Barry Dransfield
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Barry Dransfield

Barry Dransfield Biography (Wikipedia)

Barry Dransfield, born Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, 1947, is an English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist. He has appeared as a session musician on numerous albums by other artists, and has released his own albums as well. Rout of the Blues (1971) was voted Melody Maker folk album of the year. His 1972 album for Polydor, called simply Barry Dransfield, was voted the rarest folk album in Record Hunter, worth approximately £400. Unlike most fiddlers (but like some Appalachian players) he is comfortable playing in the "off the chest" position, instead of under the chin.

In 1969 Berry and his brother Robin Dransfield were invited by Ashley Hutchings to join the group which would become Steeleye Span, but turned the offer down.

Together with his brother Robin, he was a member of a bluegrass/old-time band while still in his teens. Always innovative, he generally avoids electric instruments. The instrumental "Blacksmith", on Fiddler's Dream, is a complex set of variations in Romantic Paganini style, with no obvious relation to the song "Blacksmith", but ending with a double-tracked voice of Dransfield singing the opening line, "Oh, A Blacksmith Courted Me". Fiddler's Dream has been re-issued on Castle with many bonus tracks. He is 69.

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Ashley Hutchings
Nutting Girl
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Nutting Girl
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Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
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Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Barry Dransfield
The Werewolf
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The Werewolf
George Frideric Handel
Silent worship (Tolomeo)
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Silent worship (Tolomeo)
Barry Dransfield
Fiddler's Progress
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Fiddler's Progress
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Lots Of Little Soldiers
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Lots Of Little Soldiers
Barry Dransfield
Robin Hood and the Peddlar
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Robin Hood and the Peddlar
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Derby Ram
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Derby Ram
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