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Fay Hield: Looking Glass

Fay Hield: Looking Glass (Topic TSCD573)

Looking Glass
Fay Hield

Topic Records TSCD573 (CD, UK, September 6, 2010)

Looking Glass Advance EP
Fay Hield

Topic Records TSCD7005 (EP, UK, 2010)

Fay Hield: Looking Glass Advance EP (Topic TSCD7005)
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Recorded by Keith Angel at Wavelength Studios;
Additional recording by Andy Bell;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Produced by Fay Hield and Jon Boden;
Photograph by David Angel;
Design by David Suff

Musicians

Fay Hield, vocals;
Jess Arrowsmith, vocals [1-2, 9, 11], bells [2];
Jon Boden, fiddle [1, 3, 11], percussion [1], concertina [2, 4, 9], guitar [7], feet [11];
Sam Sweeney, fiddle [1-2, 4, 7, 11], viola [3, 9], nyckelharpa [5-6, 8];
Keith Angel, percussion [3];
Hannah James, clogs [11]

Tracks

CDAdvance EP
  1. The Huntsman (5.58)
  2. Mad Family (Roud 19704) (2.29)
  3. Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (3.51)
  4. The Looking Glass (3.20)
  5. Little Yellow Roses (3.41)
  6. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99) (2.36)
  7. Kemp Owen (Roud 3912; Child 34) (7.25)
  8. Sheepcrook and Black Dog (Roud 948) (3.57)
  9. Grey Goose and Gander (Roud 1094) (4.02)
  10. The Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (2.40)
  11. King Henry (Roud 4203; G/D 8:1571) (2.34)
  1. Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (3.51)
  2. Mad Family (2.29)
  3. Little Yellow Roses (3.41)
  4. The Huntsman (5.58)

All tracks trad. adapted and arranged by Fay Hield and Jon Boden; additional arrangement by Sam Sweeney, except
Track 2 tune Jon Boden;
Track 4 text Rudyard Kipling, tune Peter Bellamy;
Track 5 Trevor Peacock

> Folk Music > Records > Fay Hield: Orfeo

Fay Hield: Orfeo

Fay Hield: Orfeo (Topic TSCD586)

Orfeo
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party

Topic Records, TSCD586 (CD, UK, May 28, 2012)

Orfeo Launch Party on May 31, 2012
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Orfeo Launch Party on May 31, 2012 Produced by Fay Hield, Jon Boden and Andy Bell;
Recorded by Andy Bell at Underbank Studios, Sheffield;
Mastering by Andy Seward;
Photography by David Angel;
Design by David Suff

Musicians

Fay Hield, vocals;
Jon Boden, fiddle, guitar, percussion, double bass, mandolin, additional banjo, vocals;
Andy Cutting, button accordion, melodeon;
Robert Harbron, English concertina, fiddle, vocals;
Sam Sweeney, fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals;
with
Martin Simpson, banjo, guitar

Tracks

  1. The Lover's Ghost (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.15)
  2. The Wicked Serpent (Roud 431; Laws G16) (2.46)
  3. The Parson's Gate (Roud 217; G/D 4:727) (2.26)
  4. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157) (5.44)
  5. Pretty Nancy (Roud 407) (3.01)
  6. Sir Orfeo (Roud 136; Child 19) (7.28)
  7. The Old 'Arris Mill (2.46)
  8. The Weaver's Daughter (Roud 1277) (3.26)
  9. Tarry Trousers (Roud 427) (2.20)
  10. Henry (Roud 200; Child 13) (4.45)
  11. Naughty Baby (Roud 20649) (4.36)

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 9 trad.;
Tracks 2, 8 trad., Jon Boden;
Track 3 trad., Mrs. Bellamy, Rob Harbron;
Tracks 5-6 trad., Fay Hield, Jon Boden;
Tracks 10-11 trad., Fay Hield

Promo Video

Reviews

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The Full English

The Full English (Topic TSCD823)

The Full English
The Full English

Topic Records TSCD823 (CD, UK, October 7, 2013)

The Full English Digital Archive
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The Full English is a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society that draws together for the first time the early 20th century folksong collections of Harry Albino, Lucy Broadwood, Clive Carey, Percy Grainger, Maud Karpeles, Frank Kidson, Thomas Fairman Ordish, Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Alfred Williams. The result is the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world.

And to mark the launch of the project, folksong scholar and acclaimed singer Fay Hield has assembled The Full English Tour, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs drawn from these unique collections, and for this CD.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014: Best Album, Best Group

Produced by Andy Bell and The Full English;
Recorded and mixed by Andy Bell at Real World Studios, Bath, and Underbank Studios, Sheffield;
Mastered by Dean Honert;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Graphic design by Jamie McClennan and White Fall Design

Musicians

Seth Lakeman, vocals, fiddle, viola, bouzouki;
Martin Simpson, vocals, guitar;
Fay Hield, vocals;
Nancy Kerr, vocals, fiddle, viola;
Ben Nicholls, vocals, double bass, concertina;
Rob Harbron, vocals, concertina, fiddle;
Sam Sweeney, vocals, fiddle, cello, nyckelharpa, percussion;

Tracks

  1. Awake Awake (Roud 22620; Laws M4) (3.11)
  2. Stand By Your Guns (Roud V396) (3.32)
  3. William and Nancy Cotswold Morris tune (3.34)
  4. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23) (4.37)
  5. Arthur O'Bradley (Roud 365) (3.57)
  6. Portrait of My Wife (Roud V14031) (3.51)
  7. Fol the Day-O (3.54)
  8. Brigg Fair (Roud 1083) (3.42)
  9. Rounding the Horn (Roud 4706) (4.26)
  10. The Servant Man (Roud 539; Laws M15; G/D 5:1003) (3.52)
  11. Man in the Moon (Roud 21397) (4.05)
  12. Linden Lea (Roud B104645) (4.19)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 words and music trad. / Fay Hield;
Tracks 2, 6 words trad. / Seth Lakeman; music Seth Lakeman;
Track 7 Nancy Kerr;
Track 10 words trad., music Nancy Kerr;
Track 12 words William Barnes, music Ralph Vaughan Williams

Videos

Fay Hield introduces the Full English:

Two videos from October 31, 2013 at Cecil Sharp House: Willow Glen (Roud V1634), a song not on the CD:

I Sowed the Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180), another song not on the CD:

The Full English Quartet at the AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2014 on July 2, 2014 at St David's Hotel, Cardiff:

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> Folk Music > Records > Fay Hield: Old Adam

Fay Hield: Old Adam

Fay Hield: Old Adam (Soundpost SOPO5003)

Old Adam
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party

Soundpost Records SOPO5003 (CD, UK, February 12, 2016)

Old Adam Advance EP
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party

Soundpost Records SOPO5002 (EP, UK, October, 2015)

Fay Hield: Old Adam Advance EP (Soundpost SOPO5002)
Fay Hield: Green Gravel (Soundpost)

Green Gravel / Willow Glen
Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party

Soundpost Records (digital single, UK, October 30, 2015)

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Produced by Andy Bell;
Recorded at Real World Studios except [6] recorded at Old Pig Farm Studios;
Mastered by Dean Honer;
Photography by Sally Lockey and James Lockey;
Illustrations by Nick Hayes;
Design by Robin Beatty

Musicians

Fay Hield, vocals;
Sam Sweeney, fiddle;
Rob Harbron, English concertina;
Roger Wilson, guitar, fiddle;
Ben Nicholls, bass;
Toby Kearney, percussion

with
Jon Boden, guitar, fiddle;
Martin Simpson, guitar

Tracks

CDAdvance EP
  1. Green Gravel (Roud 1368) (2.37)
    source: Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland Vol. 1
  2. Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (3.18)
    source: Jean Ritchie via Helen Hockenhull and Suzy Adams, Songbird
  3. Katie Catch (Roud 12967; G/D 8:1575) (3.13)
    sources: Alice Bertha Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland Vol. 2, Iona and Peter Opie, Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
  4. Old Adam (Roud 12887) (4.38)
    source: Elizabeth A. Bond, Farningdon, collected by Alfred Williams
  5. The Hag in the Beck (3.07)
    source: George H. Cowling in F.W. Moorman, Yorkshire Dialect Poems 1673-1915
  6. Willow Glen (Roud V1634) (3.30)
    source: Lucy Broadwood Manuscript Collection
  7. Queen Eleanor's Confession (Roud 74; Child 156; G/D 2:208) (4.35)
    source: Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, Folk Songs of Old England Vol. 2
  8. The Hornet and the Beetle (Roud 12624) (2.19)
    source: W.H. Daws, collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  9. Jack Orion (Roud 145; Child 67) (4.46)
    source: A.L. Lloyd, First Person
  10. Long Time Ago (Roud 318) (3.44)
    source: Swan Arcade on Voices
  11. Go from My Window (Roud 966) (4.20)
    source: Ian Giles in an Oxford pub
  12. Anchor Song (2.21)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Keep on Kipling
  13. The Briar and the Rose (3.59)
    source: Tom Waits, Black Rider
  14. Old Adam (instrumental) (2.22)
    source: William Adrews, Sheepstor, collected by Sabine Baring-Gould
  1. Green Gravel (Roud 1368) (2.38)
  2. Willow Glen (Roud V1634) (3.31)
  3. The Hunt's Up (4.54)
  4. Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (3.16)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8 words trad., music Fay Hield;
Tracks 2, 7, 9-11, 14 trad;
Tracks 4 words trad., music Jon Boden;
Tracks 6 words trad., music Jon Boden, Fay Hield;
Track 12 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 13 Tom Waits

Tracks 1 words trad., music Fay Hield;
Tracks 2 words trad., music Jon Boden, Fay Hield;
Track 3 poem by William Gray, music trad.;
Track 4 trad.

Videos

Old Adam album sampler:

Fay Hield discusses Old Adam:

Fay Hield sings Green Gravel:

Reviews

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much to Fay for a copy of the Old Adam Advance EP.

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Groups and Projects featuring Fay Hield

The Witches of Elswick, Out of Bed, CD, Fellside FECD180, 2003

The Witches of Elswick, Hell's Belles, CD, Selwyn SYNMCD0006, 2005

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Other records with Fay Hield

BACCApella, The Haworth Set, CD, private release, 1999

Eliza Carthy, Rough Music, CD, Topic TSCD554, 2005

Jon Boden, Painted Lady, CD, Soundpost SOPO5001, 2006

Sharron Kraus, Right Wantonly A-Mumming, CD, Bo'Weavil 25CD, 2007

Jess & Richard Arrowsmith, Off We Go!, CD, Hallamshire Tradings HATRACD005, 2010

Jon Boden, A Folk Song a Day: September, digital download, Navigator, 2010

Jon Boden, A Folk Song a Day: October, digital download, Navigator, 2010

Jon Boden, A Folk Song a Day: November, digital download, Navigator, 2010

Jon Boden, A Folk Song a Day: December, digital download, Navigator, 2010

Jon Boden, A Folk Song a Day: June, digital download, Navigator, 2011

Martin Simpson, Purpose and Grace, CD, Topic TSCD584, 2011

Spiers & Boden, The Works, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR046, 2011

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

The Woodbine & Ivy Band, The Woodbine & Ivy Band, CD, Folk Police FPR004, 2011

The Woodbine & Ivy Band, Spencer the Rover, digital download single, Folk Police FPR901, 2011

Various Artists, This Is Proper Folk Too!!, CD, Proper PROPERFOLK13, 2012

Jess & Richard Arrowsmith, Off We Go Again, CD, Arrowsmith Music ARRCD02, 2014

Ollie King, Gambit, CD, RootBeat RBRCD22, 2014

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK15, 2014

Stick in the Wheel present: From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, CD, From Here SITW005, March 7, 2017