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Folk trio Leveret: Andy Cutting (melodeon), Sam Sweeney (fiddle), Rob Harbron (concertina)

Folk trio Leveret: Andy Cutting (melodeon), Sam Sweeney (fiddle), Rob Harbron (concertina) Photo: Supplied

“Fascinated by English tunes”


After playing Irish music as a youngster, fiddler and violist Sam Sweeney discovered English folk music through the English Acoustic Collective Summer School. Among the tutors there was English concertina player Rob Harbron. Years later the pair of them got together with melodeon player Andy Cutting to form the trio Leveret, which means “a young hare in its first year”.

In this week’s programme, we’re featuring their début album New Anything, recorded in the Welsh Brecon Beacons last August, in a single day.

[Produced by Heather Elder]

Music details

SWEENEY: Gallons of Cognac - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD: Bagpipers - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD: New Anything/ St Catherine - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD/Andy Letcher: Northern Lass/The King’s Barrow’s - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD: Upon a Summer’s Day/Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
CUTTING/HARBRON: It’s a Square Word/Cossack Square - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
CUTTING: Milford - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD: Gallant Hussar - Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers (Topic 220772)
TRAD arr THE FULL ENGLISH: The Man in the Moon - The Full English (Topic 220823)
TRAD: Sylvia’s Serenade/Blew Bell Hornpipe - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)
TRAD: Whitefriar’s Hornpipe/Purlongs - Leveret (Rootbeat 893832)