Sharp's Appalachian Harvest (CD)
Brian Peters & Jeff Davis

A selection of traditional songs and music from the collection made by Cecil Sharp in the Appalachian Mountains between 1916 and 1919.

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Track Listing:

Jack Went A-Sailing; William Taylor; Johnson Boys; A Frog He Went A-Courting; The Green Willow Tree; Boney's Defeat; Earl Brand; Sugar Babe; Barbara Allen; Play Party Medley; The Gypsy Davey; The High March/Matches Under The Hill; Edward; The Foolish Boy; The False Knight Upon the Road; Hold On.


In the summers of 1916, 1917 and 1918, the English folk song collector Cecil Sharp and his secretary Maud Karpeles made trips into the Appalachian Mountains to seek old British ballads that had been carried there by emigrants 150 years earlier and still survived vigorously in oral tradition. They noted down over 1600 songs, many of which were published in the book English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Vol 1 and English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Vol 2.

Brian Peters sings and plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle (8, 16), and anglo-concertina. Jeff Davis sings and plays banjo, fiddle, mando-cello, jaw's harp and spoons.

PUGCD009, Pugwash.


Jeff Davis, folk songs and traditional American music

About Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is one of the nation’s foremost performers, interpreters and collectors of traditional American folk music.

"A fine interpreter of traditional song" Sing Out!
"An excellent banjo frailer and fiddler" The Living Tradition
A "charismatic master" whose "knowledge of this repertoire is second to none." NetRhythms
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