Greenman Rising

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Bedlam Boys

Performed at the Tewkesbury Mediaeval Festival 2013.

The words of this song come from the poem "Mad Maudlin's Search for Her Tom of Bedlam" published in 1720 by Thomas d'Urfey in the book "Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy".

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The ballad of Vic Williams

A song written by the excellent Robb Johnson. Video taken by "Joybert" at Godiva Festival 2010. Can't see the embedded video below?

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The Italian Set

For some reason this gets called "The Italian set".

The first tune is indeed Italian, a curenta of uncertain origins remembered by Andrew from a long lost street recording.

The second is an 18th century English tune called Miss Sayers Allemande, which can be found in the Fallibroome Collection.

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Ratcliffe Highway

A great 19th Century song of a sailor home on leave who has a narrow escape in one of the numerous seedy hostelries on the famous Ratcliffe Highway.

Video taken by "Joybert" at Godiva Festival 2010

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Babes in the wood / I looked east and I looked west / La Bastrinque

he first two are traditional tunes picked up from the playing of Katie Howson, and the third is a French Canadian tune.

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Greenman Rising at Bearded Theory 2009

In 2009 the Bearded Theory festival was hit by bad weather. A gust of wind took down the main stage later on the same day that this video was taken. We played a set in the face the of wind and rain blowing directly into the stage … and then retreated to the tea tent. So here we are playing in in the relative dryness of the tea tent.

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