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Francy Devine: My Father Told Me

Francy Devine: My Father Told Me (Francy Device POD001)

My Father Told Me
Francy Devine
with Steve Byrne & Friends

Francy Devine POD001 (CD, UK, 27 November 2014)

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Produced by Steve Byrne;
Recorded by Richard Werner, B&B Studios, Pilrig Street, Edinburgh;
Additional recording by John Blake Studio, Raheny; Marc Jacquier, Lanester, Lorient;
Mixed and mastered by Richard Werner and Steve Byrne at B&B Studios, Das Esszimmer, Tranent and Pier House Studios, Granton;
Additional production and arrangement by Richard Werner, John Blake, Loïc Denis and Marc Jacquier;
Cover design by Terry Quinlan of Pilot Media, based on an original artwork ‘An Carraig Bui’ by Alan McLeod

Musicians

Francy Devine: vocals;
Steve Byrne: bouzouki [1, 6-7, 9, 11], guitar [1, 3, 6, 14], mandolin [1], shruti box [13, 18], Spanish guitar [15], harmonica [15], vocals [9], backing vocals [6];
Mark Dunlop: whistle [1], low whistle [18];
Treasa Harkin: button accordion [1, 14];
John Kelly: fiddle [1];
Paul Anderson: fiddle [3, 6, 17];
Pete Burnham, Lynn Cooper, Karen Harris, Martin Tabraham, Bill Wilkes: vocals [4];
Guénahel Denis: bombarde [7];
Marc Jacquier: guitar [7, 11];
Catriona Crowe, Deirdre Madden: vocals [8];
Ciarán Ó Maoiléoin, Aoife Caomhánach, Máire Ní Chróinín, Luke Cheevers, Fergus Russell, Jerry O'Reilly: vocals [10];
Loïc Denis: pipes [11];
Côr Meibion Onllwyn (Onllwyn Miners' Welfare Male Voice Choir) [16];
Mick Mullen: guitar [17]

Tracks

  1. The Faughan Side (Roud 2292; Henry H621) (3.49)
  2. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503) (4.02)
  3. Banks o Reid Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (5.22)
  4. Stand Like the Brave (RoudBS B26217) (2.33)
  5. Little Yellow Roses (4.40)
  6. Bonnie Wood Green (Roud 3778; G/D 5:947; Henry H476) (5.43)
  7. Sam Hall (Roud 369; Laws L5) / Le Ramoneur / Skarzhour Chiminalieu (5.56)
  8. Crossing the Bar (3.36)
  9. Diego's Bold Shore (Roud 2006) (5.38)
  10. Strike Up That Chord (3.56)
  11. Île de France (Roud 1575) (5.45)
  12. Who Fears to Wear the Red Hand Badge (2.56)
  13. Gulabeinn (2.46)
  14. The Sea Apprentice (Roud 1671; Henry H739) (3.51)
  15. My Old Man (3.35)
  16. What's the Life of a Man? (Roud 848) (3.45)
  17. By the Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (Roud 2124; Henry H32) (5.02)
  18. Heading for Home (5.33)

Track 2 Robert Anderson;
Track 5 Trevor Peacock;
Track 8 poem Alfred Lord Tennyson; music Rani Arbo, arr. Crowe, Devine, Madden, Wilkes;
Track 13 Geordie McIntyre;
Track 15 Ewan MacColl;
Track 18 Peggy Seeger

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Francy Devine: An Ownerless Corner of Earth

Francy Devine: An Ownerless Corner of Earth (Francy Device POD002)

An Ownerless Corner of Earth
Francy Devine
with Steve Byrne & Friends

Francy Devine POD002 (2 CD, UK, 27 February 2020)

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Produced by Steve Byrne and Richard Werner at B&B Studios, Edinburgh;
Cover image by Steve Rennie

Society for the Study of Labour History review by Mike Mecham
Fonn review by Séamas Sheils

Musicians

Francy Devine: vocals;
Steve Byrne: guitar [1, 11, 13, 15-16, 20, 23, 26], mandolin [1, 11, 26], bouzouki [1, 26], harmonium [8, 17, 20], harmonica [11], blues harp [23], vocals [13, 17];
Paul Anderson: fiddle [1, 7, 15, 26];
Mark Dunlop: whistle [1, 6, 16], bodhrán [14];
Treasa Harkin: button accordion [1];
Graham Dunne: guitar [2-3, 6, 12];
Cathal Caulfield, Caoimhe Hogarty, Pádraig Ó Nualláin, Niamh Parsons: vocals [3];
John Bentham, Pete Burnham, Lynn Cooper, Karen Harris, Bill Wilkes: vocals [4, 22];
Shona Donaldson: vocals [6, 26];
Liam O’Connor: viola [10]. fiddle [10];
Louisa Werner: piano [11];
Hugh Healy: concertina [16];
Kristin Borgehed: double bass [18]. vocals [18];
Aoife Kelly: concertina [19];
John Kelly: fiddle [19];
Fin Moore: smallpipes [20]. border pipes [20];
Noel Kelly: Highland pipes [24];
Dave McCracken: vocals [25];
Andrew Watchorn: Northumbrian pipes [25];
Chris Wright: vocals [26]

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. The Old Poacher's Song (3.14)
  2. Alexander (Roud 6247; G/D 4:819) (4.17)
  3. One Starry Night (Roud 32844) (5.53)
  4. The Labour League (3.51)
  5. On Yonder Hill (Roud 5173) (4.47)
  6. The Banks of Inverurie (Roud 1415; G/D 6:1263) (4.50)
  7. Gazing at Lochnagar (3.43)
  8. The Lowlands o Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) (6.00)
  9. Tara Monster Meeting (Roud V28206) (4.17)
  10. When Abdul Moneim Khalifa Met Darach Ó Catháin (5.06)
  11. On the Banks of the Reedy Lagoon (4.51)
  12. When the Snows of Winter Fall (5.15)
  13. Tramps and Hawkers (Roud 1874; G/D 3:487) (7.59)
  1. My Nellie (2.27)
  2. Dark & Slender Boy (4.55)
  3. The Shellback / Three Little Drummers (5.11)
  4. The Hound of Granemore (Roud 2883; Henry H12) (4.58)
  5. Maid of Culmore (Roud 2493) (3.56)
  6. Scattery Island (4.05)
  7. Magaidh Ruadh (6.09)
  8. The Ballad of Brendan Bradley (3.48)
  9. The Miners' Song (2.20)
  10. Diamond Ring (3.04)
  11. Where Oh Where is Our James Connolly / The Blackbird (5.25)
  12. Fare Thee Weel Regality / Memories (5.31)
  13. Sae Will We Yet (Roud 5611; G/D 3:552) (7.12)

Tracks 1, 22 words Jim Connell, music Francy Devine;
Track 2 trad. arr. Francy Devine, Graham Dunne;
Track 3 trad. arr. Weldon;
Track 4 trad. arr. Francy Devine, Bill Wilkes;
Track 5 trad. arr. Francy Devine;
Track 6 trad. arr. Paul Anderson, Steve Byrne, Francy Devine, Mark Dunlop, Graham Dunne;
Track 7 Francy Devine, Niel Gow, arr. Paul Anderson;
Tracks 8, 23 trad. arr. Steve Byrne, Francy Devine;
Track 9 J. Lindsay, music trad. arr. Francy Devine;
Track 10 Francy Devine, music trad. arr. O'Connor;
Track 11 Jimmy Connors arr. Steve Byrne, Francy Devine, Louisa Werner;
Track 12 Graeme Miles;
Track 13 trad. arr. Steve Byrne, Francy Devine, Alan Reid;
Track 14 words Jim Connell, music trad. arr. Francy Devine, Mark Dunlop;
Track 15 Francy Devine, arr. Paul Anderson, Steve Byrne;
Track 16a Ewan MacColl;
Track 16b trad. arr. Hugh Healy;
Track 17 Owen McMahon, arr. Steve Byrne, Francy Devine;
Track 18 trad. arr. Kristin Borgehed, Francy Devine;
Track 19 Francy Devine, trad. arr. Aoife & John Kelly;
Track 20 words Francy Devine, music trad. arr. Steve Byrne, Fin Moore;
Track 21 Peter Goulding arr. Francy Devine;
Track 24 words Patrick Galvin, Francy Devine, music Robert Mathieson;
Track 25 Terry Conway, Clough;
Track 26 words Walter Watson, music Tony Cuffe