Mittwoch, 16. August 2017

Louis Killen - A Bonny Bunch (1993)

A mainstay of British folk music since the '50s best known for his collections of sea shanties and whaling songs, Louis Killen was a singer, archivist, lecturer, and historian on the level of Ewan MacColl, Pete Seeger, and A.L. Lloyd, all of whom Killen worked with at one time or another. In 2010, at the age of 76, Killen began living and performing as a woman, and underwent a sex-change operation in 2012. Now known as Louisa Jo Killen, she lived only a brief time longer, dying of cancer at her home in Gateshead, England in August 2013 at the age of 79.              

The tracks on "A Bonny Bunch" - a collection of traditional songs from Engald, Scotland and Ireland - were recorded in San Francisco in 1991/93.


  1. Lovely Joan
  2. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  3. The Unquiet Grave
  4. The Recruited Collier
  5. Rap Her to Bank
  6. The Painful Plough
  7. The Verdant Braes of Skrene
  8. Na' Bhouchaill N'Gruage Bhui
  9. The Gallawa' Hills
  10. The Fireship
  11. The Croppy Boy
  12. The Lag's Song (Ewan MacColl)
  13. Van Diemen's Land
  14. The Kielder Hunt
  15. General Wolfe
  16. The Death of Nelson
  17. The Bonny Bunch of Roses

Louis Killen - A Bonny Bunch (1993)
(256 kbps, front cover included)

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