Billy Pigg Trio - (Billy Pigg, Foster Charlton & John Doonan)
In this rare and unheard recording, made by Tony Wilson some time in the 1960s, we hear Northumbrian piper Billy Pigg, in the company of Irish piccolo player John Doonan and Northumbrian fiddler and fellow piper Foster Charlton, playing a rare folk club appearance at the Marsden Inn, South Shields. The level of musicianship is stunning. The solo contributions from Billy Pigg and John Doonan are a joy to behold and the obvious delight of those who were privileged to witness the event is evident in the enthusiastic response of the audience at the end of each number. Also on the recording we hear two contributions from concertina player Alistair Anderson and those with a careful ear can just pick out the voice of Johnny Handle shouting encouragement from the crowd.
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Programme Seven - Playlist
Boulavogue/Haste To The Wedding/Irish washer Woman - Billy Pigg Trio
Crooked Bawbee/Bill Chaltons Fancy - Billy Pigg
Cooley's Reel/Silver Spear - John Doonan
Coolin/Father Kelly's/One Horned Sheep - Billy Pigg trio
Madame Bonaparte - Billy Pigg Trio
Meggy's Foot - Alistair Anderson
Lord Huntley's Cave (Scott Skinner) - Alistair Anderson
Lark in the Clear Air/King of the Pipers/Father O'Flynn - Billy Pigg Trio
Skye Crofters - Billy Pigg
Dargai - Billy Pigg
Nae Luck Aboot th' House/Happy Hours - Billy Pigg
Gentle maiden/Last of the Twins/Rosewood - Billy Pigg Trio
Swallow's Tail - Billy Pigg Trio
All selections digitally remastered from original archive recordings for the FARNE project, (c) FARNE Project 2002-2004