> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery: Weave & Spin

Lady Maisery: Weave & Spin

Lady Maisery: Weave & Spin (RootBeat RBRCD09)

Weave & Spin
Lady Maisery

RootBeat Records RBRCD09 (CD, UK, 29 June 2011)

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Produced, recorded and mixed by Andy Bell;
Photography by John Stuckey; photos taken at Underbank Chapel Schoolroom, Sheffield;
Design by Rhiannon Taylor

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion, clogs;
Hazel Askew, vocals, harp, concertina;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, ban-sitar

Tracks

  1. I Know My Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (3.26)
  2. Minoorne Labajalg waltz / Elin's Trall polska (3.19)
  3. Portland Town (2.41)
  4. The Changeling's Lullaby (4.42)
  5. Nottamun Fair (Roud 1044) (4.37)
  6. My Boy Jack (1.51)
  7. The Colour of Amber (Roud 1716) (4.07)
  8. The Capable Wife (Roud 281; Laws Q1; Henry H702) (1.58)
  9. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (4.27)
  10. Har du sett polska / Lads and Lasses 3/2 hornpipe (4.04)
  11. Mary Anne (2.45)
  12. Willie's Lady (Roud 220; Child 6; G/D 2:346) (7.18)
  13. Primrose Polka / Bluebell Polka (4.05)
  14. Sleep On Beloved (Roud 15632) (3.16)

All tracks trad. arr. Lady Maisery except
Track 2b Elin Lyth, learnt from Kraja;
Track 3 Derroll Adams;
Track 4 words Gavin Davenport, music Jess Arrowsmith;
Track 6 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy;
Track 11 Fred W. Leigh, George Bastow;
Track 12b Hazel Askew;
Track 14 trad. / Sarah Dudney, Ira D. Sankey

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery: This Woman's Work

Lady Maisery: This Woman's Work

Lady Maisery: This Woman's Work (RootBeat RBRCD18)

This Woman's Work
Lady Maisery

RootBeat Records RBRCD18 (download-only single, UK, 4 March 2013)

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A charity download single released om Monday 4 March 2013 in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8. All profits from the single will be going to support the work of End Violence Against Women.

Produced and engineered by Andy Bell;
Cover artwork by Joel Stewart

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion;
Hazel Askew, vocals, harp, concertina;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, banjo

Tracks

  1. This Woman's Work (3.12)

Track 1 Kate Bush

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery: Mayday

Lady Maisery: Mayday

Lady Maisery: Mayday (RootBeat RBRCD19)

Mayday
Lady Maisery

RootBeat Records RBRCD19 (CD, UK, 10 June 2013)

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Produced and engineered by Andy Bell;
Mastering by Dean Honer;
Photography by Gaylan Nazhad;
Cover artwork by Joel Stewart;
Graphic design by Rhiannon Taylor

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion, percussive dance;
Hazel Askew, vocals, harp, concertina, ankle bells;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, banjo

Tracks

  1. The Crow on the Cradle (4.10)
  2. The False Young Man (Roud 419) (3.55)
  3. Palaces of Gold (3.07)
  4. Katy Cruel (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) (2.15)
  5. Lady Maisry (Roud 45; Child 65) (6.33)
  6. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (5.14)
  7. Constant Billy / The Lie of the Land (3.21)
  8. This Woman's Work (3.12)
  9. The Lady and the Blacksmith (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (2.39)
  10. Intro—The Grey Selkie (0.28)
  11. The Grey Selkie (Roud 197; Child 113) (5.20)
  12. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.08)

Track 1 Sydney Carter;
Track 3 Leon Rosselson;
Track 7b Andy Letcher;
Track 8 Kate Bush

Promo Video

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery: Cycle

Lady Maisery: Cycle

Lady Maisery: Cycle (RootBeat RBRCD33)

*** Mainly Norfolk's Album of the Year 2016 ***

Cycle
Lady Maisery

RootBeat Records RBRCD33 (CD, UK, 28 October 2016)

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Hannah James at the Lady Maisery gig at Club Moments, Bremen, 2 February 2017; photo © Axel Wemheuer Rowan Rheingans at the Lady Maisery gig at Club Moments, Bremen, 2 February 2017; photo © Axel Wemheuer Hazel Askew at the Lady Maisery gig at Club Moments, Bremen, 2 February 2017; photo © Axel Wemheuer

Lady Maisery at Club Moments, Bremen, 2 February 2017;
photos © Axel Wemheuer

Produced by Hazel Askew, Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Dylan Fowler;
Recorded by Dylan Fowler at Stiwdio Felin Fach;
Mastered by Minerva Pappi in Helsinki;
Artwork by Thomas Shahan and Kathleen Neeley;
Design by Alan James at Oakleaf Graphics

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion, foot percussion;
Hazel Askew, vocals, harp, concertina, ankle bells;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, viola, bansitar, banjo, piano

with
Dylan Fowler, kantele, tabrwdd

Tracks

  1. Sing for the Morning (4.56)
  2. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (4.46)
  3. Honest Work (2.38)
  4. Season I – The Sun Returns (2.01)
  5. Bagpipers / Sheila's 70 (5.50)
  6. A Father's Lullaby (Roud 21866) (5.19)
  7. Season II – Beautiful Leaves (2.38)
  8. So Far (1.51)
  9. Diggers' Song (2.28)
  10. Ēostre (3.10)
  11. Order & Chaos (4.04)
  12. Season III – The Winter of Life (Roud 1308) (2.08)
  13. Land on the Shore (Roud 5716) (2.48)

Track 1 words Rowan Rheingans, music Rowan Rheingans, trad.;
Track 2 Richard Fariña;
Track 3 Todd Rundgren;
Track 4 words from Hymn XXXIII ‘Another’ by Reverend John Newton, music Hannah James;
Track 5a trad.;
Track 5b Hannah James;
Track 6 words trad., Hazel Askew, music Hazel Askew;
Track 7 words from Frank Kidson Broadside Collection Vol. 10, music Rowan Rheingans;
Track 8 words Toby Litt, muic Emily Hall;
Track 9 words Gerrard Winstanley, music trad.;
Tracks 10-11 Hazel Askew;
Track 12 words from ‘In the Winter of Life’ coll. by Sabine Baring-Gould from Charles Arscott of South Zea, Devon, with additional lines from a selection of broadsides, music Hazel Askew;
Track 13 trad.

Video

Lady Maisery sing Order and Chaos at Downend Folk Club in Christ Church, Downend, Bristol, on 18 November 2016:

> Folk Music > Records > Coven: Unholy Choir

Coven: Unholy Choir

Coven: Unholy Choir (Coven COVENCD01)

Unholy Choir
Coven

Coven COVENCD01 (DL EP, UK, 19 March 2017)

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Recorded by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow at Cooper Hall, Frome;
Mixed and mastered by Neil Ferguson;
Cover photo by Elly Lucas;
Design and layout by Martin Rowsell at Simply Marvellous Music

Musicians

Belinda O'Hooley, vocals [1-6], piano [1-6];
Heidi Tidow, vocals [1-6];
Hannah James, vocals [1-6], accordion [1, 3, 5], feet [1, 5];
Rowan Rheingans, vocals [1-6], fiddle [2-3, 5], beans [4];
Hazel Askew, vocals [1-6], harp [1, 4], bells [5];
Grace Petrie, vocals [1-6], guitar [2, 4-5]

Tracks

  1. Coil & Spring (4.09)
  2. Bread & Roses (2.52)
  3. This Woman's Work (3.22)
  4. Quitting Time (3.50)
  5. If There's a Fire in Your Heart (4.13)
  6. Never Turning Back (live) (2.37)

Track 1 Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Boff Whalley;
Track 2 words James Oppenheim, music Rowan Rheingans;
Track 3 Kate Bush;
Track 4 Maggie Roche;
Track 5 Grace Petrie;
Track 6 Pat Humphries

Video

Coven perform This Woman's Work at the International Women's Day Concert 2016 at The Guildhall, Leicester, on 7 March 2016:

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery: Live

Lady Maisery: Live

Lady Maisery: Live (Lady Maisery LM04)

Live
Lady Maisery

Lady Maisery LM04 (CD, UK, 6 October 2018)

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For Autumn 2018, Lady Maisery announce a new live album. It contains 13 tracks of live versions of material from their three studio albums Cycle, Mayday and Weave & Spin, and pre-release copies will be available at gigs in Autumn/Winter 2018 before an official release in 2019. The album captures the true depth of their sound and the impact of their three voices in instruments in the moment, weaving together to create a force of nature.
[Spiral Earth]

Recorded by Neil Segrott and Tom Stanier at Reeth Memorial Hall and Staveley Village Hall;
Mixed and mastered by Neil Segrott;
Front cover image by Kathleen Neeley;
Design by Alan James at Rendition Graphics

Musicians

Hazel Askew, vocals, harp, melodeon, ankle bells;
Hannah James, vocals, accordion, foot percussion;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, viola, bansitar

Tracks

  1. Katy Cruel (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) (2.25)
  2. The Crow on the Cradle (4.43)
  3. Portland Town (2.46)
  4. Poor Man's Lamentation (3.41)
  5. Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (4.34)
  6. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (5.44)
  7. London Lights (Roud 18815) (4.37)
  8. Sing for the Morning (5.32)
  9. Soil & Soul (4.26)
  10. The Grey Selkie (Roud 197; Child 113) (5.46)
  11. Honest Work (2.40)
  12. Order & Chaos (4.18)
  13. Bagpipers / Sheila's 70 (6.30)

Tracks 1, 6-7, 13a trad.;
Track 2 Sydney Carter;
Track 3 Derroll Adams;
Track 4 words Uriahs Smart, music Hannah James;
Track 5 Richard Fariña;
Track 8-9 Rowan Rheingans;
Track 10 trad., Hazel Askew;
Track 11 Todd Rundgren;
Track 12 Hazel Askew;
Track 13b Hannah James

Tracks 3, 6 are originally from Weave & Spin (2011);
Tracks 1-2, 10 are originally from Mayday (2013);
Tracks 5, 8, 11-13 are originally from Cycle (2016);
Tracks 4, 7, 9 are originally from Songs of Separation (2016)

> Folk Music > Records > Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise

Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise

Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Awake, Arise (Many a Thousand MATR19001)

Awake, Arise
A Winter Album
Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Many a Thousand Records MATR19001 (book w/ CD, UK, 6 December 2019)

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Produced by Lady Maisery, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, and Neil Segrott;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Neil Segrott;
Album artwork by Ihomas Shahan;
Photos by Caraway Studios, Elly Lucas, Emily Fairweather, and Barry Saveli;
Design by Alan James at Rendition Graphics

Folk Radio UK review by David Kidman

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, accordion, percussion;
Hazel Askew, vocals, melodeon, harp, shruti box;
Rowan Rheingans, vocals, fiddle, viola, banjo, baritone banjo;
Jimmy Aldridge, vocals, banjo, guitar;
Sid Goldsmith, vocals, guitar, double bass

Tracks

  1. Sing We All Merrily (Roud 13245) (3.24)
  2. Up in the Morning Early (Roud V12718) / The Christmas Road (4.17)
  3. Bring Hither Now the Holly Bough (2.41)
  4. Carol Reading / Shortly Before 8.30pm (1.27)
  5. Hail! Smiling Morn (Roud 1346) (2.56)
  6. Winter Berries (2.20)
  7. The Old Churchyard (Roud 3386) (4.01)
  8. The Bear Song (4.03)
  9. Night Came Early (1.36)
  10. The King (Roud 19109) (3.05)
  11. Da Day Dawn / Like as the Thrush in Winter (4.34)
  12. The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154) (3.46)
  13. Snow Falls (4.11)
  14. Wassail Recipe (0.46)
  15. Cornish Wassail (Roud 209) (2.35)
  16. Heading for Home (4.05)
  17. Hope Is Before Us (4.26)

Track 1 trad., rewritten and added verses by Hannah James;
Track 2a verses Robert Burns, chorus trad. collected by Robert Burns, tune trad. Cold and Raw;
Tracks 2b, 9 Lauri Lee (1914-1997): Village Christmas: And Other Notes on the English Year (2016);
Track 3 words Stephen Fawcett, first published in Bradford Legends (1872), tune Christopher Edwin Willing;
Track 5 Reginald Spofforth;
Track 6 Thomas Furly Forster: The Pocket Encyclopaedia of Natural Phenomena (1827);
Track 7 trad. from Almeda Riddle, with some lines from Silas W. Leonard, A.D. Fillmore: The Christian Psalmist (Louisville, KY, 1854);
Track 8 Rowan Rheingans;
Tracks 10, 15 trad.;
Track 11a trad. Shetland fiddle tune;
Track 11b Edmond Holmes (1902);
Track 12 Thomas Doubleday (1821) / trad.;
Track 13 John Tams (1980);
Track 14 a 1722 recipe of Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, from Dorothy Hartley: Food in England (London: MacDonald and Jane's, 1954);
Track 16 Peggy Seeger;
Track 17 words William Morris: Chants for Socialists (1885), rewritten and added to by Hazel Askew, tune Hazel Askew

Video