Fare Thee Well Lovely Nancy

from by Jarlath Henderson



Fare Thee well Lovely Nancy

I first learned of this song from my father. It is a sea shanty from the English singing tradition. Historically the song was collected by Perthshire born Dr George Gardiner, from George Lovett, in Hampshire, towards the end of the 19th century. Cecil Sharp also collected a version, this time in Somerset, from a lady called Susan Williams in 1905. My own interest in the sea comes from a childhood spent sailing on Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles, and my belief that the touring musicians of today have an affinity with the sailors of the past...


from Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, track released March 30, 2016
Jarlath: Vocals
Duncan: Double bass, Moog Sub Phatty, Sampling, sequencing.
Hamish: Grand piano
Innes: Acoustic guitar, strings
Andrea: Sampling, sequencing



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Jarlath Henderson Glasgow, UK

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Ross Ainslie. . His hotly-anticipated solo debut, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional song. ... more

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