> Folk Music > Records > The Devil's Interval: Demon Lovers

The Devil's Interval: Demon Lovers

The Devil's Interval: Demon Lovers (private issue)

Demon Lovers
The Devil's Interval

private issue (EP, UK, 2005?)

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Recorded by Julien Batten;
Photography by Andrew Cadle;
Cover design by Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman

Musicians

Lauren McCormick, vocals;
Emily Portman, vocals;
Jim Causley, vocals, accordion

Tracks

  1. Silver Dagger (Roud 22621; Laws M4) (3.00)
  2. Lady All Skin and Bone (Roud 501) (2.21)
  3. The Demon Lover (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.44)
  4. The Leaves of Life (Roud 127) (2.43)
  5. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (3.22)
  6. Summer's End (4.49)
  7. Plymouth Town (Roud 649; G/D 7:1479) (3.23)

Track 1 trad. via Dolly Parton, arr. The Devil's Interval;
Track 2 trad. arr. The Devil's Interval;
Track 3 trad. via A.L. Lloyd, arr. Emily Portman;
Track 1 trad. via May Bradley, arr. The Devil's Interval;
Track 5 trad. via Queen Caroline Hughes arr. Lauren McCormick;
Track 6 Jim Causley;
Track 7 trad. / The Devils Interval arr. The Devil's Interval

> Folk Music > Records > The Devil's Interval: Blood and Honey

The Devil's Interval: Blood and Honey

The Devil's Interval: Blood and Honey (WildGoose WGS335CD)

Blood and Honey
The Devil's Interval

WildGoose Studios WGS335CD (CD, UK, 2006)

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Produced and recorded by Doug Bailey at WildGoose Studios, Wherwell, Hampshire;
Photography and design by David Angel

Musicians

Lauren McCormick, vocals, flute;
Emily Portman, vocals, concertina;
Jim Causley, vocals, accordion

Tracks

  1. Green Valley (Roud 2125; G/D 6:1183) (3.06)
  2. Silver Dagger (Roud 22621; Laws M4) (3.20)
  3. Studying Economy (Roud 5377) (2.26)
  4. The Leaves of Life (Roud 127) (2.56)
  5. The Well Below the Valley (Roud 2335; Child 21) (3.44)
  6. Two Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.21)
  7. The Bonfire Carol (4.27)
  8. A May Carol (5.03)
  9. Down Among the Dead Men (2.52)
  10. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157) (3.50)
  11. Long Lankin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187) (5.17)
  12. The Midsummer Carol (Roud 6913) (3.10)
  13. Blow Me Jack (Roud 511; Laws K40) (3.16)

All tracks trad. arr. Lauren McCormick, Emily Portman, Jim Causley except
Track 8 Lauren McCormick arr. Lauren McCormick, Emily Portman, Jim Causley;
Track 9 John Dyer arr. Lauren McCormick, Emily Portman, Jim Causley

> Folk Music > Records > Lauren McCormick & Emily Portman

Lauren McCormick & Emily Portman

Lauren McCormick & Emily Portman

Lauren McCormick & Emily Portman
Lauren McCormick & Emily Portman

private issue (EP, UK, 2007)

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Recorded by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios;
Design by Lillias Kinsman-Blake;
Photography by Will Schrimshaw

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina;
Lauren McCormick, vocals, flute

Tracks

  1. The Buxom Lass (Roud 833) (3.00)
  2. Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.59)
  3. Tango Till They're Sore (3.20)
  4. Seven Yellow Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (1.49)

Track 1 trad. via Hammond & Gardner;
Track 2 trad. via Pop Maynard;
Track 3 Tom Waits;
Track 4 trad. via John Riley

> Folk Music > Records > Rubus: Nine Witch Knots

Rubus: Nine Witch Knots

Rubus: Nine Witch Knots (WildGoose WGS356CD)

Nine Witch Knots
Rubus

WildGoose Studios WGS356CD (CD, UK, 2008)

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Produced and recorded by Doug Bailey at WildGoose Studios, Wherwell, Hampshire;
Mixed by David Newey;
Design by Lillias Kinsman-Blake

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina;
Christi Andropolis, fiddle, viola, vocals;
David Newey, guitar;
Will Schrimshaw, drums

Tracks

  1. Cecilia (Roud 7; Laws N21) (2.54)
  2. Cornish Young Man (Roud 595) (4.24)
  3. Golden Ball (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) (3.23)
  4. Willie's Lady (Roud 220; Child 6; G/D 2:346) (4.19)
  5. Greenwood Sidey (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (5.04)
  6. She's Like the Swallow (Roud 2306) (4.09)
  7. Watchet Sailor (Roud 917; Laws P4) (3.06)
  8. Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Roud 948) (3.26)
  9. Rolling of the Stones (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.40)
  10. My Son David (Roud 200; Child 13) (4.26)
  11. Sowing Song (Roud 1264) (3.49)

All tracks trad. arr. Emily Portman, David Newey, Christi Andropolis, Will Schrimshaw except
Tracks 2, 6, 8 trad. arr. Emily Portman, David Newey, Christi Andropolis;
Track 3 text trad., tune Emily Portman, arr. Emily Portman, David Newey, Christi Andropolis, Will Schrimshaw;
Track 10 trad. arr. Emily Portman, David Newey;
Track 11 text Thomas Carlisle, tune Emily Portman, arr. Emily Portman, David Newey, Christi Andropolis

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman: EP

Emily Portman: EP

Emily Portman: EP (Furrow FUR001)

EP
Emily Portman

Furrow Records FUR001 (CD-R EP, UK, 2009)

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Recorded by Will Schrimshaw except [1] and vocals and harp on [2] recorded by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios;
Mixed by David Newey and Emily Portman;
Cover art by Robyn Kinsman-Blake

This hand-copied CD-R has no actual issue number printed on it. I guessed the number FUR001 as the predecessor of The Glamoury.

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina;
Rachel Newton, harp, vocals;
Lucy Farrell, vocals;
David Newey, guitar;
Christi Andropolis, viola;
Rachael McShane, cello, vocals

Tracks

  1. Sirens (3.28)
  2. Tongue-Tied (4.23)
  3. Fine Silica (3.21)
  4. Bones and Feathers (3.55)

All tracks written by Emily Portman, inspired by ballads and folk tales

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman: The Glamoury

Emily Portman: The Glamoury

Emily Portman: The Glamoury (Furrow FUR002)

The Glamoury
Emily Portman

Furrow Records FUR002 (CD, UK, March 22, 2010)

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Recorded by Will Schrimshaw except tracks 2, 4, 10 recorded by Julien Batten;
Mixed and edited by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios except track 9 by Finn McNicholas;
Mastered by David St Onge;
Design by Emily Morris;
Photography by Rosalie Portman

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals [1-11], concertina [5, 10];
Christi Andropolis, viola [1, 10], vocals;
David Newey, guitar [1, 5-6];
Lucy Farrell, vocals [2, 7, 10, 12], lead vocals [4], viola [7];
Rachel Newton, harp [2, 4, 10-11], vocals [4, 7, 10-11];
Rachael McShane, cello [2];
Gabriel Waite, cello [3, 8];
Hinny Pawsey, fiddle [5];
Finn McNicholas, all instruments and arrangement [9]

Tracks

  1. Bones and Feathers (3.49)
  2. Tongue-Tied (4.19)
  3. Fine Silica (3.23)
  4. Grey Stone (4.13)
  5. Mossy Coat (2.46)
  6. Hide (3.59)
  7. Stick Stock (3.00)
  8. Little Longing (3.23)
  9. Pretty Skin (2.51)
  10. Sirens (3.21)
  11. Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (6.20)
  12. Three Gold Hairs (2.48)

All tracks written by Emily Portman, inspired by ballads and folk tales, except
Track 11 trad. arr. Emily Portman, Rachel Newton

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman: Hinge of the Year

Emily Portman: Hinge of the Year

Emily Portman: Hinge of the Year (Furrow FUR004)

Hinge of the Year
Emily Portman

Furrow Records FURR004 (7" single, UK, November 28, 2011)

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[1, 3] recorded by Will Schrimshaw, [2] recorded by Sean Taylor at Quayside Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Mixed by Sean Taylor;
Mastered by Robert Taylor;
Sleeve design by David Owen

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina;
Lucy Farrell, vocals, saw;
Rachel Newton, vocals, harp;
Jonny Kearney, vocals, guitar;
Jim Hayes, cornet;
Martin Armstrong, E horn;
Chris Bentham, trombone;
Phil Rosier, tuba;
Lucy Deakin, cello

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Hinge of the Year (5.24)
  1. Scorching Sun (3.42)
  2. Moon Shines Bright (Roud 702) (2.04)

All tracks written by Emily Portman except
Track 3 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman: Hatchling

Emily Portman: Hatchling

Emily Portman: Hatchling (Furrow FUR006)

Hatchling
Emily Portman

Furrow Records FURR006 (CD, UK, July 18, 2012)

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Recorded by Will Schrimshaw, except [7, 9, 13] recorded by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios;
Mixed and edited by Julian Batten, except [6] by Sean Taylor;
Mastered by David St Onge;
Original artwork by Olivia Lomenech Gill;
Graphics design by Lillias Kinsman-Blake

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina, banjo, ukulele;
Lucy Farrell, vocals, viola, saw;
Rachel Newton, vocals, harp, fiddle;
with
Lucy Deakin, cello;
Alasdair Roberts, guitar, vocals;
Jonny Kearney, guitar [2];
Will Schrimshaw, percussion, supercollider programming

Tracks

  1. Hatchlings (4.20)
  2. Hollin (Roud 23029) (4.24)
  3. Hinge of the Year (5.24)
  4. Hushabye Birdie (0.39)
  5. Ash Girl (4.01)
  6. Old Mother Eve (3.29)
  7. Jack (3.57)
  8. Silver Swan (1.07)
  9. Sleeping Beauty (4.56)
  10. Sunken Bells (4.11)
  11. Scorching Sun (3.20)
  12. Black Sheep (0.44)
  13. When You're Weary (3.00)

All tracks written by Emily Portman except
Track 2 trad. / Emily Portman, tune Emily Portman, arr. Emily Portman;
Tracks 4, 6 trad. arr. Emily Portman;
Track 8 Orlando Gibbons arr. Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell;
Track 12 trad. arr. Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton

Video

The Emily Portman Trio perform Sunken Bells at WOMEX 2013:

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman Trio

Emily Portman Trio

Emily Portman Trio (Furrow)

Emily Portman Trio
Emily Portman

Furrow Records, no issue number (promo EP, UK, 2014)

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Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, concertina, banjo, ukulele;
Lucy Farrell, vocals, viola, saw;
Rachel Newton, vocals, harp, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Stick Stock (3.00)
  2. Hatchlings (4.20)
  3. Tongue-Tied (4.19)
  4. Hinge of the Year (5.24)

Tracks 1, 3 are from The Glamoury;
Tracks 2, 4 are from Hatchling

> Folk Music > Records > The Furrow Collective: At Our Next Meeting

The Furrow Collective: At Our Next Meeting

The Furrow Collective: At Our Next Meeting (Furrow FURR007)

At Our Next Meeting
The Furrow Collective

Furrow Records FURR007 (CD, UK, February 17, 2014)

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The Furrow Collective in Esslingen on January 24, 2015

Recorded, mixed and produced by Andy Bell at Underbank School Rooms, Sheffield in August 2013;
Mastered by Dean Honer;
Photos by Chris Saunders;
Graphic design by Lillias Kinsman-Blake

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, lead vocals [1, 4, 6, 10, 12], vocals, guitar;
Emily Portman, lead vocals [2, 9, 11], vocals, concertina, banjo, harmonium;
Lucy Farrell, lead vocals [1, 5, 8, 13], vocals, viola, saw;
Rachel Newton, lead vocals [3, 7], vocals, fiddle, acoustic and electric harp

Tracks

  1. Wild and Wicked Youth (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260) (3.16)
  2. King Henry (Roud 3967; Child 32) (6.29)
  3. Skippin’ Barfit Through the Heather (Roud 9750) (3.23)
  4. The Outlaw of the Hill (Roud 9699) (5.00)
  5. Henry Lee (Roud 47; Child 68) (4.33)
  6. Wondrous Love (Roud 5089) (2.00)
  7. Hind Horn (Roud 28; Child 17; G/D 5:1022) (4.45)
  8. Handsome Molly (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192) (3.41)
  9. Our Captain Calls (Roud 602) (3.17)
  10. Johnny My Man (Roud 845; G/D 3:587) (5.05)
  11. Demon Lover (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.59)
  12. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (3.41)
  13. I'd Rather Be Tending My Sheep (2.46)

All tracks trad. arr. The Furrow Collective except
Track 12 trad. / Bill Wells, arr. The Furrow Collective

> Folk Music > Records > The Furrow Collective: The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions

The Furrow Collective: The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions

The Furrow Collective: The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions (Delphonic DELPH109)

The Mark Radcliffe Folk Sessions
The Furrow Collective

Delphonic Music DELPH109 (digital download, UK, October 12, 2014)

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Recorded on March 19, 2014 for Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 programme The Folk Show.

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, vocals, guitar;
Emily Portman, vocals, concertina, banjo, harmonium;
Lucy Farrell, vocals, viola, saw

Rachel Newton was missing due to other commitments

Tracks

  1. The Outlaw of the Hill (Roud 9699) (4.35)
  2. I'd Rather Be Tending My Sheep (2.18)
  3. King Henry (Roud 3967; Child 32) (6.32)

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman: Coracle

Emily Portman: Coracle

Emily Portman: Coracle (Furrow FURR008)

Coracle
Emily Portman

Furrow Records FURR008 (CD, UK, June 22, 2015)

Seed Stitch / Nightjar
Emily Portman

Furrow Records PROM01 (single, UK, November 13, 2015)

Emily Portman: Seed Stitch (Furrow PROM01)
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Produced, engineered and mixed by Andy Bell at Giant Water Studios, Wales, in January 3-7, 2015,
with additional recordings at Stoney Middleton Church and the Altounyans' residence, Sheffield;
Photography by Elly Lucas featuring textile art by Karen Le Roy Harris;
Design by Heather Almond

Musicians

Emily Portman, vocals, banjo, concertina, ukulele, wurlitzer, kalimba, piano;
Lucy Farrell, vocals, viola, fiddle, musical saw;
Rachel Newton, vocals, acoustic and electric harps, fiddle

with
Toby Kearney, drums, percussion, vibes;
M.G. Boulter, pedal steel, acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals;
Neil McSweeney, backing vocals [1, 3, 10];
MaJiKer, vocals, bell [11];
Will Schrimshaw, electronics [4, 6, 8]

Coracle String & Reed Players [4-5]:
Rob Harbron, concertina;
Lucy Deakin, cello;
Miranda Rutter, Charlie Heys, violas;
Sam Sweeney, Helen Lancaster, Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, violins

Tracks

  1. Darkening Bell (3.20)
  2. Nightjar (3.30)
  3. Brink of June (2.00)
  4. Borrowed and Blue (5.09)
  5. Coracle (4.42)
  6. Eye of Tree (3.23)
  7. Dotterine (2.23)
  8. Seed Stitch (3.19)
  9. A Grief (4.44)
  10. High Tide (4.59)
  11. Hollow Feather (2.45)

All tracks written by Emily Portman, arr. Emily Portman, Rechel Newton and Lucy Farrell except
Track 7 Emily Portman arr. Emily Portman;
Track 10 words Eleanor Rees, tune Emily Portman;
Track 11 Emily Portman arr. Emily Portman, MaJiKer

Video

Emily Portman sings Darkening Bell in this video animated by Marry Waterson:

Emily Portman sings Seed Stitch in this video by Laura Spark:

> Folk Music > Records > The Furrow Collective: Blow Out the Moon

The Furrow Collective: Blow Out the Moon

The Furrow Collective: Blow Out the Moon (Furrow FURR009)

Blow Out the Moon
The Furrow Collective

Furrow Records FURR009 (EP, UK, September 18, 2015)

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Produced, recorded and mixed by Andy Bell at Giant Wafer Studios, Wales, May 2015;
Mastered by Dean Honer;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Design by Lucy Farrell;
Layout by Lillias Kinsman-Blake

Musicians

Alasdair Roberts, lead vocals [4, 5a], vocals, guitar;
Emily Portman, lead vocals [2], vocals, concertina, banjo, harmonium;
Lucy Farrell, lead vocals [1, 5b], vocals, viola;
Rachel Newton, lead vocals [3], vocals, fiddle, acoustic and electric harp

Tracks

  1. Poor Old Horse (Roud 513) (1.41)
  2. Shule Agra (Roud 911) (2.51)
  3. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78a) (4.05)
  4. Lament to the Moon (Roud 906) (3.12)
  5. Oh To Be in My Bed and Happit (Roud 6753; G/D 5:938) / Blow Out the Moon (3.21)

All tracks trad. arr. The Furrow Collective except
Track 5b words anon., tune Lucy Farrell

> Folk Music > Records > The Furrow Collective: Wild Hog

The Furrow Collective: Wild Hog

The Furrow Collective: Wild Hog (Hudson HD001CD)

Wild Hog
The Furrow Collective

Hudson Records HUD001LP/CD (LP/CD, UK, November 4, 2016)

Wild Hog in the Woods
The Furrow Collective

Furrow Records FURR011 (promo/DL single, UK, March 11, 2016)

The Furrow Collective: Wild Hog in the Woods (Furrow FURR011)
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Produced, recorded and mixed by Andy Bell at Giant Wafer Studios, Llanbardan Fynydd / Chem 19, Glasgow / Hudson Records, Birmingham;
Mastered by Sam Smith;
Design by Robin Beatty;
LP/CD drawing ‘Red River Hog’ by Suzie Dafforn;
Single design and illustration by Chris Cornwell

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Lucy Farrell, fiddle, viola, saw, piano, hammered dulcimer, percussion, vocals;
Rachel Newton, harp, electric harp, fiddle, viola, keyboards, vocals;
Alasdair Roberts, acoustic, electric, Nashville, bass and baritone guitars, keyboards, hurdy-gurdy, vocals;
Emily Portman, banjo, concertina, Wurlitzer, toy piano, vocals

with
Alex Neilson, drums;
Stevie Jones, double bass;
The Coracle String & Reed Ensemble [4]

Tracks

CDSingle
  1. Wild Hog in the Woods (Roud 29; Child 18) (3.13)
  2. Dear Companion (Roud 411) (3.06)
  3. Prince Heathen (Roud 3336; Child 104; G/D 7:1497) (5.58)
  4. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (5.49)
  5. Willie's Fatal Visit (Roud 244; Child 255) (3.46)
  6. Many's the Night's Rest (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141) (3.02)
  7. Chuir M’Athair Mise dhan Taigh Charraideach (My Father Sent Me to the House of Sorrow) (2.35)
  8. Polly Vaughn (Roud 166; Laws O36) (6.52)
  9. Queen Eleanor's Confession (Roud 74; Child 156; G/D 2:208) (5.21)
  10. The Maiden Hind (DgF 58) (3.43)
  11. Beneath the Window of My Cell (Roud 8122) (4.17)
  1. Wild Hog in the Woods (Roud 29; Child 18) (3.13)
  2. Many's the Night's Rest (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141) (3.01)

All tracks trad. arr. The Furrow Collective except
Track 7 trad. Skye waulking song arr. The Furrow Collective;
Track 10 trad. Danish, tune by Chris and Pete Coe

Video

The Furrow Collective perform Many's the Night's Rest:

> Folk Music > Records > Emily Portman

Other records with Emily Portman

Various Artists, Song Links 2: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their American Variants, 2 CD, Fellside FECD190D, 2005

Waterson:Carthy with The Devil's Interval, Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man, CD, Topic TSCD562, 2006

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2007, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK03, 2007

Various Artists, Folk Rising, CD, Proper PROPERFOLK04, 2007

Various Artists, Moonshine Murder Mountains & Mudflats, (Leigh Folk Festival 2008), CD, Thames Delta MUD001CD, 2008

Sandra Kerr and Friends, 'Hi!' Said the Elephant, CD, Smallfolk SMF2, 2009

Rachael McShane, No Man's Fool, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR27, 2009

Various Artists, Shivering Sands & Scavenging Birds, (Leigh Folk Festival 2009), CD, Thames Delta MUD002CD, 2009

Alasdair Roberts, Too Long in This Condition, CD, Drag City DC421CD, 2010

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK11, 2011

Various Artists, Fire Feathers Felony & Fate, (Leigh Folk Festival 2011), CD, Thames Delta MUD004CD, 2011

Various Artists, Oak Ash Thorn, CD, Folk Police FPR003, 2011

Various Artists, One Night for Norma, CD, Scarlet SR027CD, 2011

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to English Folk, 2 CD, World Music RGNET 1261 CD, 2011

Various Artists, Cambridge Folk Festival 2011, DVD, Delphonic DELPH015, 2012

Various Artists, The Little Ball of Yarn (Old Songs & Bothy Ballads Volume 8), CD, Autumn Harvest AH 011, 2012

Various Artists, Weirdlore: Notes from the Folk Underground, CD, Folk Police FPR008, 2012

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK17, 2016

Rosie Hood, The Beautiful and the Actual, CD, RootBeat RBRCD36, 2017

Neil McSweeney, A Coat Worth Wearing, LP/CD, Hudson HUD002LP/CD, March 10, 2017

Various Artists, Dog Days, Devil Fish & Darkest England: Songs & Tunes from 25 years of the Leigh Folk Festival, CD, Thames Delta MUD009, 2017