No More to the Dance

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The first time June Tabor and Maddy Prior made a duo recording, it was released under their names and was entitled Silly Sisters. On this, their second album, Silly Sisters is the name of the group. Officially, it still consists of just Tabor and Prior, but most tracks also feature Breton guitarist Dan Ar Braz, Welsh harpist and keyboardist Huw Warren, and various other guests. As with their first album, the program is a winning mix of traditional and modern British folk music. An eerie and haunting arrangement of Andy Irvine's "Blood and Gold" is followed immediately by an almost African-sounding instrumental by Ar Braz; Tabor and Prior perform a brief a cappella "catch"...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The first time June Tabor and Maddy Prior made a duo recording, it was released under their names and was entitled Silly Sisters. On this, their second album, Silly Sisters is the name of the group. Officially, it still consists of just Tabor and Prior, but most tracks also feature Breton guitarist Dan Ar Braz, Welsh harpist and keyboardist Huw Warren, and various other guests. As with their first album, the program is a winning mix of traditional and modern British folk music. An eerie and haunting arrangement of Andy Irvine's "Blood and Gold" is followed immediately by an almost African-sounding instrumental by Ar Braz; Tabor and Prior perform a brief a cappella "catch" by Henry Purcell entitled "Cakes and Ale"; and the traditional "Hedger and Ditcher" shows up in an arrangement that features both bagpipes and soprano saxophone. But interesting as things get instrumentally, Tabor and Prior's almost telepathic musicality and sharp, reedy voices are always at center stage, and the songs are always well served by the arrangements.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351796929
  • Catalog Number: 79069
  • Sales rank: 253,845

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Will We Do? - Mary Delaney (1:59)
  2. 2 The Barring of the Door - Huw Warren (3:29)
  3. 3 Blood and Gold/Mohacs - Jim Sutherland (3:49)
  4. 4 Cakes and Ale - June Tabor (1:55)
  5. 5 Agincourt Carol/La Route Au Beziers - Huw Warren (4:04)
  6. 6 How Shall I Your True Love Know? - Huw Warren (3:18)
  7. 7 Hedger and Ditcher - Jim Sutherland (2:41)
  8. 8 The Old Miner - Jim Sutherland (6:13)
  9. 9 Almost Every Circumstance - Jim Sutherland (2:48)
  10. 10 Fine Horseman - Jim Sutherland (4:51)
  11. 11 Rosie Anderson - Huw Warren (8:20)
  12. 12 Somewhere Along the Road - Huw Warren (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Silly Sisters Primary Artist
Paul James Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Maddy Prior Vocals, Track Performer
June Tabor Track Performer
Andrew Cronshaw Human Whistle, Track Performer, Chinese Flute, Bombard
Patsy Seddon Track Performer, Electro-Acoustic Harp
Dan Ar Bras Guitar
Nigel Eaton Hurdy-Gurdy, Track Performer
Mark Emerson Violin, Track Performer
Rick Kemp Bass Guitar, Track Performer
Bernard O'Niell Cello, Track Performer
Huw Warren Keyboards, Track Performer
Jim Sutherland Percussion, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Maddy Prior Arranger
June Tabor Arranger
Andrew Cronshaw Producer, Engineer
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