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Product details

  • Audio CD (20 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Navigator Records
  • ASIN: B001RX8P9M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,037 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Jolly Broom Man
  2. L'Homme Arme
  3. Drummer Boy For Waterloo
  4. Keeper Of The Game
  5. Cutty Wren
  6. The Saucy Sailor
  7. Todos Los

Product description

Product Description

Not many bands can lay claim to being nominated for a prestigious BBC Folk Award, before they've even released an album but Mawkin:Causley can. Mawkin:Causley are brothers James and David Delarre, Danny Crump, Alex Goldsmith (all previously known as Mawkin) and widely acclaimed Devon singer, Jim Causley (Under One Sky / Devil's Interval).

With a heady mix of richly melodic vocals, melodeons, electric bass and acoustic guitar, they breath youthful vigour and considerable energy into their folk- inspired music. As a testament to the impact they have made in a very short time, after less than 18 months together, not only have Mawkin:Causley been nominated as BEST GROUP at the BBC Folk Awards 2009 but their music has appeared frequently on Radio 2, with a seal of approval from Bob Harris and Mike Harding, but also from the station usually more at home with indie rock artists, 6Music.

Despite this debut bringing together influences on the band from around the globe (there are continental twists, rhythms that hint at reggae and far from conventional instrumentation) `The Awkward Recruit' (Navigator) is ultimately an exuberant exploration of traditional English fare.

Mawkin:Causley have, between them, played over 50 UK festivals and have supported a range of well-regarded artists including Eliza Carthy, Show of Hands, Billy Bragg, Mr Scruff and more besides. With Jim Causley's rich voice, charismatic stage presence and a rare ability to shift between melodrama and great subtly, in a heartbeat, this barn-storming band are set to get noticed on a much wide-scale in 2009.

Review

"Expectations are high: they were nominated for an award for best group even before the release of this, their debut CD. It lives up to the hype"
-- **** 4 stars (FT)

"Genuinely artful arrangements - mighty, provocative, yet admirably considered" -- **** 4 stars (Observer Music Monthly)

"Remarkably assured - such conviction and a true sense of their music's history" -- ***** 5 Stars (Uncut)

"Supremely confident - a serious album, of considerable weight" -- fROOTS

"Unconditionally Mighty" -- **** 4 stars (Mojo)

Mawkin:Causley deserve to be up there with Bellowhead as heroes of the new folk revival
-- Robin Deneslow - The Guardian


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