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**Also includes the Meersbrook Manor Sessions CDR in a hand-numbered black envelope** **Traditional British folk standards approached with respect and refreshed with new blood. Features Some of the UK's finest folk singers - Alasdair Roberts, Nancy Elizabeth, James Yorkston, Adrian Crowley, Sharron Kraus - and players - James Green, Brian Ellis, David A Jaycock, Paul Fletcher, Lindsay Aitkenhead. Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies with bonus CD in handmade envelope** "Big Eyes was started in 2000 in Leeds by James as a private project, a naïve way of trying to create classical music, and somehow fuse his interests in the melancholia of Mike Leigh, Egon Schiele, Edward Elgar and The Birthday Party... It soon outgrew the bedroom and a band was formed. Big Eyes recorded 4 albums over the next four years (for Pickled Egg Records) and split up in 2004. After this, The Big Eyes Family Players were formed, as a more collaborative arrangement. So far, they have worked with people like Jeremy Barnes (A Hawk And A Hacksaw), Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk/Tindersticks), Rachel Grimes (Rachel's), James Yorkston, James William Hindle and many more. The Big Eyes Family Players are currently based in Sheffield, UK and they dwell somewhere within chamber music, folk music and perhaps pop music; guitars, strings, harmoniflute, organ, bass, drums, flute, sometimes vocals and other bits and bobs."