Alexander Prince (concertina) – Jackanapes Polka) a masterful performance on 78 rpm.(1915).
Gratefully received from from CW reader Steve Taggart:
(See last CW Tune Supplement).”Here called “Modern Times” but, as l understand it, that was the title of the 1936 Chaplin film, for the sound-track of which Charlie, an excellent musician and apparently taking inspiration from Puccini’s opera “Tosca”, had originally composed his song “Smile”. Also two performances of this song, both played by English-concertina-playing clowns, one for a circus audience, the other to a somewhat less-than-interested flock of ducks!” Continue reading
Tonight’s guest is Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, concertina/melodeon player with Granny’s Attic, one of the young roots outfits currently freshening up the English Folk circuit.
PW: Well 2017 will see Granny’s Attic livening up Chester, Saddleworth, Bromyard, Banbury & Hartlepool Folk Festivals among others. So I’m here with a biriyani from No Bones Jones & couple of virtual pints of Doombar from the Camra tent.
So we’ll kick off with a drinking song from The Dubliners (and one of your set list Cohen) “Whisky in the Jar”:
With Paul Walker spinnin’ the platters
Malcolm Clapp – The Water Feature. Fine anglo playing from Australia. One of Malcolm’s own compositions.