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“The Search for Five Finger Frank” is a double album celebrating the legacy of the great Frank Kidson; a man once revered by his peers but now, sadly overlooked by the folk movement of today. Pete Coe and Alice Jones present both classic and rare songs taken from the Frank Kidson collection and set to innovative and original arrangements, breathing fresh life into songs once left to gather dust. This brand new recording features ballads, broadsides and dance tunes mainly from Yorkshire.
Pete and Alice’s distinctive voices, lush harmonies, driving rhythm and instrumental versatility make for an exciting and original new CD offering. Their strong focus on story-telling and the powerful vocal delivery of each song allows the stories to take centre stage. These sensitive and intuitive arrangements lend a timeless quality to a collection of songs that has remained, until now, largely untapped. Frank Kidson’s reputation for having the “best ear for a good tune of any man in England” is clearly deserved and fully demonstrated throughout the entirety of this album.
The Frank Kidson collection is a true treasure-trove of traditional tunes, melodies and songs. This album represents a diverse but cohesive repertoire that is now accessible and waiting to be discovered by a wider audience.
Pete Coe – Vocals, Banjo, Bansitar, Bouzouki, Melodeons
Alice Jones – Vocals, Clarinet, Harmonium, Foot Percussion, Piano, Whistles
Johnny Adams – Fiddle, Harmony Vocals
Chris Coe – Hammered Dulcimer, Harmony Vocals
Michael Beeke – Tuba, Harmony Vocals
Julie Helliwell – Trombone
Stephen McGowan – Trumpet
Chris Partington – Fiddle
Steve Harrison – Mouth Organ
Murray Grainger – Harmony Vocals
Gina Le Faux – Fiddle, Viola, Bass Fiddle
All brass arrangements by Michael Beeke
Engineered and recorded by Joss Worthington at Distant City Recording Studio, Ripponden, West Yorkshire.
THE SEARCH FOR FIVE FINGER FRANK
1. One Summer’s Morning 2. The Swans Swim So Bonny 3. The Death of Bill Brown 4. The Knight and the Shepherd’s Daughter 5. The Kirkgate Hornpipes 6. Captain Glen 7. The Sprig of Thyme 8. The Highwayman Outwitted 9. Turpin Hero 10. Shule Agra 11. Outward Bound 12. My True Love Once He Courted Me 13. Come Ashore Jolly Tar
14. Scarborough Fair
1. Hares in the Old Plantation 2. Young Riley the Fisherman 3. All On Spurn Point 4. Bonny Light Horseman 5. The Bonny Bunch of Roses O 6. I Designed to Say No 7. Geordie 8. The Trip to Knaresborough/ The Ball 9. One Moonlit Night 10. The Bold Princess Royal 11. Young Banker 12. The Deserter 13. The Leeds Polka
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