The Vox Hunters “Golden Victory” Traditional ballad – this version was collected from Christina Henry in Providence in 1945 for the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. Delightful Old Time from East coast USA.
First an exciting sneak preview of next spring’s planned tour on the Peterloo massacre. Featuring two concertina players and a melodeon squeezer (tho all are multi-instrumentalists). So plenty to interest CW readers:
Brian Peters – “Kersal Moor” Broadside ballad written in 1838 about the great Chartist meeting at Kersal Moor, Salford, set to a tune written by Brian. Live performance at the Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle, November 2018. The song features in ‘The Road to Peterloo’ concert performance featuring Brian Peters, Pete Coe and Laura Smyth.
Boerejol – Die Ventertjies, Kosie Beukes & Kannie Warries an electric band featuring a young anglo player. Boer music exemplary.
Prof. MacCann – A Frangesa March (Concertina Solo, 1901. The first successful design for a Duet concertina was patented in 1884 by a young performer, “Professor” John Hill MacCann, who is most likely the person playing here.
Still seasonal perhaps because of the snow?! – O Little Town of Bethlehem – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Bass Anglo Concertina – from the new generation of Anglo players.