Through & Through

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Through & Through
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Studio album by Spiers and Boden
Released 2001
Recorded Live
Genre Folk
Label Fellside Recordings
Spiers and Boden chronology
Through & Through

Through & Through is the first album by folk duo Spiers and Boden. [1]

Spiers and Boden English folk duo

Spiers and Boden were an English folk duo. John Spiers plays melodeon and concertina, while Jon Boden sings and plays fiddle and guitar while stamping the rhythm on a stomp box.


Track listing

1."Rambling Sailor"5:00
2."The Rochdale Coconut Dance"3:06
3."Earl Richard"6:01
4."The Quaker/Brighton Camp"3:49
5."Oswestry Wake/Morgan Rattler"5:54
6."Golden Glove"6:36
7."Red Kites"3:19
8."Boston Harbour"3:22
9."The Three-Two Set"3:42
10."Adieu Sweet Nancy"3:37
11."Three around Three"3:26
12."Down the Moor"5:33
13."Gooseberry Bush/Laudanum Bunches"4:31
14."Banks of Green Willow"7:10


Jon Boden British singer

Jon Boden is a singer, composer and musician, best known as lead singer and main arranger of Bellowhead. His first instrument is the fiddle and he is a leading proponent of "English traditional fiddle style" and also of "fiddle singing", both of which he employed in Bellowhead, in the duo Spiers & Boden, and previously as a member of Eliza Carthy’s Ratcatchers.

Fiddle musical instrument

Fiddling refers to the act of playing the fiddle, and fiddlers are musicians that play it. A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin. It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music. Although violins and fiddles are essentially synonymous, the style of the music played may determine specific construction differences between fiddles and classical violins. For example, fiddles may optionally be set up with a bridge with a flatter arch to reduce the range of bow-arm motion needed for techniques such as the double shuffle, a form of bariolage involving rapid alternation between pairs of adjacent strings. To produce a "brighter" tone, compared to the deeper tones of gut or synthetic core strings, fiddlers often use steel strings. The fiddle is part of many traditional (folk) styles, which are typically aural traditions—taught 'by ear' rather than via written music.

John Spiers musician

John Spiers is an English melodeon, concertina and bandoneon player.

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