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Let the Wind Blow High or Low

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Let the Wind Blow High or Low (Fellside FECD264)

Let the Wind Blow High or Low
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Fellside Recordings FECD264 (CD, UK, 20 October 2014)

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Paul Adams;
Produced by Paul Adams, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith;
Photographs by Bill Osment and Kate Coxhead;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Jimmy Aldridge, vocals, banjo;
Sid Goldsmith, vocals, guitar;
Olly Craigan, bodhrán;
Aaron Catlow, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Gaol Song (Roud 1077) / Trallee Gaol Irish polka / Clinch Mountain Backstep Appalachian fiddle tune (6.17)
  2. Chemical Workers Song (3.42)
  3. L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore (4.67)
  4. Paddy West (Roud 3092) (3.42)
  5. Hold the Lantern (2.39)
  6. Let the Wind Blow High or Low (Roud 308; G/D 5:946; Henry H711) (5.33)
  7. White Dove / Wynchburgh Junction fiddle tune (6.14)
  8. The Gardener (3.57)
  9. Keep Your Hand on the Plough (3.33)
  10. The Bonny Ship the “Diamond” (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (5.24)
  11. What You Do With What You’ve Got (4.03)
  12. The Cottager’s Reply (5.04)

Tracks 1abc, 4, 6, 7b, 10 trad.;
Track 2 Ron Angel;
Track 3 Jean Ritchie;
Track 5 Barrie Temple, Steve Evans;
Track 7a Ewan MacColl;
Track 8 Sid Goldsmith;
Track 9 anon., Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 11 Si Kahn;
Track 12 poem Frank Mansell, music Chris Wood

> Folk Music > Records > Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Night Hours

Night Hours

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Night Hours (Fellside FECD278)

Night Hours
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Fellside Recordings FECD278 (CD, UK, 9 December 2016)

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Phil Davies at Room4studios in Bristol;
Produced by Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith;
Executive producer for Fellside: Paul Adams;
Artwork by Meg Buick;
Photography by Paul Blakemore

Musicians

Jimmy Aldridge, vocals, banjo, fiddle;
Sid Goldsmith, vocals, guitar, double bass, concertina;
Teyr (James Gavin, fiddle; Tommie Black-Roff, accordion; Dominic Henderson, uilleann pipes, whistles)

Tracks

  1. Bridge (0.22)
  2. Night Hours (5.58)
  3. Harvest Gypsies (3.48)
  4. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (6.47)
  5. The Ballad of Yorkley Court (5.44)
  6. Shallow Brown (Roud 2621) / Jackie Tar hornpipe (5.13)
  7. Mary and the Soldier (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91; Henry H782) (5.00)
  8. Willie o' the Winsbury (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (5.54)
  9. Moved On (4.37)
  10. The Grazier Tribe (Roud 2998) (6.00)
  11. Along the Castlereagh (Roud 8399) (4.09)
  12. Something Good (3.39)

Track 1 night time in Bristol;
Tracks 2, 9 Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 3 Boo Hewerdine;
Tracks 4, 6-8, 10 trad. arr. Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 5 Humphrey Lloyd, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 11 A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson;
Track 12 Sid Goldsmith, Jimmy Aldridge

Video

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith with Teyr perform Night Hours at Priston Village Hall in 2016:

> Folk Music > Records > Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Many a Thousand

Many a Thousand

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Many a Thousand (Many a Thousand MATR18001)

Many a Thousand
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Many a Thousand Records MATR18001 (CD, UK, 7 September 2018)

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Produced by Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith;
Recorded by Dylan Fowler;
Mixed by Sid Goldsmith;
Mastered by Nick Cooke;
Artwork by Rosanna Morris;
Design by Tim Morris

Folk Radio UK review by Thomas Blake

Musicians

Jimmy Aldridge, vocals, banjo, guitar;
Sid Goldsmith, vocals, guitar, concertina, double bass;
Tom Moore, violin, viola;
Twm Dylan, double bass;
Fred Harper, drum kit, pandeiro

Tracks

  1. Hope and Glory (4.49)
  2. Working Chap (Roud 5591; G/D 3:656) (4.44)
  3. Turning of the Year (4.21)
  4. Reedcutter's Daughter (Roud 5397) (5.05)
  5. The Last Ploughshare (5.35)
  6. Hawk's Call (Roud 3348) (3.35)
  7. A Monument to the Times / The Stepped Ford (4.24)
  8. Via Extasia (5.19)
  9. The Poacher's Fate (Roud 793; Laws L14) (4.11)
  10. The Tide (6.11)
  11. The Seasons (5.30)

Tracks 1, 3, 7, 10 Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 2 trad. arr. Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith, additional lyrics Martin Carthy;
Tracks 2, 4, 9 trad. arr. Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 5 John Conolly;
Track 6 trad. arr. Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith, new verses Jimmy Aldridge, Sid Goldsmith;
Track 8 Liam Weldon (1976);
Track 11 words Joseph Campbell, Jeff Wesley, arr. Peta Webb, Ken Hall

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith play Turning of the Year:

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise

Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise

Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise (Many a Thousand MATR19001)

Awake, Arise
A Winter Album
Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Many a Thousand Records MATR19001 (book w/ CD, UK, 6 December 2019)

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Produced by Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Neil Segrott;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Neil Segrott;
Album artwork by Ihomas Shahan;
Photos by Caraway Studios, Elly Lucas, Emily Fairweather, and Barry Saveli;
Design by Alan James at Rendition Graphics

Folk Radio UK review by David Kidman

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion, percussion;
Hazel Askew, vocals, melodeon, harp, shruti box;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, viola, banjo, baritone banjo;
Jimmy Aldridge, vocals, banjo, guitar;
Sid Goldsmith, vocals, guitar, double bass

Tracks

  1. Sing We All Merrily (Roud 13245) (3.24)
  2. Up in the Morning Early (Roud V12718) / The Christmas Road (4.17)
  3. Bring Hither Now the Holly Bough (2.41)
  4. Carol Reading / Shortly Before 8.30pm (1.27)
  5. Hail! Smiling Morn (Roud 1346) (2.56)
  6. Winter Berries (2.20)
  7. The Old Churchyard (Roud 3386) (4.01)
  8. The Bear Song (4.03)
  9. Night Came Early (1.36)
  10. The King (Roud 19109) (3.05)
  11. Da Day Dawn / Like as the Thrush in Winter (4.34)
  12. The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154) (3.46)
  13. Snow Falls (4.11)
  14. Wassail Recipe (0.46)
  15. Cornish Wassail (Roud 209) (2.35)
  16. Heading for Home (4.05)
  17. Hope Is Before Us (4.26)

Track 1 trad., rewritten and added verses by Hannah James;
Track 2a verses Robert Burns, chorus trad. collected by Robert Burns, tune trad. Cold and Raw;
Tracks 2b, 9 Lauri Lee (1914-1997): Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year (2016);
Track 3 words Stephen Fawcett, first published in Bradford Legends (1872), tune Christopher Edwin Willing;
Track 5 Reginald Spofforth;
Track 6 Thomas Furly Forster: The Pocket Encyclopaedia of Natural Phenomena (1827);
Track 7 trad. from Almeda Riddle, with some lines from Silas W. Leonard, A.D. Fillmore: The Christian Psalmist (Louisville, KY, 1854);
Track 8 Rowan Rheingans;
Tracks 10, 15 trad.;
Track 11a trad. Shetland fiddle tune;
Track 11b Edmond Holmes (1902);
Track 12 Thomas Doubleday (1821) / trad.;
Track 13 John Tams (1980);
Track 14 a 1722 recipe of Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, from Dorothy Hartley: Food in England (London: MacDonald and Jane's, 1954);
Track 16 Peggy Seeger;
Track 17 words William Morris: Chants for Socialists (1885), rewritten and added to by Hazel Askew, tune Hazel Askew

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