Constant Companion: Constant Billy

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Growing up in Wimborne, Dorset, meant that I was subjected to a high dosage of morris dancing. I really like morris tunes. This is an arrangement of Constant Billy which was collected from William Kimber by Cecil Sharp in 1899! Cecil Sharp started collecting dance tunes a few years before he collected folk songs & was highly regarded by William Kimber, an Oxfordshire morris dancer & anglo-concertina player.

The recordings of Kimber playing & talking are a window into another time. Folk music can really take you to meet your heritage.

This recording is from my current album which you can hear if you follow this link.

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