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ARTIST
TITLE
Every Mortal Place
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
FLED 3089CD FLED 3089CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/23/2013

Every Mortal Place, the new album from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2010 John Kirkpatrick, is an absolutely extraordinary new solo recording from the English "Squeezebox" King, concentrating on a traditional repertoire from Shropshire. As John says: "Having lived in Shropshire for 39 years, and having always included a certain amount of musical material from the county given half a chance, I am proud to announce that I have now completed a whole CD of Shropshire music for Fledg'ling Records." The CD is sung and played by John, with Sally Kirkpatrick adding chorus and harmony vocals on five songs. The rather attractive digipack includes full notes giving background to all the tracks and an introduction by no less a personage than Shirley Collins, President of The English Folk Dance & Song Society. "I know of no one who can match his stage presence, or come near him for integrity, authenticity, variety, humor, and glorious breath-taking bravura in performance... The breadth of his repertoire is quite astounding, pervaded by a great sense of humanity, a true and very fine representation of the common people that most of the songs and music came from. John Kirkpatrick will, for me, always be English music's 'Mighty Heart of Oak.'" --Shirley Collins