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Mary Humphreys and Anahata

Traditional English Folk Music

Sharp Practice

Sharp Practice

Rarities and Renovations from the English Tradition

Wild Goose WGS312CD

Launched in July 2003, Sharp Practice is from English traditional music record label Wild Goose records.

Four songs are from Cecil Sharp's own collections, hence the title. Many of Mary's songs have been pieced together from mixed sources (so maybe that's the real reason for the title!). Some have never been recorded before, and even the familar titles may not be the versions you expect but they are all from traditional sources.

Anahata has contributed some cracking English dance tunes from the 17th century to the present day, in arrangements ranging from solo melodeon to full band.

The album features:

  • Mary Humphreys vocals, banjo, English concertina, piano
  • Anahata melodeons, anglo concertina, cello
  • Dave Holland fiddle
  • Gina Holland flute, recorder
This album is sold out.


"This CD is a real treasure. Exquisite in every detail..."
David Kidman Full Review on the Netrhythms web site.