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The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes

The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes

The English concertina, a small button accordion invented in the 1830s, was originally regarded as a parlor instrument. Richard Carlin, concertina virtuoso and author of Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways, concentrates here on British dance tunes. Listeners may find it hard to keep their feet still as Carlin performs jigs, hornpipes, reels, a Morris dance tune, and a contra dance tune. Providing contrast are several stately Scottish strathspeys. Carlin is accompanied by pianist Richard Kassell. The liner notes, prepared by Carlin, provide background information on the concertina and the individual selections. Carlin has recorded two additional Smithsonian Folkways recordings: The English Concertina (FW08845) and In Came a Bumblebee: Traditional Songs and Tunes on English Concertina (FW08846).

Track Listing

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The Poppy Leaf / The Derry (medley) Richard Carlin 3:29
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Tattered Jack Walsh / Dublin / My Darling Asleep (medley) Richard Carlin 2:43
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The Minstrel Medley Richard Carlin 2:18
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Epping Forest Richard Carlin 2:40
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105
Murphy's Richard Carlin 2:47
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106
Monk's March / Black Nag / First Night in Leadville (medley) Richard Carlin 3:44
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The Laird of Drumblair / Speed the Plough (medley) Richard Carlin 3:10
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The Golden Keyboard Richard Carlin 1:56
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202
Come Upstairs with Me / The Wig (medley) Richard Carlin 1:50
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The New Brig of Glasgow / Moneymusk (medley) Richard Carlin 2:25
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204
Morpeth Rant Richard Carlin 1:42
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Brooklyn Lasses / The Curragh Races (medley) Richard Carlin 3:37
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Clams in the Morning / Trip to Sligo (medley) Richard Carlin 2:43
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Michael Kennedy's (The Duke of Leinster) Richard Carlin 1:06
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The Globetrotter / The Bank's (medley) Richard Carlin 3:46
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