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Homecoming

by Alex Cumming

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    Homecoming is the debut solo album from folk singer and accordionist Alex Cumming. This album explores the world of traditional song and dance music from both sides of the pond and takes you on an exciting and emotional journey through the thoughtful and intricate arrangements. The album is produced and recorded by Alex's long-time collaborator Pete Ord and features the incredible musicianship of fiddler Audrey Jaber, guitarist Max Newman along with various special guests.

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From Boston Harbour we set sail, The wind was blowing a devil of a gale, With our ringtail set abaft the mizzen peak And our Rule Britannia ploughing up the deep. Big bow-wow! Tow-row-row! Fol de rol de ri do day! x2 Up comes the skipper from down below, He looks aloft, he looks alow, He looks alow, he looks aloft, And its “Coil up your ropes there, fore and aft!” Then down to his cabin he quickly crawls, And unto his steward he loudly calls, “Go, mix me a drink that’ll make me cough, For it’s better weather here than it is up aloft.” While we poor sailors standing on the deck, With the blasted rain all a-pouring down our necks; Not a drop of grog would he to us afford, But he damned our eyes at every other word Now the beggar is dead and gone, But darn his eyes, he’s left a son; And if to us he doesn’t prove frank, We’ll very soon make him walk the plank And one thing which we have to crave, That he may have a watery grave, We’ll heave him down into some dark hole, Where the sharks’ll have his body and the devil have his soul.
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Singer's Request
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Homecoming 06:09
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Polly Vaughan
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Green & Pleasant Land
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Harbour Steel/Francis Frenzy
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Young Beichan
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Bold Nelson
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Watchet Sailor
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How Can I Keep From Singing?

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Homecoming is the debut solo album from folk singer and accordionist Alex Cumming. This album explores the world of traditional song and dance music from both sides of the pond and takes you on an exciting and emotional journey through the thoughtful and intricate arrangements. The album is produced and recorded by Alex's long-time collaborator Pete Ord and features the incredible musicianship of fiddler Audrey Jaber, guitarist Max Newman along with various special guests.

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releases February 28, 2024

All tracks arranged by Alex Cumming with Audrey Jaber, Max Newman & Pete Ord

Alex Cumming: Lead Vocals, Accordion, Piano
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Audrey Jaber: Fiddle
Max Newman: Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Feet
Pete Ord: Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, additional vocals
Kathleen Ord: Orchestral Strings
And special guest backing vocalists: Rosie Calvert, Cate Clifford, Will Finn, Catherine Haines, Laurel Swift, Mira Claire Whiting.

Recorded at Northfire Recording Studio, Amherst MA, The Studio at Sunbeams, Cumbria UK, ODC Home Studio, Brattleboro VT
Recording & mixing by Pete Ord
Mastered by Stephen Kerrison for Weird Jungle
Produced by Pete Ord

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Alex Cumming Brattleboro, Vermont

Alex Cumming is a traditional Singer, Accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from England, now living in Brattleboro VT, USA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic dance-able accordion style, strong voice and his fun and engaging stage presence. ... more

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