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  Angel's Waltz

Cd cover Angel's Waltz
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£12(UK)

£14(Europe)

£15(Rest of the World)

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P. Cooper
3 Astra House
Mt. Pleasant Villas
London N4 4HB

Also available from iTunes (£7.99)


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Pete Cooper and Richard Bolton
are proud to announce the release of their
third album of English Roots Fiddle and Cello music -
dance tunes, original pieces and songs
(Big Chain BC104)

'Two superbly innovative musicians at the height of their craft; communicating their love of the material they choose to play, while continuing to explore and develop their repertoire and range. Straightforward traditional English, classical, jazz, blues, world roots: all these performing styles are skilfully utilised, but not at the expense of communicating and sharing the intrinsic qualities of each piece.…Do not miss this superb album.'
-
Jenny Coxon, English Dance & Song magazine www.efdss.org

'Pete and Richard's third eclectic, vigorously executed collection, delivering mainly tunes from old fiddlers' manuscripts, spiced with several originals, along with three contrasted songs.'
- fRoots magazine, 376

Jigs, reels and triple hornpipes from 18th and 19th century fiddlers, 'Jamaica' from Playford (1670), a brace of triple hornpipes ('John of the Green' and 'The Presbyterian Hornpipe'), a tune from Cahusac's 'Country Dances for the Year 1800' and 'Lemmy Brazil's', a tap dance from the Forest of Dean - all are played (mostly on fiddle and cello) in fresh and striking arrangements, with some nifty guitar from Richard. Pete and Richard also play a poignant Hungarian funeral tune collected by Béla Bartók.

Pete sings a setting of John Clare's 'A Gipsy's Life', a murder tale from Missouri, 'Duncan and Brady', and 'That Lucky Old Sun'. Richard contributes new pieces 'Djarabesque' and 'Hacksaw', from a work-in-progress suite based on various African musics, as well as 'Dufton Pike', a reel he wrote in the Lake District. Pete offers a pair of jigs, 'Rilloby Rill' and 'Maisy' and the title track, 'Angel's Waltz'.

Pete Cooper and Richard Bolton

'This versatile duo traverse Africa on the way to Missouri, back to Hungary, a dash to Jamaica and home to England in time for tea, before finishing with a Ray Charles hit "That Lucky Old Sun". Lots of great tunes, all in stylish and effective arrangements with complete seamlessness between cello and fiddle.'
- Tom Bell-Richards, FiddleOn magazine

Tunes in mp3 format:

Jack of the Green/ John of the Green the Cheshire Way
Wednesday Night/ England's Glory/ Alonby Lasses
A Gypsy's Life
Lemmy Brazil's No. 2
Rilloby Rill/ Maisy/ The Grinders
Angel's Waltz
Djarabesque
Hacksaw
Duncan and Brady
Hungarian Funeral Music
Jamaica
Presbyterian Hornpipe
Topcroft Reel/ Dufton Pike
That Lucky Old Sun

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