Casette tape cover, for the band "Hanging's Too Good For 'Em"

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Casette tape cover, for the band "Hanging's Too Good For 'Em"

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Width (Width): 10.7cm
Height (Height): 10.2cm


Casette tape cover, for the band "Hanging's Too Good for 'Em". All three members of the band were lesbians living in Hackney, as was the sound engineer. The music was recorded by Ova Tones Studio, a successful recording studio based in Highgate Newtown Community Centre and founded by two lesbians also living in Hackney, which went on to work with acts such as Madonna and Sting. During the 1970s and 80s Ova Tones were one of the first music studios to empower women to be in control of their own musical output. In 1983, with funding from the Greater London Council, Ova Tones set up a series of voice, rhythm and sound technology workshops at schools, festivals and in the community.


hanging's too good for 'em

hanging's too good for 'em
uimhir a haon

The Star of County Down
Belfast Hornpipe
Bonny Light Horseman
Ta mo Chleamhnas Deanta
Tatter Jack Walsh/Going to the Well for Water
Hard Times

Farewell to Ireland
Queen Jane
The Banks o' the Lee
The Maid Behind the Bar/St. Anne's
Oro, Se do Bheatha 'Bhaile

lead vocals:Trish
lead vocals: Julie
harmony vocals: Elinor

hanging's too good for 'em

Elinor Harris:
whistle, flute, vocals
Trish Sweeney:
vocals, guitar
Julie McNamara:
vocals, bodhran

All tracks arranged by the band
All tracks traditional except for :
Hard Times (Stephen Foster) and
Oro, Se do Bheatha 'Bhaile
(lyrics by Padhraig Mac Piarais)

Sound Engineer: Lesley Wood
Recorded at Ovatones music studio,
London April 1991

Cover Photograph: Liz Gedney

With thanks to Lesley Willis

hanging's too good for 'em

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