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Thread #94336 Message #3308340
Posted By: Paul Davenport
14-Feb-12 - 10:11 AM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
'Interestingly, the theme of "Sands of Dee" i.e. drowning on treacherous tidal sands, is, of course, the same theme as "On Morecambe Bay" which has just been nominated in the BBC Folk Awards.'
There are two version of 'The Sands of Dee' going the rounds currently. One is our version on 'Songbooks' (Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD03) and the other is by Roy Clinging. oth to completely different tunes.
Other poems set to music worth mentioning are Barbara Berry's setting of 'I wandered by a Brook' recorded by Eva Cassidy (among others), 'The Dalesman's Litany', 'Flowers of Knaresborough Forest' and 'Jenny Storm', all by F.W.Moreman the Yorkshire Dialect poet.