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Lusty Songs and Country DancesLusty Songs and Country Dances

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A collection of 27 street songs (broadside ballads) and rollicking country dances from 17th century England performed on lute, cittern, bagpipes, recorder, fiddles, curtal, hurdygurdy, and four lusty voices. Includes: The Traders’ Medley, Jenny Pluck Pears, Over the Hills and Far Away, Lillibulero etc.
‘Delicious entertainment - bawdy, brave, nautical, noxtious. The zest is palpable and infectious’ Musicweb International

The English Stage JigThe English Stage Jig

Hyperion Records | CD A67754

Musical comedies from the 16th and 17th centuries
'Cheeky and witty - but underpinning their huge sense of fun is some pretty impressive research. The perfect tonic' MusicalCriticism.com
'Genially accomplished - Skeaping and the Waites let in a bracing breeze' BBC Music Magazine

Penny MerrimentsPenny Merriments

Naxos Records | CD/8.557672

This CD features three solo singers with broadside ballads from the collections of Samuel Pepys, Roxburghe, Bagford, Euing and Huth. Full inlay notes.
'A captivating collection... the performers enter into the spirit of the songs with rumbustious relish' Telegraph

NEW! Buy on iTunes The English TraditionThe English Tradition

ARC Music International | CD 1616

Four hundred years of popular English music from Medieval times, through the court of Henry VIII, Elizabethan, Restoration, to Georgian. Includes dance music and early and traditional songs.

Bawdy Ballads of Old EnglandBawdy Ballads of Old England

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A mix of entertaining, late 17th century/early 18th century bawdy songs, ballads and dance music of the tavern and theatre of Purcell’s England and the Restoration period. All song texts printed and good inlay notes.

How the World WagsHow the World Wags

Hyperion Records | CD55013

Solo, part-songs and instrumental pieces as played in the home, tavern and concert room of 17th century England.

Pills to Purge MelancholyPills to Purge Melancholy

Saydisc Records | CD-SDL 382

Entertaining, beautiful and bawdy selection of popular songs from this 1719-20 collection.
'An absolute winner' Classical Music Magazine

Christmas Now is Drawing NearChristmas Now is Drawing Near

Saydisc Records | CD-SDL 371

Delightful collection of early English folk carols: wassails, Medieval to Victorian, town and countryside; instruments incl harp, cittern, rebec, penny-whistle, fiddle, harmonium, bells. Soloists Tim Laycock and Lucie Skeaping. Lulla lullay, Holly and the Ivy, Boars Head, Remember O thou Man and more.


Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy JigsSinging Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage

by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping
Published by Exeter University Press, February 2014

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Let's Make Tudor MusicLet's Make Tudor Music

by Lucie Skeaping
Published by Stainer & Bell

'Recommended' Times Educational Supplement


Broadside BalladsBroadside Ballads

by Lucie Skeaping
Faber Music, published October 2005

Winner Best Classical Music Publication 2006


Who gave Thee thy Jolly Red Nose?Who gave Thee thy Jolly Red Nose?

by Lucie Skeaping

Anthology of popular 17th century English tunes, arranged for 1, 2, 3 & 4 recorders


See also: Lucie Skeaping's website for Children & Schools and Illustrated Lectures