Short Sharp Show: EP

by Alex Cumming

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This is the debut solo release from Alex Cumming. This EP features songs and tunes from his current solo touring project, a Short Sharp Show, recorded live in the studio one afternoon in September 2017!

The Short Sharp Show is a multi-media performance looking at the collections of Cecil Sharp and his hugely influential collaborators Olive Dame Campbell, Maud Karpeles and Mary Neal. The show features songs, tunes and stories from the collectors accompanied by projections of photos, videos and images from the collectors, source singers and publications.

For more information or to book the show please contact Alex Cumming at


released December 18, 2017

Alex Cumming - Vocals, Piano Accordion, Piano

All material is traditional and arranged by Alex Cumming.

Recorded and Mixed by Tom Wright at Powered Flight Music, Sheffield, UK. 2017


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Alex Cumming Medford, Massachusetts

Alex Cumming is a singer, accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, UK, now living in Greater Boston, MA, 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.
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