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Troubles They Are But Few

  • 1. Bonny Kate/Jenny's Chickens - Seamus Tansey
    2. Herring, The
    3. Old Johnny Booger - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    4. Mackenzie Highlanders/The Inverness Gathering - Willie Kemp
    5. Leprechaun, The - Margaret Barry/Michael Gorman
    6. Derby Miller, The
    7. Tell Her I Am/Teviet Brig - Will Atkinson
    8. Hungry Army, The - Walter Pardon
    9. Hieland Rory - Jimmy McBeath
    10. Old Joe, the Boat Is Going Over/ Untitled Polka/The Pigeon on ... - Wattie Wright/Font Whatling
    11. Barley Grain, The - Austin Flanagan
    12. Heel and the Toe Polka/The Morpeth Rant, The - Ned Pearson
    13. Sing Ivy
    14. I Am a Donkey Driver - Harry Upton
    15. Queen of the Fair/The Lark in the Morning, The - Michael Grogan
    16. Ball O'Kerriermeer, The - Willie Kemp
    17. Jingles, Recitations, & Dance Tunes
    18. Off to California/The Greencastle - Joe Hutton/Will Atkinson
    19. It's Now to Do With Me - Martin Gorman
    20. Four-Hand Reel, The - Phil Tanner
    21. Johnny McIndoe - Jimmy McBeath
    22. Old John Wallis
    23. Ballydesmond/Knockabowl - Julia Clifford
    24. I Wish There Was No Prisons - George Spicer
    25. Inverness Gathering/Dornoch Links, The - Donald Davidson
    26. I'm Going to Be Mother Today - Johnny Doughty
    27. Parody, A - Margaret Barry
    28. Soldier's Joy, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 664

  • Credits
    ProducerDr. Reg Hall (Compilation)

    Includes liner notes by Dr. Reg Hall.
    This is part of Topic's The Voice Of The People series.
    The 14th entry in Topic Records' ambitious Voice of the People series, a 20-volume survey of traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales during the 20th century, Troubles They Are But Few lightens things up a bit and features dance tunes, humorous pieces and other delightful scraps of nonsense. Compiled and annotated by Reg Hall, each of the individual volumes works as a thematic unit, and this one is no exception. Highlights include Ramblin' Jack Elliott's take on "Old Johnny Booger," recorded during Elliott '60s stay in the U.K., Austin Flanagan's version of "John Barleycorn" (called here "The Barley Grain"), and some wonderful melodeon work by Percy Brown on "Old Joe, The Boat Is Going Over." Taken as a whole, the Voice of the People project is a monumental and impressive achievement. ~ Steve Leggett

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