Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell
CD only BEJOCD-52
Brand new release by the English folk traditionalists - an exhilarating selection of traditional carols, along with secular songs and dance tunes appropriate for the Christmas season. Rich and thrilling harmony vocals are matched by the driving energy of fiddle, anglo-concertina, bagpipes, guitar, cello, percussion and more.
What the critics have
'Magpie Lane have turned their hands to many different themed projects down the years and are every bit as listenable here as ever. They are equally effective singing in permutations from solo to full ensemble and (a big plus in my book) make good use of a cello in their arrangements.'
Nick Beale, fRoots
'This Oxfordshire sextet represents the very best in the English country dance and song tradition'
'They do sterling work dusting off England's traditional songs and tunes'
Verity Sharp, BBC Radio3
'Release consistently good albums of English songs and music'
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
1. Foster (While Shepherds Watched)
2. Nowell Nowell
3. All You Who Are to Mirth Inclined
4. The Winterís Tale/ Christmas Polka
5. The Man That Lives
6. The Cherry Tree Carol
7. November Drinking Song
8. Hymn for Christmas Day
9. A Virgin Unspotted
10. This is the Truth Sent from Above
11. Winter/ Christmas Day in the Morniní
12. Lo! The Eastern Sages Rise
13. The Nine Joys of Mary
14. The Wren Boysí Song