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The Great Dark Water
The Great Dark Water

Andrew Cronshaw
Styles: Folk, World
Catalogue Number: TRACD6502

This is a long-overdue re-issue in its original form of an album first recorded for the Waterfront label in 1982 by multi-instrumentalist, writer and leading world music figure Andrew Cronshaw. A regular nominee in the World Music and Musician of the Year categories of the BBC Folk Awards, Cronshaw has expanded the awareness not only of the variety of instruments he plays, but also of the music of Finland and the many other countries where he has researched, collaborated and performed. He is possibly best-known for his remarkable work “On The Shoulders Of The Great Bear” album and tour a few years ago. This album, however, recorded with some of the most highly-regarded musicians, in the idiom, primarily explores Cronshaw’s roots in English and Celtic music, and it remains something of a landmark within the genre. He performs regularly all around the world in both small concert and large festival environments, and his reputation and visibility will ensure a ready market for this re-issue among both cognoscenti and those discovering the genre. For more information about Andrew Cronshaw and his music, visit his web site at

 Musicians: Andrew Cronshaw - electric zither, concertina, hackbrett, monophonic synth, whistle, electric flute; Ric Sanders – violin; Martin Simpson - guitars, dobro, banjo; Dave Bristow - piano, polysynth; June Tabor - vocal on "Ship in Distress"; Rick Kemp - bass guitar; Fred Thelonious Baker - bass guitar; Jonathan Davie - bass guitar; Micky Barker – drums; Vo Fletcher – guitar; Rachel Perry – oboe.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Voice of Silence Andrew Cronshaw
2 The Wexford Carol Andrew Cronshaw
3 Andro and his Cutty Gun Andrew Cronshaw
4 A Galician Processional Andrew Cronshaw
5 Harry Bloodgood's Famous Jig / The American Boot Dance Andrew Cronshaw
6 The Blacksmith Andrew Cronshaw
7 Fingal's Cave Andrew Cronshaw
8 A Yowe Came to Our Door Andrew Cronshaw
9 The Ship in Distress: The St.Kilda Rowing Song / Go the Sea No M Andrew Cronshaw
10 Gentle Dark-eyed Mary Andrew Cronshaw
11 Empty Places Andrew Cronshaw
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