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Northumberland Rant: Traditional Music from the Edge of England

Various Artists
Northumberland Rant: Traditional Music from the Edge of England

Brilliant instrumentals by master traditional musicians from England's northeasternmost county, featuring the sweet distinctive sound of the Northumbrian smallpipes, along with fiddle, accordion, and other instruments. A mix of field, studio, and archival recordings made between 1954 and 1998, Northumberland Rant includes never-before-issued performances by the legendary piper Billy Pigg as well as some of Northumberland's favorite musicians—Jack Armstrong, Willie Taylor, the High Level Ranters, Joe Hutton, Anthony Robb, Kathryn Tickell, Pauline Cato, Chris Ormston, Will Atkinson, and others. 36-page booklet with photos. 65 minutes.

AWARDS
2000 Crossroads Music Awards Bronze Star for Celtic Music

Track Listing

101
Archie's Fancy / Holey Ha'penny (medley) Billy Pigg 3:02
102
Keening in the Wind / Alston Flower Show (medley) Chris Ormston 3:39
103
La Russe / The Windshield's Hornpipe / Jane's Fancy / Da Road to Houll (medley) The High Level Ranters 4:51
104
Rothbury Hills / Whittingham Green Lane / The Cott / Border Fray (medley) Jack Armstrong 4:16
105
Murray River Jig / Roland and Cynthia Taylor / Alistair J. Sim (medley) Willie Taylor 4:13
106
I Saw My Love Come Passing By Me Anthony Robb 2:56
107
Dance de Chez Nous / Aunt Mary's Canadian / Neil Taylor's Jig (medley) Willie Taylor, Joe Hutton, and Will Atkinson 2:37
108
The Lady's Well / Random / The Cliff (medley) Pauline Cato 3:57
109
Dargai Anthony Robb 2:08
110
Skye Crofters Billy Pigg 1:17
111
Torryburn Lasses / The Wandering Tinker / Marry Me Now / Mrs. Wedderburn / Randy Wives of Greenlaw (medley) Wayne Robertson and Nigel Jelks 3:25
112
Speed the Plough Joe Hutton 1:32
113
There's Nae Guid Luck About the House / High Level Hornpipe (medley) Billy Pigg 3:30
114
Robertson's Reel / The Grand Chain (medley) Willie Taylor 2:12
115
Jock of Hazeldean / Gentle Maiden (medley) Colin Ross 2:54
116
The Pearl Wedding / Nancy Taylor's Reel (medley) Willie Taylor 2:41
117
Lament for Ian Dickson Anthony Robb 2:39
118
Keel Row/Durham Rangers / Greencastle / Hesleyside Reel / Yankee Doodle (medley) Jack Armstrong and the Barnstormers 3:00
119
Miss Hannah Ormston / Katie Elliot's Jig (medley) Chris Ormston 4:00
120
Mr. Nelson's Birthday Waltz Kathryn Tickell 3:47
121
Border Spirit Billy Pigg 1:21

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