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Joshua Burnell: Songs from the Seasons

Joshua Burnell: Songs from the Seasons (Misted Valley MVR18a

Songs from the Seasons
Joshua Burnell

Misted Valley Records MVR18a (CD, UK, May 5, 2018)

Produced by Joshua Burnell;
Recorded at Misted Valley Studios, York, by Joshua Burnell except drum kit recorded by Nathan Greaves at Teeside University;
Artwork for Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn by Annie Haslam;
Background image: Spring; background image for poster: Autumn;
‘Joshua Burnell’ logo by Ted Nasmith;
Photo by Robert Mitchell

Musicians

Joshua Burnell, vocals [1, 3-4, 6-8, 10-11, 13-14], acoustic guitars [1-8, 10, 12-14], rhythm guitar [9], electric rhythm guitar [11-12], bouzouki [5], accordion [5, 8], autoharp [12], Hammond organ [1-4, 7, 9-12, 14], piano [1-2, 10, 13], mellotron [9, 11-12], low whistle [5], whistle [5, 7, 10], drums [1-3, 5, 9, 11-14], tambourine [1-2], percussion [7];
Nathan Greaves, electric guitar [1-2], lead electric guitar [3, 11-12], bass [3, 10];
Jack Woods, mandolin [1, 9], electric guitar [9];
Matthew Mefford, bass [1, 4], double bass [6-7];
Sarah Loughran, fiddle [2];
Tim Yates, melodeon [2, 12], bass [2, 12];
France Sladen, vocals [3, 13];
Ben Burnell, additional electric guitar [3], electric guitar [4, 13], lead acoustic guitar [7], electric rhythm guitar [10], bass [10, 13];
Rachel Wilson, fiddle [5, 12];
Mark Waters, bass [5, 9, 11, 14];
Polly Bolton, mandolin [6];
Antonio Curiale, fiddle [10];
Cristina Crespo, flute [12];
Rachel Brown, cello [13];
Angela Gordon, low whistle [14]

Tracks

  1. Two Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (5.07)
  2. Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) tune (3.20)
  3. High Germany (Roud 904; G/D 1:96) (3.09)
  4. The Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (6.29)
  5. Behind the Haystack: Behind the Haystack / Behind the Bush in the Garden / The Hole in the Hedge tunes (3.41)
  6. Robin Hood and the Pedlar (Roud 333; Child 132) (4.19)
  7. The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154) (3.09)
  8. Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (2.36)
  9. King of the Fairies tune (3.40)
  10. Mrs McGrath (Roud 678; Henry H131) (3.56)
  11. Reynardine the Werefox (Roud 397; Laws P15; G/D 2:333) (6.00)
  12. The Banshee Set: Liisa Pessi / The Banshee / Farewell to Tchernobyl tunes (4.11)
  13. The Nightingale (8.26)
  14. Farewell to Tarwathie (Roud 2562; G/D 1:15) (4.18)

All tracks trad. arr. Joshua Burnell except
track 1 lyrics verses 1-4 trad., all other verses Joshua Burnell;
Track 13 lyrics based on trad. Danish Näktergalen (e.g. on Folk och Rackare, Rackbag), adapted by Joshua Burnell

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much to Joshua Burnell for sending me a copy of this CD and for his kind words and praise of Mainly Norfolk.