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A Cold Wind Blows

Cyril Tawney, Matt McGinn, Johnny Handle and Alasdair Clayre: A Cold Wind Blows (Elektra EUK 253)

A Cold Wind Blows
Songs in traditional styles composed and sung by
Cyril Tawney, Matt McGinn, Johnny Handle and Alasdair Clayre

Elektra EUK 253 (LP, UK, 1966)

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Recorded in Edinburgh, January 1966 (Matt McGinn); Newcastle, January 1966 (Johnny Handle); London, January 1966 (Alasdair Clayre); London, April 1966 (Cyril Tawney);
Produced by Joe Boyd;
Cover photo John Hopkins;
Cover design William S. Harvey

Musicians

Cyril Tawney, vocals [1, 8, 13, 18];
Alasdair Clayre, vocals [2, 5, 11, 15];
Peggy Seeger, guitar [2], banjo [5], concertina [11], dulcimer [15];
Martin Carthy, guitar [2];
Matt McGinn, vocals [3, 6, 9, 12, 16];
David Speirs, guitar [3, 6, 12], banjo [9];
Johnny Handle, vocals [4, 7, 10, 14, 17], banjo [7], accordion [10], melodeon [17];
Ellis Holliday, vocals [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [CT] Five Foot Flirt
  2. [AC] Hawthorne Berries
  3. [MM] Get Up, Get Out
  4. [JH] Dust
  5. [AC] Tiny Newman
  6. [MM] The Champagne Flows
  7. [JH] The Trepanner Song
  8. [CT] On a Monday Morning
  9. [MM] Mr Rising Price
  1. [JH] Fill up the Pints Again
  2. [AC] Old Man's Song
  3. [MM] I've Packed up My Bags
  4. [CT] Sammy's Bar
  5. [JH] The Old Pubs
  6. [AC] A Cold Wind Blows
  7. [MM] Jeannie Gallacher
  8. [JH] Because It Wouldn't Pay
  9. [CT] The Oggie Man

Tracks 1, 8, 13, 18 written by Cyril Tawney;
Tracks 2, 5, 11, 15 Alasdair Clayre;
Tracks 3, 6, 9, 12, 16 Matt McGinn;
Tracks 4, 7, 10, 14, 17 Johnny Handle

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Alasdair Clayre

Alasdair Clayre: Alasdair Clayre (Elektra EUK 255)

Alasdair Clayre
Alasdair Clayre

Elektra EUK 255 (LP, UK, 1967)

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Produced by Joe Boyd and Alasdair Clayre
Engineer: John Wood (Sound Techniques)
Cover photograph: John Brooke
Design: D. Halperin

Musicians

Alasdair Clayre, vocals;
Leon Rosselson, banjo [1], guitar [1, 7-9];
Michael Jessett, guitar [2, 11];
Peggy Seeger, mountain dulcimer [3, 14], banjo [6];
Brian Daly, 12-string guitar [3, 14], guitar [6, 10];
Bobby Campbell, fiddle [4, 10], madolin [6, 13];
Gordon McCulloch, guitar [4, 13], harmonica [8];
George Adie, guitar [5, 12];
Duncan Lamont, flute [7], alto flute [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Invisible Backwards-Facing Grocer Who Rose to Fame
  2. Snow
  3. Adam and the Beasts
  4. Lighterman
  5. Night Song
  6. Tied to the Line
  7. The Professor and the Girl
  1. A Gentle Easy-Flowing River
  2. The Gormless Maid
  3. The Wayward Way
  4. Irish Girl
  5. Lament for a Writer
  6. Old Couple Walking
  7. Lullaby and Come Afloat

all track lyrics & music Alistair Clayre except
Tracks 2, 9, 11 music Michael Jessett;
Track 12 music George Adie

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Alasdair Clayre: Adam and the Beasts

Alasdair Clayre: Adam and the Beasts (Acorn CF 252)

Adam and the Beasts
Alasdair Clayre

Acorn Records CF 252 (LP, UK, 1976)
Folkways Records FW33548 (LP, USA, 1978)

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Arranged by Alasdair Clayre, Andrew Parrott and Nick Bicât;
Recorded by Colin Sanders;
Designed by Humphrey Stone;
Produced by Alasdair Clayre

Musicians

Alasdair Clayre, vocals [1, 3-5, 7-11, 13-16];
Emma Kirkby, vocals [2, 4, 6, 8, 11-12];
Victoria, vocals, guitar [14];
Andrew Parrott, clavichord [1, 3, 6, 11, 16], recorders [6, 15], piano [5, 12], organ [11];
Nic Bicât, bass guitar [1, 11], guitars [2-3, 5, 13, 15-16], clavichord [3, 9, 11], piano [5, 7, 9], drums [2-3, 5, 9, 11, 16], hand drum [3, 15], George Adie, guitar [10];
Dave Brooks, harmonica [10];
Rod Skeaping, viols [4]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. A Gentle Easy-Flowing River (2.00)
  2. Sell Your Beauty (1.42)
  3. Adam and the Beasts (3.01)
  4. Lullaby and Come Afloat (2.02)
  5. Springtime Song (1.25)
  6. Irish Girl (2.30)
  7. Motorway Promoter (2.09)
  8. An Old Wind Blows (2.58)
  1. Two Evenings (1.58)
  2. Ballad of London (.150)
  3. Guerilla (3.35)
  4. Snow (2.39)
  5. Old Rich World's Daughter (1.37)
  6. Hawthorn Berries (2.00)
  7. Mass Production Song (1.14)
  8. Travelling North (1.41)

all track lyrics & music Alistair Clayre except
Track 4 arr. John Byrt