PRICE: $17.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
The Compleat Dancing Master
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FLED 3038CD FLED 3038CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

Another pioneering sequence of music and readings connected with English country dance music throughout the centuries. Ashley Hutchings (bass) and John Kirkpatrick (button accordion) lead an enormous cast of actors and musicians through one of their finest albums, originally released in 1974 on Island Records. Back in print -- a tremendously entertaining and ambitious compendium of English traditional dance music played by some of England's finest folk-rock musicians. Following the extraordinarily successful Morris On, Ashley Hutchings and John Kirkpatrick returned to the studio to record this ambitious collection -- presenting a complete history of English traditional dance music played with brio and power, interspersed with leading actors reading from Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare. One of the very finest folk-rock records from the early 1970s golden age. This edition has new sleevenotes from Ashley and has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes. Guest musicians include Simon Nicol, Phil Pickett, Sue Harris, Roger Swallow, Terry Potter, Peter Knight and Dave Mattacks.