I may cop some stick for posting this as it may be perceived as a ‘morris’album, but the "Blackwater Delta version" of Bonaparte’s Retreat makes up for it.
Rod Stradling: Accordions
Phil Bird: Electric Guitar
Steve Crickett: Drums
John Eastaugh: Electric Bass
Tony Engle : C Melody Saxaphone
Alan Lamb: Viola d’amore, melodeon, cello, whistle.
Danny Stradling: Percussion
Rogue Records FMSD 5021.
"Morris" album? Not likely! It is more an example of the "English ceilidh" genre, perhaps, but Stradling and crew do some very impressive turns on "Star Above the Garter," "Boys of Ballasidare"(sp?) and especially "Kerry Mills." Oh, and there’s a very tasty version of "The Sportsman’s Hornpipe" — if anyone ever could transcribe that one, I’d be most grateful.
Note: The "Kerry Mills" Stradling does is different than that given here on the audio file and sheet music.