The life of a man / Greensleeves

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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Another song from Jumbo Brightwell’s recycled Christmas card collection. He recorded it on his album ‘Songs from the Eel’s Foot’ (Topic Records 1975). The shift of gear at the end was inspired by New Orleans funeral bands. The Greensleeves tune was noted by Cecil Sharp from fiddler Henry Cave of Nettlebridge, Somerset, in 1907. It was passed on to me by Ray Campbell.


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from Hadelin, track released February 3, 2017
Chris Foster: Vocal, Guitar and Hammered dulcimer
John Kirkpatrick: Button accordion
Jackie Oates: Five string viola
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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