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Holsworthy Fair

'Songs, Tunes and Stepdances from a Devon Gypsy family’


Tom, Jean and Ashley Orchard

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The Orchards are one of the best known Gypsy families in the West Country and through marrage they are related to other local families including the Birches, the Crockers, the Roberts and the Sanders. Tom, Jean and Ashley play, sing and stepdance in a style which is true to their Gypsy roots. While their repertoire has been gathered over the years from many sources, much has also been handed down through their family networks. Theirs is a robust and important tradition which they are now keen to share with a wider audience and in their hands long may it continue!


Tracks (click on the title to see the words of each song /tune and /or read notes about it)

1. Holsworthy Fair (2.31)
2. Over Yonder's Hill - Song (2.55)
3. Dorsetshire Hornpipe - Stepdance (0.51)
4. Bonny Dundee /The Rock & the Wee Pickle Tow (2.35)
5. Do You Remember - Song (2.09)
6. Uncle Jim's (1.24)
7. Sixteen Come Sunday - Song (4.17)
8. Gypsy Waltz (3.35)
9. Smash the Windows - Stepdance (1.21)
10. I'll Never Stop Wanting You - Song (2.04)
11. Ladies’ Stepdance /Pigeon on the Gate (1.35)
12. Mexican Tune (2.11)
13. Dark Eyed Gypsy - Song (4.21)
14. Sean South by Garryowen /Maggy May /Irish Rover (3.09)
15. Nelson's Tune - Stepdance (1.17)
16. A Wager, A Wager - Song (2.59)

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