Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

BRASS MONKEY ~ GOING & STAYING TSCD531 

Another fine recording from this unique powerhouse band. “Going and Staying” features the band’s Deep English sound. Unique instrumentation and their approach to folk music give Brass Monkey an instantly recognisable sound and presence. For many of the tracks, the lineup expands to a six-piece featuring an extended brass section.

“If there is a British folk supergroup these days, it’s surely this unusual band” The Guardian
“…a vitality about the whole thing … lending majesty and a refreshingly different landscape on which to place these … songs” fRoots
“The arrangements and playing are inventive and alive – played in a unique style which is eminently listenable” Get Rhythm

1  Put The Road In Order
2  The Doffing Mistress
3  The Cornish Quickstep + The Pleasure Gardens Polka
4  The Pigeon On The Gate + The Primrose Lass
5  Heather Down The Moor
6  The Holborne Suite: The Fruit Of Love + The Choise + The Honie-Suckle
7  A Maiden Sat A-Weeping
8  Gathering Peascods + The Rose Tree + Jerusalem
9  The Crockery Ware
10  Four Bacup Tunes
11  Going And Staying

Martin Carthy vocals, guitar, mandolin
John Kirkpatrick vocals, button accordion, melodeon, treble, baritone & bass Anglo concertinas
Howard Evans trumpets
Richard Cheetham tenor trombone, alto sackbutt
Martin Brinsford percussion, mouth-organ
Roger Williams bass trombone, tuba

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