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The faithful plough

from Hadelin by Chris Foster

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    55 minutes of music. Comes in a beautiful matt finish, 6 page digipak with a full colour 12 page booklet, lavishly illustrated with photographs. Design by Inga Elsa Bergþórsdóttir, photography by Chris Foster and Gísli Egill Hrafnsson.

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In the 1970s I lived in Leiston, Suffolk where I got to know several singers, with repertoires that they had learned from the older generations in their local com¬munities. Jumbo Brightwell (1900 –1979) became a friend and gave me a num¬ber of songs, usually written out on recycled greetings cards. I never heard him sing this one, though. I got the tune from a recording of Jumbo’s father, Velvet Brightwell (1865 –1960), that was made in 1953 by Peter Kennedy.


Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com


from Hadelin, track released February 3, 2017
Chris Foster: Vocal, Guitar and Hammered dulcimer
John Kirkpatrick: One-row melodeon
Jackie Oates: Five string viola
Jim Moray: Piano
Trevor Lines: Five string double bass
Martin Brinsford: Tambourine


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Chris Foster Reykjavik, Iceland

Chris Foster grew up in the south west of England. A master of his trade, he was recently described as “one of the finest singers and most inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs, meriting legend status.” Over the past 40 years, he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded six solo albums as well as working on many collaborative projects. ... more

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