Sunday, December 21, 2014

Maddy Prior with Hannah James & Giles Lewin - 3 For Joy (England 2012) @320

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her long career on exploring various musical avenues. "3 For Joy" is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that Maddy loves so much alongside two musical partners.

Together with Giles Lewin of the Carnival Band (who played on Maddy's last solo album, 2008's Seven For Old England) and accordion player Hannah James, the singer crafted an album that sits perfectly within her canon. There are elements that stretch back to her very first recordings with Tim Hart, others that are completely new.

As ever, the material on the record reflects Maddy's passion for seeking out new sources and inspiration - all seemingly disparate origins yet brought together into one natural whole by Prior and her remarkable collaborators.

01. Lock the Door Larriston / As a thoiseach (4:00)
02. The Raiders (4.09)
03. Dacre's Gone to the War (2.27) 
    All three songs are originally from Fyre & Sworde: Songs of the Border Reivers
04. Brisk Young Widow (Roud 2438) (1.44)
05. Doffing Mistress (Roud 2133) (2.12)
06. Serving Girl's Holiday (4.50)
07. Of All the Birds (Roud 496) (1.16)
08. Nanine (2520)
09. Gankino Horo tune (3.26)
10. Nauchila Sa Hubava Doina (1.48)
11. An Undoing World / Der Glater Bulgar (6.02)
12. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) / Buck Dance (2.50)
13. Wondrous Love (Roud 5089) (2.34)
14. Oh My Nanny tune (3.51)

Maddy Prior: vocals.
Hannah James: vocals, accordion.
Giles Lewin: vocals, violin, viola, recorder, bagpipes


CrimsonKing said...

3 For Joy


Anonymous said...

Thanks. Impossible to unpack last song (9), said password incorrect....

CrimsonKing said...

I did the download right now and it was unpacked without problems.
Try download it again.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posting again. Great stuff. Thanks

coppinsuk said...


May I thank you for all your hard work and dedication in posting all the beautiful music during 2014.

It is very much appreciated.

All the very best for the Festive Season and in 2015.


Douglas (UK)

CrimsonKing said...

Nice words Douglas. Thank you!
A great Christmas and happy New 2015!

ralph11 said...

Thank you very much for the Maddy Prior as well as all the work put into a blog such as this.
Happy holidays.

CrimsonKing said...

Thanks Ralph11.
Happy holidays!

Jon said...

A day late sending off Christmas wishes but do hope you had a very Merry Christmas as we refer to it in America and that the new year holds bright promise for you and yours. Thank you again for all you have shared over the years. Truly one of my favorite sites all time and glad to see you still taking an interest.
Best to you in 2015.

CrimsonKing said...

Hi Jon!
The interest in continuing with the FY still exists and now with MEGA host is easy to keep everything running.
I have had less time to devote myself to blog, but I doing when it is possible.
A great 2015 to you and thank you for the reminder.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much CrimsonKing for the wonderful music. May good fortune come your way.

CrimsonKing said...

Thank you Anonymous :)

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