Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Albion Band - Lark Rise to Candleford (England 1980) @320

Lark Rise to Candleford is the name of a trilogy by Flora Thompson. The titles of the individual volumes are Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941), and Candleford Green (1943; all published by Oxford University Press and in paperback as a Penguin Modern Classic). The village names are fictional but based on real places: Candleford was Buckingham; Candleford Green is thought to be partly based on Fringford - where Flora Thompson spent her childhood - but this has not been proved.

Keith Dewhurst transformed the three books into two plays, both put on at the National Theatre, London and directed by Bill Bryden and Sebastian Graham-Jones: Lark Rise in March 1978, and Candleford in November 1979.

01 - The Girl I Left Behind Me
02 - Lemady; Arise And Pick A Posy
03 - All Of A Row
04 - Tommy Toes
05 - John Dory
06 - Witch Elder
07 - All Of A Row (Reprise)
08 - Abroad For Pleasure
09 - The Day Thou Gavest
10 - Battle Of The Somme
11 - The Grand Circle Dance
12 - Speed The Plough
13 - Snow Falls
14 - Cart Music
15 - The Holly And The Ivy
16 - Postman's Knock
17 - Hunt Music
18 - Scarlet And The Blue
19 - Dare To Be A Daniel
20 - Jacob's Well
21 - Jacob's Well (Reprise)

The Ensemble
The Albion Band:
Pete Bullock: keyboards;
Bill Caddick: vocals, triangle;
Ashley Hutchings: bass guitar, vocals;
Doug Morter: electric guitar;
John Tams: vocals, melodeon;
Graeme Taylor: electric guitar, vocals
Martin Carthy: vocals;
Shirley Collins: vocals;
Howard Evans: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Michael Gregory: drums;
John Kirkpatrick: vocals, button accordion, concertina, melodeon;
Brian Protheroe: vocals, keyboards;
Steve Saunders: trombone, euphonium, tuba;
Martin Simpson: banjo;
The Cast
Laura: Valerie Whittington
Pumpkin: Brian Protheroe
Boamer: Bill Caddick
Jerry Parish: John Tams
The Vicar: Brian Protheroe
Edmund Timms: Paul Davies-Prowles
Albert, Laura's Father: Brian Protheroe
Thomas Brown, Postman: Martin Carthy
John, Laura's Husband: Brian Protheroe


CrimsonKing said...

Lark Rise to Candleford

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Buck said...

Thanks again for your great blog CK. I really appreciate all your hard work and your great taste in music!!

CrimsonKing said...

Tks Buck. You're welcome.
Enjoy the blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi CrimsonKing.

Thanks again. Still enjoying your blog. This looks very nice.
I have a request: do you have music/compilations of the Child ballads? I find these intriguing. For example: Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer.

All the best!

CrimsonKing said...

Hi Jan.

This album has Tam Lin:

and this has Thomas Rhymer:

Freg said...

I love "Lark Rise." Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

hi friends,
thanks very much for the music. i love it.

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