Following on from the success of his first CD, it soon became obvious that there was a demand for a follow up.

A second cd was planned but the infamous Boscastle flooding in August 2004 delayed the recording as the local community rallied together to rebuild the devastated village.

Throughout the months of reconstruction, the Boscastle locals would congregate outside the remains of the wrecked 'Welly' pub every Wednesday evening to sing and keep the previously popular singers night alive.

'The Mary Ellen  Carter'  or  'Rise Again' as it was known in the village became almost an anthem as that was exactly what the villagers had to do in the aftermath of the flood.  It became an obvious and relevant title for the second Boscastle Busker album.

John is very much a live performer and after having started the singers night at the 'Welly' before the flood, decided that 'Rise Again' should be recorded live from there.

'Rise Again' was recorded on 31st January 2007, live from the Minstrels Gallery in the Wellington, Boscastle.
 
It captures all the atmosphere of a live Wednesday night session with John being aided and abetted by Ben on accordion, Cheryl, Roger and Julie on harmonies, Mike on guitar and Martin on fiddle along with vocals from the rest of the pub!
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Below is the track listing for the CD: