Roy Griffiths | A Shropshire Connection

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A Shropshire Connection

by Roy Griffiths

A collection of songs about Shropshire people, places, legends, events and folklore
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. The Severn Waterman
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2. Two Hills
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3. Coracle Men
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4. The Coalport Dodger
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5. Mad Jack
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6. The Blessing
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7. The Nine Men of Madeley
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8. Carpenters Row
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9. The Chimneys of Plaish Hall
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10. Pink Giants
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11. A Game of Cards
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12. Hide and Seek
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13. Nellie in the Churchyard
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14. Ippikin
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roy Griffiths, a Telford based singer – songwriter and folk performer,
has written and arranged a collection of songs all of which have
Shropshire connections, many local to the Ironbridge Gorge area.

Tracks:

01 The Severn Waterman. A true tale about John Lloyd, a barge skipper on The River Severn, who lived in Jackfield in the 1800's.

02 Two Hills. This song relates how, according to folklore, local landmarks The Wrekin and The Ercall were formed.

03 Coracle Men. The Rogers family of Ironbridge: Coracles, poaching and mischief.

04 The Coalport Dodger. The steam train that ran from Coalport to Wellington.

05 Mad Jack. The tale of Mad Jack Mytton from Halston Hall near Oswestry.

06 The Blessing. This was inspired by my grandmother who delivered milk around the Lightmoor area in the early 1900's.

07 The Nine Men of Madeley. A pit disaster at Brick Kiln Leasows Pit, Madeley that claimed nine lives in September 1864. The youngest 'man' was just twelve years old.

08 Carpenter's Row. Several rows of houses were built by the Darbys for their workers
in the early nineteenth century.

09 The Chimneys of Plaish Hall. The story of elegant Tudor chimneys at Plaish Hall in Cardington and the gruesome tale behind them.

10 Pink Giants. The iconic cooling towers of the Ironbridge 'B' power station.

11 A Game of Cards. A man dropped dead in The Boat Inn, Jackfield when he discovered the stranger he had been playing cards with was, in fact, the devil.

12 Hide and Seek. The sad story of two children lost to flood in Bridgnorth in the 1600's.

13 Nellie in the Churchyard. An amusing folk tale from Wem.

14 Ippikin. A robber knight who lived on Wenlock Edge.

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