The Full English, a contemporary folk music band featuring some of the finest musicians in the English folk music scene will release its first album on October 7, 2013. The Full English includes Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nichols.
The Full English (Topic Records TSCD823) includes new music and arrangements inspired by material Fay Hield found within the newly-launched English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) Full English archive, which is the world’s largest digital archive of English traditional folk music and dance tunes. The material includes comic songs, broadsides, tragic ballads and dance tunes.
Fay Hield was commissioned by EFDSS, with support from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts and PRS for Music Foundation, to create new work, arrangements and a full concert performance piece to commemorate The Full English.
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