Harbourtown CD HARCD 047
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A Trip to the Lakes - jig;
Carlisle Reel / Haul Away the Hawser / Trip to Cartmel - polkas;
Cumberland Waltz / Kendal Waltz;
Robinson's / Honeymoon / A Bonny Lass to Marry Me / The Cumberland - reels;
Keswick Bonny Lasses / Stables' Grand - hornpipes; (MP3)
The Birds Upon the Tree - song;
Cumberland Reel / Carlisle Races - jigs;
Dear Tobacco / Bonny Cumberland / King's No 1 / King's No 2 - polkas;
Stybarrow Crag / Iron Legs / The Calgarth - hornpipes; (MP3)
Corby Castle - song;
Kendal Ghyll / When I Parted / Ulverston Volunteers - jigs;
Westmorland Waltz;
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet / Whitehaven Volunteers / Through the Wood Spinning - Cumberland Square Eight tunes;
A Trip to Galloway - air.


For the first review of the Boat Band's latest CD, "A Trip to the Lakes", look at the Musical Traditions magazine http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/boatband.htm

"I love this album for its wacky flashes...great under-and-over percussion, which earmarks part of it for the world music market, yet it all emanates from a deep community hearth with a tipsy love for its music that is at once wise old chuckle and youthful glee....many will be venturing Lakes-ward this summer. This in your luggage will truly enrich the experience. It has a nutty jollity that will make children dance and normally unobtrusive stoics hire veteran cars--volume up, windows down. Cumbria here we come" (English Dance and Song magazine)

"Greg Stephens has been rooting out and collecting tunes from his native Cumbria for many years. On this recording the Boat Band wear these tunes like a set of well-loved,comfortable old clothes, worn to the perfect fit:just as they should sound" (Folk Buzz Magazine)

Johnny Adams, who knows a deal about such things, said of the CD:
It is a very honest bit of music which has all sorts of influences airbrushed into it, and for me challenges some of the assumptions about North English music.


Other Recordings by The Boat Band
HARCD 036 Back Deck Blues
HARCD 030 Burning the Water

For more Northern tunes check out HARCD 051 "The Beggar Boy of the North"

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