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John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig & Steve Woodruff | To Welcome in the Spring

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To Welcome in the Spring

by John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig & Steve Woodruff

Traditional folk: songs & customs of Easter and springtime
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Candlemas Eve
2:22 album only
2. Mothering Sunday
1:59 album only
3. Gabriel's Message
1:33 album only
4. All in the Morning
2:19 album only
5. The Merchant's Carol
2:24 album only
6. The Leaves of Life, or the Seven Virgins
2:19 album only
7. The Lamb of God
4:34 album only
8. My Dancing Day
2:55 album only
9. The Sound of the Drum/ninety-five
2:35 album only
10. The Month of May
1:46 album only
11. Country Dence Medley: Trip to Paris/knole Park
2:56 album only
12. The Moon Shines Bright, or the Bellman's Song
1:49 album only
13. The Football Match
3:31 album only
14. The Whitsun Song
3:00 album only
15. Come Lasses and Lads/packington's Pound
3:33 album only
16. Northhill May Song
1:17 album only


Album Notes
Nowell Sing We Clear was developed by Tony Barrand in 1975 to present the traditional music of Christmas: the story of Jesus as preserved in (mostly English) folksong, and customs such as wassailing and mummer's plays associated with the midwinter season.

This show used the same concepts used in Nowell Sing We Clear presentations, but tailored to fit the songs and traditions of the spring, from Plough Monday, through Easter, to Mayday and the Whitsun celebrations when Morris dancers traditionally performed across England. The performers here are original Nowell Sing We Clear members Tony Barrand, John Roberts, Fred Breunig and Steve Woodruff.

Complete lyrics and notes to this and all our recordings are on the Golden Hind website at http://www.goldenhindmusic.com.

NOTE: We use the older English spelling "Nowell" for our name. Searches on "Noel Sing We Clear" may not find us - and we wouldn't want that to happen!



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