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4.0 out of 5 stars Kathryn Tickell - Northumbrian Voices
There can be nobody prouder than a father and raconteur (Mike Tickell) witnessing his daughter entertaining an audience from centre stage and in this case the daughter (Kathryn Tickell) vice-versa. That much is obvious from the camaraderie of everyone involved on this wonderfully crafted 2-disk set from those very fine chaps at Park Records. Now, where do you place a...
Published 21 months ago by Pete Fyfe

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3.0 out of 5 stars Talent abounding but is it erring towards sentimental?
The idea behind this project was Kathryn and friends/family playing music and using bits of random chat recordings from wonderful musicians now dead that taught her her trade. They are well and warmly remembered. But there is a lot of chat and some of the anecdotes are a bit feeble and ower long in the end. A bit too random. More Northumbrian song would have been more...
Published 20 months ago by Silver Moon Sailor


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4.0 out of 5 stars Kathryn Tickell - Northumbrian Voices, 5 Oct 2012
This review is from: Northumbrian Voices (Audio CD)
There can be nobody prouder than a father and raconteur (Mike Tickell) witnessing his daughter entertaining an audience from centre stage and in this case the daughter (Kathryn Tickell) vice-versa. That much is obvious from the camaraderie of everyone involved on this wonderfully crafted 2-disk set from those very fine chaps at Park Records. Now, where do you place a recording that would comfortably settle on either an audio book or music CD shelf? Well, for me it sits alongside my previous recordings of her albums of which I profess to own most of them. Although internationally recognised for her achievements in `folk' music circles as one of its major driving forces when it comes to her native Northumbria this beautiful part of the North-East couldn't find a better ambassador. After sifting through many old cassettes Kathryn had the unenviable task of selecting certain recordings that represented her friends, family and neighbours. With respect, that part of the process must have been made easy as all involved impart their wit and wisdom with such convivial jocularity that you'll wish you could have been there in person. For those of us lucky enough to witness the `Border Shepherds' (Willie Taylor, Will Atkinson and Joe Hutton) in the early 80's have much to be thankful for and it's a treat to be reminded of their gentle banter and good humour celebrated by Martin Simpson's song simply titled "Will Atkinson" and sung acapella by the girls. Talking of which...hearty congratulations all round to Tickell's accompanying musicians; Hannah Rickard (fiddle), Kit Haigh (guitar), Patsy Reid (fiddle), Julian Sutton (melodeon), David McCracken (voice) and Amy Thatcher's piano accordion. This album was obviously a labour of love and one that will warmly embrace the listener like a freshly stoked fire and if somebody can kindly get my slippers, pipe and bottle of Newcastle Brown I'll be an even happier man. Finally...anyone who can complement me on my use of polyrhythm guitar (and know what they're talking about) at Gosport & Fareham Festival is alright in my books! [...]

PETE FYFE
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent album, 18 Feb 2013
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Perhaps I am biased having been born in Northumberland but this is one of the most original and enjoyable "folk" albums I have listened to in fifty years as a folk music fan. Well worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 15 Feb 2013
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This is so down to earth. nitty gritty of life , i love it and as a northener but now living in essex... loved to hear those kind voices
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Feb 2013
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Brilliant CD. Thoroughly enjoyed both the music and the stories. Would recommend this to anyone who appreciates quality and tradition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something a Wee Bit Different!, 13 Jan 2013
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Mrs. F. BOLAM-PEEL (West Yorkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Not the best introduction to Ms Tickell but a great treaty for seasoned fans. Quality playing as always with an insight into Ms Tickell's journey and the wild Northumbrian countryside (which was also my childhood home).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Storytelling, 11 Dec 2012
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Bought this after seeing Kathryn & her Dad at Keswick gig.Great album and the stories tell of a way of life now unfortunately lost, but at least the songs survive
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept, 5 Dec 2012
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I have been to see Kathryn perform this set twice now. Each time, I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, so I decided to buy the CD. This is an exact copy of the live concert so I am vey pleased with it. Great music and entertaining dialogue!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!, 18 Nov 2012
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E. McGow "emacgee" (Cheshire) - See all my reviews
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A superb album with a wonderful mix of song, music and narrative.

I have purchased additional copies of this album to give as gifts

and all have been greatfully received. A lovely example of folk

lore from Northumberland.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Talent abounding but is it erring towards sentimental?, 3 Nov 2012
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The idea behind this project was Kathryn and friends/family playing music and using bits of random chat recordings from wonderful musicians now dead that taught her her trade. They are well and warmly remembered. But there is a lot of chat and some of the anecdotes are a bit feeble and ower long in the end. A bit too random. More Northumbrian song would have been more welcome. Excellent musicians and beautiful singers and they could do so much more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not mine, 14 Dec 2013
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P. Peebles "trishoriginal" (Middle England) - See all my reviews
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This was purchased on behalf of a friend who has no internet access and was well received. I understand that it met all expectations.
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