MP3 Nelsons Wake - Ebb and Flow
British folk music; acoustic trio; original songs on a wide range of thought-provoking and moving subjects, with accompaniment on guitar, fiddle, viola, octave mandola and mandolin.
15 MP3 Songs
FOLK: British Folk, FOLK: Modern Folk
British trio featuring acoustic duo Chris and Siobhan Nelson together with Barry Wake - i.e. 2 Nelsons and a Wake. The album features 15 songs written by Barry, on a wide range of themes (see notes below).
"The veritable song-writing talent of [Barry Wake]... [Siobhan''s] utterly charming vocals... her voice at times exhibiting echoes of Maddy Prior... The instrumental accompaniment of Chris Nelson is always sympathetic to the material and a joy to listen to." (Mike Wilson, https://www.tradebit.com - CD review)
"Spine-tingling vocals... complemented by sensitive fiddle and guitar arrangements.... A hard act to follow..." (Folk on Tap - concert review)
You will also find Chris and Siobhan Nelson''s CD ''Day Has Dawned'' here on CD Baby (follow the link below the sound clips on the left).
For more information about Chris and Siobhan, visit their website and their MySpace page. For more about Barry Wake, visit his MySpace page.
THE SONGS ON ''EBB AND FLOW'':
Heartbeat of the Town
...the rise and demise of shipbuilding in Woolston, Southampton - Lead vocal: Siobhan
The Itchen Ferry Lad
...a true story of cannibalism on the high seas - Lead vocal: Chris
Along the Way
...the D day landings in World War 2 - Lead vocal: Siobhan
...an appreciation of R.J. Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire, who worked at the Supermarine works in Woolston, Southampton - Lead vocal: Barry
...drunken crazy, celebrations by copper miners, to alleviate their harsh and short lives - Lead vocal: Siobhan
A Drink Now and Then
...Lead vocal: Chris
The Morning Train
...a song about being evacuated during World War 2 - Lead vocal: Siobhan
15th April 1912
...a tribute to the band who played on as the Titanic sank - Lead vocal: Barry
...a baptism of fire for a young lad who couldn''t wait to ''sign up'' - Lead vocal: Siobhan
Raise a Banner
...a universal plea for peace
St Crispin''s Day
...Henry V, Agincourt, a murder plot at Itchen Ferry, Southampton - Lead vocal: Chris
Living in a Shadow
...the harsh reality of life in the Lancashire cotton industry - Lead vocal: Siobhan
Ebb and Flow
...Lead vocal: Barry
James and John
...a story of press ganging, set against the backdrop of the battle of Trafalgar - Lead vocal: Siobhan
Close the Door
...a farewell song!
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