This album includes the English country dances published in Impropriety Volume III (plus X Ackley from Vol. II), the Country Dances of Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett.
Anita Anderson (piano) and Dave Bartley (guitars, cittern, mandolin, snare drum) from Seattle WA, Jim Oakden (recorders, clarinets, tenor banjo, whistles, guitar, mandolin, accordion, gaita, bombard) from Santa Cruz CA, and Shira Kammen (fiddle, vielle, viola) from Berkeley CA, met in the Rogue Valley of Oregon to record this album. The band’s varied influences include English, contra, early music, classical, Breton, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Galician, French, Balkan, jazz-fusion, gospel, Scandinavian, and Greek.
Kevin Carr, of the Rogue Valley, joins the band on tracks 3 (gaita), 13 (Scottish small pipes), 16 (uilleann pipes), and 18 (fiddle). Brooke Friendly joins the band on tracks 3 (bass drum), 12 (bells), and 19 (snare drum).
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