> Folk Music > Records > Margaret Christl and Ian Robb: The Barley Grain for Me

Margaret Christl and Ian Robb: The Barley Grain for Me

Margaret Christl and Ian Robb: The Barley Grain for Me (Folk-Legacy FSC-62)

The Barley Grain for Me
and other traditional songs found in Canada, sung by
Margaret Christl and Ian Robb with Grit Laskin

Folk-Legacy Records FSC-62 (LP, USA, 1976)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-62 (CD, USA, 1998)

Margaret Christl and Ian Robb: The Barley Grain for Me (Folk-Legacy CD-62)
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Cover photo by Rudi Christl;
Notes by Margaret Christl and Ian Robb

Musicians

Margaret Christl, vocals, dulcimer [11];
Ian Robb, vocals, concertina [2-3, 8, 10, 13], dulcimer [5]

with
Grit Laskin, long-necked mandolin [1, 8, 13], guitar [2-3, 5, 9, 11, 14], dulcimer [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Campbell the Drover (Roud 881) (4.20)
  2. Hard Times (Roud 876) (4.15)
  3. Save Your Money While You're Young (Roud 2325) (2.22)
  4. The Crockery Ware (Roud 1490) (3.00)
  5. Oh, No, Not I (Roud 1403) (4.03)
  6. Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143) (3.40)
  7. The Barley Grain for Me (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.43)
  1. Jack, the Cow Boy (Roud 2637; Laws L1; G/D 2:266; Henry H51; TYG 78) (3.04)
  2. The Weaver (Roud 2311) (1.43)
  3. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (4.30)
  4. Willie Drowned in Ero (Roud 206; Child 215; G/D 6:1227) (4.53)
  5. The Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1972; Henry H569) (4.40)
  6. The Ten Dollar Bill (Roud 167; G/D 7:1466) (2.28)
  7. By the Hush (Roud 2314) (3.14)

> Folk Music > Records > Ian Robb: Ian Robb and Hang the Piper

Ian Robb and Hang the Piper

Ian Robb: Ian Robb and Hang the Piper (Folk-Legacy FSI-71)

Ian Robb and Hang the Piper
Ian Robb

Folk-Legacy Records FSI-71 (LP, USA, 1979)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-71 (CD, USA, 2002)

Ian Robb: Ian Robb and Hang the Piper (Folk-Legacy CD-71)
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Recorded by Sandy Paton;
Digitally remastered by David Paton;
Photography by Rick Whitter;
Graphics by Sandy Paton;
Design by Trollwood Graphics;
Notes by Ian Robb

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals [1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13], concertina [1-2, 4-13];
Terry Rudden, guitar [1-2, 6, 8-12];
Seamus McGuire, fiddle [1-14];
Grit Laskin, smallpipes [1, 9], long-necked mandolin [2, 6, 8, 10-12], guitar [3-5, 7], chorus [3, 13];
Jon Goodman, whistle [2, 11], flute [8, 10], uillean pipes [6, 12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Warlike Seamen (Roud 690; G/D 1:41; Henry H560) (3.00)
  2. Cherish the Ladies five-part jig (2.40)
  3. The Hand-Loom Weaver's Lament (4.24)
  4. O'Connell's Lamentation air (2.57)
  5. Jim Jones at Botany Bay (Roud 5478) (4.07)
  6. Old Hag, You Have Killed Me / I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave / Coppers and Brass / Tom Billy's jigs (5.35)
  1. The Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (3.26)
  2. The Little Stack of Wheat / The Black Swan hornpipes (3.22)
  3. Clear Away the Morning Dew (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301) (2.56)
  4. The Crab in the Skillet three-part jig / Travers Reel reel (3.25)
  5. Champion at Driving 'Em Crazy (3.33)
  6. Two Mazurkas (2.17)
  7. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Roud 2005) (3.33)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 John Grimshaw, early 19th century;
Track 11 Ian Robb, parody of Champion at Keeping 'em Rolling;

> Folk Music > Records > Ian Robb: Rose & Crown

Rose & Crown

Ian Robb: Rose & Crown (Folk-Legacy FSI-106)

Rose & Crown
Ian Robb

Folk-Legacy Records FSI-106 (LP, USA, 1985)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-106 (CD, USA, 2006)

Ian Robb: Rose & Crown (Folk-Legacy CD-71)
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Produced by Sandy Paton, Grot Laskin and Ian Robb;
Recorded by Sandy Paton;
Digitally remastered by David Paton;
Cover photo by Rosemary Brown;
Graphics by Sandy Paton;
Notes by Ian Robb and Alistair Brown

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals [1, 3-10], concertina [1, 4, 8], double-reeded concertina [2, 6];
Grit Laskin, guitar [1, 4], long-necked mandolin [2, 9], unsolicited comment [2], tenor banjo [3, 7], Northumbrian pipes [9], chorus [1, 3-7, 9];
Anne Ledermann, fiddle [1, 4-5], piano [2-3, 8-9], chorus [1, 3, 5-6];
Ian Bell, guitar [2], button accordion [2-3, 5, 7-9], bass [2, 4-5, 7], chorus [3, 5-6];
Alistair Brown, button accordion [2, 9], various noise-makers [2], false teeth [9], chorus [3, 5-7, 9];
Shelley Posen, 5-string banjo [7], various noise-makers [2], chorus [1, 3, 5-6, 9];
The Rose & Crown Chorus, with special guest Caroline Paton, under the direction of Dr I. Sheldon Posen [10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Jolly Grinder (Roud 24792) (2.46)
  2. Aftermath: The Mathematician / Speed the Plough / The Cuckoo's Nest / Mon Reve (6.32)
  3. Diana (5.08)
  4. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.02)
  5. Songs for the New Year (5.20)
  1. The Old Rose & Crown (5.36)
  2. The Iron Lady (5.04)
  3. The Female Rambling Sailor (Roud 17784) (4.31)
  4. Sherborne Waltz / Sweet Forget-Me-Mot (Roud 15485) / Gaspe (5.51)
  5. Singer's Farewell (3.06)

Tracks 1, 2bcd, 4, 8-9 trad;
Track 2a James Scott Skinner;
Tracks 3, 5-7 Ian Robb;
Track 10 words Ian Robb, Charles Wesley, music William Walker (ca 1837), alto part S.M. Denson (1911)

> Folk Music > Records > Ian Robb: From Different Angels

Ian Robb: From Different Angels

Ian Robb: From Different Angels (Fallen Angle FAM01CD)

From Different Angels
Ian Robb

Fallen Angle Music FAM01CD (CD, Canada, 1994)

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Produced by Ken Whiteley and Ian Robb;
Recorded and mixed at Casa Wroxton, Toronto;
Engineers: Nik Tjelios, Jamie Sulek, Ken Whiteley;
Track 7 recorded at the Horseshoe Valley Resort, nr. Barrie, Ontario;
Track 12 recorded by Ken Kanwisher in Ottawa;
Mastered by Ted Carson at MusicLane, Toronto. Cover design by Gabriel Senn

Musicians

Ian Robb, lead vocals and English concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals [1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 14, 16], string bass [1, 3, 5, 8-9, 11, 15], 5-string banjo [15], penny whistle [8], tambourine [3,15];
Shelley Posen, vocals [1-2, 5-6, 9-10, 13-14, 16], guitar [1, 5, 9], 5-string banjo [1];
Ken Whiteley, mandolin [1, 9], piano [8, 14], vocals, guitar, accordion, string bass [13], 12-string guitar [5], dobro [1], bass harmonica [3];
Tim Cutts, mandola [3, 8, 11, 15], tenor banjo [3, 11], harmonica [3, 15], electric guitar [3, 15];
Philip Murphy, guitar [3, 8, 11, 15];
Doug Hierlihy, hammered dulcimer [3, 8, 11, 15];
Garnet Rogers, fiddle [4-5];
The Friends of Fiddler’s Green (Alistair Brown, Grit Laskin, Tam Kearney, David Parry, Lawrence Stevenson, Ian Robb), vocals [7, 14];
Grit Laskin, guitar [4];
Chris Whiteley, trumpet [13];
David Parry offers his opinion [7]

Ann, Shelley and Ian perform as Finest Kind;
Ann, Doug, Philip, Tim and Ian play for contra dances as The Old Sod Band

Tracks

  1. The Santa Fe Trail (Roud 5096) (4.13)
  2. Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960) (3.39)
  3. The Moving Cloud / Miss Thornton / Skepper Schotish (4.34)
  4. The Big Hewer (3.15)
  5. Make and Break Harbour (4.09)
  6. Ye Mariners All (Roud 1191) (2.25)
  7. Garnet's Home-Made Beer (3.38)
  8. The Last Minute Waltz / Midnight on the Water (4.50)
  9. A-Roving on a Winter's Night (Roud 3601; G/D 8:1540) (3.40)
  10. Green Groves (Roud 356) (1.59)
  11. Charlie Hunter / McGuire's / Cape Breton Dream (4.55)
  12. The Lag's Song (3.24)
  13. D-Day Dodgers (Roud 10499) (2.39)
  14. They're Taking It Away (5.00)
  15. Cattle in the Cane / Vladimir's Steamboat (4.02)
  16. The Mary Ellen Carter (4.24)

All racks trad. except;
Track 1 James Grafton Rogers (1911);
Track 3c T. Hardelin;
Tracks 4, 12 Ewan MacColl;
Track 5, 16 Stan Rogers;
Track 7 words Ian Robb, music Stan Rogers;
Track 8a Wendy Robbins;
Track 8b Luke Thomasson;
Track 11a Bobby McLeod;
Track 11c Pierre Schryer;
Track 13 attributed to Hamish Henderson, music Norbert Schultze;
Track 14 Ian Robb;
Track 15b Jay Ungar

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: Lost in a Song

Finest Kind: Lost in a Song

Finest Kind: Lost in a Song (Fallen Angle FAM02CD)

Lost in a Song
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM02CD (CD, Canada, 1996)

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Recorded by James Stephens at St John's Anglican Church, Kanata, and Prince Albert Studios, Ottawa, except track 8 recorded by John Dooher and James Stephens at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa;
Mixed at Heat of Sound Ottawa, except tracks 8 and 16 mixed at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa, and track 4 mixed at Heat of Sound and Sound of One Hand;
Mastered by Ross Murray at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa;
Illustrations and design by Marilyn Koop and Write Design;
Booklet photographs by Rosie Donovan

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, banjo;
Shelley Posen, vocals, guitar

with
James Stephens, mandolin [4], fiddle [16-17];
David Tinkoff, mandolin [7];
Ian Mackie, percussion [17]

Tracks

  1. The Banks of Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (3.21)
  2. Give Me Just a Little More Time (Roud 12179) (2.28)
  3. The Miner's Dream of Home (Roud 1749) (2.44)
  4. Blue Mountain (Roud 10661) (3.45)
  5. Sussex Drinking Song (3.05)
  6. The Night Pat Murphy Died (Roud 11633) (3.47)
  7. The Storms May Roll the Ocean (3.12)
  8. Goodnight Loving Trail (3.15)
  9. Only Remembered (2.49)
  10. Fa-Sol-La (3.38)
  11. Going to the West (Roud 5113) (3.23)
  12. A Handful of Maple Leaves (Roud 28988) (2.46)
  13. Gower Wassail (Roud 209) (3.29)
  14. What Was I Supposed to Do (2.53)
  15. I Heard the Bluebird Sing (2.08)
  16. The Faded Roses of December (4.04)
  17. A Pilgrim's Way (5.44)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Will Goodwin, Leo Dryden;
Track 4 Fred Keller, last verse Buck Ramsey;
Track 5 words Hilaire Belloc tune trad. Irish The West's Awake;
Tracks 8, 16 Bruce ‘Utah’ Phillips;
Track 9 words Horatius Bonar, last verse John Tams, music Ira D. Sankey;
Track 10 Shelley Posen;
Track 12 William Westbrook;
Track 14 Sam Humphrey, Paul Williams;
Track 15 Hod Pharis;
Track 17 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: Heart's Delight

Finest Kind: Heart's Delight

Finest Kind: Heart's Delight (Fallen Angle FAM03CD)

Heart's Delight
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM03CD (CD, Canada, 1999)

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Produced by James Stephens and Finest Kind;
Recorded by James Stephens at Prince Albert Studios and Slowpoke Studios, Ottawa; by James Stephens and Lee Lavergne at Sound of One Hand, Ottawa;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered at SNQ Disques, Montreal;
Photography by Paul Latour, Ottawa;
Illustrations and design by Marilyn Koop and Write Design, Elora

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, banjo, rhythm guitar [15];
Shelley Posen, vocals, guitar

with
Michael Ball, fiddle [2, 8];
James Stephens, fiddle [11, 14-15], viola [10], mandolin [17];
Ken Harper, bodhrán [14];
Ian Clark, lead guitar [15]

Tracks

  1. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (2.34)
  2. Fond Affection (Roud 459; G/D 6:1145) (4.18)
  3. The Fugitive's Lament (Roud 18605) (2.12)
  4. Jordan (There Is a Land of Pure Delight) (Roud V27139) (2.16)
  5. Jack Ashton (5.04)
  6. If You Can't Get Five, Take Two (2.34)
  7. Brigg Fair (Roud 1083) (1.48)
  8. Someday You'll Call My Name (2.47)
  9. April Morning (Roud 1546) (3.00)
  10. In Praise of Alcohol (3.12)
  11. Down at the End of Memory Lane (Roud 18697) (2.50)
  12. Homeless Wassail (3.50)
  13. The Mermaid (Roud 124; Child 289; G/D 1:27) (3.12)
  14. Squid Jiggin' Ground (6.16)
  15. Home in Pasadena (3.30)
  16. No More Fish, No Fisherman (3.49)
  17. Who Will Sing for Me (3.14)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Paul Edgar Johnson;
Track 4 words Isaac Watts, music Wiliam Billings;
Track 5 Keith Marsden;
Track 6 Joe Davis, Andy Razaf, Paul Denniker (1934);
Track 8 Jean Branch, Eddie Hill (1949);
Track 10 words Robert W. Service, music David Parry;
Track 12 Ian Robb;
Track 14 Arthur R. Scammell;
Track 15 words Grankt Clark, Edgar Leslie, music Harry Warren;
Track 16 Shelley Posen;
Track 17 John Thomas Ely (1922)

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Sod Band: Grass Roots

The Old Sod Band: Grass Roots

The Old Sod Band: Grass Roots (Fallen Angle FAM04CD)

Grass Roots
The Old Sod Band

Fallen Angle Music FAM04CD (CD, Canada, 2001)

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Produced by James Stephens;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Ottawa;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by James Stephens and Jean François Chicoine, SNB Disques, Montreal;
Photography by Doug Millar Photography, Ottawa;
Graphic design by Tim Cutts

Musicians

Ian Robb, English concertina;
Dan Schriyer, fiddle;
Philip Murphy, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo;
Ann Downey, acoustic and uprigth electric bass, tambourine, cymbal, bass drum, 5 string banjo, shakers;
Ian Clark, acoustic and electric guitar;
Tim Cutts, mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, jew's harp, nyckelharpa

with
Denis Lanctot, piano;
Donal Kavanagh, harmonica;
James Stephens, mandolin;
Raj Mudhar, djembe, coga, yaw drums

Tracks

  1. Julia Delaney Set: Julia Delaney / Tam Lin / The Banshee (7.22)
  2. Scotland to America Jig Set: Miss Sarah Fadyen / Princess Nancy / Hills of Sharon (6.27)
  3. Waltz Set: Far Away / Old Madera (4.38)
  4. Quebec Reel Set: Vingt Quatre Juin / Reel de Fauberg / Pointe au Pic (6.56)
  5. Margaret Brown Jig Set: Margaret Brown's Favourite / Ben Kelly's Delight / Pay the Reckoning (5.54)
  6. Swedish Waltz: Johsefins Dopvals (5.18)
  7. Irish Reel Set: Trip to Durrow / Paddy Ryan's Dream / Sheila Coyles (7.08)
  8. Philip's Jig Set: Sonny Brogen's / Brian O'Lynn / The Blue Jay (6.20)
  9. Hambo/Reel Set: Over Land and Sea / Reel Beatrice (5.14)

All tunes trad. arr. The Old Sod Band except
Track 1b Davey Arthur;
Track 2a Jennifer Wrigley;
Track 2b Liz Carroll;
Track 2c Jeremiah McLane;
Track 3a Peter Jung;
Track 6 Roger Tallroth;
Track 8c Ian Robb

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: Silks & Spices

Finest Kind: Silks & Spices

Finest Kind: Silks & Spices (Fallen Angle FAM05)

Silks & Spices
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM05 (CD, Canada, 2003)

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Produced by James Stephens and Finest Kind;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Chelsea, Quebec;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by David Cain at Shark Fin Mastering, Ottawa;
Photography by Doug Millar, Ottawa;
Illustrations and design by Marilyn Koop and Write Design, Elora

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, banjo;
Shelley Posen, vocals, guitar

with
James Stephens, fiddle [4, 10, 15], viola [7, 12], tenor guitar [10], mandolin [15]

Tracks

  1. Bright Shining Morning (Roud 21097) (3.51)
  2. Fair Maid Walking (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471, H818) (3.16)
  3. At the End of a Long, Lonely Day (2.50)
  4. The Ten Dollar Bill (Roud 167; G/D 7:1466) (2.45)
  5. The Maple Leaf Forever (2.11)
  6. As I Roved Out (Roud 3479; G/D 6:1165) (3.18)
  7. Jack the Jolly Tar (Roud 511; Laws K40) (4.09)
  8. Shepherd of the Downs (Roud 1215) (4.58)
  9. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (3.00)
  10. Sweet Forget-Me-Not (Roud 30695) (3.53)
  11. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207) (3.12)
  12. Blackest Crow (Roud 422) (3.50)
  13. The Painful Plough (Roud 355; G/D 3:448) (2.43)
  14. The Times They Are a-Changin' (2.48)
  15. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (4.00)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Marty Robbins;
Track 5 words Shelley Posen, Ian Robb, music Alexander Muir;
Track 10 Bobby Newcomb;
Track 14 Bob Dylan;
Track 15 Gerry Coffin, Carole King

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: Feasts & Spirits

Finest Kind: Feasts & Spirits

Finest Kind: Feasts & Spirits (Fallen Angle FAM07)

Feasts & Spirits
A Christmas Entertainment
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM07 (CD, Canada, 2004)

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Produced by James Stephens and Finest Kind;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Chelsea, Quebec;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by David Cain at Shark Fin Digital, Ottawa;
Photograph of Finest Kind by Ian Robb;
Photograph of John D. Huston by Marie Sedivy, Edmonton;
Cover Illustration by Marilyn Koop, Elora, Ontario;
Design by JWalker Design, Ottawa

Album notes

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, guitar [18];
Shelley Posen, vocals, rhythm guitar;
John D. Huston, the voice of Charles Dickens [2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16]

with
James Stephens, fiddle [15];
Skip Gorman, mandolin [18]

Tracks

  1. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207) (3.17)
  2. A Tight-Fisted Hand at the Grindstone (3.34)
  3. Horsham Tipteerers' Song (2.18)
  4. The Face in the Knocker (7.33)
  5. Gower Wassail (Roud 209) (3.34)
  6. Party at Fezziwig's (4.12)
  7. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (3.00)
  8. The Cratchit's Christmas Dinner (13.32)
  9. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Roud 936) (3.00)
  10. The Two Children—Ignorance and Want (2.16)
  11. The Homeless Wassail (3.58)
  12. Grieving For Tiny Tim (2.57)
  13. The Cradle Carol (Watts' Cradle Hymn) (2.00)
  14. Christmas Morning (1.58)
  15. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Roud 24752) (3.24)
  16. The End of It (3.16)
  17. Please to See the King (Roud 19109) (1.38)
  18. Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (Roud 15755) (3.41)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 trad., verse 2 Shelley Posen;
Track 9 Nahum Tate (1700);
Track 11 Ian Robb;
Track 13 words Isaac Watts;
Track 15 words Phillips Brooks, music trad. Forest Green;
Track 18 A.L. Phipps or Adger M. Pace and R. Fisher Boyce

> Folk Music > Records > Jiig: Jiig

Jiig: Jiig

Jiig: Jiig (Fallen Angle FAM06)

Jiig
Jiig

Fallen Angle Music FAM06 (CD, Canada, 2005)

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Produced by James Stephens and Jiig;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Chelsea, Quebec, Nic Tjelons at Casa Wroxton, Toronto, Ben Grossman at Macrophone Studios, Elora, Ontario;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by David Cain at Soundmaster Studio, Ottawa;
Photography by Ananda Kelly, Ottawa;
Cover art and design by Jenny Walker, JWalker Design, Chelsea, Quebec

Musicians

James Stephens, fiddle [2, 6b], second fiddle [10, 13], viola [3, 10], mandolin [1, 4-5, 6a, 11], tenor guitar [1, 6, 8, 12-13], bass [6, 10, 12-13], fretless bass [8], percussion [6], vocals [1, 4, 11, 13];
Ian Robb, lead vocals, English concertina [2-3, 5-6, 8, 10-11, 13];
Ian Clark, guitar [1-6, 8, 10-13], second guitar [12], vocals [1];
Greg T. Brown, fiddle [1, 3, 6a, 8-13], viola [5], button accordion [2, 4], mandolin [6b], vocals [1, 11, 13], feet [1]

with
Ben Grossman, shaker [4, 12], bodhrán [4], tambourine [5], vielle à roue [12], darbuka [12], riq [12], triangle [12];
Grit Laskin, Northumbrian smallpipes [11, 13];
Philip Murphy, triangle [10, 13], bodhrán [10];
Ann Downey, Shelley Posen, The Choir of St James-in-the-Woods (Yoseph Senell, Wendy Noan, Danny Owen, Henry Slopes, Sophey Ellens, Nora Bib), vocals [7]

Tracks

  1. Chicken on a Raft (4.28)
  2. Missing the F in C / Shindigo Jig / The End of Winter (5.30)
  3. The Oggie Man (4.02)
  4. I Should Like to Be a Policeman (Roud V26510) (3.42)
  5. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (3.53)
  6. Fen's Bedtime / The Conundrum (4.56)
  7. The Rose in June (Roud 25337) (9.29)
  8. The Female Rambling Sailor (Roud 17784) (6.07)
  9. The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (4.25)
  10. Angeline the Baker (Roud 18341) / Abe's Retreat (4.32)
  11. Sweet Thames Flow Softly (5.53)
  12. The Bonny Black Hare (Roud 1656; G/D 7:1427) (3.33)
  13. The Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218) / Swannanoa (6.17)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1, 3 Cyril Tawney;
Tracks 2ab Greg T. Brown;
Track 2c Brian Pickell;
Track 4 music Brian Pearton;
Tracks 6ab James Stephens;
Track 11 Ewan MacColl;
Track 13a Charles Jefferys, Sidney Nelson;
Track 13b Rayna Gellerty

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: For Honour & for Gain

Finest Kind: For Honour & for Gain

Finest Kind: For Honour & for Gain (Fallen Angle FAM09)

For Honour & for Gain
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM09 (CD, Canada, 1 August 2010)

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Produced by James Stephens and Finest Kind;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Chelsea, Quebec;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by David Cain at SoundMaster Studios, Ottawa;
Finest Kind photo by Alan Dean Photography, Ottawa;
Cover Illustration by Marilyn Koop, Elora, Ontario;
Design by JWalker Design, Chelsea, Quebec

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, concertinas;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, banjo;
Shelley Posen, vocals, guitar;
James Stephens, fiddle, viola, mandolin

with
Michael Ball, fiddle [2];
Jeff McClintock, piano;
Brian Sanderson, sousaphone, mellophone, trombone, pocket cornet;
Jody Benjamin, triangle

Tracks

  1. Bay of Biscay (Roud 22567) (3.14)
  2. She Thinks I Still Care (3.26)
  3. Claudy Banks (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693) (3.03)
  4. Short Life of Trouble (Roud 3418) (2.50)
  5. Thomas and Nancy (Roud 3232; Laws K15) (3.45)
  6. Bully in the Alley (Roud 8287) (3.14)
  7. He Comes Like Rain (Like Wind He Goes) (3.32)
  8. Song of the Lower Classes (4.18)
  9. Lowlands Low (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.59)
  10. John Barleycorn Deconstructed (3.01)
  11. Why Should I Be Lonely? (3.38)
  12. Tenting on the Old Camp Ground (2.51)
  13. Christmas Trilogy (3.17)
  14. The Lass That Loved a Sailor (Roud 954) (2.36)
  15. From Dover to Calais (2.05)
  16. The Riley Boys (4.17)
  17. Farm! Farm! (5.15)
  18. By the Green Grove (Roud 356) (2.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Dickey Lee;
Track 7 words utah Phillips, music trad.;
Track 8 Ernest Jones, new words and music Ian Robb;
Tracks 10, 13 Shelley Posen;
Track 11 Estelle Lovell, Jimmie Rodgers;
Track 12 Walter Kittredge;
Track 15 Howard L. Kaplan;
Track 16 Carol Denney;
Track 17 A.K. Dawson

> Folk Music > Records > The Friends of Fiddler's Green: Old Inventions

The Friends of Fiddler's Green: Old Inventions

The Friends of Fiddler's Green: Old Inventions (Fallen Angle FOFG4)

Old Inventions
The Friends of Fiddler's Green

Friend of Fiddler's Green FOFG4 (CD, Canada, 2015)

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Produced by James Stephens;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studio, Chelsea, Quebec;
Mixed by James Stephens, David Bignell and Ian Robb at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by David Cain at Sound Masters Studio, Manotick;
Notes by Alistair Brown and Ian Robb;
Photography by Rosie Donovan;
Artwork and design by Ian Bell;

Musicians

Ian Bell, vocals, banjo, guitar, Anglo concertina, Highland smallpipes, trombone, bass;
Alistair Brown, vocals, Anglo concertina, button accordion, harmonica;
Grit Laskin, vocals, guitar, tenor mandolin, bones;
Jeff McClintock, vocals, piano, whistling;
Ian Robb, vocals, tenor treble and double-reeded octave English concertinas;
Laurence Stevenson, vocals, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Twelve and a Tanner a Bottle (3.07)
  2. All Around My Hat (Roud 22518) (3.55)
  3. David Parry's Set (3.30)
  4. If You Want to Change the World (3.22)
  5. The Reason Why (4.17)
  6. Waiting for Emilie Set: Waiting for Emilie / The Old Sod / Mickey Chewing Bubblegum (6.13)
  7. When the Hauling's Over (2.50)
  8. Roll the Woodpile Down (Roud 4443) (3.23)
  9. Hector the Hero Set: Hector the Hero / The Drops of Brandy (4.38)
  10. I'm Very Fond of Water (3.47)
  11. In My Life (4.11)
  12. Da Slockit Light Set: Da Slockit Light / Glencoe / Swedish Jig (7.25)
  13. Doon in the Wee Room (2.44)
  14. Till We Meet Again (3.33)

Track 1 Will Fyffe;
Track 2, 8, 9b trad.;
Tracks 3, 6c Brian Pickell;
Track 4 Grit Laskin;
Tracks 5, 6b Ian Robb;
Track 7 Roger Bryant;
Track 8a James Scott Skinner;
Track 10 Charles Neaves;
Track 11 John Lennon, Paul McCartney;
Track 12a Tom Anderson;
Track 12b Dan R. MacDonald;
Track 12c Arthur Daley;
Track 13 Daniel McLaughlin;
Track 14 Raymond B. Egan, Richard A. Whiting

> Folk Music > Records > Arrowsmith:Robb: All the Salt

Arrowsmith:Robb: All the Salt

Arrowsmith:Robb: All the Salt (Fallen Angle FAM11)

All the Salt
Arrowsmith:Robb

Fallen Angle Music / Arrowsmith Music FAM11 (CD, UK, August 2018)

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Produce by James Stephens and Arrowsmith:Robb;
Recorded at James Stephens's studio in Chelsea, Quebec, in January 2018 with additional tracks recorded by Ian Robb at Chez Louis studio, Ottawa, Ontario;
Mixed by James Stephens and David Bignell at Heat of Sound, Ottawa;
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova at Bova Lab Studio, Ottawa;
Painting and design by Ian Bell;
Trio photo by Ed Kingscote

Liner notes

Musicians

Jess Arrowsmith, vocals, fiddle, viola;
Richard Arrowsmith, melodeon, vocals;
Ian Robb, vocals, concertina

Tracks

  1. All the Salt (3.58)
  2. The Smiler (3.58)
  3. The Hand-Loom Weaver's Lament (5.00)
  4. The January Man (1.56)
  5. On a Sunday (3.58)
  6. The New Mistress (5.32)
  7. Haste to the Wedding (2.45)
  8. The Trees They Do Grow High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.50)
  9. The Old Red Duster (3.21)
  10. Ye Mariners All (Roud 1191) (2.35)
  11. The Mermaid and the Swallow (4.10)
  12. Bright New Year (3.22)
  13. Set de la Baie St Paul / The Old Sod (3.^6)
  14. Welcome Home My Sailor (Roud 604; Laws N29; Henry H581) (5.51)

Track 1 Jess Arrowsmith;
Track 2 Steve Turner (of Eel Grinders);
Track 3 John Grimshaw, early 19th century;
Track 4 Dave Goulder;
Track 5 Mike Harding;
Track 6 words A.E. Housman, music Ian Robb;
Track 7 words Jess Arrowsmith, music trad.;
Tracks 8, 10, 13a, 14 trad.;
Track 9 John Archbold;
Track 11 Ian Bell;
Track 12 Alec Thompson;
Track 13b Ian Robb

> Folk Music > Records > Finest Kind: I Am Christmas

Finest Kind: I Am Christmas

Finest Kind: I Am Christmas (Fallen Angle FAM12)

I Am Christmas
Finest Kind

Fallen Angle Music FAM12 (CD, Canada, 2018)

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Produced by James Stephens and Finest Kind;
Recorded by James Stephens at Stove Studios, Chelsea, Quebec, and by Ian Robb at Chez Louis Studio, Ottawa;
Mixed by James Stephens at Stove Studios;
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova at Bova Lab Studio, Ottawa;
Artwork and design by Ian Bell, Paris, Ontario

Musicians

Ian Robb, vocals, English concertina;
Ann Downey, vocals, bass, clawhammer banjo;
Shelley Posen, vocals, spoken word;
James Stephens, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Awake, Awake (Roud 701) (4.10)
  2. Jolly Wassail (Roud 209) (3.59)
  3. Christmas Song (Roud 1170) (2.40)
  4. The Christmas Canoe (9.23)
  5. Bring the New Year In (4.40)
  6. I Am Christmas (5.29)
  7. Reading from A Song for Every Season (Bob Copper) / Babes in the Wood (Roud 288; Laws Q34) (9.19)
  8. Auld Lang Syne (Roud 13892) (4.36)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 trad., Ian Robb;
Track 4 story by Shelley Posen;
Track 5 Pete Coe;
Track 6 Bill Meek, John Conolly