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Hugh Lupton The Mardling Acre cd

Mardling is the Norfolk word for gossiping. In this dazzling collection tricksters, numbskulls, ferrishers and hen-wives rub shoulders as Hugh Lupton tells some of his favourite folk tales from the gossiping acres of Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and the Fens. The recording includes the story of Tom Hickathrift, Glamoury Ointment, The Pottle of Brains, Tom-Tit-Tot, The Parson of Sedgeford, Old Horse, The Grey Goose Feather and The Pedlar of Swaffham. The tales are interspersed with tunes played by Steve Bazire on the melodeon and concertina.

16 tracks, stories & music