|Musician: Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr, Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Ben Nicolls, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney|
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 winners of Best Group and Album of the Year.
Last year, folk singer and scholar, Fay Hield was invited to assemble a group of stellar musicians in order to record The Full English album, with material based on a new digital archive of folk music and related materials including the traditional songs Arthur O’Bradley and Man in the Moon.
The Full English members include: Fay Hield, with traditional singer & fiddle player, Nancy Kerr, boundary-crossing, award-winning singer/songwriter, Seth Lakeman, internationally renowned guitarist, Martin Simpson, double bassist of choice, Ben Nicolls and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, Rob Harbron & Sam Sweeney.
“The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.” ★★★★ The Telegraph
The Full English is an ambitious project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society to produce the most comprehensive database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs. Their website draws together early 20th century folksong collections as well as photos and films.