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The Re-emergence of Jack Frightenem

North West Folk music clubs picJack Frightenem is the second CD release by Altrincham based folk trio Nelson Peach. The album contains traditional songs from the UK alongside contemporary folk material.

The self-penned title track tells of Jack Butler, known as Jack Frightenem, a real person who lived as a hermit near the village of Lane End, Bucks in the 1930s. He is said to have taken to living in a hut in the woods after being jilted. His unkempt appearance meant that parents used him as the bogeyman to frighten children who misbehaved.

Nelson Peach are Lesley Nelson on vocals, flute, whistles and guitar, Richard Nelson on vocals, cittern, guitar and mandolin and Richard Peach on vocals, viola, violin, mandolin, banjo and guitar. They met at Lymm Folk Club in Cheshire and have now been playing together for around 10 years. They play for folk clubs, festivals, folk trains, ceilidhs and are musicians with Bollin Morris, a border side from Altrincham.

The basis of their music is English traditional, though they mix in contemporary folk and pop, and also some American versions of traditional songs. Instrumental arrangements are lively and songs often complemented by two and three part harmonies.

Jack Frightenem is available by contacting Richard Nelson, rick@copps.demon.co.uk  or through the Nelson Peach website.  Price is 10 + 1 postage.






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