- Performer:Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party / Fay Hield
- Recording location:Underbank
- Size FLAC version1451 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1198 megabytes
- Size WMA version1558 megabytes
- Formats:MOD MP1 WMA AU VOX AAC
Andy Cutting (accordion), Jon Boden (Hields's partner and the Bellowhead frontman is on fiddle, guitar and double bass), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello), Rob Harbron (English Concertina and fiddle) and Martin Simpson (guitar, banjo) provide the classy framework for Hield to interpret 11 traditional songs.
From one of the most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world, The Wife of Urban Law is an album of stunning & sustained beauty. Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party. 10 October 2017 ·. New blog: Adventures in China. 9 October 2017 ·. China 2017. 5 October 2017 ·. Wonderful photos from Shanghai today - thanks to the amazing festival for sending them on. 498 Views. Fay has been awarded a grant from the AHRC to lead a team of artists and academics to collaborate and make something new with fairylore.
But, then, Fay Hield is a rare folk singer. Embracing both the intellectualism of the dusty library and the spilt-beer abandon of folk clubs, Hield interprets 11 traditional songs on Orfeo with nuance and verve. Her 2010 debut album, Looking Glass, was technically accomplished but unadventurous. By comparison, Orfeo is a huge leap forward in confidence and vision. Hield’s day job as an ethnomusicologist gives her the chops to tackle difficult and obscure material, but Orfeo’s success lies in partnering this scholarship with gut feeling.
Songs from Orfeo by Fay Hield, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party. Free download and listen Orfeo. Tracks count: 10. Views: 3. Fay Hield, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, The Hurricane Party - Wicked Serpent 02:46.
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Fay Hield's cream-of-the-crop band and classy song choices make this an impressive album, but never quite an exciting one, writes Robin Denselow. Fay Hield has all the makings of a folk scene celebrity. She has a fine voice, she's a distinguished folk academic, lecturing in ethnomusicology at Sheffield University, and she's the partner of Bellowhead star John Boden. Little surprise, then, that she's backed by one of the finest bands in the country, including not just Boden on fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin, but also his Bellowhead colleague Sam Sweeney on fiddle, viola and cello, Andy Cutting on accordion and even Martin Simpson on banjo and guitar. It goes without saying that this is a classy set, and includes.
CreditsDavid Angel - Photography
Andy Bell - Engineer, Producer
Jon Boden - Banjo, Double Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Andy Cutting - Button Accordion, Melodeon
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party - Primary Artist
Robert Harbron - Fiddle, Vocals
Fay Hield - Primary Artist, Producer
Mr. Suff - Design
Mrs. Bellamy - Composer
Andy Seward - Mastering
Martin Simpson - Banjo, Guitar
Sam Sweeney - Cello, Fiddle, Nyckelharpa, Viola, Vocals
Traditional - Composer
|1||The Lover's Ghost Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||4:13|
|2||Wicked Serpent Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||2:46|
|3||The Parson's Gate Mrs. Bellamy / Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||2:27|
|4||The Cuckoo Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||5:43|
|5||Pretty Nancy Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||3:01|
|6||Sir Orfeo Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||7:28|
|7||The Old 'Arris Mill Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||2:46|
|8||The Weaver's Daughter Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||3:24|
|9||Tarry Trousers Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||2:20|
|10||Henry Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||4:40|
|11||Naughty Baby Traditional||Fay Hield / Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party||4:34|