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Magpie Lane - A Taste Of Ale

2000 studio album

Released by Beautiful Jo records in 2000, BEJOCD-32.

Billed as "a celebration of beer" this album illustrates in music a selection of songs and tunes from the book A Taste of Ale by Roy Palmer, well known writer on folklore, social history, street balladry and traditional song. The book (ISBN 0 9526031 6 0) is available from Green Branch Press, Kencot Lodge, Kencot, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3QX.

Andy Turner - vocal, anglo-concertinas, one-row melodeon, autoharp
Benji Kirkpatrick - vocal, bouzouki, guitar
Di Whitehead - vocal, cello, descant recorder
Ian Giles - vocal, side drum, tabor, tambourine, nakers
Mat Green - vocal, fiddles
Tom Bower - vocal, whistles, flute, descant and bass recorders, reed organ, acoustic bass guitar, bass drum

1. A Drop Of Good Beer - 3:45
2. The Drunkard And The Pig - 0:32
3. Bryng Us In Good Ale - 3:24
4. The Mail Coach Guard - 3:40
5. O Good Ale - 1:58
6. Stingo - 2:00
7. Of Honest Malt Liquor - 1:45
8. Trowl The Bowl - 2:36
9. So Was I - 2:00
10. The Beautiful Landlady - 4:50
11. The Merry Hostess - 3:07
12. The Beer Drinking Briton - 2:31
13. Beer Boys Beer - 2:13
14. Hop Picking Song - 2:39
15. The Hop Ground - 2:44
16. Friezland Ale - 3:19
17. The Bad-Husband’s Folly - 5:46
18. Drunk Last Night - 0:43
19. John Barleycorn - 4:05

Magpie Lane discography

A Taste Of Ale - Magpie Lane
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