Airs and Graces

Airs and Graces

by June TaborJune Tabor


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June Tabor's first solo record is an understated triumph full of good songs, great arrangements, and a crack group of backing musicians led by the guitar playing of Nic Jones. Much of Airs and Graces is pure British folk, and Tabor has much fun with such ancient numbers as "While the Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping" and "Young Waters." The standout track, however, is her version of Eric Bogle's brilliant anti-war ode "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda." Sung a cappella, you can almost feel the bitterness in her voice, a breathtaking, stunning moment indicative of how amazing she can be. Reissued on compact disc by Shanachie.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2019
Label: Topic Records
UPC: 0714822890045
catalogNumber: 4
Rank: 94983


  1. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping
  2. Plains of Waterloo
  3. Bonny May
  4. Reynardine
  5. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  6. Young Waters
  7. Waly Waly
  8. The Merchant's Son
  9. Queen Among the Heather
  10. Pull Down Lads
  11. The Week Before Easter (Recorded 1971)
  12. The Fair Maid of Wallington (Recorded 1974)
  13. The Four Lawn Weaver (Recorded 1972)
  14. The Royal Oak (Recorded 1972)

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