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Canterbury Fair

canterbury fairDanny Spooner et al., Anthology AR 001, 1977


Bartholomew Fair
Fhir a' Bhata
Hey, John Barleycorn
The Weary Whaling Grounds
The Bell Ringing
Jolly Old Hawk
The Bells of Rhymney
The Tunnel Tigers
Eynsham Poaching Song
The Lancashire Lads
The Agincourt Song
Jolly Good Ale and Old
The False Young Man (The False Young Man/The Verdant Braes of Skreen)
The Trooper and the Maid/see also
Dona Nobis Pacem

Canterbury Fair:

Danny Spooner, Bernice O'Leary, Duncan Brown, Cris Larner, John O'Leary, Leigh Peatt, Jamie Johnston, Marnay Gatehouse, Tony Martin, Lis Johnston

Canterbury Fair, an Australian group which specialises in British Isles folksongs, is another line-up of great singers including Danny Spooner. It is effectively a follow-up LP to Danny Spooner and Friends. This is even better, relying more on vocal technique and harmony to produce beautiful songs mostly in a cappella style. They do use some very subdued musical backing occasionally.

Garry Gillard | New: 9 May, 2008 | Now: 20 December, 2018