Andrew Robson's Child Ballads at the Seymour Centre
This program of stirring songs, performed by Mara and Llew Kiek, Andrew Robson and Steve Elphick were composed by Andrew Robson as part of his recent PhD research. Premiered at the Django Bar in 2014, and now recorded but not yet released, the songs are tales of love, lust, death, life, treachery and revenge - the usual topics of the bulk of the works in the Child collection.
 
The texts were collected from Scottish singers in the late 19th century by Francis Child, and in most cases songs were also collected. Andrew has set 8 of the (approx) 70 texts that previously had no melodies. 
 
 

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