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A Fine Hunting Day

A Fine Hunting Day (Leader LEE 4056)

A Fine Hunting Day
Songs of the Holme Valley Beagles

Leader Records LEE 4056 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded by David Bland between November 1972 and September 1973.

Singers

Frank Beaumont [6, 9], Barry Bridgewater [1, 3, 6], Jim Brookes [3], Cyril Ford [4, 6], Leslie Garside [10], Frank Hinchliffe [6, 8], Arthur Howard [6, 11], Stuart Kay [5]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. On a Fine Hunting Morn (Roud 1871)
  2. Castle Hill Anthem (Roud 660; Laws O30)
  3. Old Snowball (Roud 190)
  4. The Scent Was Good (Roud 1873)
  5. The Brown Hare of Whitebrook (Roud 1870)
  1. Gossip John (Roud 1039)
  2. The Hounds Are Out (Roud 1869)
  3. Joe the Carrier's Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457)
  4. Some Gentlemen Take Great Delight (Roud 358, 1868)
  5. Doctor Mack (Roud 1861)
  6. Holmfirth Anthem (Roud 1046)

Track 1 sung by Barry Bridgewater at The Stanhope Arms, Dunford Bridge, Yorkshire, November 17, 1972;
Tracks 2, 7 recorded at The Stanhope Arms, Dunford Bridge, Yorkshire, November 17, 1972;
Track 3 sung by Barry Bridgewater and Jim Brookes at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973;
Track 4 sung by Cyril Ford at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973;
Track 5 sung by Stuart Kay at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973;
Track 6 sung by Frank Beaumont, Barry Bridgewater, Cyril Ford, Frank Hinchliffe and Arthur Howard at The Stanhope Arms, Dunford Bridge, Yorkshire, November 17, 1972;
Track 8 sung by Frank Hinchliffe at The Stanhope Arms, Dunford Bridge, Yorkshire, November 17, 1972;
Track 9 sung by Frank Beaumont at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973;
Track 10 sung by Leslie Garside at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973;
Track 11 sung by Arthur Howard at the Village Hall, Upperthong, Yorkshire, March 24, 1973

Sleeve Notes by David Bland

The rich tradition which surrounds hunting in the British Isles includes a body of sound which is capable of appealing even to those whose inclination is strongly against blood sports. This record includes the singing of one of the more unusual English hunts, unusual that is if your mental image of a hunt includes imperious fox-chasing horsemen, riding rough-shod and redcoated over gently undulating, lush countryside. The Holme Valley hunting ground is high in the Pennines. Horses are not used and foxes are not hunted, but after a good day's hunting they do enjoy an evenings good singing and it is from some of these evenings that this record is made.

> Folk Music > Records > Arthur Howard: Merry Mountain Child

Arthur Howard: Merry Mountain Child

Arthur Howard: Merry Mountain Child (Hill & Dale HD006)

Merry Mountain Child
Arthur Howard (1902-1982)

Hill & Dale HD006 (LP, UK, 1981)

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Recorded and produced by Ian Russell in 1981;
Sleeve design by Mike Smith;
Drawing of Arthur Howard by Dave Carless

Musicians

Arthur Howard, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Rolling on the Grass (Roud 1768)
  2. Merry Mountain Child (Roud 1769)
  3. Old Jepson Brown (Roud 3354) /
    I Bought Three Pigs at Marsden Fair (Roud 1737; G/D 8:1661)
  4. Water Rattle (Bold Grenadier) (Roud 140; Laws P14) /
    Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475)
  5. Powder Monkey (Roud 1770)
  6. Muffin Man (Roud 1771)
  1. Farmer's Dog (Roud 1772)
  2. Sucking Pig (Roud 574)
  3. The Death of Poor Bill Brown (Roud 609) (3.11)
  4. It Was Night and the Moon Illuminated the Sky (Roud 9632)
  5. Pace-Egging Song (Roud 614)
  6. Christmas Goose (Roud 3204)

> Folk Music > Records > The Holme Valley Tradition: Bright Rosy Morning

The Holme Valley Tradition: Bright Rosy Morning

The Holme Valley Tradition: Bright Rosy Morning (Hill & Dale HD851)

Bright Rosy Morning
The Holme Valley Tradition

Hill & Dale HD851 (LP, UK, 1985)

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Recorded by Bill Leader and Alistair Miller at Leake Hall Farm, Denby Dale, on September 8, 1984;
Photograph by Derek G. Widdicombe;
Notes by Ian Russell

Musicians

William Noble, vocals [1, 3, 6, 11, 14];
Barry Bridgewater, vocals [1, 4, 7-8];
John Cocking, vocals [1-2, 10, 12];
Ernest Yates, vocals [1, 5, 9, 13]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [all] Holmwoods (Roud 614)
  2. [JC] White House
  3. [WN] Friezland Ale (Roud 12916)
  4. [BB] Drink Puppy Drink (Roud 1862)
  5. [EY] The Houndpup and Me
  6. [WN] The German Clockmender (Roud 241)
  7. [BB] Joe the Carrier's Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457)
  1. [BB] Bright Rosy Morning (Roud 3211)
  2. [EY] With Bowman Let's Go (Roud 1858)
  3. [JC] Renshaw's Mule
  4. [WN] Master Smith Says to John
  5. [JC] I Mind the Day
  6. [EY] Nancy Miles
  7. [WN] Pratty Flowers (Roud 1046)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 words Ammon Wrigley

> Folk Music > Records > The Holme Valley Tradition: Will's Barn

The Holme Valley Tradition: Will's Barn

The Holme Valley Tradition: Will's Barn

Will's Barn: An Evening Out With the Holme Valley Tradition and Their Guests
The Holme Valley Tradition

EFDSS VWML 002 (cassette, UK, 1987)

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Recorded live in Will Noble's barn in Denby Dale, Yorkshire on September 27, 1986.
Published by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Musicians

Holme Valley Tradition,
The Copper Family,
Bob Davenport & The Rakes,
Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson

Tracks

The Rakes:

  1. Hornpipes: Leitrim Fancy & Red-Haired Lad
  2. Waltzes: Mrs Kenny & Men of the West
  3. Polkas: Tralee Gaol & Maggie in the Wood

Holme Valley Tradition

  1. Master Smith
  2. Barry Bridgewater: Merry Mountain Child (Roud 1769) (3.27)
  3. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)
  4. John Cocking: T' Ordnance at Burton (3.44)
  5. Lish Young Buy-a-Broom (Roud 1865)
  6. Drink Old England Dry (Roud 882)
  7. Carrickfergus (Roud 17556)
  8. How We Saved the Barge

Bob Davenport & The Rakes

  1. Schottisches: There's Nae Luck About the Hoose
  2. Keel Row
  3. Working on the Railway
  4. Medley: We Were Waltzing that Night in Kentucky / Pal of my Cradle-Days / You Always Hurt the One You Love
  5. We're Leaving Tipperary
  6. September Song

Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson

  1. May Song (Roud 305) (2.18)
  2. T Stands for Thomas (Roud 419)

The Copper Family

  1. Brisk Young Ploughboy (Roud 1205)
  2. Come All Ye Bold Britons (Roud 1214)
  3. You Gentlemen of High Renown (Roud 190)
  4. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115)
  5. Babes in the Wood (Roud 288; Laws Q34)
  6. The Horse the Missus Dries the Clothes on (Roud 5661)
  7. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207)
    with Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson (and a very young Eliza Carthy?)

Track 5 and 7 were included in 2003 on Roots & Wings;
Track 18 was included in 2004 on The Watersons: Mighty River of Songs

Acknowledgements

The track list was copied from Rod Stradling's Discography of Recorded Traditional Music. Thanks to Greer Gilman for all the other information.

> Folk Music > Records > Roots & Wings

Roots & Wings

Roots & Wings (Holmfirth Festival HFRCD25)

Roots & Wings
Holmfirth Festival
25 Years Anniversary Double CD
Various Artists

Holmfirth Festival Records HFRCD25 (2 CD, UK, 2003)

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Tracks

CD 1

  1. Roy Bailey: Small Rebellion (5.49)
    from Never Leave a Story Unsung (Fuse CFCD398, 1991)
  2. Doonans: I'll Tell My Ma (Roud 2649) (3.40)
    from Manna from Hebbburn (DFBCD02, 2000)
  3. The Elliotts of Birtley: Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie (Roud 2582; G/D 4:870) (3.22)
    from Pete and Pat Elliott: Yet Again
  4. Flook: Beehive (5.02)
    from Rubai (Flatfish 004CD, 2002)
  5. Kate Rusby: I Wish (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (4.06)
    from 10 (Pure PRCD10, 2002)
  6. Martyn Wyndham-Read: The Squaddie's Lullaby (3.41)
    from Where Ravens Feed (Fellside FECD157, 2001)
  7. Blue Murder: No One Stands Alone (4.49)
    from No One Stands Alone (Topic TSCD537, 2002)
  8. The Pack: Reunion Jig / Morrison's Jig (4.03)
    from 12 Little Devils (Selwyn SYNMCD0005, 2001)
  9. Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman: Granite Mill (Roud 1823; Laws G13) (3.19)
    from 1. (IScream EQC002, 2002)
  10. Voice Squad: Annan Water (Roud 6562) (5.10)
    from Holly Wood (Hummingbird HBCD002, 1992)
  11. Chris While & Julie Matthews: Walk the Line (4.03)
    from Quest (Fat Cat FATCD009, 2001)
  12. Vin Garbutt: Wings (4.39)
    from Vin Garbutt Plugged (Home Roots HRCD 011, 1995)
  13. Last Night's Fun: The Tinkerman's Daughter (8.48)
    from Dubh (ADA 102 CD, 2001)
  14. Barry Dransfield: Jezebel Waltz (3.23)
    from Be Your Own Man (Rhiannon RHYD5003, 1994)
  15. Mally: Bobbin-a-Joe (0.24)
    from Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume 2 (Mally DMPCD8802, 2001)

CD 2

  1. Mally: Bonnets So Blue (0.49)
    from Mally's Cotswold Morris Book Volume 2 (Mally DMPCD8802, 2001)
  2. Dave Fletcher & Bill Whaley: The Call and the Answer (4.13)
    from Old Men and Love Songs (BILDA002, 2000)
  3. John Conolly: Send Us a Postcard (2.45)
    from Send Us a Postcard (JACD01, recorded live at Holmfirth Folk Festival on May 8, 1999)
  4. Ray Fisher: Coulter's Candy (Roud 19019) (3.04)
    from Traditional Songs of Scotland (Saydisc CD-SDL 391, 1991)
  5. Tom McConville & Pauline Cato: The New High Level / Mr Kennedy North / La Grande Chain (4.17)
    from By Land and Sea (TCCD01, 1996)
  6. Jigby: Jock Stewart (Roud 975) (3.54)
    from Jigby 1979-1999
  7. The Witches of Elswick: The Blue Cockade (Roud 191) (5.00)
    from Out of Bed (Fellside FECD180, 2003)
  8. The Keelers: On the North See Ground (3.31)
    from The North Sea Ground (Keel KMCD103, 1998)
  9. Bedlam: Kendal Ghyll / Spotted Borders (5.01)
    from Evolution of the Lazy Tongue (Selwyn SYNMCD0004, 2000)
  10. Barry Bridgewater: Merry Mountain Child (Roud 1769) (3.27)
  11. John Cocking: T' Ordnance at Burton (3.44)
    both from Will's Barn (EFDSS VWML 002, 1987)
  12. Pat Ryan: Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears (5.08)
    from Barefoot over Stones (Rivington RIVCD048, 2002)
  13. Colonel Custard: Albert's Lost His Marble (3.22)
    from Colonel Custard Tape
  14. Tom Napper & Tom Bliss: The Violin (4.59)
    from The Silverlode (Slipjig SlIP006, 2003)
  15. Dave Burland: How Will I Ever Be Simple Again (3.20)
    from His Master's Choice (Road Goes On Forever RGFCD009, 1992)
  16. Mighty Zulu Nation: Ingwe Ngonyama (2.17)
    from GIYA (2002)
  17. Peeping Tom: The Camels are Coming / Lizzie Lichine (3.39)
    from A Sight for Sore Eyes (Folksound, 1992)
  18. Will Noble: The Holmfirth Anthem (Roud 1046) (4.55)
    recorded live at Dewsbury Town Hall with the audience and cast of Folkwork's English Roots Tour, Waterson:Carthy, Robert Harbron, Chris Wood, Dog Rose Morris on December 4, 2002

> Folk Music > Records > Will Noble & John Cocking: Yon Green Banks

Will Noble & John Cocking: Yon Green Banks

Will Noble & John Cocking: Yon Green Banks (Veteran VT147CD)

Yon Green Banks
Songs Sung in South Yorkshire
Will Noble & John Cocking

Veteran VT147CD (CD, UK, 2004)

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Tracks 1-7 recorded live at the Three Horseshoes, Dutton Hill, Essex, on April 21, 2004;
Tracks 8-16 recorded live at the Huntsman, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, on November 23, 2003;
Recorded and produced by Simon Ritchie and John Howson;
Design by John Howson

Notes and lyrics transcription on the Veteran website

Musicians

Will Noble, John Cocking, vocals

Tracks

  1. Merry Mountain Child (Roud 1769) (3.32)
  2. Drink Old England Dry (Roud 882) (3.28)
  3. Old Snowball (Roud 190) (3.33)
  4. Lish Young Buy-a-Broom (Roud 1865) (4.14)
  5. Friezland Ale (Roud 12916) (3.42)
  6. Renshaw's Mule (3.30)
  7. Echoing Horn (Roud 878) (2.50)
  8. Little Jack (A Poor Chimney Sweepboy) (1.45)
  9. Mrs Oldroyd (3.28)
  10. Jolly Waggoner (Roud 1088) (2.47)
  11. The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475) (4.01)
  12. The Muffin Man (Roud 1771) (2.29)
  13. Over the Mountain (Roud 1773) (3.46)
  14. A Man like Thee (Roud 16920) (3.05)
  15. Young Banker (Roud 3321) (3.31)
  16. Gossip John (Roud 1039) (4.05)

Track 6 William Beaumont;

> Folk Music > Records > Will Noble: It's Gritstone for Me

Will Noble: It's Gritstone for Me

Will Noble: It's Gritstone for Me (Veteran VT161CD)

It's Gritstone for Me
Will Noble with Cuthberth and Lydia Noble

Veteran VT161CD (CD, UK, September 22, 2017)

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Recorded by Brian Bedford at Park Head Studios;
Sleeve notes by Brian Peters and John Howson;
Cover picture by Bryan Ledgard;
Design by John Howson

Notes on the Veteran website

Musicians

Will Noble and his children Cuthbert and Lydia Noble, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Brown Hare of Whitebrook (Roud 1870) (4.46)
  2. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (2.32)
  3. Boys of Marsden (3.09)
  4. Nothing Else to Do (1.39)
  5. Little Musgrave (Roud 52; Child 81) (5.32)
  6. It Hails, It Rains (Roud 608) (1.37)
  7. Doctor Mack (Roud 1861) (3.42)
  8. Watercresses (3.39)
  9. The Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (4.27)
  10. Water Rattle (Roud 140; Laws P14) (2.29)
  11. Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.06)
  12. The Female Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (2.58)
  13. Jepson Brown (Roud 3354) (1.44)
  14. Walling Song (2.43)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 poem by Ammon Wrigley of Denshaw, Saddleworth (1861-1946);
Tracks 3, 14 Keith Scowcroft;
Track 13 Walter Hastings (1883)

> Folk Music > Records > Will Noble & John Cocking

Other records with Will Noble & John Cocking

Various Artists, Stepping It Out! Traditional Folk Music, Songs and Dances from England, CD, Veteran VTC1CD, 1993

Various Artists, A Century of Song, CD, EFDSS CD02, 1998

Various Artists, Down in the Fields: An Anthology of Traditional Folk Music from Rural England, CD, VTC4CD, 2001

Various Artists, It Was on a Market Day—One: English Traditional Folk Singers, CD, Veteran VTC6CD, 2005

Various Artists, It Was on a Market Day—Two: English Traditional Folk Singers, CD, Veteran VTC7CD, 2006

Various Artists, The Folk Handbook, book w/ CD, Backbeat Books, 2007