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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Is it the Sea?

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Is it the Sea? (Domino WIGCD213)

Is it the Sea?
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy with Harem Scarem and Alex Neilson

Domino Recording WIGCD213 (CD, UK, 20 October 2008)

Recorded by Tim Matthew live at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh in Spring 2006


Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham): vocals;
Sarah McFadyen: fiddles, vocals, banjo;
Nuala Kennedy: flute, keyboards, whistle, vocals;
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Inge Thomson: accordion, melodica, vocals;
Ross Martin: guitar;
Alex Neilson: drums, vocals


  1. Minor Place (4.41)
  2. Love Comes to Me (4.19)
  3. Bed Is for Sleeping (3.52)
  4. Arise Therefore (3.25)
  5. Wolf Among Wolves (4.45)
  6. Ain’t You Wealthy? Ain’t You Wise? (4.46)
  7. Cursed Sleep (including ‘Thanks to the Green Badger’) (7.51)
  8. Molly Bawn (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (7.33)
  9. Birch Ballad (4.45)
  10. New Partner (4.39)
  11. Is It the Sea? (6.31)
  12. My Home Is the Sea (7.30)
  13. Master and Everyone (3.30)

All tracks written by Will Oldham except
Tracks 3, 9, 12 Matt Sweeney, Will Oldham;
Track 8 trad. arr. Alisdair Roberts;
Track 11 Inge Thomson