Straight up Lovely

Recorded live during 2011

We have never been completely happy with our studio recordings. They are recorded well and we are able to eliminate as many mistakes as possible. We are also able to add things, which we cannot do live. But they simply don’t sound quite how we do live. This, our seventh album, at long last captures the atmosphere of our live shows: from inspired improvisations to monumental cock-ups.


We recorded many gigs in late 2011 and some of the highlights are on this disk. It has given us the opportunity to capture material that works best with an audience so otherwise we probably would never have considered recording.


Several of the tracks were recorded at The Swan, Worlingworth and feature the sound of traditional East Anglian Step-Dancing. We are delighted to have been able to play for, and records, this fine tradition and thank everyone there for sharing some idyllic Sunday afternoons with us.


Track Listing

Dirty Old Town

Dennington Bell / Oh Joe, the Boat’s Going Over

The Leaving of Liverpool

Suffolk Valita / Waltz Vienna

Whiskey in the Jar

Bottom of the Punchbowl / Maggie in the Wood

Hell’s Angels

Westering Home

Fiddler’s Green

Haste to the Wedding / Dingle Regatta

The Fireship

Gallant Hussar / General Monck’s March

High Germany

Seven Drunken Nights


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