Monday, January 12, 2009

And we scarce gave them time for to draw their own blades. . .

. . .when a trusty shillelagh came over their heads, and bade them take that as fair warning:


Blogger Rebecca said...

Nice, thanks for the music.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Kurt Langmann said...

That's lovely. Have you heard Martin Simpson?

Finally saw him last year in London and I was ready to give up guitar after seeing what he can do with Duncan and Brady, Little Musgrave, She Slips Away and a Randy Newman tune, Louisiana 1927 (dedicated to GW Bush's Katrina response at Martin's concert -- Martin lived there for several years before moving back to north England recently).

The show stopper was the one about his dad, Never Any Good, also from the Prodigal Son CD (Kate Rusby sings on the disc, but that's not her on this video):

6:36 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Simpson's new to me.

Thanks, Kurt.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Kurt Langmann said...

Just noticed that an obliging fellow recently posted a higher quality and complete version of Never Any Good with the bonus of Knight and his Spurs -- but do buy Martin Simpson's Prodigal Son CD for the best quality (he deserves the royalties).

12:32 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Excellent. I see he does an instrumental version of a traditonal song with an odd title; the lyrics in the original refer to "Amerikay" but the song is usually called "The Green Fields of Canada." Simpson's version calls it The Green Fields of America, which actually makes sense, even if it's "wrong.".

Here's another tremendous archive of various artists, more than 130 songs, put together in a single channel by somebody north of Northumbria I'm guessing:

You could spend days listening to it.

1:08 AM  

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