Martin and Eliza Carthy: ‘Bows of London’

This is day two of our Martin and Eliza Carthy week. Here they are a few years ago doing ‘Bows of London’. This is a very close relative of a well-known North American folk song called ‘The Wind and the Rain’; both of them are descended from an old Scottish song called ‘The Twa Sisters’ (see Mainly Norfolk for more information). Other good versions of this song are by Crooked Still and Emily Smith.


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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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