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Linden Lea

from Roots&Branches by GreenMatthews



William Barnes (1801-1886) was an Anglican priest who was vicar of
Winterborne Came in Dorset. Unusually for the time, many of his poems were written in the local Dorset dialect. Linden Lea remained a poem
until 1901, when it was set to music by an up-and-coming young songwriter called Ralph Vaughan-Williams.


from Roots&Branches, released September 11, 2019
Chris: voice, mandocello
Sophie: flute, English border bagpipes


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GreenMatthews Coventry, UK

Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, they breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh and relevant for a modern audience. ... more


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