One Sunday Afternoon
|Tim van Eyken & Robert Harbron|
CD only BEJOCD-34
Two rising stars of the acoustic music scene come together in an album that combines consummate musicianship with an instinctive feel for traditional material. The deftly-played instrumental sets draw on English, French and Swedish roots, while the songs are enriched by Tim's voice - warm, assured and full of character.
1 Sussex Waltz
2 Frenchman in the Moon 6.12
3 Ye Mariners 1.49
4 Old Swedish 9.05
5 New Swedish 7.14
6 The Handsome Dark Lover 3.23
7 Poynton 5.16
8 Set La Cardeuse 4.30
9 Farmer Slough 4.59
10 Bold Riley 4.31
What the Critics have said...
'A pleasing and enjoyable record'
'No wild fusions here, just well played renditions of traditional ballads
and tunes by a young English duo. Tim Van Eyken sings and plays melodeon
while Harbron plays concertina and guitar and sings harmony vocals. The duo
has a great rapport; melodeon and concertina interweave nicely on several
of the instrumental selections and the vocal blend on "Bold Riley" is
Sing Out! (USA)
'The album will delight not only concertina and melodeon players but also
the rest of us... LUSCIOUS'
The Living Tradition
'What a delicious album, with two of our finest taking us on a tour of some
simply gorgeous Swedish, French, Quebecois and English tunes, with four
songs thrown in for good measure. The influences are not hard to recognise
but that in no way detracts from the musicianship of Tim's accordion
playing and Rob's concertina, or their, often understated, arrangements,
which combine to particularly good effect on the Swedish numbers.
The song, 'Det Stod en Jungfru' is a cracker, followed by a polska that I
can't get out of my head. Rob has created some fine tunes here -
'Poynton', 'Wedding Tune', all with wonderful rhythms... This is definitely
a CD to be played over and over.'
'Tim is a really fine singer as well as a very talented box player... This
is a CD that does exactly what it says on the tin - a CD for a Sunday
afternoon with beautiful pieces of music and highly entertaining songs...
Tim Healey of Beautiful Jo Records has a really good ear for traditional
music and deserves recognition for the support he gives to new talent. This
combination and this CD are both winners.'
Kit Bailey, BBC online
'A wonderful album and a great advert for acoustic music'
Traditional Music Maker
'The quality of playing is impressive and some serious melodeon/concertina
interplay makes for good listening'
'Natural, relaxed, pure... a lovely collection of traditional music'
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