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The Legendary Ten Songs

by The Legendary Ten Seconds

English folk music with a medieval flavour
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Middleham Castle On Christmas Eve
3:32 $0.29
2. The Medieval Free Company
2:58 $0.29
3. Richard Liveth Yet ( Acoustic Version )
3:59 $0.29
4. Loyalty Binds Me ( Acoustic Version )
1:34 $0.29
5. Right Trusty Sister
3:26 $0.29
6. The Lord Protector ( Version Two )
2:50 $0.29
7. Richard the Three
6:15 $0.29
8. A Herald's Lament
2:56 $0.29
9. Richard of York
2:46 $0.29
10. Tewkesbury Medieval Fair
3:01 $0.29
11. Gold Angels ( Version Two )
4:30 $0.29
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Album Notes
All songs composed by Ian Churchward except track one composed by Frances Quinn & Ian Churchward, track seven composed by John Morey & Ian Churchward and track eight composed by Sandra Heath Wilson & Ian Churchward

Recorded at Rock Lee in Torquay except for keyboards and percussion recorded at Rainbow Starshine studio in Torquay.

Ian Churchward : singing, guitars, mandola & mandolin
Elaine Churchward : singing on tracks six & nine
Tom Churchward : melodeon on track three
Rob Bright : banjo on track three & guitar solo on track five
Rob Blaikie : rhythm guitar on track six
Camilla Joyce : singing & speaking on tracks one, five, seven, ten & eleven
Gentian Dyer : singing on track three
Ivy Curle : flute on track nine
Steve Collings : singing on track seven
Sandra Heath Wilson : spoken narrative on Gold Angels
Lord Zarquon : keyboards & percussion on Gold Angels

Middleham castle painting by Frances Quinn

The Legendary Ten Seconds band was founded in 2003 by Ian Churchward, a multi-instrumentalist and resident of Torquay, Devon (the same English town where mystery writer Agatha Christie was born).

Primary members of the band are Ian Churchward vocals, mandola, mandolin, bass and guitar; Lord Zarquon, Mellotron, electric keyboards, moog, drums and percussion; and Rob Bright, banjo and electric guitar. The band is also occasionally joined by Tom Churchward on melodeon; and vocalists Elaine Churchward, Phil Helmore, Camilla Joyce, and Gentian Dyer.

During the late ‘90s, Ian Churchward was inspired by the album, Bones of All Men, which fused renaissance tunes with contemporary music. “I started to make up my own instrumentals in a similar style,” he said, writing songs “with a historical background – about the battle of Hastings and one about the First World War.” At the time, he was a member of an English dance band playing Gaelic-based “ceilidh” music. From this period also emerged two instrumentals, Tudor Danse and Fanfare For the King, which now appear on the Loyaulte Me Lie album.

On top of his love of medieval, renaissance and traditional English music, Ian appreciates the psychedelic and progressive rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s. All of these styles of music are featured in the songs on the albums about Richard III by The Legendary Ten Seconds.

“One of Ian's favourite albums is Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd. Other influences are guitarists John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Hank Marvin of the Shadows.

Ian Churchward met up with fellow Lord Zarquon, at a time when their respective groups were disbanding. Together they wrote House of York, included on their first album about Richard III. This was just after recording “a batch of songs which had a 1960's psychedelic folk rock feel to them.”

Lord Zarquon plays keyboards using the sounds of the Mellotron, an “electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard” (so describes Wikipedia), which is at the heart of classic rock recordings by Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Yes, the Rolling Stones and the Moody Blues, and in the ‘90s, Oasis and Radiohead.



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