The fishermen's tales and poaching yarns speak for themselves. There is very little editing in the stories section of this collection. One yarn would spark another and the titles and track separations are just there to help you navigate through them if you want to revisit a particular favourite.
It was only in her later years that she was encouraged to visit folk clubs and festivals as a performer. But to have a repertoire of sixty or so songs, and to sing 35 of them off the cuff in one day when Alison McMorland visited her was quite an achievement. And the account of her life found in these pages shows that she was an almost unbelievably hard-working woman. The don't make 'em like Freda any more!
These were sung by Bob Lewis first, alternating with Bob Copper, and are presented in the order they occurred in performance, with no songs missed out. This is an absolutely splendid record; Bob Copper accompanies himself on concertina for most of his songs, and I have never heard Bob Lewis in better voice. MT Records' 10% Sales Royalties will go to support the Sussex Traditions organisation.