> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins & Friends: The Traveller's Rest

Johnny Collins & Friends: The Traveller's Rest

Johnny Collins & Friends: The Traveller's Rest (Traditional Sound TSR 014)

The Traveller's Rest
Johnny Collins & Friends

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 014 (LP, UK, 1973)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall

Musicians

Johnny Collins, vocals, harmony vocals, guitar;
The Cutlers (Ken Atkinson, Tony Irvine, Pete Garratt), vocal accompaniments;
Helen Wainwright (now Hockenhull), harmonium;
Roger Watson, melodeon, concertina;
John Tams, fiddle;
Bod Siddall, guitar, banjo, mandolin

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Harvest Song (Roud 310) (1.41)
  2. As Our Ship Was Sailing (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180) (2.02)
  3. The Cockerham Devil (2.45)
  4. Unto My Love (2.54)
  5. Jim the Carter Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457) (2.54)
  6. Barley Rakings (Roud 1024) (1.59)
  7. According to the Act (Roud 8341) (2.31)
  8. Bootblack's Lament (2.31)
  1. The Bristol Mail (1.51)
  2. Mars for Evermore (1.22)
  3. The Blantyre Explosion (Roud 1014; Laws Q35) (2.10)
  4. The Groggy Old Tailor (Roud 311) (2.37)
  5. The Oxplough Song (Roud 686) (3.14)
  6. Willie's Lyke Wake (Roud 30; Child 25; G/D 4:843) (4.49)
  7. Cold Blow and a Rainy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (1.57)
  8. Farewell Shanty (2.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Roger and Prow Edwards;
Track 4 Roger Watson;
Track 8 Dave Cutler;
Track 9 Keith Marsden;
Track 10 trad. adapt. and arr. A.L. Lloyd;
Track 14 trad. adapt. and anglicised by Roy Harris

> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins & Company: Johnny's Private Army

Johnny Collins & Company: Johnny's Private Army

Johnny Collins & Company: Johnny's Private Army (Traditional Sound TSR 020)

Johnny's Private Army
Johnny Collins & Company

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 020 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall

Musicians

Johnny Collins, vocals, guitar;
Bod Siddall, banjo, guitar, electric bass;
Roger Burridge, fiddle, mandolin;
Roger Watson, English concertina, melodeon, vocals;
Helen Watson (now Hockenhull), harmonium, vocals;
Ron Angel, tin whistle, vocals;
Stewart ‘Mac’ McFarlane, bodhrán;
Keith Lightowler, harmonica [14]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Peter's Private Army (2.39)
  2. Oxford & 'Ampton Railway (2.53)
  3. The Gipsy Fiddler (3.52)
  4. The Jovial Hunter (Roud 29; Child 18) (2.10)
  5. The Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (2.59)
  6. The Good Wood (2.52)
  7. Bonny Hawthorn (Roud 9268) (2.22)
  8. The Wind Witch (3.30)
  1. Jolly Waggoner (2.20)
  2. Logs to Burn (2.44)
  3. Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116) (3.06)
  4. The Goblin's Riddle (3.02)
  5. Flowers of the Town (1.48)
  6. D-Day Dodgers (Roud 10499) (3.18)
  7. This Lousy War (2.55)
  8. Harvest Home (3.12)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Martin Graebe;
Tracks 3, 6 Fred Rooke;
Track 4 trad. / Roy Harris;
Tracks 8, 12 Bernie Parry;
Track 10 trad. / Johnny Collins / Ian Graham;
Track 13 anon. / Roy Harris;
Tracks 14-15 anon.;
Track 16 Henry Purcell / Roger Watson

> Folk Music > Records > Jim Mageean: Of Ships…and Men

Jim Mageean: Of Ships…and Men

Jim Mageean: Of Ships…and Men (Greenwich Village GVR 203)

Of Ships…and Men
Jim Mageean

Greenwich Village Records GVR 203 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Recorded at Mid Wales Sound Studios, Castle Caereinion, November 1978;
Engineered by Alan Green;
Produced by Joe Stead;
Mastered at Pye Studios, London, by Tony Bridge;
Front cover drawing by Stan Hugill;
Back cover photograph by Dave Stockley

Musicians

Jim Mageean, vocals;
with
Peter Wood, concertina;
Phil Beer, fiddle;
Johnny Collins, Alan Fitzsimmons, Danny McLeod, Mick Pearce, Derek Schofield, chorus vocals

Tracks

Side 1: Of Ship…Side 2: …and Men
  1. The ‘Malarkey’
  2. The ‘Gay Head’ (Roud 2008)
  3. The ‘Royal Oak’ (Roud 951; G/D 1:40)
  4. The ‘Albertina’
  5. The ‘Amazon’
  6. The ‘Ebenezer’ (Roud 8237)
  1. Old Billy Riley (Roud 4701)
  2. Andrew Rose (Roud 623; G/D 1:6)
  3. John Smith A.B.
  4. Ben Backstay (Roud 21256)
  5. Whaling Johnny
  6. Yer Old Shipmate

All tracks trad. arr. Jim Mageann except
Track 5 trad. arr. Moulden;
Track 8 trad. arr. Neil Colquhoun;
Track 10 trad. arr. Stan Hugill

> Folk Music > Records > Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Make the Rafters Roar

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Make the Rafters Roar

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Make the Rafters Roar (Sweet Folk All SFA 103)

Make the Rafters Roar
Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins

Sweet Folk All Recordings SFA 103 (LP, UK, 1979)

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Recorded at Leader Sound, Halifax, November 1979;
Engineered by John Gill;
Produced by Joe Stead;
Mastered at Pye Studios, London, by Tony Bridge;
Cover photography: J. Barry Richardson

Musicians

Jim Mageean, vocals;
Johnny Collins, vocals, concertina;
with
Keith Pollard, vocals, dulcimer;
Geoff Anderson, vocals, guitar;
Anni Mageean, Nic Jones, Joe Stead, Alan Fitzsimmons, chorus vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Shanties: Randy Dandy (Roud 4702) / Rosabella (Roud 13252) (5.05)
  2. Ye Mariners All (Roud 1191) (2.00)
  3. London River (4.00)
  4. Lavender Blue (Roud 3483) (3.10)
  5. So Far from Home (1.40)
  6. The Last Shanty (2.30)
  7. All the Good Times (Roud 7421) (2.40)
  1. Shanties: Round the Corner (Roud 4697) / Old Moke (4.30)
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte (2.50)
  3. Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (2.00)
  4. Drinking Song (2.40)
  5. Miner's Lifeguard (Roud 3510) (2.55)
  6. New Railroad (Roud 17886) (3.35)
  7. Down Where the Drunkards Roll (2.15)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Rod Shearman;
Track 5 Tim Brooks;
Track 6 Tom Lewis;
Track 11 David Dodds;
Track 14 Richard Thompson

> Folk Music > Records > Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Live at Herga!

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Live at Herga!

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Live at Herga! (Sweet Folk All SFA 123)

Live at Herga!
Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins

Sweet Folk All Recordings SFA 123 (LP, UK, 1982)

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Recorded at The Herga Folk Club on Monday February 8, 1982;
Engineered by John Hassell;
Produced by Joe Stead;
Mastered at Pye Studios, London, by Tony Bridge;
Edited by Felicity Hassell and Joe Stead;
Photography by J. Barry Richardson;
Sleeve design by Chris Groom

Musicians

Jim Mageean, vocals;
Johnny Collins, vocals, concertina

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Poor Old Man (Roud 3724) / Pay Me the Money Down (Roud 22263)
  2. Admiral Benbow (Roud 227)
  3. Marching Inland
  4. Sail Away
  5. Northwest Passage
  6. Marching
  1. While We Are Together
  2. Silver in the Stubble
  3. Diesel and Shale
  4. The Big Fella
  5. The Magpie
  6. The Salpetre Shanty / Shallow Brown (Roud 2621) / Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354)

Tracks 1-2, 7, 12 trad. arr. Jim Mageean, Johnny Collins;
Track 3 Tom Lewis;
Tracks 4, 10 Rod Shearman;
Track 5 Stan Rogers;
Track 6 Alan Bell;
Track 8 Sydney Carter;
Track 9 Cyril Tawney;
Track 11 David Dodds

> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins: Free & Easy

Free & Easy

Johnny Collins and Friends: Free & Easy (Traditional Sound TSR 041)

Free & Easy
Johnny Collins and Friends

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 041 (LP, UK, 1982)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Sleeve design by Brian Horsfall;
Photography by Ken Hawoeth

Musicians

Johnny Collins, vocals, guitar;
Jim & Anni Mageean, vocals;
Regalia (Tom & Barbara Brown, Charley Yarwood), Pegleg Ferret (Geoff Anderson, Keith Pollard), vocals
with
Bob Sidall, mandolin, guitar

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. All Among the Barley (Roud 1283) (2.37)
  2. Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen (2.14)
  3. Down in the Mine (2.28)
  4. Sporting Dogs (1.41)
  5. The Penny Wager (Roud 393) (2.15)
  6. Thomas Hanley (2.01)
  7. The Devil in York (2.47)
  8. Green Grows the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138) (4.00)
  9. Strike the Bell Landlord (3.42)
  1. I Can Hew (2.36)
  2. The Leaf (Roud 848) (2.49)
  3. Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998) (2.56)
  4. The Mare and the Foal (Roud 1477) (3.07)
  5. Wind and the Rain (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.14)
  6. Old Brown's Daughter (Roud 1426) (2.53)
  7. Farewell to the Fields (2.52)
  8. Free & Easy (Roud 1084) (2.10)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Colin Wilkie;
Tracks 4, 10 David Dodds;
Track 6 Roger Watson;
Track 7 Tim Brooks;
Track 9 Ron Shuttleworth;
Track 16 Bill Meek, John Connelly

> Folk Music > Records > Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Strontrace!

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Strontrace!

Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins: Strontrace! (Greenwich Village GVR 226)

Strontrace!
Recorded live in Friesland
Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins

Greenwich Village Records GVR 226 (LP, UK, 1983)

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Since 1973, every year in October, a week long festival for traditional Dutch sailing barges takes place in Workum, Friesland. The organiser Reid from Workum is trying to show that it is still possible for commercial vessels to use sails.

There are three main events during the week: the revival of a scheduled barge navigation between Workum and Amsterdam, fishing in the traditional way, and the ‘Strontrace’: This is a race lasting for several days, from Workum in Friesland to Warmond in South Holland and back again, and is based on the old voyages of Friesian sailors carrying ‘strong’ (cow dung) to the bulb fields in Holland. Nowadays bags of dried stront are used but in the old days it was loaded wet directly into the holds of the ships—a dangerous cargo because in sunny weather, wet strong rises like baking bread! Sailing barges of various types take place in the race, mostly skutsjes but also some klippers and tjalken.

On the eve of the race ‘Liereleit’ is organised—an event where Friesian folk musicians sing old and new songs of the sea. Since the start of this event in 1979, Jim Mageean and Johnny Collins have been invited every year, as special guests, to sing for the crews of the ships. This album is a live recording of one of these evenings.

Recorded by Bert Dopstra;
Photography on front cover: ‘Zeilvloot Stavoren’;
Sleeve notes by Jim Mageean (English) and Nanne Kalma (Friesian);
Sleeve design by Chris Groom

Musicians

Jim Mageean, Anni Mageean, Johnny Collins, vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Randy Dandy (Roud 4702) capstan shanty (4.08)
  2. Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624) halyard shanty (3.12)
  3. Ranzo Ray (Roud 2626) halyard shanty (2.36)
  4. Poor Old Man (Roud 3724) halyard shanty (3.08)
  5. Roll the Old Chariot (Roud 3632) stamp 'n' go shanty (4.34)
  6. Serafina halyard shanty (3.22)
  1. Billy Boy (Roud 326) capstan shanty (3.00)
  2. Roll the Cotton Down (Roud 2627) capstan shanty (4.10)
  3. Chicken on a Raft modern sea song (3.36)
  4. Ja, Ja, Ja (Roud 8236) pump shanty (2.26)
  5. Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354) pump shanty /
    Rolling Home (Roud 4766) forebitter /
    The Farewell Song fishing song (10.10)

All tracks trad. arr. Jim Mageean, Johnny Collins except
Track 7 trad. arr. Anni Mageean;
Track 9 Cyril Tawney

> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins: Shanties & Songs of the Sea

Johnny Collins: Shanties & Songs of the Sea

Johnny Collins: Shanties & Songs of the Sea (Grasmere GRCD75)

Shanties & Songs of the Sea
Johnny Collins with Dave Webber and Pete Watkinson

Grasmere Music GRCD75 (CD, UK, 1996)

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Produced by Bob Barratt

Musicians

Johnny Collins, Dave Webber, Pete Watkinson, vocals

Tracks

  1. Blow the Man Down (Roud 2624) halyard shanty (2.28)
  2. Haul Boys Haul (Roud 1788) sea song (3.08)
  3. Blood Red Roses (Roud 931) halyard shanty (1.58)
  4. South Australia (Roud 325) pump shanty (2.21)
  5. Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354) pump shanty (5.08)
  6. Randy Dandy-O! (Roud 4702) capstan shanty (4.06)
  7. Fire Marengo hauling shanty (1.47)
  8. Shallow Brown (Roud 2621) halyard shanty (1.44)
  9. Eliza Lee (The Bulgine Run) (Roud 810) capstan shanty (2.28)
  10. Goodbye Fare Thee Well (Roud 927; G/D 1:5) hauling shanty (2.12)
  11. Maui (Roud 2005) sea song (5.06)
  12. Old Billy Riley (Roud 4701) halyard shanty (1.39)
  13. Bold Reilly-O halyard shanty (3.27)
  14. Down the Bay to Juliana hauling shanty (1.35)
  15. The Wild Goose (Roud 328) halyard shanty (2.04)
  16. Hard on the Beach Oar riverboat song (2.33)
  17. Roll the Wood Pile Down (Roud 4443) capstan shanty (2.46)
  18. The Dogger Bank (Roud 18836) sea song (2.01)
  19. Sailor's Prayer sea song (3.48)
  20. Farewell Shanty sea song (2.19)

All tracks trad. except
Track 16 Dillon Bustin;
Track 19 Tom Lewis

> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins: The Best of the Early Years

Johnny Collins: The Best of the Early Years

Johnny Collins: The Best of the Early Years (Fellside FTSR1)

The Best of the Early Years
Johnny Collins

Fellside Recordings FTSR1 (CD, UK, 1998)

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This is a compilation of songs from Johnny Collins' three albums on the Traditional Sound Recordings label.

Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Artwork by Mary Blood

Musicians

Johnny Collins, vocals, harmony vocals, guitar;
(see the original album for additional artists)

Tracks

  1. All Among the Barley (Roud 1283) (2.37)
  2. Unto My Love (2.54)
  3. The Cockerham Devil (2.45)
  4. The Devil in York (2.47)
  5. Down in the Mine (2.28)
  6. The Penny Wager (Roud 393) (2.15)
  7. Flowers of the Town (1.48)
  8. Green Grows the Laurel (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138) (4.00)
  9. The Gipsy Fiddler (3.52)
  10. I Can Hew (2.36)
  11. Jim the Carter Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457) (2.54)
  12. The Jovial Hunter (Roud 29; Child 18) (2.10)
  13. Cold Blow and a Rainy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (1.57)
  14. Logs to Burn (2.44)
  15. The Mare and the Foal (Roud 1477) (3.07)
  16. Mars for Evermore (1.22)
  17. Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen (2.14)
  18. Old Brown's Daughter (Roud 1426) (2.53)
  19. Oxford & 'Ampton Railway (2.53)
  20. The Oxplough Song (Roud 686) (3.14)
  21. The Shepherd's Daughter (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (2.59)
  22. Bonny Hawthorn (Roud 9268) (2.22)
  23. Thomas Hanley (2.01)
  24. Free & Easy (Roud 1084) (2.10)
  25. Farewell Shanty (2.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2, 23 Roger Watson;
Track 3 Roger and Prow Edwards;
Track 4 Tim Brooks;
Track 5 Colin Wilkie;
Track 9 Fred Rooke;
Track 10 David Dodds;
Track 16 trad. adapt. and arr. A.L. Lloyd

Tracks 2-3, 11, 13, 16, 20, 25 are from The Traveller's Rest;
Tracks 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 21-22 are from Johnny's Private Army;
Tracks 1, 4-6, 8, 10, 15, 17-18, 23-24 are from Free & Easy

> Folk Music > Records > Johnny Collins

Other records with Johnny Collins

The Tees-side Fettlers, Ring of Iron, LP, Traditional Sound TSR 016, 1974

Stan Hugill, Aboard the Cutty Sark, 2 LP, Greenwich Village GVRX 207, 1979

Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Constant Lovers, CD, Dragon DRGN CD981, 1998

Various Artists, Enlist for a Soldier: The Soldier in Song from the English Civil War to the Falklands, CD, Fellside FTSR3, 2002

Various Artists, Seasons, Ceremonies & Rituals: The Calendar in Traditional Song, CD, Fellside FTSR5, 2002

Various Artists, Beware of the Press-Gang!!, 2 CD, Lancashire Maritime Festival LMFCD-04-1, 2004

Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Unity, CD, Old and New Tradition ONTCD2061, 2006

Various Artists, Midwinter, 4 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 30, 2006