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The Tale of Ale - Revisited
The Revival Re:Masters All 18 CDs
The Third Series
The Second Series
The Clare Set
The First Series
Reaching Back
Burning Bright
Cropredy Capers
The Transports
Fairport unConventional
This Label is not Removable
The Carthy Chronicles
Sailing to the Moon... Vinyl
Old Swan Brand Vinyl
Golden Gates Vinyl


Micho Russell of Dunagore, Co Clare
The Transports
Sailing to the Moon - and Beyond
Old Swan Brand
Concertina Workshop
Bees on Horseback
Going Spare
No Reels
even more... Popular to Contrary Belief
Ballads and Songs of the north of Ireland
Ballads: Big, Broadside & Barrack Room
’Golden Grates’ and ’The Rampin’ Cat’
The Russell Family
Clare Concertinas
The Flowing Tide
John Kelly - Fiddle & Conc
Trad Music of Co Clare
Clare Concertina Styles
Plain Capers
Hammers, Tongues & A Bakewell Tart
Fieldvole Music
The Tale of Ale
Mrs Ackroyd Superstar
Masters of the Concertina
Ashley's Almanac
Dance and Drama
Authored by Ashley
Trad: arr. Hutchings
D is for Duo
C is for Collaborations
E is for Extras
S is for Swarb
Fairport - A History
Rareport Convention
A Fairport History
Classic Convention
Classic Carthy
Carthy in Company
Carthy Contemporaries
Child Carthy
Bruised & Beaten Songs
Farewell 'Farewell'
Blow Again
The Winding Road


The Ashley Hutchings Story
The Transports Book
Merrie Melodies Tunebook
Swarb! Biography
Fairport History Book
Cropredy Chronicles Book
The Carthy Chronicles Book


RT - Pre-order
Family Tree and Sgt Croppers

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Masters of the Concertina
Revival re:Masters Series


This product is included in: The First Series
The Free Reed Records label evolved from Neil Wayne?s concertina enthusiasts' magazine 'Free Reed - The Concertina Newsletter'. Since 1965, Neil had been collecting & studying ancient concertinas and the instrument?s history, and interviewing and recording the old gentlemen who played, and in some cases manufactured these uniquely English instruments; the two key "MASTERS OF THE CONCERTINA" whose music most influenced Wayne?s move towards LP releases were GORDON CUTTY and TOMMY WILLIAMS; Gordon was a Co Durham miner, musician and teacher who?d led a dance band on his Wheatstone English system concertina in the 1930s & '40s, and Tommy was a Londoner who?d worked for the Lachenal Concertina factory in the 1920s, had played his huge Wheatstone Maccann duet system concertina in music hall and concert parties, and by the 1950s, had a small concertina repair workshop in a Battersea garret.

They both attended the 'CONCERTINA CONVENTIONS' that Free Reed Magazine ran between 1969 and 1973, and their music and reminiscences were recorded by Neil, and were immortalised on these vital LPs as part of the eight-LP debut of the Free Reed record label.
1 New Colonial March Gordon Cutty
2 Punch And Judy Polka Gordon Cutty
3 Imperial Echoes Gordon Cutty
4 Golden Tango Gordon Cutty
5 BBCF March Gordon Cutty
6 Bloomfield Gordon Cutty
7 King Pippin Gordon Cutty
8 Speak Softly Love Gordon Cutty
9 Woodland Flowers Gordon Cutty
10 Butterflies In The Rain Gordon Cutty
11 RAF Marchpast Gordon Cutty
12 Belphegor March Gordon Cutty
13 Arena La Noche Gordon Cutty
14 Untitled Polka Gordon Cutty
15 Sweet Geargia Brown-Somebody Stole My Gal Gordon Cutty
16 Bluebell Polka Gordon Cutty
17 I Wish You Love Gordon Cutty
18 Luxembourg Polka Gordon Cutty
19 Medley Gordon Cutty
20 Fiddle-Faddle Tommy Williams
21 Woodland Flowers Tommy Williams
22 Let Me Call You Sweetheart Tommy Williams
23 Ma Cushla Tommy Williams
24 Destiny Waltz Tommy Williams
25 Springtime In Battersea Tommy Williams
26 Tommy's Schottische Tommy Williams
27 Belinda Tommy Williams
28 Italian Selection Tommy Williams
29 Kensington Waltz Tommy Williams
30 Queenstown Parade Tommy Williams

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