Various Artists

Riverside Folklore Series, Vol. 4: Singing the Mother Countries

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A splendid collection drawn from the Riverside (and Topic Records) vaults. Artists featured include the wonderful A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl (who is well overdue for a serious reissue series), Margaret Barry and several others. A choice selection of tunes are featured, both well-known and lesser-known (I count "Rosin the Beau" in this category, mainly because Lloyd's hearty rendition is one of the few apparently on record). A must-add for a good Celtic or British folk collection.

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