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The Tale of Ale - Revisited
Revival re:Masters


This new and digitally recorded live performance has been adapted and updated from the 1977 double album from Free Reed Records FRRD 023/034, with it?s later CD versions. It originally featured such notables as Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, Roy Harris, William Rushton, Pam Gilder and the inspiration behind it all, Vic Gammon. We tread humbly and lightly in their footsteps.

The groups new live show was originally conceived and rehearsed as a one-off, to be performed at Stainsby Festival, Chesterfield, Derbyshire in July 2014 in celebration of a number of years of the festival?s volunteer-run famed Real Ale bar ?The Hat Block?. This was so well received that we were encouraged to bring the show to a wider audience and so with some further work, and an exciting offer by Neil Wayne of Free Reed, who produced the original Double LP 37 years ago, to commit it to CD in the early summer of 2015, we are open for business!

Even now, we have bookings with some of the major Folk Festivals in the UK for 2015, and are also developing a USA East Coast tour for 2016!

The Tale of Ale has thus evolved into a live performance by a superb group of musicians, together with the two fine readers, creating a professional reproduction, both of the original material and a wealth of new songs and readings.

So, who are these paragons of virtue? The music is performed by a combination of Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham, by Cupola (Sarah Matthews, Doug Eunson & Oli Matthews) and by Peter Bullock, who in honour of the original 1977 performers, wish to be known collectively as MUSICA INEBRIATA. All of these people enjoy formidable reputations in the national and international folk scenes.

The readings are performed by lifelong folkies and erstwhile performers Roger Warren & John Titford. If you like what you read and want to know more about concerts, festivals and bookings, then contact Keith Kendrick and watch out for our video clip which has appeared on YouTube.

1 Goddesses Peter Bullock + Musica Inebriata
2 "A welcome to the Tale of Ale" Roger Warren
3 Bring us in good ale/Jolly good ale and old Sarah Matthews + M.Inebriata
4 "God-is-Good" John Titford
5 Nottingham ale/The malt's come down Keith Kendrick/Doug Eunson + M.Inebriata
6 Andrew Boorde on ale and beer Roger Warren
7 John Barleycorn Sarah + M.Inebriata
8 "He that buys land…" John Titford
9 Oh, good ale! Keith + M.Inebriata
10 The porter scene, Macbeth Roger & John
11 I likes a drop of good beer Oli Matthews + M.Inebriata
12 Stubbes: The anatomy of abuses John Titford
13 We be soldiers three Keith, Doug & Oli
14 Stubbes on drunkenness John & Roger
15 Don't go out tonight, dear father! Sylvia Needham & Peter Bullock
16 Bickerdyke on temperance John & Roger
17 Doing The Manch/All through the Ale Sylvia/Keith & Peter + M.Inebriata
18 Brewing in London - I Roger & John
19 Charley Mopps Keith + M.Inebriata
20 Brewing in London - II John Titford
21 There's comfort in a drop of gin Sylvia + Sarah & Doug
22 Brewing in London - III John & Roger
23 Sellinger's Round Musica Inebriata
24 Some toasts - I Sylvia Needham
25 The harvest supper song Keith + M.Inebriata
26 Some toasts - II John & Roger
27 Stones Morris Musica Inebriata
28 The public house - I John Titford
29 John Appleby Sarah + M.Inebriata
30 The public house - II Roger Warren
31 The man that waters the worker's beer Doug Eunson + M.Inebriata
32 The public house - III John Titford
33 (They're knockin' 'em down) The old pubs Keith & Sylvia + Doug,Sarah & Oli
34 "The fight goes on" Roger Warren
35 From the Old Half Moon to the Rising Sun/Barman's waistcoat Keith,Peter + M.Inebriata

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