The Thomas Hardy Songbook

£10.00

The Thomas Hardy Songbook

£10.00

Songs of love, seafaring, revelry and the supernatural alongside carols, part-songs and dance music, with spoken extracts from Hardy’s novels, from the singing traditions Hardy knew as a boy. Voices, concertina, clarinet, fiddle & serpent.

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Thomas Hardy noted down words and titles of many local songs sung by his family and neighbours.  By combining these with the music from his family’s manuscript music-books and the folk-songs collected in Dorset by Henry and Robert Hammond in the early twentieth century, The Thomas Hardy Song Book presents the singing tradition that Hardy knew as a boy, and which permeates the world of his poems and novels. There are songs of love, seafaring, revelry and the supernatural alongside carols, part-songs and dance music, with spoken extracts from Hardy’s novels. All are linked to Thomas Hardy and his family and neighbours, sung here in complete versions for a modern audience, accompanied by village band instruments fiddle, concertina, serpent, trombone and clarinet.

Dave Townsend (Director) – Voice, Concertinas
Caroline Butler – Voice, Baroque Violin
Tim Hill – Clarinet
Phil Humphries – Voice, Serpent, Trombone
Charles Spicer – Spoken Word
with
Ian Giles – Harmony Vocals
Mandy Townsend – Harmony Vocals
Michael Taylor – Bass Drum

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Weight 100 g

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