Till the Grass O’ergrew the Corn

(Traditional Ballads), with John Kirkpatrick & Maddy Prior on some tracks (FECD 116). till_the_grass(Enquiries/Mail Order: Paul Adams, Fellside Records. 01900 61556 www.fellside.com).

“Ms Armstrong… sings… with such vitality and feeling that her audience is swept along in the sheer pleasure she seems to find in her songs.”

John S Wilson

New York Times

“Few singers have worked as intensely on ballads as has Frankie . . . Her devotion to these songs is matched by her interpretative abilities and laser-beam voice. Outstanding.”

Roy Harris

English Song and Dance

“Take 12 murders, 11 unwanted pregnancies, 5 ghosts, 4 incestuous relationships, a miscarriage and a couple of Kings. Stir well with a couple of talking birds, a talking horse, some torn yellow hair, a little pen knife and a bottomless boat. Serve in a powerful voice whose owner clearly feels deeply about every twist and turn. YES… Frankie Armstrong… Child ballads… Epic stuff… she paints a series of pictures which, if any one were done with half the effect by a film maker would bring in a string of Oscars.”

Bob Harragan