Deb Cowan says she’s loves to sing and, wow, can she. On this latest return visit to “Profiles in Folk,” she treated us to six sparkling songs (including a bit of nonsense) live in our Studio A along with fine insights into being a foremost interpreter of songs both old and new and how it all largely began with Maddy Prior and Steeleye Span and the Northwestern Renaissance Orchestra. Her latest albums are “The Songs and Ballads of Hattie May Tyler Cargill” with Acie Cargill and Susan Brown and others on Folk-Legacy Records and her own “The Long Grey Line” (www.debracowan.com). Our engineer for the night was Abe Lettelier.
We finished up the night with selections from a relatively new album by Canada’s (via Scotland) Enoch Kent and a few traditional pieces an album released in 2001 celebrating the first 25 years of Britain’s Fellside Records.
Listen to the show, January 31, 2003
Live In Studio A: Debra Cowan
“Dark Skinned Davy” (traditional)
“Sir Richard’s Song” (Rudyard Kipling)
“Has He Got A Friend For Me” (Richard Thompson)
“The Ballad Of Weaverville” (Jim Ringer)
“Safari Up My Sister’s Nose” (Peter Alsop)
“Robin Hood And The Peddler” (traditional)
- Artist, "Title", Album, Label
- Enoch Kent, “The Bonnie Lass”, “I’m A Working Chap”, “My Father’s Cause”, “The Farm Auction”, I’m A Working Chap, Second Avenue Songs
- Steve Turner, “Bonnie George Campbell”, Flash Company, Fellside Records
- Nic Jones, “The Warlike Lads Of Russia”, Flash Company, Fellside Records
- Martin Carthy, “The Bloody Fields Of Flanders/Far Over Struy”, Flash Company, Fellside Records