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by Granny's Attic

Traditional and original folk songs and tunes from the British Isles and North America featuring Fiddle, Guitar, Melodeon, Concertina, Mandolin, Ukulele and Vocals.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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1. Humours of Tulla
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2. Silver Spear/ The Hawford Huntsman
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3. All for Me Grog
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4. The Hills
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5. Rusty Princess Derek
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6. Royal Oak
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7. Beggar Boy
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8. Shepherd's Brook / Weaving Your Way Home
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9. Bully in the Alley
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10. Star of the County Down
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11. Grumbling Old Man
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Granny's Attic are a folk trio from the English Midlands, with members Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Vocals). They play a variety of traditional folk music from the British Isles and further afield, complemented by original compositions.
The tracks featured on Better Weather are:

1. Humours of Tulla/ Boil ‘Em Cabbage Down/ Brighton Camp
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic
A geographically diverse set, with tunes
from Ireland, USA and England. This set
was debuted to a near empty hall in the
Commandery, Worcester in 2012.

2. Silver Spear/The Hawford Huntsman
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic/Sansome
A traditional Irish tune followed by the one
of the first original compositions we played
together, named after a former resident of
Hawford in Worcestershire.

3. All for Me Grog/The Estuary
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic/Wood
This is a traditional song from the perspective
of the sailor who, having spent all of
his money on women and alcohol, must
once more take a ship across the Western
(Atlantic) Ocean. Our version is based on
the one documented in Yorkshire in 1929
by Frank Kidson and Alfred Edward Moffat.

4. The Hills
Braithwaite-Kilcoyne/Sansome/Wood
This tune started with a guitar riff from George, and after about 3
months Lewis wrote a tune around it and everything fell into place.
Listen out for a short musical reference to our previous release
somewhere in the middle…

5. Rusty Gully/Princess Royal/Derek Eagles’
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic/Wood
The first tune is generally thought to be a Playford tune, but probably
isn’t. The second tune is a Cotswold Morris tune from the Bampton
area in Oxfordshire; we much prefer this minor version to its major
counterpart. The third tune is named after a fictional character created
by a friend on a popular football video game.

6. Royal Oak
Wood
Written after our visit to a lovely pub in Charmouth in 2012.
“Can I buy you a drink?”

7. The Beggar Boy of the North
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic
This one actually is a Playford tune.

8. Shepherd’s Brook/Weaving Your Way Home
Sansome
The first tune is for Peter Shepherd, with thanks for all his help…
The name of the second tune was taken from an interview with Flight
Lt. Rupert “Tiny” Cooling (1920-2010).

9. Bully in the Alley
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic
While ashore, it was not unheard of for sailors to go out drinking
in groups. And like many groups of people, they may not all have
had the same capacity for drink leading to one sailor becoming
incapacitated, or "bully", while his shipmates wanted to carry on. So
until they were all ready to go back on board together, they would
have to hide their crewmate in a quiet place (in this case, an alley).

10. Star of the County Down/Drowsy Maggie
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic
This is one of the first songs we performed, but over the years it has
become longer and longer with added tunes and verses.

11. Grumbling Old Man/Tom and Jerry/ John Stenson’s No. 2
Trad. Arr Granny’s Attic
Two tunes from North America, followed by an Irish tune. Lewis spent
an evening trawling through two hundred different reels in a tune
archive to find the name of this one.


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