The Ballad of the Jolly Weaver - Library of Aethers Radio Session 2015

by Stuart Estell

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Three unaccompanied songs recorded for Diana Collier's programme Library of Aethers on Ship Full of Bombs radio.

All songs traditional.

The Ballad of the Jolly Weaver and The Carpet Weaver's Lamentation are from "The Carpet Weaver's Lament: Songs and Ballads of Kidderminster in the Industrial Revolution" by Len Smith, published 1979.

"Hold the Fort" is a "popular Victorian Union song". Source: "Victoria's Inferno", edited by Jon Raven, Broadside Press, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, 1978.

Recorded in the Tower Hill Premier Inn, London, October 2015.


released December 22, 2015



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Traditional musician and folk singer Stuart Estell, also performing occasionally as Lachenalia and Noise Against Mothers.

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