We're diving even deeper into this Lancashire favourite, thanks to today's guest Colin Ormston. His research uncovers an enigmatic pair of brothers and a treasure trove of songs and local lore, and we get to hear the original tune and arrangement of this popular song.
You can find Colin's research and copies of the two original songbooks here and his folk website here. You can also hear his music on Youtube.
The original podcast with guest Peter Madeley can be found here.
Instrumental version of Old Pendle (modern version) recorded by Peter Madeley
Original tune for Old Pendle played by Jenny Shaw
Pendle Witches (from Songs of the Pendle Country Book 2) played by Jenny Shaw
Old Pendle (full song) recorded by Colin Ormston and 3D
Spoken excerpts from Songs of the Pendle Country Book 1