Gary and Vera Aspey from Atherton, near Manchester.

“If they find a rare and singable set of words with out a tune, then in the true spirit of the folk revival they make a melody for it, and a convincing one at that. Recently they have been seeking songs from the Lake District, an area rather neglected by the great song collectors of the past. Gary and Vera have a lively following in their beloved North, but already their reputation is spreading far out of their native territory.”

1 From the North Gary and Vera vocal
2 The Parting Vera vocal and concertina
3 Coal Picking Gary vocal
4 The Three Foot Seam Gary and Vera vocal, Vera and Bernard Wrigley, concertinas
5 Mill Girl’s Lullaby Vera vocal and guitar, Wilf Darlington mandolin
6 King Cotton Gary and Vera vocal and concertina
7 Auntie Ketyll Vera vocal and guitar
Cum t’ thi Tay Vera vocal and guitar
9   The Cradle Song Gary and Vera vocal and guitar
10 The Roving Navvy Gary and Vera vocal and concertina, Bernard Wrigley and Wilf Darlington, chorus
11 The Ship Canal Song Gary and Vera vocal
12 Hailey-Go Gary and Vera vocal and guitar
13 Tuppence on the Rope Gary and Vera vocal and concertina, Bernard Wrigley bass concertina
14 A Bit of a Sing Gary and Vera, Bernard Wrigley, Will Darlington

First published by Topic 1975

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