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Sandra Kerr was the voice of Madeleine for BBC'c Bagpuss on Children's Television, but you probably don't need to know that. The voices of the two Kerrs are quite charming (as Professor Yaffle might have said) and should be collected.

Thesaurus desiderabilis sapientiae et scientiae, quem omnes homines per instinctum naturae desiderant, cunctas mundi transcendit divitias infinite: cujus respectu lapides pretiosi vilescunt; cujus comparatione argentum lutescit et aurum obryzum exigua fit arena; cujus splendore tenebrescunt

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Albums

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NEAT AND COMPLETE 1996 Fellside FECD107 CD




01    Lads of Alnwick
02    The Bird in the Bush
03    The Wee Weaver
04    Jigs; Instr
05    The Shoemaker
06    The Maid On the Shore
07    Jigs; Instr
08    Seven Gypsies
09    Jigs; Instr
10    Silkie
11    George Collins
12    Jackaroe
13    Jigs; Instr
14    Sheepcrook and Black Dog
14 superb tracks. I like Jackie Munroe because it is so rarely done and I can only recall the Joan Baez version, and that is so different.
 

 
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WE WERE THERE
Sandra Kerr/Oysterband
1987 Pukka YOP 08 LP
 
 

 
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ELIZA CARTHY AND NANCY KERR 1993 CASEY MCMCD3991 CD




01    Various; Instr
02    Various; Instr
03    Various; Instr
04    Unquiet Grave
05    Various; Instr
06    An Old Man Came A Courting Me
07    Various; Instr
08    Scarborough Fair
09    Bushes And Briars
10    Various; Instr
11    The Wrong Favour
12    Various; Instr
13    Rag; Instr
Predominantly an instrumental recording, but with some traditional material.
 

 
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SHAPE OF SCRAPE
Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr
1995 CASEY MCMCD5992 CD




01    Various; Instr
02    I Know My Love
03    Low Down In The Broom
04    Various; Instr
05    The Ride In The Creel
06    Various; Instr
07    The Trees They Do Grow High
08    The Poor And Young Single Sailor
09    Various; Instr
10    Bonny Light Horseman
11    The Wanton Wife Of Castlegate
12    Various; Instr
Predominantly an instrumental recording, but with some traditional material.
 

 
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NO LIMITS
with Janet Russell, Peta Webb and Rosie Davis
1991 Harbour
Town
HARCD013 CD
01. No Going Back
02. Promises
03. Brestfeeding Baby in the Park
04. Tomorrow
05. Mouth Music
06. My better Years
07. Working Girl Blues
08. Appalachian Flat Foot Dance
09. Old and Strong/The Mountain Song
10. My true Love once
11. When I was single
12. On Children
13. No Man's Mama
14. Forgive and Forget
15. We were there

 

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JOHN & SANDRA
1969 Argo ZFB 2 CD
01. Song of Choice (SK+JF)
02. The Pneumatical Drill (JF)
03. Jack Orion (SK)
04. William Taylor (JF+SK)
05. The Unquiet Grave (SK)
06. The Old Drover (JF)
07. George Collins (SK)
08. Striking Times (SK+JF)
09. Seven Yellow Gypsies (SK)
10. Grand Conversation on Napoleon (JF)
11. Three Jolly Butchers (SK)
12. The Rambling Royal (JF)
13. What'll the Neighbours say (SK)
14. Schooldays End (JF+SK)

 

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STARRY GAZY PIE
with James Fagan
1998 FELLSIDE FECD127 CD




01    Reels; Instr
02    Jack Orion
03    The Turtle Dove
04    Hornpipes; Instr
05    The Berkshire Tragedy
06    Song Of A Drinking Mans Wife
07    Jigs; Instr
08    Miles Weatherhill
09    Streams Of Lovely Nancy
10    Tunes; Instr
11    Seven Gypsies
12    Young Hunting
13    Tunes; Instr
14    Starry Gazy Pie; Instr

 

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SCALENE
with James Fagan
1999 FELLSIDE FECD137 CD




01    Tunes; Instr
02    The Bonny Pit Laddie
03    The Cheviot Hills
04    Hornpipes; Instr
05    Van Diemans Land
06    The Cruel Mother
07    Jeanettes Waltz; Instr
08    Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies
09    Port And Brandy
10    Jigs; Instr
11    Buy Broom Besoms
12    Sir Walter Raleigh
13    Heres The Tender Coming
14    Tunes; Instr
Sandra Kerr plays concertina and guitar. Daughter Nancy plays violin, viola, cello, guitar, and mandolin. James Fagan plays bouzouki and whistle.

 

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STEELY WATER
with James Fagan
1999 FELLSIDE FECD145 CD




01    Canon
02    Seven Long Nights; Instr
03    Andersons Coast; Instr
04    Reel Du Pendu; Instr
05    The Lowlands Of Holland
06    The Emu Egg; Instr
07    Searching For Lambs
08    Nancy Cloughs Jonny Sunshine; Instr
09    The Wild Colonial Boy
10    Songbirds
11    Proceed To Slough; Instr
12    Gan To The Kye Peacock Follow The Hen
13    Sir Richards Song
14    Lion Island The Manxman; Instr
Sandra Kerr plays concertina and guitar. Daughter Nancy plays violin, viola, cello, guitar, and mandolin. James Fagan plays bouzouki and whistle.

Another Nancy Kerr / James Fagan CD is now available (from Musikfolk),

Nancy: Other Appearances

with Eliza Carthy on Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr 1993 and on Shape and Scrape 1995

Compilation Evolving Tradition.

Sandra: Other Appearances

NO BED OF ROSES: Sisters Unlimited (Rosie Davis, Sandra Kerr, Janet Russell, Peta Webb) FELLSIDE FECD 104, 1995
01. Voices
02. More than a Paycheck
03. The Collier's Lassie
04. Love-Lar-i
05. A Stór mo Chroí
06. Dance to your Daddy/Cockle Gatherers/Tail Toddle
07. My Rebellious Adolescent
08. Chipko
09. Mother I Feel you under my Feet/Sun, Wind and Water
10. Women o' Dundee
11. Keep your Nose out of Mama's business
12. Dancing on the Gravel
13. Mrs Joan Lias
14. Childbirth Shanty
15. Sleep Well
16. Your Cheating Heart

with Liliana Bertolo and Evelyne Girardon on VOICE UNION, CD Fellside FECD 119, 1997

01. Bourées du Centre
02. Mal Mariée
03. Ninna Nana Jam
04. Chanson à la Mariée (with Maddy Prior)
05. La visite
06. Oh to be alone
07. Le moine Complaisant
08. La puissance d'argent
09. La fille soldat
10. Allegra mi
11. Dans Paris y a t'une Brune
12. Le sentiment des filles
13. Nous coucherons ensemble 
14. Jardin d'amour

with Leon Rosselson on Guess What They're Selling... Fuse 1992

Compilation Evolving Tradition.

NUCLEAR POWER, PLANE IMP 2, 1981

MY SONG IS MY OWN (with Frankie Armstrong & Allison McMorland), PLANE 0001

SUPERMUM (SK with Friends), PUKKA YOP 5, 1984

THIS IS MAN'S WORLD: various, ARGO ZFB 17, 1970 The Bitter Harvest (JF) Do you wanna come clean (JF+SK) I've held your hand (SK) other tracks sung by: Rick Jones, Cyril Tawney, Dave Goulder, Liz Dyer

LIVING FOLK: The London Critics Group (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, John Faulkner, Sandra Kerr, Terry Yarnell, Denis Turner, Brian Pearson) ALBATROS VPA 8093, 1970 (now on CD) Sweet Trinity (SK+chorus) The Doffin' Mistress (SK) The Crooked Cross (SK+JF with chorus)


WHAT ABOUT BAGPUSS THEN?

Madeleine is a rag doll, who sits in a wicker chair. She never moves anywhere, and is happy to be a mother to the mice, tell stories and sing songs with Gabriel. Madeleine only really exists to give a home to the voice of Sandra Kerr. Gabriel is a banjo-playing toad, who lives in a pot on the shelf. Like Madeleine, Gabriel exists to provide a home for the voice of John Faulkner, who, with Sandra Kerr, produced the music for the thirteen episode. You will find complete coverage of Bagpuss on the Internet (you didn't doubt that, surely?) See
Nigel Baker's site, Stephen Balchin's site, FAQ.

The Bagpuss Songs are now available on CD from Musikfolk, and this site will be udated in the next few days.



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