Scan Tester’s / The Troublesome Cossack

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The Troublesome Cossack was written down in the early 1800’s by a member of the Welch family of Bosham, West Sussex, and can be found reprinted in “A Sussex tune book” by Anne Loughran and Vic Gammon. Scan Tester’s step-dance tune is one of many untitled gems from the Sussex anglo-concertina player. On the original cassette insert I wrote that Scan Tester "should have his own recording out real soon now!" - a reference to the fact that Reg Hall's book and LP project for Topic was, shall we say, much delayed. In the event, though, my cassette was also subject to a minor delay, and Scan's "I never played to many posh dances" came out first. Just.

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from Love Death and the Cossack, released January 7, 1990
Andy Turner - one-row four-stop melodeon
Chris Wood - fiddle
Alan Lamb - cello
Carol Turner - triangle

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Andy Turner Oxfordshire, UK

Traditional English music sung and played with conviction

A fine singer of traditional songs, and a leading exponent of the anglo-concertina.

Member of Oxfordshire group Magpie Lane and dance bands Geckoes, Chameleons and Oxford NAGS. He performs solo, and in a duo with fiddle-player Mat Green. He has also worked with Chris Wood, the Oyster Band and the Mellstock Band.
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