Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

BRASS MONKEY ~ HEAD OF STEAM TSCD575

The original English powerhouse brass-meets-folk band returned with a new album for 2009.

“..a swashbuckling selection of tunes and songs performed so invigoratingly……” fRoots
“The tunes in particular take on a new life, as the brass dominates the guitar and Kirkpatrick’s excellent melodeon, but the songs are also wonderful.” Acoustic
“Since the early 80s they have brought the emotional fervour and rhythmic fire of colliery bands to English dance music and traditional songs – their recordings are a delight. Mighty and joyful.” ★★★★ Songlines

Paul Archibald trumpets, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, chorus vocals
Martin Brinsford percussion, harmonica, saxophone, chorus vocals
Martin Carthy guitar, vocals
John Kirkpatrick button accordion, anglo concertina, melodeon, vocals
Roger Williams bass and tenor trombones, euphonium, chorus vocals

1  The Moldavian Schottische / The Snowdrop Polka
2  The Press Gang
3  The Barbados Lady
4  Lichfield Tattoo / The Radstock Jig / The Quickstep from “The Battle of Prague”
5  The Trees They Do Grow High

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6  Banbury Bill / The Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket / The Beaux of London City / Hunt the Squirrel
7  Bold Archer / Dearest Dicky
8  The Red Lion Hornpipe / Peckett’s Hornpipe / The Welch Hornpipe
9  The Loss of the Ramillies

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10 Nelson, the Fallen Hero / The Death of Nelson

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