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Far Over the Fell

Paul and Linda Adams: Far Over the Fell (Sweet Folk and Country SFA 027)

Far Over the Fell
Songs and Ballads of Cumbria
Paul and Linda Adams

Sweet Folk and Country SFA 027 (LP, UK, 1975)

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Recorded at Mid-Wales Sound Studios, 17-18 February 1975;
Produced and engineered by Alan Green;
Sleeve design by Paul Adams;
Engraving: Keswick Lake seen from above Lowdore by William Westall (1781-1850)


Paul Adams, vocals [2, 4, 6, 8, 10-11], percussion [1];
Linda Adams, vocals [1-10, 12], guitar [3-4, 6-7, 9-12], piano [4];
Alan Green, bass [4]


Side 1Side 2
  1. The Keswick Driver (3.30)
  2. Jolly Boys Song (Roud 614; TYG 53) (2.08)
  3. Jimmy's Enlisted (Roud 3503) (2.10)
  4. The German Clockwinder (Roud 17774) (2.17)
  5. A Brisk Young Sailor (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (1.42)
  6. King Dunmail (3.26)
  1. The Lament of the Border Widow (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (1.59)
  2. Tarry Woo' (Roud 1472) (1.59)
  3. The Sun Shines Fair on Carlisle Wall (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193; TYG 73) (3.35)
  4. Paul Jones (Roud 967; Laws A4) (2.56)
  5. Farewell to the Miner (1.56)
  6. The Witch of the Westmorlands (3.48)

All tracks trad. arr. Adams except
Track 1 Robbie Ellis;
Track 6 trad. arr. White, Adams;
Track 8 trad. arr. Bettinson, Adams;
Track 11 Paul Adams;
Track 12 Archie Fisher

> Folk Music > Records > Paul and Linda Adams: Country Hirings

Country Hirings

Paul and Linda Adams: Country Hirings (Sweet Folk and Country SFA 053)

Country Hirings
Songs of Cumbria and the Border
Paul and Linda Adams

Sweet Folk and Country SFA 053 (LP, UK, 1976)

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Recorded at Fellside Recordings, Workington, Cumbria, February 1976;
Engineered by Bernard Whitty;
Produced by Paul Adams;
Front cover photograph: Shepherd Isaac Cookson of Mardale by Joseph Hardman, 1927, by courtesy of the Abbot Hall Museum, Kendal;
Sleeve design by Paul Adams


Paul Adams, vocals [1, 3-6, 8, 10-12], spoons [7];
Linda Adams, vocals [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13], guitar [1-5, 7-8, 10, 12-13], English concertina [6];
Geoff Purvis, fiddle [1, 3-4, 7, 10];
Terry Docherty, vocals [4, 10], guitar [3-4, 7, 10], Appalachian dulcimer [2];
Neil Bettinson, Anglo concertina [3], melodeon [12];
Tom Allsopp, vocals [10]


Side 1Side 2
  1. Country Hirings (Roud 12510)
  2. Wellington Disaster
  3. Shepherd's Life / Lark in the Morning
  4. Bonnie Maisry
  5. Tups
  6. John Peel's Lament
  1. The Widow of Westmorland's Daughter (Roud 228; G/D 7:1439) / Blackthorn Stick / Saddle the Pony
  2. Parton Collier's Lament
  3. Beagle Inn
  4. Phillipson's Curse
  5. Walney Cockfight
  6. Eskdale & Ennerdale Hunt Song
  7. North Country Lass (Roud 1367; G/D 5:1058)

All tracks trad. arr. Adams except
Tracks 2, 5 Mike Lyddiard;
Track 7 trad. arr. A.L. Lloyd, Adams;
Track 10 Norman Bell

> Folk Music > Records > Paul and Linda Adams: Among the Old Familiar Mountains

Among the Old Familiar Mountains

Paul and Linda Adams: Among the Old Familiar Mountains (Fellside FE006)

Among the Old Familiar Mountains
Paul and Linda Adams

Fellside Recordings FE006 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Sleeve picture: engraving of Stickle Tarn, Langdale Pikes, from a colour reproduction by Frnk Graham, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Sleeve design by Mary Blood


Linda Adams, vocals, guitar, concertina;
Paul Adams, vocals, flageolet, percussion;
Terry Docherty, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, chorus;
John Reay, bouzouki, mandolin, chorus;
Geoff Purvis, fiddle;
Tony Renney, bass;
Olwyn Reay, Neil Bettinson, additional chorus


Side 1Side 2
  1. The Witch of the Westmorlands
  2. The Fall of the Leaf (Roud 848)
  3. A Fine Hunting Day (Roud 1172)
  4. The Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444)
  5. Copshawholme Fair (Roud 9139) / Keswick Bonnie Lassies
  6. Rosie Nell (Roud 2870)
  7. Long Meg & Her Daughters (3.32)
  1. The Horn of the Hunter (Roud 1859)
  2. The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (3.21)
  3. The Dowie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215)
  4. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.05)
  5. Swarthfell Rocks (Roud 1578)
  6. My Miner Lad (Roud 2599)
  7. Farewell to the Fells

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Archie Fisher;
Track 7 Stuart Lawrence;
Track 8 Jackson Gillbanks;
Track 14 Mike Lyddiard

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