The Sheffield Apprentice

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The tune of The Sheffield apprentice was recorded by Percy Grainger from Joseph Leaning of Barton-on-Humber in 1908. I sing a rather more concise set of words from a Scottish version, printed in MacColl and Seeger’s “Singing Island”.

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from Love Death and the Cossack, released January 7, 1990
Andy Turner - vocal

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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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