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Monday 18 November 2013

Slip Jigs and Reels

I blame Andy Kershaw personally.
After years of purposefully avoiding folk music he gradually reeled (see what I did there? ) me in by playing the likes of Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy , Richard & Linda Thompson and Steve Tilston.
From then it was on to Proper records and the rest is history.
There are still some songs I struggle with but they pale into insignificance when compered with such magnificence  as The Split Jigs and Reels which has also been covered by Fairport Convention
Take a bow Mr Tilston.

Steve Tilston - The Split Jigs and Reels


  1. You should try Penguin Eggs by Nic Jones. By the way, a bit twitchy at the moment, records and hifi getting loaded onto van, then we're taking it all to a different country!!!

  2. It's on the list George after that tremendous BBC4 documentary.
    Hope the flitting is not too traumatic
    I remember 10 hours in a Luton van from Newcastle to Frome - nightmare!