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The Teacups: One for the Pot

The Teacups: One for the Pot (Haystack TEA001)

One for the Pot
The Teacups

Haystack Records TEA001 (CD, UK, 9 September 2013)

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Recorded by Anis Finn at Newcastle University in November 2012;
Design and photography by Seth Tinsley

Musicians

Rosie Calvert, Will Finn, Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, vocals

Tracks

  1. As I Roved Out (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (3.01)
  2. T Stands for Thomas (Roud 419; Henry H593) (4.16)
  3. Lincolnshire Poacher (Roud 299) (1.47)
  4. Ripples (3.31)
  5. A Country Life (Roud 1752) (3.41)
  6. Babes in the Wood (Roud 288; Laws Q34) (2.55)
  7. General Taylor (Roud 216) (4.32)
  8. Dance to Your Daddy (Roud 2439) (2.39)
  9. Jolly Rogues (Roud 130; G/D 3:704) (2.23)
  10. Bold Riley (Roud 18160) (5.32)

All tracks trad. arr. The Teacups except
Track 4 words Katrina Porteous, music Alistair Anderson arr. The Teacups, Andy Parr;
Track 8 words trad. / Kate Locksley, music trad. arr. The Teacups

> Folk Music > Records > The Teacups: Of Labour and Love

The Teacups: Of Labour and Love

The Teacups: Of Labour and Love (Haystack HAYCD007)

Of Labour and Love
The Teacups

Haystack Records HAYCD007 (CD, UK, 13 July 2015)

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Produced and mixed by Pete Ord;
Recorded at Newcastle University Studios, StackStudios and on location in Newcastle;
Mastered by Barry Gardner;
Photography by Marc Brimacombe;
Artwork and design by Katy Coope

Folking.com review by Mike Davies

Musicians

Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert, Will Finn, vocals

with
Gavin Davenport, Jamie Roberts, Katriona Gilmore, Stu Hanna, Cliff Ward, Jade Rhiannon, vocals [5]

Tracks

  1. The Bellringing (Roud 1515) (3.39)
  2. My Son John (Roud 678; Henry H131) (1.44)
  3. Sugar in the Hold (2.51)
  4. Oxford City (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (4.22)
  5. Labouring Man (Roud 1156) (3.02)
  6. The Drowned Lovers (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (4.01)
  7. Ye Mariners All (Roud 1191) (2.06)
  8. The Antiguan Graveyard (4.20)
  9. The Rapper Set: Calling-On Song / Drummond Castle / Seven Stars (3.40)
  10. Journey's End (The Parting Song) (2.25)

All tracks trad. arr. The Teacups except
Track 8 Kate Locksley;
Track 10 words Judy B. Goodenough, music Tommy Makem

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> Folk Music > Records > Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Across the Water

Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Across the Water

Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Across the Water (Haystack HAYCD010)

Across the Water
Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

Haystack Records HAYCD010 (CD, UK, 9 December 2016)

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Produced and mixed by Pete Ord;
Recorded at Half-Ton Studios, The Cold Rooms and StackStudios;
Mastered by Pete Maher, London;
Photography by Louise Bichan;
Artwork and design by Natalie Reid and Andy Stephenson

Musicians

Alex Cumming, vocals, accordion;
Nicola Beazley, fiddle, vocals

with
Evan Carson, bodhrán, percussion;
Matt Downer, double bass;
Naomi Rowland, cello;
Pete Ord, guitar, percussion, vocals

Tracks

  1. Bonny Ship the Diamond (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (4.27)
  2. Bethan’s (5.29)
  3. Billy Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (5.00)
  4. The Breakfast Set (8.21)
  5. Streets of Forbes (Roud 20764) (3.48)
  6. Lachlan Tigers (4.23)
  7. Enrico (3.23)
  8. Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (6.05)
  9. Across the Water (7.08)
  10. Come Me Lads (Roud 1238) (5.31)

All tracks trad. except
Track 2 Nicola Beazley;
Track 9a Alex Cumming, Nicola Beazley;
Track 9b Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps

> Folk Music > Records > Alex Cumming: Short Sharp Show

Alex Cumming: Short Sharp Show

Alex Cumming: Short Sharp Show (private issue)

Short Sharp Show
Alex Cumming

private issue (DL EP, UK, 18 December 2017)

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Nothing to do with John Short, this EP features songs and tunes from Alex Cumming's current solo touring project, A Short Sharp Show, “a multi-media performance looking at the collections of Cecil Sharp and his hugely influential collaborators Olive Dame Campbell, Maud Karpeles and Mary Neal.”

Recorded and mixed by Tom Wright at Powered Flight Music, Sheffield, in September 2017

Musicians

Alex Cumming, vocals, piano accordion, piano

Tracks

  1. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (3.58)
  2. Draw Back / Blue Eyed Stranger (3.41)
  3. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (4.32)
  4. Dearest Dickie / Constant Billy (4.04)
  5. Lady Isabel and the Elfen Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (4.24)
  6. Three Huntsmen of Cape Ann (Roud 283; G/D 2:283) (3.36)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Will Finn & Rosie Calvert: Beneath This Place

Will Finn & Rosie Calvert: Beneath This Place

Will Finn & Rosie Calvert: Beneath This Place (Haystack HAYCD012)

Beneath This Place
Will Finn & Rosie Calvert

Haystack Records HAYCD012 (CD, UK, 1 June 2018)

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Produced and mixed by Pete Ord;
Recorded at Half-Ton Studios and StackStudios;
Mastered by Katie Tavini;
Photography by Mark Brimacombe;
Artwork and design by Ellin Grassick

Musicians

Will Finn, Rosie Calvert, vocals, piano, glockenspiel, guitar, banjo, …;
Ewan Carson, bodhrán, percussion;
Matt Downer, double bass;
Sam Partridge, flute, whistles;
Seth Tinsley, guitar

Tracks

  1. Banks of Sacramento (Roud 319) (3.29)
  2. The January Man (4.09)
  3. MacDonald's / Tico Tico (4.05)
  4. The Shores of Old Blighty (5.21)
  5. Paddy's Lamentation (Roud 2314) (5.06)
  6. Scampo (3.42)
  7. Gill's Jig (4.23)
  8. The Cottager's Reply (3.55)
  9. Twenty Months at Sea / The Priory (5.38)
  10. Midwinter Waltz / Into the Unknown (5.00)
  11. Crossing the Bar (3.36)

Tracks 1, 3a, 5 trad.;
Track 2 Dave Goulder;
Track 3b Zequinha de Abreu;
Track 4 Graeme Miles;
Tracks 6-7 Rosie Calvert;
Track 8 Frank Mansell / Chris Wood;
Tracks 9ab Will Finn;
Track 10a Larry Edelman;
Track 10b Patrick McHale;
Track 11 Alfred Lord Tennyson / Rani Arbo

> Folk Music > Records > Alex Cumming: Isolation Sessions: The Songs

Alex Cumming: Isolation Sessions: The Songs

Alex Cumming: Isolation Sessions: The Songs (private issue)

Isolation Sessions: The Songs
Alex Cumming

private issue (DL, UK, 25 March 2020)

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A very special album of a capella songs recorded in a quarantine home studio set up! A mix of ballads, chorus songs and even a hymn.

Musicians

Alex Cumming, vocals

Tracks

  1. Bold Nelson (Roud 18837) (3.17)
  2. Convict of Clonmel (Roud V15368) (3.24)
  3. Brave Wolfe (Roud 961, 624; Laws A1) (2.47)
  4. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (5.10)
  5. Brisk Young Widow (Roud 2438) (2.26)
  6. How Can I Keep from Singing? (4.13)
  7. Polly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (3.30)
  8. Green and Pleasant Land (2.41)
  9. Watchet Sailor (Roud 917; Laws P4) (3.06)
  10. Bright String of Pearls (4.23)
  11. Bonus: Twenty Seconds is the Plan (Hilo Parody) (2.14)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 words trad., music Robert Wadsworth Lowry;
Track 8 words William Blake;
Track 10 John Kirkpatrick;

> Folk Music > Records > Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Live in Toronto

Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Live in Toronto

Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley: Live in Toronto (private issue)

Live in Toronto
Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

private issue (DL EP, UK, 1 April 2020)

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This live EP features 4 tracks from the forthcoming studio album and two previously unrecorded tracks.

Recorded by Dave Neale live at a house concert in Toronto, 2018;
Drawing byJune Harman during the 2018 Canadian tour

Musicians

Alex Cumming, vocals, accordion;
Nicola Beazley, fiddle, vocals

Tracks

  1. Bird Song (3.37)
  2. Mister Isaac's Maggot / Bostons (6.02)
  3. Lady Isabel (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (5.19)
  4. Child of the Library (4.23)
  5. French Canadian Set (4.31)
  6. A Miner's Life (Roud 3510) (3.52)

Track 1 trad. USA;
Track 2a trad English dance tune (1695);
Track 2b Alex Cumming;
Tracks 3, 6 trad.;
Track 4 Piers Cawley;
Track 5a Nicola Beazley;
Track 5b trad. Quebecois reel

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Other records with The Teacups or Alex Cumming

James Findlay, Sport and Play, CD, Fellside FECD238, 2011

James Findlay, Another Day Another Story, CD, Fellside FECD252, 2012

Marc Block, The Hawthorn Spring, CD, Hairpin HAIRPIN003, 2014

Ange Hardy, The Lament of the Black Sheep, CD, Story STREC1653, 2014

Ange Hardy, The Little Holly Tree, CD EP, Story STREC1655, 2014

Ninebarrow: The Waters and the Wild (Ninebarrow 9BTWTW) Ninebarrow, The Waters and the Wild, CD, Ninebarrow 9BTWTW, 2018

Bellwether: Bellwether (own label) Bellwether, Bellwether, DL EP, own label, 4 September 2020