It was on a market day - One
ĎEnglish traditional folk singersí
Bob Lewis (Sussex) George Fradley (Derbyshire) Johnny Doughty (Sussex) George Withers (Somerset) Lucy Woodall (Worcestershire) Fred Whiting (Suffolk) George Bregenzer (London) Ernie Payne (Gloucestershire) George Fradley (Derbyshire) Jeff Wesley (Northamptonshire) Len Heyward (Gloucestershire) Will Noble (Yorkshire) Francis Shergold (Oxfordshire) Charlie Clissold (Gloucestershire) Geoff Ling (Suffolk) George Spicer (Sussex) Mary Ann Haynes (Sussex) Buster Mustoe (Worcestershire) Charlie Bridger (Kent)
(click on the artistes name to see a photo and /or a short biography)
For people all over England, market day in their local town was an occasion to meet, shop and trade and it was also the one day that pubs were open all day. Not surprisingly, many old singers have said it was the occasion for a song or two to be sung. Here we have a celebration of traditional English unaccompanied singing, mainly from the southern half of the country, with performers from South Yorkshire to Gloucestershire and from Sussex to Derbyshire. These are not professional singers but working people who sing songs from their own rural and urban back-grounds, who would always be happy to meet up with other singers and entertain the crowd gathered in their local market tavern.
Tracks (click on the title to see the words of each track and /or read notes about it)
1. The Pretty Ploughboy
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