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Eddie Lawler: Baildon Sky Rocket
Title: Baildon Sky Rocket
Artist: Eddie Lawler
Genre: Folk, singer songwriter
No. of tracks: 11
Language: English

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Baildon Sky Rocket

The songs are in a range of styles, from simple acoustic folk through to music hall. But at their core is the communal observation that runs throughout the tradition. Eddie’s lyrics and vocals stand out. This is someone singing about the world around him and able to see the humour around us. At a time of profound social change, we need a positive creative outlook more than ever.

Play list
There’s a family live up on Haworth Moor keeps being refused planning permission for a wind-generator. They have to burn diesel instead. The simple technology of wind-power has been held back for 40 years. It’s called progress...
  Walking to Bradford
So now we have to go to war to get the diesel. Alienating many of my fellow-Bradfordians. This is the Age of Great Disappointment.
Listen! Ballad of Frizinghall
Audio created for use with Real Player, if required download here for free.
I got this story from a paperback of tales from West Yorkshire. And added a little touch of my own.
  Urban Illusions Ltd.
Speaks for itself, I hope.
  Emily Brontë’s Song
When the musical “Bells” was performed, the young lady playing Emily took fright at the intervals in this unaccompanied folk-style song and simply recited it. At the time of recording, no woman has ever performed this song, it’s as if Emily doesn’t want them to. She doesn’t seem to mind me having a go...
  Blind Jack Metcalf’s Song
This musical “Makin’ Light” is still waiting to be performed. A major theme is “what is a hero?”. Blind Jack is one of my heroes. But I bet he would not have accepted the honour...
  It’s a Cat’s Life
Saltaire, where Eddie lives, has four large cats (stone lions) and many smaller cousins made of fur and miaow. The latter run Saltaire, and are amply rewarded for it.
  Shut It!
As a child of the Welfare State I have spent much of my life observing the squeezing and closing down of many local facilities. This song is sung in the musical by four guys in dark suits and white masks.
  The Massacre of Glencoe
With apologies to the Scottish Tourist Board, a tale of Innocence and Experience.
The Baildon Sky-Rocket
Says, like the title-song of my last CD, Bradford Beck, as much about myself as the world I live in. But why not walk along Green Lane and see it for yourself? Buy yourself some fish and chips, they taste great while you sit and contemplate on the grass of Baildon Bank.
This song is ancient, the original version was composed in the 70’s as signature tune for Barrie Pepper’s “What’s Brewing” on BBC Radio Leeds. It only needed a tweak or two to fit 2007...


Eddie Lawler is a poet, playwright and singer/songwriter living in Saltaire.

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