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Danny Spooner DS016 (CD, Australia, 2017)

Recorded and mixed by Andy Busuttil at Blue Mountain Sound;
Mastered by Greg Seiler at Blue Mountain Sound;
Graphic design by Ally Mosher

Musicians

Danny Spooner, vocals, guitar, concertina, spoons;
Bob McInnes, fiddle [8, 11-12];
Andy Busuttil, Irish whistle [14-16];

Tracks

  1. Shelter (3.37)
  2. The Backblocks Shearer / Widgegoera Joe (2.30)
  3. One of the Has-Beens (3.01)
  4. Thirty Shillings a Month (2.55)
  5. The Miner's Washing (3.32)
  6. The Culler's Lament (4.20)
  7. Hangin' on for the Rain (4.43)
  8. The Diamantina Drover (4.18)
  9. On the Banks of the Reedy Lagoon (4.28)
  10. Union Boy (2.29)
  11. Another Fall of Rain (4.19)
  12. Shearer's Dream (3.51)
  13. The Wee One (Roud 357) (4.01)
  14. Humpin' Me Drum (4.21)
  15. The Gift of Years (3.32)

Tracks 1, 15 Eric Bogle;
Track 2 trad,, tune Pretty Polly Perkins;
Tracks 10, 13 trad.;
Track 3 Robert Stewart (1875);
Track 4 Martin McKenna;
Track 5 John Warner;
Track 6 lyrics Peter Cape, music Don Toms, c. 1962;
Track 7 Ann Infante;
Track 8 Hugh McDonald;
Track 9 poem by Jimmy Connors;
Track 11 John Neilson, tune Little Log Cabin in the Dell;
Track 12 Henry Lawson, tune The Girl I Left Beind, arr. A.L. LLoyd;
Track 14 words trad. adapted by Graham Seal, Irish tune South Wind