ASHLEY HUTCHINGS - AN HOUR WITH CECIL SHARP & ASHLEY HUTCHINGS
Cat. no: TECD448
Release Date: 30th October 2020
Ashley Hutchings goes on a virtual journey back to meet Cecil Sharp, the pioneer of collecting folk songs and dances in England and America.
A mixture of talking and songs intermixed with original cylinder recordings from Cecil Sharp house. Ashley will be touring this show during 2021 in theatres across the land.
Musicians Martin Carthy, guitar and vocals; Richard Thompson, guitar Dave Whetstone, concertina, one row melodeon, guitar The Cylinders Very little is known about the cylinder recordings used on this recording. The original cylinders, from which they were taken, were found mostly unlabelled and in a dilapidated condition at Cecil Sharp House. They were made by Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams and date from the very early years of the 20th century.
Tracks: Among The New Moss Hay / Sharp Arrives / Among The New Mown Hay / Hutchings Introduces Sharp / Bushes And Briars / Sharp Avoids Being Killed By A Gypsy / Banks Of The Nile / Evolution Of A Folk Song / Sharp Opens His Case / Jig / Sharps Illnesses / Cylinder Recording / Sharp Finds Lunch / Cylinder Whistling / Bicycle Travel / Hutchings Offers An Opinion / Rambling Sailor / Sharp Muses On John Short And The Sea / Rambling Sailor / Richard Digance And British Telecom / Sharp Continues / Black Joke / Cylinder Recordings / Sharp And Fiddlers / All My Chickens Have Gone / Adventures In The Appalachians / The Banks Of Green Willow / Turtle Dove / Sharp Laments / Turtle Dove / Turtle Dove Instrumental / Hutchings Sums Up / Among The New Mown Hay
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