belonging to another person, IF I receive a decent quality scan of the front, back and any relevant information that comes with the LP, preferably at least 2400 by 2400 quality, (600DPI scans for back) along with the sound files in FLAC format as waves are a bit too large to transfer. Then I will check their suitability for restoration. I try to maintain the requirement for a decent set of scans for each item, where possible, as I feel the music is incomplete without it. Sometimes this is just not possible as a lot of my stock came from broadcasting organisations that had their own heavy card sleeves, with information relevant to their prime function, that of providing the disc-jockies with basic details to pass on to listeners. I do wonder what happened to all the original artwork?

Thursday, 16 March 2017

ARGO Folk LP The DRUIDS "Pastime with good company" (ZFB 39)


Here is another DRUIDS album


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The Druids In Good Company



This album of Druid music. represents. every source on which the group calls: popular songs. published material, documentary work. modern writers, favourite singers and many impromptu singarounds and instrumental sessions.

Two songs here are common to most clubs in the country.
MARROWBONES and THE WHITE COCKADE never seem to fade in popularity. This version of 
Marrowbones comes from the late Harry Cox.

TO DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY originated for us as a song from Chappell's 'Popular Music of the Olden Time' as did THREE MERRY MEN OF KENT. 
THREE JOLLY SPORTSMEN was traced to the E.F.D.S.S. publication 'Marrowbones' after a brief hearing in a Bromyard 
pub during the 1970 festival.

Work on a B.B.C. radio documentary programme entitled "The Long March of Everyman" provided words for ALL'S DEAR BUT POOR MEN'S LABOUR and THE DIGGER'S SONG. The latter 
conveniently matched up with the tune usually associated with "Ye jacobite by name" the former needed a new tune.

CONGLETON BEAR was written by Derbyshire folklorist John Tams to an original idea by Peter Coe.

THE PICK AND THE MALTSHOVEL was written by Roger Watson shortly after seeing a Nottinghamshire pub of the same.

THE LEAVES OF LIFE and THE IRISH GIRL arrived via several singers of traditional song altho' the tune to the latter is new. The instrumental tracks come from the most enjoyable part of group life, the instrumental sessions in the pub. All the best tunes seen to come out under the influence of alcohol.

We would like to thank Derek Hale for playing the concertina on 'All's Dear But Poor Men's Labour', Derek Pearce for playing the mandolin on 'The Pick and the Maltshovel', 
the chorus of singers (including the two who probably only came to read the gas meter) and in particular Ron Curtis, for his great help during the recording sessions and for his seemingly endless
cups of tea

KEITH KENDRICK: English Concertina, guitar and vocal.
JOHN ADAMS: Accordion, fiddle, bells, vocal.
JUDI LONGDEN: Drum, guitar, recorder, vocal.
MICK HENNESSY: Bass, vocal.
DAVE BROUGHTON: Fiddle, chorus vocal.

1. TO DRIVE COLD WINTER AWAY / FATHER KELLY'S JIG / THE ROLLICKING IRISHMAN
2. CONGLETON BEAR
3. THREE MERRY MEN OF KENT
4. ALL’S DEAR BUT POOR MEN'S LABOUR
5. MARQUIS OF LORNE / LOCOMOTIVE HORNPIPE
6. THE DIGGER’S SONG
7. THE LEAVES OF LIFE (THE SEVEN VIRGINS)
8. ODDJOB'S POLKA / SALLY GARDENS
9. THREE JOLLY SPORTSMEN
10. THE PICK AND THE MALTSHOVEL
11. THE IRISH GIRL
12. THE WHITE COCKADE
13. MARROWBONES
14. FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH / COME LET US DANCE AND SING / KATE DALRYMPLE

Download link music and scans Here

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