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1. Lucky Break - Hank Dogs
2. Trip - Eliza Carthy & The Kings Of Calicutt
3. Sail On By - Oysterband
4. Claudy Banks - Waterson/Carthy
5. Be My Rambling Woman - Rory McLeod
6. Gypsy's Lullaby/The Hawk/Memories/Coates Hall - Billy Pigg
7. The Begging Song - Martin Carthy/Dave Swarbrick
8. A Lord Of Steam And Iron - John Kirkpatrick
9. Falling Slowly - Coope, Boyes & Simpson
10. Hopping Down In Kent - Louise Fuller
11. Country Life - The Watersons
12. Byker Hill - Barely Works
13. Brilliant Pebbles - Edward II
14. Yellow Dress - Albion Band
15. Red Wing Polka - Walter Bulwer/Billy Cooper/Daisy Bulwer/Reg Hall/Mervin Plunkett/Russell Wortley
16. Bold Fisherman - Harry Cox
17. The Baker - Savourna Stevenson/June Tabor/Danny Thompson
18. A New England - Billy Bragg

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This Rough Guide profiles a small selection of influential and talented musicians who have both established and revived English folk music. Often overlooked in favour of its more high-profile Celtic neighbours, England's musical history, with its complex tapestry of influences from royal courts to local alehouses, is rich and should be celebrated. Musicians such as Billy Pigg, Louise Fuller and Harry Cox have kept the community and family traditions alive and have in turn influenced and inspired the new wave of English artists. Many of the artists on this album have been pioneers, expanding traditional music outwards, as witnessed by the electric guitar of Martin Carthy, the folk rock of the Oysterband, the reggae of Edward II and the eclectic mix of Rory McLeod. Thanks to these musicians there has begun to be a sea-change in attitudes, a rekindling of pride and the beginnings of mainstream success, from Billy Bragg and June Tabor to the new roots of Eliza Carthy and the Hank Dogs. Open your ears and enjoy!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Quirky 28 July 2007
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This quirky CD of English "roots" music is an odd assortment of different styles of influence on the various artists presented here. There's the raw folksiness of "Claudy Banks", the old-timey Victorian feel of "A Lord Of Steam and Iron", but the best song of the bunch is a pleasant and breezy folk-pop number "Sail On By" by Oysterband, which owes a nod to Steeleye Span's more upbeat tunes. Said song makes the whole album worth it for just that song alone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
lovely cd 29 Oct. 2009
By Dominic M. Troughton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
there is some truly beautifal folk music on this cd ... from june tabor to john kirkpatrick ... it is one of the most lovely collections of english folk music that I own ...
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