No More to the Dance

No More to the Dance

by Silly Sisters

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No More to the Dance

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">Silly Sisters">Silly Sisters">{|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">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">Silly Sisters">Silly Sisters">{|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">Huw Warren">Silly Sisters">Silly Sisters">{|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">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">Silly Sisters">Silly Sisters">{|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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351796929
catalogNumber: 79069
Rank: 119446

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

Henry Purcell   Composer
Maddy Prior   Arranger
June Tabor   Arranger
Andrew Cronshaw   Producer,Engineer
Colum Sands   Composer
Rick Kemp   Composer
Lal Waterson   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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