Maggie Boyle and Steve Tilston: ‘Fair Annie’

I’ve discussed this ballad before (see here). I originally learned it from Martin Simpson’s recording on ‘The Bramble Briar’, but Martin learned it from Peter Bellamy, although he did not use Bellamy’s tune.

On this video Maggie Boyle and Steve Tilston follow Peter Bellamy’s tune very closely, but Steve’s rhythmic guitar playing gives it a very different feel from Bellamy’s. They recorded it for their 1996 CD ‘All Under the Sun‘. I think it’s great and I hope you enjoy it.

Maggie Boyle’s website is here. Steve Tilston’s website is here.


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Tim Chesterton

Family man; pastor of St. Margaret's Anglican Church on Ellerslie Road, Edmonton; storyteller; traditional folk musician and occasional songwriter. Email me at timchesterton at outlook dot com.

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