Strange tales told in Norfolk ceilidh band’s new album
The tale of a pair of unfortunately incestuous coincidences inspired a song on a new album by north Norfolk’s Occasional Ceilidh Band.
The track, called Christopher Burraway, is based on the story of a man who had a son by his daughter, Alice, who went on to unwittingly marry the son decades later.
The album is called All Our Own Work and is available as a CD from the Pleasure Boat Inn at Hicking Broad and the Music Hut in North Walsham. It has 15 songs including a Hebrew klezmer-style polka, a storming Moroccan-influenced breakdown, and even a five-beat Dave Brubeck-style number.
There are also melodic folksy tunes and a couple of typically barnstorming mandolin-and-fiddle jigs.
Another of the tracks, called The Boys from the Boatyard, describes the problems Norfolk’s boat-hirers have with tourists who “should really not be trusted with boats on the Broads”.
Visit www.ocb-norfolk.org to find out more.