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The Voice of the People

This anthology of 491 recordings of English, Irish and Scottish traditional music on 20CDs was published in October 1998. Its content is drawn mainly from Topic Records' back catalogue of albums from the vinyl era, but also from old 78rpm recordings now in the public domain, and from private collections.

Compilation, research and notes by Reg Hall;
Production by Tony Engle and Reg Hall;
Edited digital transfers from original sources by Tony Engle, Charlie Crump (using CEDAR), Paul Marsh, Reg Hall and Tony Dixon;
Mastering by Tony Dixon;
Sleeve design by John Haxby, Art Surgery, Edinburgh

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Series Update

In April 2012 the Voice of the People series was updated with four more volumes of songs from the Peter Kennedy and Bob Copper collections, compiled and annotated by Shirley Collins, Steve Roud and Rod Stradling. In April 2014 four volumes of mostly Peter Kennedy recordings were added; they were selected and presented by Reg Hall.

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Come Let Us Buy the Licence

Come Let Us Buy the Licensce (Topic TSCD651)

The Voice of the People Volume 1:
Come Let Us Buy the Licence
Songs of Courtship and Marriage
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD651 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Sarah Makem: I Courted a Wee Girl (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.41)
    recorded in the singer's home, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1967;
    from Ulster Ballad Singer (12T182, 1968)
  2. Geoff Ling: The Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2) (2.49)
    recorded by Keith Summers in Cyril Poacher's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, November 17, 1974;
    from Singing Traditions of a Suffolk Family (12TS292, 1977)
  3. Mary Ann Haynes: Lovely Johnny (Roud 5168) (0.49)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 1, 1974;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  4. Tommy McGrath: The Colleen from Coolbaun (Roud 9233) (2.51)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Jimmy Power in Haughton's pub, Ross, Co. Waterford, December 6, 1965
  5. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Our Captain Calls All Hands (Roud 602) (2.41)
    recorded by Marvyn Plunkett in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, September 1956
  6. Willie Clancy: The Song of the Riddles (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842) (3.38)
    recorded by Bill Leader in a pub in Carraroe, Co. Galway, 1967;
    from The Minstrel from Clare (12T175, 1967)
  7. Jimmy McBeath: The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (3.39)
    recorded by Peter Hall in a private house in Scotland, July 19 or 21, 1971;
    from Bound to Be a Row (12T303, 1978)
  8. Paddy Tunney: The Old Man Rocking the Cradle (Roud 357) (3.02)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Flowery Vale (12TS289, 1976)
  9. Harry Cox: The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (2.45)
    recording studio, London, 1934; organised by E.J. Moeran; matrix OC88-1;
    from Down By the Riverside (Decca OC87/88)
  10. Rose Murphy fiddle: The Lonely Maid reel (1.15)
    recorded by John Leonard and David Baker for Radio Sheffield in Maltby, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1976;
    from Milltown Lass: Old Time Irish Fiddle and Accordion (12TS316, 1977)
  11. Joe Heaney: Who Are You My Pretty Fair Maid? (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (3.05)
    recording studio, London, February 1960
  12. Jack Norris acc. accordion: The Gown of Green (Roud 1085; G/D 4:907) (2.36)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett and Reg Hall in the singer's home, Whiteman's Green, Cuckfield, Sussex, June 22, 1957
  13. Belle Stewart: The Bonnie Wee Lassie Fae Gouroch (Roud 5212) (3.10)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  14. Phil Tanner: The Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (3.16)
    recording studio, London, November 1936; matrix CA 16055-1; Columbia FB1570
  15. Eddie Butcher: David's Flowery Vale (Roud 2943) (4.03)
    recorded by Hugh Shields in the singer's home, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 1946
  16. Turp Brown: So Abroad As I Was Walking (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157) (1.41)
    recorded by Bob Copper in Cheriton, near Arlesford, Hampshire, November 1957;
    from BBC 26349 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  17. Margaret Barry acc. banjo: The Blarney Stone (Roud 4800) (2.25)
    recorded by Bill Leader in Johnny Ambrose's home, Hampstead, London, 1955; Topic TRC99, 1956
  18. Walter Pardon: Peggy Benn (Roud 661) (3.10)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, June 24, 1978;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  19. Martin Gorman w/ chorus: The Little Drummer (Roud 2302; G/D 1:86) (3.25)
    recorded by Reg Hall in the clubroom at The Fox, Islington Green, London, November 16, 1966
  20. Joseph Taylor: The Gypsy Girl (Roud 229; Laws O4) (1.43)
    recording studio, London, July 9, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; Gramophone Co. matrix 8752e;
    from Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  21. Jimmy McBeath: Bound to Be a Row (Roud 1616; G/D 7:1287) (2.35)
    recorded by Peter Hall in a private house in Scotland, July 19 or 20, 1971;
    from Bound to Be a Row (12T303, 1978)
  22. Micho Russell: Nora Daly (Roud 8002) (4.02)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in O'Connor's bar, Doolin, Co. Claire, January 1974;
    from The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare (12TS251, 1975)
  23. Paddy Tunney: When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold (Roud 990; Laws O20) (3.30)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from A Wild Bee's Nest (12T139, 1965)
  24. Jeannie Robertson w/ chorus: An Old Man Come Courting Me (Roud 210) (3.44)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a concert in The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, August 13, 1967;
    from Festival at Blairgowrie (12T181, 1968)

> Folk Music > Records > My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean

My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean

My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean (Topic TSCD652)

The Voice of the People Volume 2:
My Ship Shall Sail the Ocean
Songs of Tempest and Sea Battles, Sailor Lads and Fishermen
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD652 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Cyril Poacher: A Broadside (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180) (2.12)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, November 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  2. Paddy Tunney: The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116) (3.31)
    recorded by Dick Swettenham and Bill Leader at Olympic Studios, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  3. Tom Willett: Riding Down to Portsmouth (Roud 1534) (3.40)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Paul Carter in the singer's home on a caravan site near Ashford, Middlesex, 1962;
    from The Roving Journeymen (12T84, 1962)
  4. Johnny Doughty: Come My Own One, Come My Fond One (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49) (2.13)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, Summer 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  5. John Rea dulcimer: The Sailor on the Rope / The Bonnie Bunch of Roses hornpipes (2.30)
    recorded by Robin Morton in the musician's home in in Glenarm, Co. Antrim, August 1977;
    from Traditional Music on the Hammer Dulcimer (12TS373, 1979)
  6. Sam Larner: In Scarborough Town (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20) (4.03)
    recorded by Phil Donnellan for the BBC in the singer's home in Winterton, Norfolk, 1958 or 1959;
    from A Garland for Sam (12T244, 1974)
  7. Lizzie Higgins w/ chorus: Sandy's a Sailor (Roud 12924) (1.30)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a folk-club meeting in The Royal Hotel, Aberdeen, February 23, 1973
  8. Turp Brown: The Streams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688) (1.37)
    recorded by Bob Copper in Cheriton, near Arlesford, Hampshire, November 1957;
    from BBC 26249 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  9. George Ling: On Board the Leicester Castle (Roud 653) (2.31)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the home of the singer's daughter, Iris Williams, Croydon, London, April 28, 1975;
    from Singing Traditions of a Suffolk Family (12TS292, 1977)
  10. Mary Ann Carolan: In London So Fair (Roud 2989; G/D 1:178) (5.71)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home, Hill o' Rath, Co. Louth, 1978;
    from Songs from the Irish Tradition (12TS362, 1982)
  11. Walter Pardon: A Ship to Old England Came (Roud 1424) (2.55)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974
  12. Frank Verrill: Jesus at Thy Command (Roud 12925) (2.39)
    recorded by Maggie Sands in the singer's home, Staithes, Yorkshire, 1988
  13. Harry Upton: The Royal Albion (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404) (4.59)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Balcombe, Sussex, c. 1974;
    from Why Can't It Always Be Saturday? (Topic SP104, 1978)
  14. Harry Cox: The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170) (2.59)
    recording studio, London, 1934; organised by E.J. Moeran; matrix OC87-1;
    from Down By the Riverside (Decca OC87/88)
  15. Micho Russell: The Poor Little Fisherboy (Roud 912; Laws Q29; G/D 5:961) (2.28)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in O'Connor's bar, Doolin, Co. Claire, January 1974;
    from The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare (12TS251, 1975)
  16. Bob Hart: Cod Banging (Roud 1747) (1.23)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Snape, Suffolk, July 1972;
    from Songs from Suffolk (12TS225, 1973)
  17. Johnny Doughty: Round Rye Bay for More (Roud 8095) (1.45)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, August 24, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  18. Phil Tanner: Young Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (3.29)
    recording studio, London, November 1936; matrix CA 16052-2; Columbia FB1569
  19. Cyril Poacher: A Sailor and His True Love (Roud 660; Laws O30) (2.26)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, August or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  20. Bob Roberts w/ chorus: The Fish and Chip Ship (Roud 1854) (2.25)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Ryde, Isle of Wight, August 1977;
    from Songs from the Sailing Barges (12TS361, 1978)
  21. Jumbo Brightwell: The Oak and the Ash (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (3.11)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Sing, Say and Play: Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk (12TS375, 1978)
  22. Willie Scott: The Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (3.48)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his studio, Elland, Yorkshire, February 13, 1976
  23. Fred Jordan: The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037) (2.56)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  24. Walter Pardon: Jack Tar Ashore (Roud 919; Laws K39) (2.52)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974

> Folk Music > Records > O'er His Grave the Grass Grew Green

O'er His Grave the Grass Grew Green

O'er His Grave the Grass Grew Green (Topic TSCD653)

The Voice of the People Volume 3:
O'er His Grave the Grass Grew Green
Tragic Ballads
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD653 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Packie Manus Byrne: Holland Handkerchief (Roud 246; Child 272) (5.51)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Mike Yates, London, 1974;
    from Songs of a Donegal Man (12TS257, 1975)
  2. Fred Jordan: The Bonny Boy (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.32)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  3. Paddy Tunney: What Put the Blood? (Roud 200; Child 13) (3.51)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Flowery Vale (12TS289, 1976)
  4. Joseph Taylor: Worcester City (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (2.45)
    recording studio, London, July 9, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; matrix 8753e;
    from Gramophone 3-2975 and Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  5. Liz Jefferies: Willie, the Bold Sailor Boy (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (4.10)
    recorded by Barry and Chris Morgan in their own home in Bristol, September 1976
  6. Stanley Robertson: The Clattering of the Clyde Waters (Roud 91; Child 216; G/D 6:1231) (4.57)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a folk-club meeting in The Royal Hotel, Aberdeen, February 23, 1973
  7. Geordie Hanna: Young Edmund in the Lowlands Low (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189) (5.22)
    recorded by Robin Morton in Sarah Anne O'Neill's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  8. Fred Hewett: The Prickle Holly-Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) (3.32)
    recorded by Bob Copper in the singer's home, Mapledurwell, Hampshire, July 26, 1955;
    from BBC 21859 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  9. John MacDonald acc. accordion: Lord Ronald (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209) (3.08)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  10. Jumbo Brightwell: Newry Town (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260) (2.44)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Songs from the Eel's Foot (12T261, 1975)
  11. Ben Butcher: Cruel Lincoln (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187) (2.58)
    recorded by Bob Copper in the singer's home, Popham, near Winchester, Hampshire, August 12, 1955;
    from BBC 21861 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  12. Freda Palmer: Maria Marten (Roud 18814) (1.51)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Witney, Oxfordshire, October 15, 1972;
    from When Sheepshearing's Done: Countryside Songs from Southern England (12TS254, 1975)
  13. Lizzie Higgins: The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (2.26)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Aberdeen, January 1975;
    from Up and Awa' with the Laverock (12TS260, 1975)
  14. Paddy Tunney: Lady Margaret (Roud 50; Child 77) (4.57)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (12TS264, 1975)
  15. John Reilly: The Well Below the Valley (Roud 2335; Child 21) (3.17)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  16. John MacDonald: The Dewie Dens of Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (2.06)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  17. Phoebe Smith: Molly Vaughan (Roud 166; Laws O36) (4.21)
    recorded by Paul Carter and Frank Purslow in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1969;
    from Once I Had a True Love (12T193, 1970)
  18. Enos White: George Collins (Roud 147; Child 85) (2.37)
    recorded by Bob Copper in the singer's home, Axford, Hampshire, July 25, 1955;
    from BBC 21857 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  19. Belle Stewart: Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.02)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  20. Scan Tester: The Lakes of Coalflin (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228) (3.15)
    recorded by Frank Purslow and Ken Stubbs in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, October 26, 1960
  21. Nora Cleary: Willie O (Roud 22567) (1.20)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home at The Hand, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, July 1976

> Folk Music > Records > Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land

Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land

Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (Topic TSCD654)

The Voice of the People Volume 4:
Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land
Songs of Exile and Emigration
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD654 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Paddy Tunney: The Green Fields of Canada (Roud 2290; Laws M6; G/D 6:1098) (3.38)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (12TS264, 1975)
  2. Mary Ann Haynes: Erin's Lovely Home (Roud 1427; Laws M6; G/D 6:1098) (2.42)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, December 17, 1972;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  3. Eddie Butcher: Killyclare (Roud 2939) (4.20)
    recorded by Hugh Shields in the singer's home, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 1955
  4. Walter Pardon: Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221) (7.25)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974
  5. Margaret Barry acc. banjo: If You Ever Go Over to Ireland (Roud 5277) (2.21)
    recorded by Bill Leader in Johnny Ambrose's home, Hampstead, London, 1955; Topic TRC99, 1956
  6. Michael Coleman fiddle w/ piano: Farewell to Ireland / Unidentified reels (3.09)
    recording studio, New York, October 1921; matrix 87797; Columbia E7396
  7. Geordie Hanna: Brockagh Brae (Roud 5171) (4.58)
    recorded by Robin Morton in Sarah Anne O'Neill's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  8. Cyril Poacher: Australia (Roud 1488) (2.15)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, August or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  9. Willie Ross bagpipes: Leaving St Kilda slow air (2.55)
    recording studio, St. John's Wood, London, early 1930, matrix E3627-1; Parlophone E3773
  10. Paddy Tunney: Craigie Hill (Roud 5165) (4.25)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  11. Tommy McGrath: She Lived Beside the Anner (Roud 5687) (3.26)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Jimmy Power in Haughton's pub, Ross, Co. Waterford, December 6, 1965
  12. Willie Scott: You Boys o' Callieburn (Roud 6932) (5.18)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his studio, Elland, Yorkshire, February 12, 1976
  13. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: Eileen McMahon (Roud 9282) (1.42)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, mid-1968
  14. Sarah Anne O'Neill: Carrickmannon Lake (Roud 5177) (2.54)
    recorded by Robin Morton in the singer's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  15. Michael Crogan accordion: My Love She's in America / Hand Me Down the Tackle reels (3.17)
    recorded by a mobile unit in Jury's Hotel, Dublon, June 18, 1931; matrix WAR715-1; Regal MR387
  16. Willie Clancy: Erin's Lovely Lee (Roud 5327) (4.11)
    recorded by Bill Leader in a pub in Carraroe, Co. Galway, 1967;
    from The Minstrel from Clare (12T175, 1967)
  17. Chris Willett: The Old Miser (Roud 3913) (6.41)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Paul Carter in a pub near Paddock Wood, Kent, 1962;
    from The Roving Journeymen (12T84, 1962)
  18. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (Roud 1455) (2.46)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, mid-1968
  19. Sarah Anne O'Neill: John Reilly (Roud 270; Laws M8; G/D 1:22) (4.42)
    recorded by Robin Morton in the singer's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  20. Paddy Breen: Sweet Inishcara (Roud 12923) (2.03)
    recorded by Sean Davies at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, during the All-Britain Fleadh Ceol, May 8, 1966

> Folk Music > Records > Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough

Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough

Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough (Topic TSCD655)

The Voice of the People Volume 5:
Come All My Lads That Follow the Plough
The Life of Rural Working Men and Women
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD655 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Louie Fuller: Hopping Down in Kent (Roud 1715) (2.03)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Lingfield, Surrey, c. 1974;
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  2. Joe Heaney: The Rocks of Bawn (Roud 3024) (3.46)
    recorded by Dick Swettenham and Bill Leader at Olympic Studios, London, 1962 or 1963;
    from Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English (12T91, 1963)
  3. Davie Stewart: The Tarves Rant (Roud 4847; G/D 3:576) (4.32)
    recorded by Bill Leader in the singer's home, Scotland, 1967;
    from Back O' Benachie: Songs and Ballads from the Lowland East of Scotland (12T180, 1968)
  4. Sam Larner: The Pleasant Month of May (Roud 153) (1.57)
    recorded by Phil Donnellan for the BBC in the singer's home in Winterton, Norfolk, 1958 or 1959;
    from A Garland for Sam (12T244, 1974)
  5. Robert Forrester: Copshawholme Fair (Roud 9139) (2.57)
    recorded by Jack Little in Low Hesket, Cumberland, August 26, 1953;
    from Pass the Jug Round (Reynard RR002, 1982)
  6. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: The Weaver's Daughter (Roud 1277) (1.39)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in the singer's home, Copthorne, Sussex, December 3, 1955;
    from BBC 23093 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  7. Jinky Wells fiddle & vocals: The Maid of the Mill Morris dance tune (0.59)
    recording studio, London, December 20, 1936; matrix CA16128-1; EFDSS OEB377/8
  8. Straighty Flanagan: The Grazer Tribe (Roud 2998) (2.32)
    recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll in the bar at Inagh, Co. Clare, July 5, 1976
  9. John MacDonald acc. accordion: The Mains o' Fogieloan (Roud 5148) (1.57)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  10. Fred Jordan: We're All Jolly Fellows As Follow the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (2.50)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  11. Bob Hart: The Farmer's Servant (Roud 792) (2.16)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Danny and Rod Stradling in the singer's home, Snape, Suffolk, 1970
  12. Davie Stewart: I Am a Miller to My Trade (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489) (2.43)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a concert in The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, August 13, 1967;
    from Festival at Blairgowrie (12T181, 1968)
  13. Hockey Feltwell: Four Horses (Roud 12929) (2.00)
    recorded by Bill Leader, Russell Wortley and Reg Hall in The Nag's Head, Southery, Cambridgeshire, August 6, 1962
  14. Jimmy McBeath: Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (2.44)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  15. Paddy Tunney: The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) (1.04)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  16. Lizzie Higgins: Lovely Molly (Roud 1446) (4.06)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, January 5, 1968;
    from Princess of the Thistle (12T185, 1969)
  17. Paddy Beades acc. fiddle & piano accordion: The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14) (2.57)
    recording studio, Dublin, March 25, 1946; matrix CAL343-2; Regal Zonophone IZ1274
  18. Jimmy McBeath: The Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) (2.42)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  19. Harry Upton: The Rich Lady Gay (Roud 1714) (4.15)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Balcombe, Sussex, c. 1975;
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  20. Tom Lenihan: The Cranbally Farmer (Roud 6978) (3.01)
    recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll in the singer's home at Knockbrack, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, July 15, 1983
  21. Willie Kemp & Curly MacKay acc. accordion: Wi' Ma Big Kilmarnock Bonnet (Roud 5861; G/D 2:296) (2.43)
    recording studio, c. mid-1936; matrix M539; Beltona 2285
  22. Willie Scott: The Lads That Was Reared Among Heather (Roud 5127) (1.58)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  23. Eddie Butcher: Tossing the Hay (Roud 2940) (2.10)
    recorded by Hugh Shields in the singer's home, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 1955
  24. John MacDonald: Sleepytoon (Roud 9140) (1.35)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  25. The Hyde Brothers melodeons: Back o' the Haggart jig (2.55)
    recording studio, New York, c. March 1928 matrix 108906-2; Columbia 33251F

> Folk Music > Records > Tonight I'll Make You My Bride

Tonight I'll Make You My Bride

Tonight I'll Make You My Bride (Topic TSCD656)

The Voice of the People Volume 6:
Tonight I'll Make You My Bride
Ballads of True and False Lovers
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD656 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Walter Pardon: The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (2.45)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, c. 1975;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  2. Belle Stewart: Here's a Health to All True Lovers (Roud 1235) (3.37)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  3. Eddie Butcher: Another Man's Wedding (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199) (5.56)
    recorded by Hugh Shields in the singer's home, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 1955
  4. Mary Ann Carolan: The Maid of Ballymore (Roud 2991) (3.47)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home, Hill o' Rath, Co. Louth, 1978;
    from Songs from the Irish Tradition (12TS362, 1982)
  5. Stanley Robertson w/ chorus: The Ballad of the Ewe Buchts (Roud 82; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (4.44)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a folk-club meeting in The Royal Hotel, Aberdeen, February 23, 1973
  6. Nora Cleary: The Green Wedding (Roud 93; Child 221; G/D 5:1024) (4.13)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home at The Hand, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, July 1976
  7. Jimmy Knights: Marrowbones (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318) (2.53)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Little Glemham, Suffolk, April 3, 1975;
    from Sing, Say and Play: Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk (12TS375, 1978)
  8. Paddy Tunney: The Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (3.07)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  9. Lizzie Higgins: The Forester (Roud 67; Child 110; G/D 7:1465) (3.13)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Aberdeen, January 1975;
    from Up and Awa' with the Laverock (12TS260, 1975)
  10. Cyril Poacher: The Maid and the Magpie (Roud 1532) (2.29)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, Agust or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  11. Phoebe Smith: Young Ellender (Roud 1417) (4.48)
    recorded by Paul Carter and Frank Purslow in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1969;
    from Once I Had a True Love (12T193, 1970)
  12. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Colin and Phoebe (Roud 512) (3.31)
    recorded by Frank Purslow and Ken Stubbs in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 27, 1960
  13. Liz Jefferies: Matt Highland (Roud 2880) (3.50)
    recorded by Barry and Chris Morgan in their own home in Bristol, September 1976
  14. Packie Manus Byrne: Molly Bawn (Roud 166; Laws O36) (5.33)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Mike Yates, London, 1974;
    from Songs of a Donegal Man (12TS257, 1975)
  15. Joseph Taylor: Bold William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169) (3.47)
    recording studio, London, July 11, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; matrix 2518f;
    from Gramophone 02148 and Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  16. Nora Cleary: The Bold Trooper (Roud 311) (3.43)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home at The Hand, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, 1976;
    from The Lambs on the Green Hills: Songs from County Clare (12TS369, 1978)
  17. Geordie Hanna: Kate of Ballinamore (Roud 5172) (3.06)
    recorded by Robin Morton in Sarah Anne O'Neill's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  18. Lizzie Higgins: The Laird o' the Dainty Doonby (Roud 864; G/D 7:1488) (2.55)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, January 5, 1968;
    from Princess of the Thistle (12T185, 1969)
  19. Mary Ann Haynes: Long A-Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (3.15)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 17, 1974;
    from Sussex Harvest (12T258, 1975)
  20. Paddy Tunney: The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (Roud 2124) (5.05)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (12TS264, 1975)

> Folk Music > Records > First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty

First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty

First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty (Topic TSCD657)

The Voice of the People Volume 7:
First I'm Going to Sing You a Ditty
Rural Fun and Frolics
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD657 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Johnny Doughty: Herring's Heads (Roud 128) (3.12)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, August 24, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  2. Tommy McGrath w/ chorus: Burke's Engine (Roud 9228) (3.38)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Jimmy Power in Haughton's pub, Ross, Co. Waterford, December 6, 1965
  3. Scan Tester concertina: Untitled Schottische (2.07)
    recorded by Reg Hall in his own home, Croydon, August 19, 1964;
    from I Never Played to Many Posh Dances (2-12TS455/6, 1990)
  4. Jimmy McBeath: You Canna Put It On to Sandy (Roud 5143) (2.28)
    recorded by Peter Hall in a private house in Scotland, July 19/20, 1971;
    from Bound to Be a Row (12T303, 1978)
  5. Rose Murphy fiddle: Ladybower's / The Sister reels (3.19)
    recorded by John Leonard and David Baker for Radio Sheffield in Maltby, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1976;
    from Milltown Lass: Old Time Irish Fiddle and Accordion (12TS316, 1977)
  6. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Three Sons of Rogues (Roud 130; G/D 3:704) (1.40)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in the singer's home, Copthorne, Sussex, 1956;
    from BBC 23093 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  7. Mary Ann Carolan: Young Bob Ridley (Roud 753) (1.52)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home, Hill o' Rath, Co. Louth, 1978;
    from Songs from the Irish Tradition (12TS362, 1982)
  8. Bob Cann melodeon: Uncle George's Hornpipe / Tommy Roberts' Hornpipe hornpipes (3.46)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, South Tawton, Devon, July 1975;
    from West Country Melodeon (12TS275, 1975)
  9. John MacDonald: The Ball o' Kerriemeer (Roud 4828) (2.13)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  10. Tom Brown: Widdlecombe Fair (Roud 666) (3.19)
    recorded by the singer in his home, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, mid-1980s
  11. Sam Bond mouth-organ: Oh, The Hampshires Do Like Duff regimental march (1.02)
    recorded by Paul Marsh and Steve Roud in the musician's home, Basingstoke, Hampshire, November 1978
  12. Maurice: A Nice Piece of Irish Pig's Head (Roud 12932) (2.19)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Jimmy Power in Haughton's pub, Ross, Co. Waterford, December 6, 1965
  13. Curly McKay & Willie Kemp piano accordion, vocals & trumpet: Glendarel Highlanders 6/8 march / Kenmure's On and Awa' 6/8 march / Lovat Scouts 2/4 march / Monymusk Highland Fling (3.20)
    recording studio, c. July 1936, matrix M556, Beltona 2286
  14. Maggie Murphy: Linkin' O'er the Lea (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (3.18)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Killaculla, Tempo, Co. Fermanagh, August 1, 1980
  15. Sid Steer: The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645) (3.01)
    recorded by Cyril Tawney in the singer's home, Holbeton, Devon, May 28, 1963
  16. Martin Gorman w/ chorus: Old King Cole (Roud 1164) (2.10)
    recorded by Reg Hall in the clubroom at The Fox, Islington Green, London, November 16, 1966
  17. Bampton Morris with Jinky Wells fiddle & voice: Live Performance - Banbury Bill (2.36)
    recorded by Douglas Cleverdon in the streets of Bampton, Oxfordshire, Whit Monday, June 9, 1943; BBC 6497
  18. Fred Jordan: Down the Road (Roud 15128) (3.42)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  19. John Reilly: The Rosin Box (Roud 2501) (1.47)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  20. Ellen O'Dwyer concertina: The Stack of Barley hornpipe (1.28)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in the musician's son's home, Dublin, January 1974;
    from Irish Traditional Concertina Styles (12TFRS506, 1977)
  21. Henry Mitchelmore: Most Beautiful Leg of the Mallard (Roud 1517) (3.02)
    recorded by Sam Richards, Tish Stubbs and Paul Wilson in the singer's home, Broadhempston, Devon, c. 1972;
    from Devon Tradition (12TS349, 1979)
  22. Jim Wilson w/ chorus: The Keyhole in the Door (Roud 2099) (3.02)
    recorded by Frank Purslow and Ken Stubbs in The Plough, Three Bridges, Sussex, November 30, 1960
  23. Paddy Breen w/ tin whistle: The Blue Meadow reel (2.45)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall in Bill's home, Camden Town, London, April 19, 1967
  24. Ned Pearson fiddle & vocals: The Varsoviana original tune / The Varsoviana later tune (2.44)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954;
    from BBC 20622 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  25. Albert Richardson: The Old Sow (Roud 1737; G/D 8:1661) (2.17)
    recorded in the Queen's Hall, London, May 14, 2928; matrix Bb12974-1; Zonophone T5178
  26. Nora Cleary: The Codfish (Roud 149) (1.49)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home at The Hand, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, July 1976
  27. Will & Ian Powrie accordion & fiddle: Stirling Militia march / Ruthven House strathspey / Fairy Dance reel (3.09)
    recorded by Tom Walker in the Guildhall, Perth, May 1933; matrix M14692; Beltona 2041
  28. Charlie Wills w/ chorus: Up to the Rigs of London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299) (2.26)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in The Sun, Powerstock, Dorset, August 1956
  29. Jim & Seamus Donaghue tin whistle & tambourine: The Pigeon on the Gate reel (2.05)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Michael Plunkett in Jamesy Tansey's old school room, Gurteen, Co. Sligo, March 15/16, 1971

> Folk Music > Records > A Story I'm Just About to Tell

A Story I'm Just About to Tell

A Story I'm Just About to Tell (Topic TSCD658)

The Voice of the People Volume 8:
A Story I'm Just About to Tell
Local Events and National Issues
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD658 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. John MacDonald accordion: Majuba Hill pipe march (0.50)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  2. Bob Hart: A Broadside (Roud 492; Laws N4; G/D 1:180) (2.27)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Snape, Suffolk, July 1972;
    from Songs from Suffolk (12TS225, 1973)
  3. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: Wild Colonial Boy (Roud 677; Laws L20) (2.49)
    live broadcast from WFMT radio station, Chicago, October 9, 1961
  4. Joe Heaney: The Wife of the Bold Tenant Farmer (Roud 5164) (3.04)
    recorded by Dick Swettenham and Bill Leader at Olympic Studios, London, 1962 or 1963;
    from Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English (12T91, 1963)
  5. Davie Stewart acc. accordion: MacPherson's Rant (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (6.05)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in Dundee, 1954;
    from Davie Stewart (12T293, 1978)
  6. Martin Howley: The Young Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584) (2.16)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home, Fanore, Co. Clare, summer 1975
  7. John MacDonald acc. accordion: The Haughs o' Cromdale (Roud 5147; G/D 1:113) (1.20)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  8. Robert Cinnamond: The Aghalee Heroes (Roud 6546) (2.32)
    recorded by Sean O'Boyle, probably in Co. Antrim, August 1955;
    from BBC 24838 and You Rambling Boys of Pleasure (12T269, 1975)
  9. Sheila Stewart: Young Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106) (2.44)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1964 or 1965;
    from The Stewarts of Blair (12T138, 1965)
  10. Tom Costello: A Grand Conversation on Napoleon (Roud 1189) (4.49)
    recorded by Terry Yarnell, Dave Howes and Jack Warshaw in the singer's home, Siddal, Co. Galway, December 27, 1972
  11. Lucy Farr fiddle: The Glen of Aherlow (2.12)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall in Bill's studio, Elland, Yorkshire, August 10, 1976
  12. Joseph Taylor: Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23) (3.02)
    recording studio, London, July 9, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; matrix 8752e;
    from Gramophone 2-2974 and Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  13. Freddy McKay: Skibbereen (Roud 2312) (4.31)
    recorded by Charlie Gray and Keith Summers in The Oxford Arms, Camden Town, London, January 1985; Musical Traditions CASS200
  14. Willie Scott: Bloody Waterloo (Roud 622; Laws N31) (4.08)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  15. Tommy McGrath: Down in the Town of Old Bantry (Roud 12938) (2.01)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Jimmy Power in Haughton's pub, Ross, Co. Waterford, December 6, 1965
  16. Davie Stewart acc. accordion: Boulavogue (Roud 2356) (3.45)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in Dundee, 1954;
    from Davie Stewart (12T293, 1978)
  17. Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon concertinas: Bonaparte's Retreat set dance (3.02)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in Co. Clare, January 1974;
    from Clare Concertinas (12TFRS502, 1975)
  18. Sarah Makem: The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Roud 2994) (3.21)
    recorded in the singer's home, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1967;
    from Ulster Ballad Singer (12T182, 1968)
  19. Jasper Smith: Hartlake Bridge (Roud 1729) (1.34)
    recorded by Mike Yates in Biggin Hill, Kent, October 1973;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  20. Joe Heaney: Morrissey and the Russian Sailor (Roud 2150; Laws H18) (3.49)
    recording studio, London, February 1960
  21. Cyril Poacher: The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (2.34)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, August or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  22. May Bradley: Calvery (Roud 1148) (2.26)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in Ludlow, Shropshire, September 26, 1965;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)
  23. Straighty Flanagan: Michael Power (Roud 8141) (4.15)
    recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll in the bar at Inagh, Co. Clare, July 5, 1976
  24. Margaret Barry acc. banjo: The Bold Fenian Men (Roud 9266) (4.13)
    recorded by Ewan MacColl in his own home, croydon, March 10, 1955

> Folk Music > Records > Rig-a-jig-jig

Rig-a-jig-jig

Rig-a-jig-jig (Topic TSCD659)

The Voice of the People Volume 9:
Rig-a-jig-jig
Dance Music of the South of England
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD659 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Scan Tester & Rabbity Baxter concertina & tambourine: Jenny Lind polka (1.59)
    recorded by anon. and Ken Stubbs in The Half Moon, Balcombe, Sussex, June 27, 1962;
    from Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  2. Jinky Wells fiddle & vocals: The Flowers of Edinburgh / Bobbing Around Morris dance tunes (3.10)
    recording studio, London, December 20, 1936, matrix CA12128-1, CA12127-1; EFDSS OEB377/8
  3. Percy Brown melodeon: The Yarmouth Breakdown hornpipe (1.08)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Aylsham, Norfolk, May 1972;
    from English Country Music from East Anglia (12T229, 1973)
  4. Oscar Woods melodeon: The Italian Waltz (3.09)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Leiston, Suffolk, February 1973;
    from English Country Music from East Anglia (12T229, 1973)
  5. The Boscastle & Tintagel Players concertinas, cello & stepping: The Boscastle Breakdown stepdance (1.21)
    recorded by Douglas Cleverdon in The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall, October 9, 1943; BBC 7029
  6. Jack Hyde mouth organ: Shepherd's Hey Morris dance tune (1.02)
    recorded by Dave Blands in The Railway Inn, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, December 4, 1972
  7. Scan Tester concertina: In and Out the Windows polka / The Monkey Hornpipe (3.08)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the musician's home, Cinder Hill, Sussex, August 1957
  8. The Dorset Trio fiddle, concertina & cello: Hands Across / The Four-Handed Reel (2.18)
    recording studio, Bristol, 1941; Joint Broadcasting Committee PH1250
  9. Bob Cann melodeon: Woodland Flowers / Uncle Jim's Barndance (4.07)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, South Tawton, Devon, July 1975;
    from West Country Melodeon (12TS275, 1975)
  10. Stephen Baldwin fiddle: Greensleeves Morris jig tune / Napoleon's March (2.51)
    recorded by Russell Wortley and Rollo Woods with the Travelling Morrice in the primary school at Bishop Upton, Herefordshire, June 22, 1954
    from English Village Fiddler (Leader LED 2068, 1976)
  11. Jimmy Dixon & Ron Whatmore mouth organs: Over the Waves / The Cuckoo Waltz (2.10)
    recorded by Paul Marsh in The Old Red Deer, Winchester, Hampshire, October 1976
  12. Walter Bulwer mandolin-banjo: Old Mrs Cuddledee (.053)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the musician's home, Shipdham, Norfolk, July 1959
  13. Walter Bulwer fiddle: The Egg Hornpipe / The Shipdham Hornpipe / The Sailor's Hornpipe (3.30)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the musician's home, Shipdham, Norfolk, February 17, 1959
  14. Scan Tester & Rabbity Baxter concertina & tambourine: Untitled Polka (2.33)
    recorded by anon. and Ken Stubbs in The Half Moon, Balcombe, Sussex, June 27, 1962;
    from Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  15. Arnold Woodley fiddle: Johnny's So Long at the Fair Morris dance tune (1.56)
    recorded at a fiddler's convention in Oxford, march 22, 1986
  16. William Kimber concertina: Over The Hills to Glory country dance (2.18)
    recording studio, London, October 31, 1946; matrix OEA11340-1;
    from HMV B9519 and The Art of William Kimber (12T249, 1974)
  17. Font Whatling melodeon: Untitled Polka / Golden Slippers / Mick's Tune (2.41)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the musician's home, Worlingworth, Suffolk, Febrary 8, 1975;
    from The Earl Soham Slog: Step Dance and Country Music from Suffolk (12TS374, 1978)
  18. Billy Cooper dulcimer: The Irish Washerwoman / Garyowen /Rory O'More / St Patrick's Day jigs (2.27)
    recorded by Bill Leader, Mervyn Plunkett and Reg Hall in Wamter and Daisy Bulwer's home, Shipdham, Norfolk, August 4, 1962;
    from Record No. 1 and Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  19. The Dorset Trio fiddle, melodeon & cello: The Italian Schottische (2.00)
    recorded by Douglas Cleverden in Kingston, Dorset, September 17, 1943;
    from BBC 6778 and Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  20. Stephen Baldwin fiddle: The Gypsy Hompipe / Untitled Schottische (3.09)
    recorded by Russell Wortley and Rollo Woods with the Travelling Morrice in the primary school at Bishop Upton, Herefordshire, June 22, 1954
    from English Village Fiddler (Leader LED 2068, 1976)
  21. Scan Tester & Daisy Sherlock concertina & piano: Untitled Schottische (1.57)
    recorded by Reg Hall in the musician's home, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, July 21, 1965
  22. Percy Brown melodeon: The Veleta / The Heel and Toe Polka (3.53)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Aylsham, Norfolk, May 1972;
    from English Country Music from East Anglia (12T229, 1973)
  23. Fred Whiting fiddle: The Earl Soham Slog / Harkie Nestling's stepdance tunes (4.13)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the Harkie Nestling's home, Bedfield, Suffolk, April 6, 1975;
    from The Earl Soham Slog: Step Dance and Country Music from Suffolk (12TS374, 1978)
  24. Ruth Askew & George Privett melodeon & spoons: The Manchester Hornpipe / Click Go the Shears (2.05)
    recorded by Paul Marsh in The Barleycorn Inn, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, December 1975
  25. The Dorset Trio fiddle, concertina & cello: Sheep-Shearing / Untitled Polka (3.18)
    recording studio, Bristol, 1941; Joint Broadcasting Committee PH1251
  26. Oscar Woods melodeon: Untitled Polka / Untitled Polka (3.18)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Leiston, Suffolk, February 1973;
    from English Country Music from East Anglia (12T229, 1973)
  27. Bertie Clark fiddle: The Maid of the Mill Morris dance tune / Bacca Pipes / Jockey to the Fair Morris jig tunes (3.44)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the musician's home, Carterton, Oxfordshire, May 1, 1958
  28. Jimmy Dixon & Ron Whatmore mouth organs: Nobody's Darling But Mine / Untitled waltzes / Quickstep Medley (3.24)
    recorded by Paul Marsh in The Old Red Deer, Winchester, Hampshire, October 1976
  29. The Sailors' Hobby Horse melodeon & two drums: Live Performance (tune: The Boat Is Tipping Over) (1.51)
    recorded by Dave Bland in the street in Minehead, Somerset, May 1, 1972

> Folk Music > Records > Who's That at My Bed Window?

Who's That at My Bed Window?

Who's That at My Bed Window? (Topic TSCD660)

The Voice of the People Volume 10:
Who's That at My Bed Window?
Songs of Love and Amorous Encounters
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD660 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Bob Hart: Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (2.33)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Snape, Suffolk, September 1973;
    from Flash Company: Traditional Singers from Suffolk and Essex (12TS243, 1974)
  2. Fred Hewett: Three Maidens to Milking Did Go (Roud 290) (1.21)
    recorded by Bob Copper in the singer's home, Mapedurwell, Hampshire, July 26, 1955;
    from BBC 21860 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  3. Jeannie Robertson: When I Was Noo But Sweet Sixteen (Roud 5138) (1.21)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in the singer's home, Aberdeen, 1953;
    from Jeannie Robertson (10T52, 1959)
  4. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Rolling in the Dew (Roud 298; G/D 4:812) (5.02)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Mervyn Plunkett in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 4, 1956; same performance but different recording than BBC 23092 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  5. Willie Scott: The Bonnie Wee Tramping Lass (Roud 5129) (4.14)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  6. Paddy Tunney: The Old Petticoat (Roud 12940) (1.27)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (12TS264, 1975)
  7. Harvey Nicholson: The Copshawholme Butcher (Roud 167; G/D 7:1466) (2.59)
    recorded by Jack Little in The Plough, Wreay, Cumberland, September 15, 1953;
    from Pass the Jug Round (Reynard RR002, 1982)
  8. John Reilly: Adieu Unto All True Lovers (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (3.23)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  9. Jimmy McBeath: The Bold English Navvy (Roud 516) (2.58)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  10. Sarah Anne O'Neill: Standing in Yon Flowery Garden (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201) (3.46)
    recorded by Robin Morton in the singer's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  11. Geoff Ling: Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (2.03)
    recorded by Keith Summers in Cyril Poacher's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, December 17, 1974;
    from Singing Traditions of a Suffolk Family (12TS292, 1977)
  12. Belle Stewart: Betsy Bell (Roud 5211) (3.31)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  13. Jim Swain: The Banks of Sweet Mossing (Roud 1646) (2.42)
    recorded by Bob Copper in The Woodman's Arms, Hammerpot, Sussex, October 30, 1954;
    from BBC 22763 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  14. Frank Quinn acc. fiddle: The Tan Yard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28) (3.08)
    recording studio, New York, January 1926; matrix W106215-3; Columbia 33077F
  15. Paddy Breen: On the Banks of the Silvery Tide (Roud 561; Laws O37) (5.33)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall in Bill's home, Camden Town, London, April 19, 1967
  16. Lizzie Higgins: The Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (1.29)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, January 5, 1968;
    from Princess of the Thistle (12T185, 1969)
  17. Jumbo Brightwell: Blow the Candle Out (Roud 368; Laws P17) (2.38)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Songs from the Eel's Foot (12T261, 1975)
  18. Saran Makem: The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (4.31)
    recorded in the singer's home, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1967;
    from Ulster Ballad Singer (12T182, 1968)
  19. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.54)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Mervyn Plunkett in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 4, 1956; same performance but different recording than BBC 23092 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  20. Paddy Tunney: Blackwaterside (Roud 312; Laws O1) (2.35)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  21. Jimmy McBeath: The Wind Blew the Lassie's Plaidie Awa' (Roud 2574; G/D 7:1413) (3.38)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  22. Freda Palmer: The Wandering Girl (Roud 1691) (1.25)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Witney, Oxfordshire, October 15, 1972;
    from When Sheepshearing's Done: Countryside Songs from Southern England (12TS254, 1975)
  23. Phoebe Smith: Captain Thunderbold (Roud 1453) (2.35)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, April 22, 1976;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  24. Walter Pardon: Let the Wind Blow High or Low (Roud 308; G/D 5:946) (3.30)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974;
    from A Proper Sort (Leader LED 2063, 1975)
  25. Margaret Barry acc. banjo: She Moved Through the Fair (Roud 861) (4.53)
    recorded by Bill Leader in The Bedford Arms, Camden Town, London, 1957 or 1958

> Folk Music > Records > My Father's the King of the Gypsies

My Father's the King of the Gypsies

My Father's the King of the Gypsies (Topic TSCD661)

The Voice of the People Volume 11:
My Father's the King of the Gypsies
Music of English and Welsh Travellers and Gypsies
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD661 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Phoebe Smith: The Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954) (3.51)
    recorded by Paul Carter and Frank Purslow in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1969;
    from Once I Had a True Love (12T193, 1970)
  2. Harry Brazil: Sally Morrow (Roud 526; Laws K11; G/D 1:23) (2.08)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's caravan, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, February 18, 1978;
    as Sally Monroe on Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  3. Lemmie Brazil melodeon: God Killed the Devil (0.37)
    recorded by Mike Yates in her caravan in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, February 18/19, 1978;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  4. Wiggy Smith: There Was a Rich Farmer at Sheffield (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (3.44)
    recorded by Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess at the English Country Music Festival, Postlip Hall, Postlip, Gloucestershire, June 17, 1995
  5. Jasper Smith: Father Had a Knife (Roud 850) (1.13)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, May 17, 1974;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  6. Phoebe Smith: Sweet William (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (6.01)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, April 22, 1976;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  7. Levi Smith: The Haymakers (Roud 153) (1.04)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, May 1974;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  8. Levi Smith: One Penny (Roud 393) (0.48)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, May 1974;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  9. Amy Birch: Over Yonder's Hill (Roud 18834; G/D 6:1171) (2.46)
    recorded by Sam Richards, Paul Wilson and Tish Stubbs in the singer's trailer at Exebridge, Devon, November 1976;
    from Devon Tradition (12TS349, 1979)
  10. Jasper Smith: The Moon Shines Bright (Roud 702) (1.09)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, April 26, 1974;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  11. Minty Smith: The Basket of Eggs (Roud 377; G/D 2:307) (2.12)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, c. 1974;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  12. Bill Ellson acc. mouth organ: Will You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender? (Roud 854) / Love Is Pleasing' waltz (2.25)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Broomsmead near Edenbridge, Kent, c. 1975;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  13. Mary Ann Haynes: Little Dun Dee (Roud 176) (1.59)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 7, 1974;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  14. Harry Lee fiddle: The Breakdown / The Flowers of Edinburgh stepdance tunes (1.56)
    recorded by anon., Steve Pennels and Ken Stubbs outdoors on a caravan site at Borough Green, Kent, October 7, 1960;
    from Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  15. Chris Willett: The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) (2.34)
    recorded by Mike Yates at Paddock Wood, Kent, January 28, 1978;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  16. Wiggy Smith: The High-Low Well (Roud 1697) (1.41)
    recorded by Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess in the singer's caravan at Elmstone Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, April 13, 1995
  17. Jasper & Levi Smith mouth organ, vocals & drum: Cock o' the North / Garryowen / Flowers of Edinburgh / Step It Away / The Girl I Left Behind Me / Step It Away (2.35)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, April 26, 1975;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  18. Jasper Smith: Down in the Meadow (Roud 18829) (1.08)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, probably April 26, 1975;
    from Travellers (12TS395, 1979)
  19. Phoebe Smith: The Tan Yard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28) (2.19)
    recorded by Paul Carter and Frank Purslow in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1969;
    from Once I Had a True Love (12T193, 1970)
  20. Peter Ingram: Mandi Went to Poove the Gri / Untitled Stepdance Tune / Can You Rokker Romany? (Roud 852) (2.01)
    recorded by Mally and Nick Dow in the singer's home, Selborne, Hampshire, 1991
  21. Harry Brazil: A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (1.52)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's caravan, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, February 18, 1978;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  22. Jasper Smith: The Small Birds Whistle (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (1.55)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, April 26, 1975;
    from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)
  23. Mary Ann Haynes: The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182) (2.21)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 7, 1974;
    from Sussex Harvest (12T258, 1975)
  24. Chris Willett: Once I Was a Servant (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (1.52)
    recorded by Mike Yates at Paddock Wood, Kent, January 28, 1978;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  25. Mary Ann Haynes: The Colour of Amber (Roud 1716) (1.15)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 7, 1974;
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  26. Jasper Smith: The Squire and the Gypsy (Roud 229; Laws O4) (0.55)
    recorded by Mike Yates in Biggin Hill, Kent, October 1973;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  27. Tom Orchard, with Tommy Orchard stepdancing: Two Untitled Stepdance Tunes
    Tom Orchard melodeon: Untitled Stepdance Tune (1.14)
    recorded by Sam Richards, Paul Wilson and Tish Stubbs in the Orchard's trailer at Clawton near Holsworthy, Devon, November 1975;
    from Devon Tradition (12TS349, 1979)
  28. Levi Smith: The Game of Cards (Roud 232) (1.16)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, May 1974;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  29. Amy Birch: Royal Comrade (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228) (3.27)
    recorded by Sam Richards, Paul Wilson and Tish Stubbs in the singer's trailer at Exebridge, Devon, November 1976;
    from Devon Tradition (12TS349, 1979)
  30. Levi Smith: Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.25)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, May 1974;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  31. Mary Ann Haynes: The Young Officer (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (3.41)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, December 17, 1972;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  32. May Bradley: Under the Leaves (Roud 127) (2.23)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in the private room of a pub in Ludlow, Shropshire, April 12, 1966;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)

> Folk Music > Records > We've Received Orders to Sail

We've Received Orders to Sail

We've Received Orders to Sail (Topic TSCD662)

The Voice of the People Volume 12:
We've Received Orders to Sail
Jackie Tar at Sea and on Shore
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD662 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Jumbo Brightwell: The Loss of the “Ramillies” (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28) (3.24)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Songs from the Eel's Foot (12T261, 1975)
  2. Paddy Tunney: Captain Coulson (Roud 1695) (3.48)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Flowery Vale (12TS289, 1976)
  3. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: A Sailor in the North Country (Roud 1504) (1.21)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in the singer's home, Copthorne, Sussex, December 3, 1955;
    from BBC 23093 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  4. Harry Cox: Just As the Tide Was A-Flowing (Roud 1105) (3.24)
    recording supervised by E.J. Moeran in The Windmill, Sutton, Norfolk, December 18, 1945; BBC 17231
  5. Chris Willett: The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (5.17)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Paul Carter in a pub near Paddock Wood, Kent, 1962;
    from The Roving Journeymen (12T84, 1962)
  6. Sam Larner: The Sailors' Alphabet (Roud 21100) (3.20)
    recorded by Phil Donnellan for the BBC in the singer's home in Winterton, Norfolk, 1958 or 1959;
    from A Garland for Sam (12T244, 1974)
  7. John Rea dulcimer: Coil the Hawser / Lord MacDonald reels (2.17)
    recording supervises by Robin Morton in the Tommy Ellis Studios, Dublin, November 1970;
    from Drops of Brandy (12TS287, 1976)
  8. Cyril Poacher: Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407) (2.28)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, August or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  9. Johnny Doughty: Baltimore (Roud 4690) (2.43)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, November 2, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  10. May Bradley: The Willow Tree (Roud 18831) (3.46)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in the private room of a pub, Ludlow, Shropshire, July 28, 1965;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)
  11. Harry Cox: Come All You Men Throughout This Nation (The Captain's Apprentice) (Roud 835) (2.41)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in his own home, Bourne, Cambridgeshire, October 10, 1959
  12. James McDermott: My Mother's Last Goodbye (Roud 9705) (2.54)
    recorded by Keith Summers and Jenny Hicks in McGrath's bar, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, August 6, 1980
  13. Bob Hart: The Female Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (2.26)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Snape, Suffolk, July 1972;
    from Songs from Suffolk (12TS225, 1973)
  14. Walter Bulwer fiddle: The Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404) (0.57)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the musician's home, Shipdham, Norfolk, February 17, 1959
  15. Johnny Doughty: Up the Channel (Spanish Ladies) (Roud 687) (3.20)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, August 24, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  16. George Ling: Jolly Jack the Sailor (Roud 1785) (1.24)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the home of the singer's daughter, Iris Williams, Croydon, London, April 28, 1975;
    from Singing Traditions of a Suffolk Family (12TS292, 1977)
  17. Nora Cleary: Farewell, Lovely Mary (Roud 527; Laws K14) (2.37)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home at The Hand, Milton Malbay, Co. Clare, July 1976
  18. Frank Verrill: Stowborough Town (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20) (4.31)
    recorded by Maggie Sands in the singer's home, Staithes, Yorkshire, 1988
  19. Gerry Wimsey tin whistle: Ships Are Sailing / The Heather Breeze reels (1.39)
    recorded by Janet Kerr in the musicians's home, Collooney, Co. Sligo, January 31, 1972
  20. Johnny Doughty: Will You Marry Me (Roud 573) (3.06)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, October 27, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  21. Tom Brown: Windy Old Weather (Roud 472) (3.37)
    recorded by Trevor Sharpe in the singer's home, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, August 14, 1989
  22. Harry Cox: The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (3.52)
    recording supervised by E.J. Moeran in The Windmill, Sutton, Norfolk, December 18, 1945; BBC 17232
  23. Cyril Poacher: Plenty of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (1.42)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Stone Common, Blaxhall, Sussex, August or September 1974;
    from The Broomfield Wager (12TS252, 1975)
  24. Johnny Doughty: The Streets of Port Arthur (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404) (2.32)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, August 24, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  25. Sam Larner: The Lofty Tall Ship (Roud 104; Child 250) (3.16)
    recorded by Phil Donnellan for the BBC in the singer's home in Winterton, Norfolk, 1958 or 1959;
    from A Garland for Sam (12T244, 1974)
  26. George ‘Pop’ Maynard w/ chorus: Polly on the Shore (Roud 811) (4.12)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in his own home, West Hoathly, Sussex, October 1956;
    a different recording appears on Hidden English (TSCD600, 1986)

> Folk Music > Records > They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry

They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry

They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry (Topic TSCD663)

The Voice of the People Volume 13:
They Ordered Their Pints of Beer and Bottles of Sherry
The Joys and Curse of Drink
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD663 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Fred Jordan: John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.46)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  2. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: Two Hundred Years A-Brewing (Roud 12930) (3.18)
    live broadcast from WFMT radio station, Chicago, Illinois, October 9, 1961
  3. Davie Stewart w/ chorus: The Merchant's Son (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (2.49)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson at the home of James Ross, Edinburgh, probably 1955 but possibly 1962;
    from Davie Stewart (12T293, 1978)
  4. George ‘Tom’ Newman: My Old Hat That I Got On (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (3.19)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Clanfield, Oxfordshire, August 5, 1972;
    as All for the Grog on When Sheepshearing's Done: Countryside Songs from Southern England (12TS254, 1975)
  5. John Griffin acc. flute & piano: The Real Old Mountain Dew (Roud 938) (3.03)
    recording studio, New York, February 3, 1927; matrix W143392-2; Columbia 33145F
  6. George Spicer: Coming Home Late (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460) (4.30)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Selsfield, West Hoathly, Sussex, August 19, 1972;
    from Blackberry Fold (12TS235, 1974)
  7. Willie Scott: Piper O'Neill (Roud 5125) (2.50)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  8. Mary Ann Carolan: Bold Doherty (Roud 2992) (3.08)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home, Hill o' Rath, Co. Louth, 1978;
    from Songs from the Irish Tradition (12TS362, 1982)
  9. Donald Cumming & Eddy Holmes accordion & dulcimer: The Bottom of the Punchbowl / The Teetotaller reels (2.55)
    recording studio, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1934, matrix 39051A; as The Punch Bowl / Triumph on Decca F5473
  10. Wiggy Smith: When I Was a Young Man (Roud 1165) (1.09)
    recorded by Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess in the singer's caravan at Elmstone Hardwick, Gloucestershire, August 11, 1995
  11. Davie Stewart: I’m Often Drunk and I’m Seldom Sober (Roud 3135) (3.21)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson at the home of James Ross, Edinburgh, probably 1955 but possibly 1962;
    from Davie Stewart (12T293, 1978)
  12. Micho Russell: When Mursheen Went to Bunnan (Roud 8145) (2.29)
    recorded by John Tams and Neil Wayne in O'Connor's bar, Doolin, Co. Claire, January 1974;
    from The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare (12TS251, 1975)
  13. Fred Jordan: When Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561) (4.13)
    recorded by Tony Foxworthy in the singer's home, Aston Munslow, Shropshire, 1974;
    from When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin (12TS233, 1974)
  14. Jeannie Robertson: The Bonnie Wee Lass Who Never Said No (Roud 2903) (1.45)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in the singer's home, Aberdeen, 1953;
    from Jeannie Robertson (10T52, 1959)
  15. Willie Kemp & Curly MacKay acc. piano accordion: The Tinkler's Wedding (Roud 5408; G/D 3:609) (3.16)
    recording studio, Edinburgh, c. 1938; matrix M727; Beltona 2324
  16. Paddy Tunney: The Cow That Drank the Poteen (Roud 5170) (2.59)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  17. Louie Fuller: Young Maria (Roud 1478) (2.11)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Lingfield, Surrey, probably 1975 (possibly 1974);
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  18. Will Powrie accordion w/ piano: The Drunken Piper march / Highland Whisky strathspey / The High Road to Linton reel (3.32)
    recorded by Tom Walker at the Guildhall, Perth, early June 1932; matrix M14300; Beltona 1855
  19. George Dunn: My Little Grey Horse (Roud 393) (3.56)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Roy Palmer in the singer's home, Quarry Bank, Staffordshire, December 5, 1971
  20. Tom Lenihan: Paddy's Panacea (Roud 3079) (4.04)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home, Knockbrack, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, September 26, 1977;
    from Paddy's Panacea: Songs Traditional in West Clare (12TS363, 1978)
  21. Michael Gorman (nephew) fiddle: The Broken Pledge (1.12)
    recorded by Bill Leader, Reg Hall and Michael Plunkett in the musician's home, Manchester, July 5, 1970
  22. Willie Scott: Jock Geddes and the Soo (Roud 5130) (4.24)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  23. Wassailers (Drayton): Live Performance (2.56)
    recorded by Dave Bland and Bob Patten outside a house in Drayton, Somerset, January 5, 1973
  24. George Spicer w/ chorus: The Barley Mow (Roud 944) (4.07)
    recorded by anon. and Ken Stubbs in The Half Moon, Balcombe, Sussex, June 27, 1962

> Folk Music > Records > Troubles They Are But Few

Troubles They Are But Few

Troubles They Are But Few (Topic TSCD664)

The Voice of the People Volume 14:
Troubles They Are But Few
Dance Tunes and Ditties
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD664 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Eddie Corcoran & Séamus Tansey tin whistle & tambourine: Bonny Kate / Jenny's Chickens reels (1.58)
    recorded by Bill Leader at Reg Hall's home, Croydon, London, October 11, 1967;
    from The Breeze from Erin: Irish Folk Music on Wind Instruments (12T184, 1969)
  2. Mikeen McCarthy: The Herring (Roud 128) (3.59)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in their home in Putney, London, Spring 1976
  3. Jack Elliott w/ chorus: Old Johnny Booger (Roud 19111) (2.34)
    recorded in the club room of The Barley Mow, Birtley, Co. Durham, early or mid-1960s
  4. Willie Kemp & Curly MacKay ocarina & piano accordion: MacKenzie Highlanders / The Inverness Gathering pipe marches (3.25)
    recording studio, probably Edinburgh, c. 1938; matrix M766; as A Gie Bicker, Part 1 on Beltona 2369
  5. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: The Leprechaun (Roud 5274) (1.50)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, May 7, 1968
  6. Jumbo Brightwell: The Derby Miller (The Three Rogues) (Roud 138; Laws Q21; G/D 3:703) (2.33)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Songs from the Eel's Foot (12T261, 1975)
  7. Will Atkinson mouth organ: Tell Her I Am / Teviot Brig jigs (2.00)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Bonny North Tyne: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS239, 1974)
  8. Walter Pardon: The Hungry Army (Roud 1746) (3.31)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, June 25, 1978;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  9. Jimmy McBeath: Hieland Rory (Roud 5146) (1.53)
    recorded by Peter Hall in a private house in Scotland, July 19/20, 1971;
    from Bound to Be a Row (12T303, 1978)
  10. Percy Brown melodeon: Old Joe, The Boat Is Going Over / Untitled Polka
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Aylsham, Norfolk, May 1972;
    from English Country Music from East Anglia (12T229, 1973)

    Font Whatling & Wattie Wright melodeon & stepping: The Pigeon on the Gate stepdance (3.36)
    recorded by Keith Summers in The Swan, Worlingworth, Suffolk, Febrary 2, 1975;
    from The Earl Soham Slog: Step Dance and Country Music from Suffolk (12TS374, 1978)
  11. Austin Flanagan: The Barley Grain (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.56)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home, Luogh, Doolin, Co. Clare, August 1974
  12. Ned Pearson fiddle: The Heel and Toe Polka / The Morpeth Rant country dance (2.01)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954;
    from BBC 20622, BBC 20622 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  13. Charlie Potter: Sing Ivy (Roud 21093) (1.22)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the singer's home, Horsham, Sussex, September 1956
  14. Harry Upton: I Am a Donkey Driver (Roud 1147) (2.04)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Balcombe, Sussex, c. 1975;
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  15. Michael Grogan accordion: The Queen of the Fair / The Lark in the Morning jigs (3.03)
    recorded in the 2RN radio station, Dublin, April 25, 1937; matrix CAS12-1; Regal Zonophone G23380
  16. Willie Kemp & Curly MacKay acc. piano accordion: The Ball O' Kerriemeer (Roud 4828) (3.18)
    recording studio, Edinburgh, c. 1938; matrix M721; Beltona 2372
  17. Albert Smith jew's harp & vocals: The Pigeon on the Gate stepdance / The Next Song on the Programme (3.01)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, leiston, Suffolk, August 1977;
    the second as The Next Tune Tonight on Sing, Say and Play: Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk (12TS375, 1978)

    Jasper Smith: Tiddliewink Old Man
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, April 26, 1974
    Minty Smith: Derby, Derby
    recorded by Mike Yates, Epsom, Surrey, c. 1974;
    both from The Travelling Songster: An Anthology from Gypsy Singers (12TS304, 1977)

    Ray Driscoll: We Are the Peckham Boys
    recorded by Gwilym Davies in the singer's home, Dulwich, London, October 27, 1993
    Joe Jones: Yonder Comes the Devil
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's trailer, Star Lane, Orpington, Kent, c.1973;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)

    Albert Smith: Old Brown Sat in The Rose & Crown
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, leiston, Suffolk, August 1977;
    the second as The Next Tune Tonight on Sing, Say and Play: Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk (12TS375, 1978)

    Jasper Smith: Climbing Up My Old Apple Tree / St. Patrick's Day jig
    recorded by Mike Yates, near Epsom, Surrey, April 26, 1974;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  18. Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson fiddle, small pipes & mouth organ: Off to Califomia / The Greencastle hornpipes (3.12)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 20, 1991
  19. Martin Gorman: It's Nowt to Do With Me (Roud 5315) (1.52)
    recorded by Reg Hall in the clubroom at The Fox, Islington Green, London, November 16, 1966
  20. Phil Tanner: The Four-Hand Reel (a.k.a. Pigeon on the Gate) (2.34)
    recording studio, London, November 1936; matrix CA16054-2; as The Gower Reel on Columbia FB1569
  21. Jimmy McBeath: Johnny McIndoe (Roud 3390) (2.26)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  22. Bob Brader: 0ld John Wallis (Roud 294) (2.05)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshre, July 29, 1967;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)
  23. Julia Clifford fiddle: Ballydesmond / Knocknabowl Kerry polkas (2.23)
    recorded by Reg Hall in Lucy and Eric Farr's home, Ladywell, London, August 16, 1964;
    from The Star of Munster Trio: Music from Sliabh Luachra 2 (12TS310, 1977)
  24. George Spicer: I Wish There Was No Prisons (Roud 1708) (1.09)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Selsfield, West Hoathly, Sussex, May 26, 1973;
    from Blackberry Fold (12TS235, 1974)
  25. Donald Davidson mouth organ: The Inverness Gathering / Dornoch Links pipe marches (3.27)
    Edison Bell Winner studio, Peckham, London; August 12 or 13, 1931; matrix M13725; Beltona 1716
  26. Johnny Doughty: I'm Going to Be Mother Today (Roud 8093) (1.42)
    recorded by Mike Yates and Camilla Saunders in the singer's home in Brighton, Sussex, August 24, 1976;
    from Round Rye Bay for More: Traditional Songs from the Sussex Coast (12TS324, 1977)
  27. Unidentified & Margaret Barry acc. banjo: A Parody (Roud 12926) (4.07)
    recorded by Bill Leader in The Bedford Arms, Camden Town, London, 1957 or 1958
  28. Gargan's Athlone Accordion Band: The Soldier's Joy reel (3.10)
    recorded in the 2RN radio station, Dublin, April 25, 1937; matrix CAL16-1; Regal Zonophone MR2563

> Folk Music > Records > As Me and My Love Sat Courting

As Me and My Love Sat Courting

As Me and My Love Sat Courting (Topic TSCD665)

The Voice of the People Volume 15:
As Me and My Love Sat Courting
Songs of Love, Courtship and Marriage
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD665 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. William Kimber concertina: Haste to the Wedding Morris dance tune (2.02)
    recording studio, London, October 31, 1946; matrix OEA11335-1;
    from HMV B9519 and The Art of William Kimber (12T249, 1974)
  2. Belle Stewart: Queen Amang the Heather (Roud 375; G/D 5:962) (3.43)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  3. Jimmy Halpin: Johnny Harte (Roud 2929) (4.44)
    recorded by Keith Summers in Derrydonnelly, co. Fermanagh, August 8, 1980
  4. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: The Aylesbury Girl (Roud 364) (3.49)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in his own home, West Hoathly, Sussex, October 1956
  5. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: The Half-Door (Roud 5275) (3.18)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, mid-1968
  6. Louie Fuller: Green Grow the Laurels (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138) (2.01)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Lingfield, Surrey, c. 1974;
    from Green Grow the Laurels: Country Singers from the South (12TS285, 1976)
  7. John Reilly: Old Carathee (Roud 3377) (1.45)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  8. Diddy Cook w/ chairman & chorus: The Blackbird (Roud 387) (3.23)
    Recording supervised by A.L. Lloyd in The Eel's Foot Inn, Eastbridge, Suffolk, May 13, 1938; BBC 2168
  9. Jamesy McCarthy: Coochie Coochie Coo Go Way (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317) (2.30)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in Ollie Conway's bar, Mullagh, Co. Clare, July 1976
  10. Walter Pardon: I Wish, I Wish (Roud 495; G/D 6:1189) (1.21)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, June 25, 1978;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  11. Jane Turriff: What Can a Young Lassie Dae Wi' an Auld Man? (Roud 1295) (3.36)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Hall in the singer's home, Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, August 18, 1967
  12. Paddy Tunney: Johnny, Lovely Johnny (Roud 6168) (2.22)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  13. Mary Ann Connelly: Lurgan Stream (Roud 6881) (3.15)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Wattlebrdge new Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, August 6, 1980
  14. Michael Gorman & Margaret Barry fiddle & banjo: I'll Marry and I Won't Be A Nun march or two-step (1.46)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, May 17, 1968
  15. Walter Pardon: One Cold Morning in December (Roud 1745) (4.21)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, June 24, 1978;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  16. Liz Jefferies: Rosemary Lane (Roud 12; Child 2; G/D 2:329) (1.51)
    recorded by Barry and Chris Morgan in their own home in Bristol, September 1976
  17. Robert Cinnamond: It Was Early, Early All in a Spring (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51) (4.40)
    recorded by Sean O'Boyle, probably in Co. Antrim, August 1955;
    from BBC 24837 and You Rambling Boys of Pleasure (12T269, 1975)
  18. Stanley Robertson w/ chorus: Moorlough Maggie (Roud 12939) (3.38)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a folk-club meeting in The Royal Hotel, Aberdeen, February 23, 1973
  19. Stephen Baldwin fiddle: Just As the Tide Was Flowing Morris dance tune (2.13)
    recorded by Russell Wortley and Rollo Woods with the Travelling Morrice in the primary school at Bishop Upton, Herefordshire, June 22, 1954
    from English Village Fiddler (Leader LED 2068, 1976)
  20. Paddy Tunney: The Wearing of the Britches (Roud 1588) (2.06)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from The Irish Edge (12T165, 1966)
  21. Harry Burgess: A Week Before Easter (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (3.36)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the singer's home, Glynde, Sussex, June 19, 1956
  22. Jimmy McBeath: I'm a Stranger in This Country (Roud 3388; G/D 4:832) (2.32)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  23. Bob Brader: The Banks of Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (3.29)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshre, July 29, 1967;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)
  24. Tom Lenihan: Sixteen Years, Mama (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334) (1.36)
    recorded by Pat Mackenzie and Jim Carroll in the singer's home in Knockbrack, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, September 30, 1977
  25. Paddy Tunney: Bonny Tavern Green (Roud 3110) (2.50)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from A Wild Bee's Nest (12T139, 1965)

> Folk Music > Records > You Lazy Lot of Bone-Shakers

You Lazy Lot of Bone-Shakers

You Lazy Lot of Bone-Shakers (Topic TSCD666)

The Voice of the People Volume 16:
You Lazy Lot of Bone-Shakers
Songs and Dance Tunes of Seasonal Events
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD666 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. The Britannia Coconut Dancers with The Nutters Band: The Nut Dance live performance (4.59)
    recorded by Dave Bland in the street in Bacup, Lancashire, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1972
  2. Jinky Wells (of Bampton Morris) fiddle & voice: Highland Mary Morris dance tune (1.45)
    recording studio, London, December 20, 1936; matrix CA16127-1; EFDSS OEB377/8
  3. Bampton Morris: The Quaker (Roud 3093) live performance (2.33)
    recorded by Douglas Cleverdon in the open air in Lavender Square, Bampton, Oxfordshire, April 24, 1937; BBC 1322
  4. Emma Vickers (of Burscough Pace-Eggers): The Pace-Egging Song (Roud 614) (3.27)
    recorded by Fred Hamer in Burscough, Lancashire, October or November 1963;
    from the cassette The Leaves of Life (EFDSS, VWML 003, 1989)
  5. The Merrymakers (Padstow): The Happy Wanderer live performance (2.17)
    recorded by Doc Rowe in the street in Padstow, Cornwall, August 29, 1981
  6. George Dunn: While Shepherds Were Watching Their Flocks by the Night (Roud 16898) (2.52)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Roy Palmer in the singer's home at Quarry Bank, Staffordshire, December 4, 1971
  7. Wrenboys (Listowel): By the Bright Silvery Light of the Moon / Highland Fling live performance (2.38)
    recorded near Listowel, Co. Kerry, St. Stephens's Day, December 26, 1976; Doc Rowe Collection
  8. William Kimber (of Headington Quarry Morris Dancers) concertina: Double Set Back Morris dance tune (1.16)
    recording studio, London, October 31, 1946; matrix OEA11338-1;
    HMV B9578 and The Art of William Kimber (12T249, 1974)
  9. Mummers, including Freddie James, RQMS Williams and G.W. Greening vocals and probably Harry Hawkins acc. melodeon: So Now We've Gained Our Victory (Roud 12928) / The Quaker (Roud 3093) (3.36)
    recorded in the Town Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, December 14, 1936, BBC 14289 and 14290
  10. Wapping Irish Flute & Drum Band & Guest Pipers : Dublin Fair / The Boys of Wexford / Garryowen marches (3.05)
    recorded by Reg Hall in the street outside St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Social Club and St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church, Wapping, London, June 24, 1990
  11. Stephen Baldwin fiddle: The Girl I Left Behind Me Morris dance tune (1.12)
    recorded by Russell Wortley and Rollo Woods with the Travelling Morrice in the primary school at Bishop Upton, Herefordshire, June 22, 1954
  12. The Ripon Sword Dancers (Mummers): Ripon Sword Dance Song (Roud 610) live performance (3.20)
    recorded by Doc Rowe in The Black Bull in Ripon, Yorkshire, Boxing Day, December 26, 1980
  13. Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers: Jockey to the Fair live performance (2.14)
    recorded by Dave Bland in a hall in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Mayor's Day, June 17, 1972
  14. Phil Tanner: The Wassail Song (Roud 209) (2.30)
    recording studio, London, November 1936; matrix CA16053-1; as The Gower Wassail Song on Columbia FB1569
  15. Helston Town Band: The Furry Dance live performance (1.24)
    recorded in the street in Helston, Cornwall, May 8, 1944; BBC 1083
  16. Scan Tester concertina: While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night (Roud 16898) (1.58)
    recorded by Reg Hall in his own home, Croydon, August 8, 1964;
    I Never Played to Many Posh Dances (2-12TS455/6, 1990)
  17. Frank Bond (of North Waltham Jolly Jacks): God Bless the Master of This House (Roud 1066) (1.10)
    recorded by Bob Copper in The Fox, North Waltham, Hampshire, August 13, 1955;
    BBC 21862 and Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  18. Sam Bond (of North Waltham Jolly Jacks): Where Does Father Christmas Go To? (Roud 12927) (2.34)
    recorded by Paul Marsh and Steve Roud in the singer's home, Basingstoke, Hampshire, November 1978; Forest Tracks FTC6026
  19. Bampton Morris: Bobbing Around live performance (2.26)
    recorded by Douglas Cleverdon in the street in Bampton, Oxfordshire, Whit Monday, June 9, 1943; BBC 6496
  20. The Sailors' Hobby Horse (Minehead) live performance, tune: Joe, the Boat Is Tipping Over (2.28)
    recorded by Doc Rowe in the street in Minehead, Somerset, May 3, 1979
  21. Billy Buckingham & others: The Waysailing Bowl (Roud 209) (2.45)
    recorded by Gwilym Davies in The Royal Arms, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, February 1979
  22. Widnes Star Novelty Band: The Great Little Army March (2.53)
    recorded in The Bozzadrome Picture Hall, Widnes, Lancashire, spring 1932; matrix OYR126;
    Zonophone 6158 and Postcards Home (12TS318, 1977)
  23. Wassailers (Bodmin) live performance (Roud 209) (2.15)
    recorded by Dave Bland outside a house in Bodmin, Cornwall, January 6, 1973
  24. The Abbots Bromley Horn Dancers: Cock o' the North live performance (1.42)
    recorded in the open air in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, September 8, 1947; BBC 11323
  25. The Britannia Coconut Dancers with The Nutters Band: Live Performance - The Garland Dance No. 3 (2.33)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the street in Bacup, Lancashire, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1972
  26. The Merrymakers (Padstow): The Sash live performance (3.26)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the street carnival in St. Columb, Cornwall, August 15, 1981

> Folk Music > Records > It Fell on a Day, a Bonny Summer Day

It Fell on a Day, a Bonny Summer Day

It Fell on a Day, a Bonny Summer Day (Topic TSCD667)

The Voice of the People Volume 17:
It Fell on a Day, a Bonny Summer Day
Ballads
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD667 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Lizzie Higgins: A Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (2.25)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 12, 1988
  2. John Reilly: Lord Baker (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023) (7.23)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  3. Walter Pardon: Jack Hall (Roud 369; Laws L5) (3.10)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, August 2, 1976;
    from A Country Life (12TS392, 1982)
  4. John MacDonald acc. accordion: The Bonnie Hoose o' Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (2.27)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  5. Mary Delaney: Buried in Kilkenny (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209) (5.43)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in the singer's home in Hackney, London, October 14, 1977
  6. Willie Scott: The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (4.53)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  7. Packie Manus Byrne: Young Alvin (Roud 2988) (7.20)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Mike Yates, London, 1974;
    from Songs of a Donegal Man (12TS257, 1975)
  8. Sheila Stewart w/ chorus: The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (Roud 2124) (4.00)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 12, 1988
  9. Robert Cinnamond: There Was a Lady Lived in the West (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999) (5.14)
    recorded by Diane Hamilton, probably in Co. Antrim, probably 1961;
    as The Rich Shipowner's Daughter on You Rambling Boys of Pleasure (12T269, 1975)
  10. Harry Cox: In Worcester City (Roud 218; Laws P36) (3.17)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the singer's home, Catfield, Norfolk, September 1958
  11. Mary Delaney: What Put the Blood? (Roud 200; Child 13) (7.46)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in their own home in Putney, London, May 29, 1977
  12. Lizzie Higgins: Lady Mary Ann (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (1.49)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Aberdeen, January 1975;
    from Up and Awa' with the Laverock (12TS260, 1975)
  13. John Reilly: Once There Lived a Captain (Roud 3376) (3.01)
    recorded by Tom Munnelly in his own home in Dublin, Winter 1967;
    from The Bonny Green Tree: Songs of an Irish Traveller (12T359, 1977)
  14. Jeannie Robertson: The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (6.08)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in the singer's home, Aberdeen, 1953;
    from Jeannie Robertson (10T52, 1959)
  15. Harry Cox: Young Edmund (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189) (5.22)
    recorded by an unidentified woman in the singer's home, Catfield, Norfolk, late 1950s - early 1960s; Ewan MacColl Collection, National Sound Archive
  16. Sarah Makem: Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (6.53)
    recorded in the singer's home, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1967;
    from Ulster Ballad Singer (12T182, 1968)

> Folk Music > Records > To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight

To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight

To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight (Topic TSCD668)

The Voice of the People Volume 18:
To Catch a Fine Buck Was My Delight
Songs of Hunting and Poaching
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD668 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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  1. Bob Roberts: While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) (2.05)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the singer's home, Ryde, Isle of Wight, August 1977;
    from Songs from the Sailing Barges (12TS361, 1978)
  2. Geordie Hanna: On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare (Roud 5173) (2.02)
    recorded by Robin Morton in Sarah Anne O'Neill's home near Derrytresk, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, 1977;
    from On the Shores of Lough Neagh (12TS372, 1978)
  3. Willie Scott: The Irthing Water Hounds (Roud 5692) (4.22)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a concert in The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, August 13, 1967;
    from Festival at Blairgowrie (12T181, 1968)
  4. Joseph Taylor: The White Hare (Roud 1110) (2.25)
    recording studio, London, July 9, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; matrix 8750e;
    from Gramophone 2-2974 and Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  5. Jimmy Knights: Out With My Gun in the Morning (Roud 1847) (2.15)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Little Glemham, Suffolk, April 3, 1975;
    from Sing, Say and Play: Traditional Songs and Music from Suffolk (12TS375, 1978)
  6. Big John Maguire: The Huntsman's Horn (Roud 12920) (3.57)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Newtonbutler, Co. Fermanagh, August 10, 1980
  7. Harry Burgess: The Hungry Fox (Roud 131; G/D 3:499) (2.59)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in the singer's home, Glynde, Sussex, June 19, 1956
  8. Wiggy Smith: The Oakham Poachers (Roud 1686) (1.47)
    recorded by Mike Yates in The Cat & Fiddle, Whaddon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, January 2, 1974;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  9. Felix Doran uilleann pipes & vocals: The Fox Hunt (3.02)
    recorded by Sean Davis during a concert at Keele Folk Festival, Staffordshire, July 18, 1965;
    from Davjon DJ1020 and The Last of the Travelling Pipers (12TS288, 1976)
  10. Jasper Smith: Thornymoor Park (Roud 222) (1.16)
    recorded by Mike Yates near Epsom, Surrey, probably April 26, 1975;
    from Songs of the Open Road (12T253, 1975)
  11. Philip McDermott: The Fair of Rosslea (Roud 12935) (3.17)
    recorded by Keith Summers in McGrath's bar, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, August 6, 1980
  12. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: William Taylor (Roud 851) (3.53)
    probably recorded in the singer's home, Copthorne, Sussex, c. 1960
  13. Willie Scott: The Kielder Hunt (Roud 5126) (4.40)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  14. Wiggy Smith: Hares in the Old Plantation (Roud 363) (2.10)
    recorded by Mike Yates in The Cat & Fiddle, Whaddon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, January 2, 1974;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  15. Jack Elliott: Champion He Was a Dandy (Roud 12934) (3.14)
    recorded in the club room of The Barley Mow, Birtley, Co. Durham, early or mid-1960s
  16. Philip McDermott: The Reaping of the Rushes Green (Roud 3380) (4.59)
    recorded by Keith Summers in McGrath's bar, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, August 6, 1980
  17. Harry Brazil: Bold Keeper (Roud 321; Laws M27) (1.33)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's caravan, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, probably February 18, 1978;
    from Travellers: Songs, Stories and Tunes from English Gypsies (12TS395, 1979)
  18. Charlie Wills: The House That Jack Built (Roud 12921) (4.29)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Robin Teague in the singer's home at Pothills, Ryall, Dorset, January 1971
  19. Walter Pardon: The Poachers' Fate (Roud 793; Laws L14) (4.34)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974
  20. Jimmy Halpin: Killafole Boasters (Roud 12922) (3.08)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Newtonbutler, Co. Fermanagh, August 8, 1980
  21. George Tremain melodeon: The Huntsman's Chorus (2.50)
    recording studio, St. John's Wood, London, early July 1935; matrix OEA2169; HMV B8365

> Folk Music > Records > Ranting & Reeling

Ranting & Reeling

Ranting & Reeling (Topic TSCD669)

The Voice of the People Volume 19:
Ranting & Reeling
Dance Music of the North of England
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD669 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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Tracks

  1. Will Atkinson mouth organ: Hexham Races / The Stool of Repentance jigs (1.57)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Bonny North Tyne: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS239, 1974)
  2. Tom Hunter & Billy Ballantine fiddle & piccolo: The Gilsland Hornpipe rant (1.14)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in a byre at Ashley Grove near Bewcastle, Cumberland, June 30, 1954;
    from BBC 20626 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  3. Ned Pearson fiddle: Untitled Hornpipe & Untitled Polka (1.58)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954;
    from BBC 20623 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  4. Billy Ballantine piccolo: Bonny North Tyne waltz (1.57)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954;
    from BBC 20616 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  5. Willy Taylor fiddle: The Braemar Gathering / J.D.Burgess pipe marches (2.27)
    recorded in Northumberland, 1959
  6. Will Atkinson mouth organ: The Friendly Visit / The Greencastle / The Lass on the Strand hornpipes (2.50)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Bonny North Tyne: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS239, 1974)
  7. Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson fiddle, small pipes & mouth organ: Christie MacLeod / The Gallowglass Rant / Charlie Hunter jigs (3.29)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 20, 1991
  8. Jim Rutherford fiddle: The Morpeth Rant country dance (1.13)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Rocherster, Northumberland, July 8, 1954;
    from BBC 20628 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  9. Arthur Marshall melodeon & The Loftus Sword Dancers: The Oyster Girl - 1st Figure / The Lass of Dallowgill - 2nd Figure (4.04)
    recorded at a team practice in Loftus, Yorkshire, 1960s
  10. Willy Taylor fiddle: Willy Taylor's Polka / There's Nae Good Luck jig (2.03)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in The Swan, Warenford, Northumberland, June 7, 1954;
    from BBC 20630 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  11. Willy Taylor accordion: The Pop Along Polka (1.18)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in The Swan, Warenford, Northumberland, June 7, 1954;
    from BBC 20630 and as The Linehope Lope on Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  12. Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson fiddle, small pipes & mouth organ: Mrs Jamieson's Favourite slow air / Parnell's March (4.33)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 20, 1991
  13. Ned Pearson fiddle: The Polka Mazurka / Paddle Your Own Canoe quadrille tune (1.59)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954; BBC 20621
  14. Will Atkinson mouth organ: Farewell to the Creeks pipe march (2.16)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Morpeth Rant: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS267, 1975)
  15. Adam Gray fiddle: Tom Hepple's Polka / The Tow House Polka (3.13)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in the musician's home ib Bardon Mill, Northumberland, July 1, 1954;
    from BBC 20613 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  16. Robert Forrester mouth organ with Alf Adamson's Border Square Dance Band: The Wild Rover / Copshawholm Fair / Yon Flowery Garden waltzes (2.31)
    recorded at a dance in the Village Hall, Low Hesket, Cumberland, spring 1956
  17. Will Atkinson mouth organ: J.B. Milne reel / The New High Level fast hornpipe (3.11)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Bonny North Tyne: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS239, 1974)
  18. Davie Rogerson fidle: The Tenpenny Bit / The Rakes of Kildare / I Lost My Love and I Care Not jigs / Untitled Reel (3.24)
    recorded in John Armstrong's farmhouse, Carick, near Elsdon, Northumberland, 1962-4
  19. Billy Ballantine & Jimmy Hunter piccolo & mouth organ: Rosalie, the Prairie Flower schottische / My Lodging / Blow the Wind Southerly waltzes (2.45)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, July 6, 1954;
    from BBC 20628 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  20. Ned Pearson fiddle: Corn-Rigs / Untitled Jigs for the Sylph 1 & 2 country dances (2.48)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954;
    from BBC 20622 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  21. Will Atkinson mouth organ: Longueval waltz (2.20)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Morpeth Rant: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS267, 1975)
  22. Jake Hutton, Tom Hunter & Billy Ballantine two fiddles & piccolo: The Kielder Schottische (tune: The Lad with the Plaidie) (1.38)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in a byre at Ashley Grove near Bewcastle, Cumberland, June 30, 1954;
    from BBC 20626 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  23. Billy Ballantine piccolo: The Sylph country dance / Proudlock's Hornpipe (2.15)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954;
    from BBC 20615; the second tune also on Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  24. Ned Pearson fiddle: The Highland Laddie country dance / The Pin Reel country dance (tune: The Fiery Clockface) / The Cambo March (3.36)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954;
    from BBC 20620 and Holey Ha'penny (12T283, 1976)
  25. Will Atkinson mouth organ: A.M. Shinnie / The Hogmaney Jig / Elizabeth Adair jigs (4.00)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Morpeth Rant: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS267, 1975)
  26. Davie Rogerson fiddle: Untitled Hornpipe / The Swallow's Tail reel (1.52)
    recorded in John Armstrong's farmhouse, Carick, near Elsdon, Northumberland, 1962-4
  27. The Cheviot Ranters: The Ideal Schottische (tune: Jack Thompson's Fancy) (4.07)
    recorded at Livingstone Studios, London, September 24, 1972;
    from The Cheviot Hills (12TS222, 1973)
  28. Willy Taylor, Joe Hutton & Will Atkinson fiddle, small pipes & mouth organ: Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club / Linda McFarlane / The Scairlaveg marches (4.33)
    recorded by Doc Rowe at the National Folk Music Festival, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, April 20, 1991

> Folk Music > Records > There Is a Man Upon the Farm

There Is a Man Upon the Farm

There Is a Man Upon the Farm (Topic TSCD670)

The Voice of the People Volume 20:
There Is a Man Upon the Farm
Working Men and Women in Song
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD670 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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Tracks

  1. Belle Stewart: The Overgate (Roud 866) (3.16)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  2. Paddy Tunney: The Wee Weaver (Roud 3378) (1.49)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the crypt of St John the Baptist, Kensington, London, February 1975;
    from The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (12TS264, 1975)
  3. Fred Jordan: We Shepherds are the Best of Men (Roud 284) (3.05)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)
  4. The Belhavel Trio fiddle, uilleann pipes & accordion: The Job of Journeywork (3.03)
    recorded by a mobile unit in Jury's Hotel, Dublin, March 14, 1938, matrix CAL111-2, Culumbia IFB271
  5. Ted Laurence: The Flies Are on the Tummits (Roud 1376) (2.02)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Shelfanger, near Diss, Norfolk, May 15, 1976
  6. Jimmy McBeath: Come All You Tramps and Hawkers (Roud 1874; G/D 3:487) (3.37)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  7. Jumbo Brightwell: Muddley Barracks (Roud 1735) (2.21)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Keith Summers in the singer's home, Leiston, Suffolk, spring 1975;
    from Songs from the Eel's Foot (12T261, 1975)
  8. Willie Scott: The Shepherd’s Son (Roud 5124) (4.19)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, November 3, 1967;
    from The Shepherd's Song (12T183, 1968)
  9. Jack Elliott w/ chorus: In the Bar-Room (Roud 3486) (2.22)
    recorded in the club room of The Barley Mow, Birtley, Co. Durham, early or mid-1960s
  10. Seán Mac Donnchadha: An Spailpín Fánach (The Migrant Labourer) (2.10)
    recorded by Bill Leader in Connemara, Co. Galway, 1967;
    from Grand Airs of Connemara (12T177, 1968)
  11. Jamesy McCarthy: Come to the Hiring (Roud 12936) (2.30)
    recorded by Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie in Ollie Conway's bar, Mullagh, Co. Clare, July 1976
  12. John MacDonald acc. accordion: The Wandering Shepherd Laddie (Roud 5150) (1.22)
    recorded by Tony Engle and Tony Russell in the singer's caravan, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire, November 1974
    from The Singing Molecatcher of Morayshire (12TS263, 1975)
  13. Harry Holman: There Was a Poor Thresherman (Roud 19; G/D 3:437) (1.45)
    recorded by Frank Purslow and Ken Stubbs in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, May 18, 1960
  14. Big John Maguire: The Neatly Thatched Cabin (Roud 8121) (2.10)
    recorded by Keith Summers in the singer's home, Newtonbutler, Co. Fermanagh, August 10, 1980
  15. Jack Elliott w/ chorus: The Banks of the Dee (Roud 3484) (2.34)
    recorded in the club room of The Barley Mow, Birtley, Co. Durham, mid-1960s
  16. Mary Ann Carolan: My Father's a Hedger and Ditcher (Roud 846; G/D 7:1385) (1.08)
    recorded by Roly Brown in the singer's home, Hill o' Rath, Co. Louth, 1978;
    from Songs from the Irish Tradition (12TS362, 1982)
  17. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Ground for the Floor (Roud 1269) (4.51)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Mervyn Plunkett in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 4, 1956; same performance but different recording as The Sun Being Set on Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  18. Jimmy McBeath: Arlin's Fine Braes (Roud 517; G/D 3:415) (2.05)
    recorded by Peter Hall in a private house in Scotland, July 19/20, 1971;
    from Bound to Be a Row (12T303, 1978)
  19. Mary Ann Haynes: The Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (2.14)
    recorded by Mike Yates in the singer's home, Brighton, Sussex, July 17, 1974;
    from Sussex Harvest (12T258, 1975)
  20. Paddy & Jimmy Halpin: To Reap and Mow the Hay (Roud 12937) (5.21)
    recorded by Keith Summers in McGrath's bar, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, July 18, 1977
  21. Tom Willett: The Roaming Journeyman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397) (1.53)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Paul Carter in the singer's home on a caravan site near Ashford, Middlesex, 1962;
    from The Roving Journeymen (12T84, 1962)
  22. Willie Scott: When the Kye Comes Hame (Roud 12919) (4.13)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his studio, Elland, Yorkshire, May 24, 1976
  23. Belle Stewart: The Berry Fields o' Blair (Roud 2154) (2.31)
    recorded by Bill Leader at a concert in The Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, August 13, 1967;
    from Festival at Blairgowrie (12T181, 1968)

> Folk Music > Records > The Voice of the People: A Selection from the Series of Anthologies

The Voice of the People

The Voice of the People (Topic TSCD751)

The Voice of the People
A Selection from the Series of Anthologies
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD751 (CD, UK, October 1998)

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Tracks

  1. Paddy Tunney: When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold (Roud 990; Laws O20) (3.30)
    recorded by Bill Leader in his own home, Camden Town, London, 1965;
    from A Wild Bee's Nest (12T139, 1965)
  2. Sam Larner: In Scarborough Town (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20) (4.03)
    recorded by Phil Donnellan for the BBC in the singer's home in Winterton, Norfolk, 1958 or 1959;
    from A Garland for Sam (12T244, 1974)
  3. Belle Stewart: Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.02)
    recorded by Fred Kent in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, May 1976;
    from Queen Among the Heather (12TS307, 1978)
  4. Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman acc. banjo & fiddle: Farewell, My Own Dear Native Land (Roud 1455) (2.46)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Reg Hall at Bill's mother's home, Camden Town, London, mid-1968
  5. Joe Heaney: The Rocks of Bawn (Roud 3024) (3.46)
    recorded by Dick Swettenham and Bill Leader at Olympic Studios, London, 1962 or 1963;
    from Irish Traditional Songs in Gaelic & English (12T91, 1963)
  6. Joseph Taylor: Bold William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169) (3.47)
    recording studio, London, July 11, 1908; organised by Percy Grainger; matrix 2518f;
    from Gramophone 02148 and Unto Brigg Fair (Leader LEA 4050, 1972)
  7. Charlie Wills w/ chorus: Up to the Rigs of London Town (Roud 868; G/D 2:299) (2.26)
    recorded by Mervyn Plunkett in The Sun, Powerstock, Dorset, August 1956
  8. Sarah Makem: The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Roud 2994) (3.21)
    recorded in the singer's home, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1967;
    from Ulster Ballad Singer (12T182, 1968)
  9. Scan Tester & Rabbity Baxter concertina & tambourine: Untitled Polka (2.33)
    recorded by anon. and Ken Stubbs in The Half Moon, Balcombe, Sussex, June 27, 1962;
    from Boscastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music (12T240, 1974)
  10. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.54)
    recorded by Reg Hall and Mervyn Plunkett in The Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 4, 1956; same performance but different recording than BBC 23092 and Ye Subjects of England: Traditional Songs from Sussex (12T286, 1976)
  11. Phoebe Smith: The Tan Yard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28) (2.19)
    recorded by Paul Carter and Frank Purslow in the singer's home, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1969;
    from Once I Had a True Love (12T193, 1970)
  12. Harry Cox: Just As the Tide Was A-Flowing (Roud 1105) (3.24)
    recording supervised by E.J. Moeran in The Windmill, Sutton, Norfolk, December 18, 1945; BBC 17231
  13. Davie Stewart: I’m Often Drunk and I’m Seldom Sober (Roud 3135) (3.21)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson at the home of James Ross, Edinburgh, probably 1955 but possibly 1962;
    from Davie Stewart (12T293, 1978)
  14. Phil Tanner: The Four-Hand Reel (a.k.a. Pigeon on the Gate) (2.34)
    recording studio, London, November 1936; matrix CA16054-2; as The Gower Reel on Columbia FB1569
  15. Jimmy McBeath: I'm a Stranger in This Country (Roud 3388; G/D 4:832) (2.32)
    recorded by Sean Davies in his studio at Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town, London, 1966 or 1967;
    from Wild Rover No More (12T173, 1967)
  16. The Sailors' Hobby Horse melodeon & two drums: Live Performance (tune: The Boat Is Tipping Over) (1.51)
    recorded by Dave Bland in the street in Minehead, Somerset, May 1, 1972
  17. Jeannie Robertson: The Gypsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (6.08)
    recorded by Hamish Henderson in the singer's home, Aberdeen, 1953;
    from Jeannie Robertson (10T52, 1959)
  18. Walter Pardon: The Poachers' Fate (Roud 793; Laws L14) (4.34)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Peter Bellamy in the singer's home, Knapton, Norfolk, May 11, 1974
  19. Will Atkinson mouth organ: Hexham Races / The Stool of Repentance jigs (1.57)
    recorded by Tony Engle in the musician's home, Broom Hill Farm, near Alnwick, Northumberland, 1974;
    from Bonny North Tyne: Northumbrian Country Music (12TS239, 1974)
  20. Fred Jordan: We Shepherds are the Best of Men (Roud 284) (3.05)
    recorded by Bill Leader and Mike Yates in a private room in The Bay Malton Hotel, Oldfield Brow, Altringham, Cheshire, 1966;
    from Songs of a Shropshire Farm Worker (12T150, 1966)

> Folk Music > Records > You Never Heard So Sweet

You Never Heard So Sweet

You Never Heard So Sweet (Topic TSCD671)

The Voice of the People Volume 21:
You Never Heard So Sweet
Songs by Southern English Traditional Singers
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD671 (CD, UK, April 9, 2012)

Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made in the 1950s by Peter Kennedy & Bob Copper.

Musical Tradition review by Mike Yates

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Tracks

  1. Ned Adams: The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (2.50)
    recorded by Bob Copper in the London Trader, Hastings, Sussex, November 13, 1954
  2. Joe Spicer: Heave on the Trawl (Roud 1788) (1.56)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Sussex, September 4, 1963
  3. Lily Cook: Caroline and Her Young Sailor (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.28)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Lily's cottage, North Chailey, Sussex, September 10, 1954
  4. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Down By the Seaside (Roud 1712) (2.35)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at George's cottage, Copthorne, Sussex, December 3, 1955
  5. Noah Gillette: The Bonny Bunch of Roses O (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (4.41)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, November 14, 1954
    from Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  6. Bob & Ron Copper: The Birds in the Spring (Roud 356) (1.42)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at the Central Club, Peacehaven, Sussex, March 9, 1955
  7. George Burton: The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170) (1.20)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Southwater, Sussex, October 16, 1954
  8. Lily Cook: The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) (1.51)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Lily's cottage, North Chailey, Sussex, September 10, 1954
  9. Luther Hills & Mark Fuller: Dame Durden (Roud 1209) (2.09)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Luther's smithy at East Denn, Sussex, December 2, 1952
  10. Jim Barrett: Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115) (3.29)
    recorded by Bob Copper at the Fox Inn, North Waltham, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, August 10, 1955
  11. Jim Swain: Jim the Carter Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457) (2.03)
    recorded by Bob Copper at the Woodman's Arms, Hammerpot, Sussex, October 30, 1954
  12. Turp Brown: Six Jolly Miners (Roud 877) (1.40)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Cheriton, Hampshire, November 1957
  13. Fred Hewett: While Jones's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561) (1.55)
  14. Mrs. Hewett (sister of Enos White): Old Johnny Buckle (Roud 19111) (1.18)
    both recorded by Bob Copper at Fred & Mrs. Hewett's home in Mapledurwell, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, July 26, 1955
  15. George Attrill: The Broken-Down Gentleman (Roud 383) (2.33)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Fittleworth, Sussex, November 25/26, 1954
  16. George ‘Pop’ Maynard: Cloddy Banks (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036) (4.46)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at George's cottage, Copthorne, Sussex, December 3, 1955
  17. Enos White: The Bold Dragoon (Roud 321; Laws M27) (1.58)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Enos' cottage in Axford, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, July 25, 1955
  18. Jim Copper: Lemany (Roud 193) (2.24)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Rottingdean, Sussex, August 1, 1951
  19. Gladys Stone: Deep in Love (Roud 18829) (3.06)
    recorded by Bob Copper at Fittleworth, Sussex, November 27, 1954
  20. Luther Hills with Mark Fuller: The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (2.30)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy in Luther's smithy at East Denn, Sussex, December 2, 1952
  21. George Spicer: The Folkestone Murder (Roud 897) (3.50)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at the Cherry Tree, Copthorne, Sussex, February 4, 1956
  22. Harry Upton: Canadee-I-O (Roud 309) (3.40)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at Balcombe, Sussex, September 5, 1963
  23. Lottie Chapman: The Silver Pin (Roud 573) (2.17)
    recorded by Bob Copper at the Fox Inn, North Waltham, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, August 10, 1955
    from Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Singers from Hampshire and Sussex (12T317, 1977)
  24. Frank Cole: The Bold Trooper (Roud 311) (5.27)
    recorded by Bob Copper at the Fox Inn, North Waltham, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, August 10, 1955
  25. Albert Beale: The Moon Shines Bright (Roud 702) (1.39)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Maud Karpeles at Kenardington, Kent, January 14, 1954
  26. Bob & Ron Copper: Shepherds, Arise! (Roud 1207) (3.34)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at the Central Club, Peacehaven, Sussex, March 9, 1955

> Folk Music > Records > I'm a Romany Rai

I'm a Romany Rai

I'm a Romany Rai (Topic TSCD672)

The Voice of the People Volume 22:
I'm a Romany Rai
Songs by Southern English Gypsy Traditional Singers
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD672D (2 CD, UK, April 9, 2012)

Selected and presented by Shirley Collins from classic recordings made by Peter Kennedy & Bob Copper.

Musical Tradition review by Danny Stradling

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Tracks

CD 1: I Were Borned in an Old Gypsy's Wagon

  1. Phoebe Smith: I'm a Romany Rai (Roud 4844) (1.55)
  2. Tom Willett: The Roving Journeyman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397) (2.01)
  3. Janet Penfold: Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender? (Roud 854) (1.25)
  4. Rebecca Penfold: The Banks of Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (2.51)
  5. Charlie Scamp: How Old Are You, My Pretty Fair Maid? (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (0.47)
  6. Mary Fuller: Oh, What a Life (Roud 9683) (0.39)
  7. Wally Fuller: The Game of Cards (Roud 232) (1.55)
  8. Charlie Scamp: Come, Father, Build Me a Boat (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (3.05)
  9. Sheila Smith: Dear Father, Pray Build Me a Boat (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (1.48)
  10. Phoebe Smith: Higher Germanie (Roud 904; G/D 1:96) (2.04)
  11. Tom Willett: The Rose of Ardene (Roud 2816) (2.50)
  12. Rebecca Penfold: Meeting is a Pleasant Place (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192) (0.56)
  13. Jack Fuller: Briny O'Then (Roud 294) (2.17)
  14. Wally Fuller: The Bold Drunkards (Roud 1165) (1.38)
  15. Chris Willett: The Little Ball of Yarn (Roud 1404) (1.56)
  16. Jack Fuller: Green Grow the Laurels (Roud 279; G/D 6:1138) (2.30)
  17. Rebecca Penfold: The Banks of the Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (4.05)
  18. Charlie Scamp: Young Leonard (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228) (4.13)
  19. Phoebe Smith: Down by the Sheepfold (Roud 559; Laws O10) (4.38)
  20. Chris Willett: Thorny Park (Roud 222) (1.19)
  21. Wally Fuller: The Bold Poachers (Roud 902) (1.34)
  22. Tom & Chris Willett: Down by the Tanyard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28) (3.31)
  23. Wally Fuller: I Am a Man That's Done Wrong to My Parents (Roud 1386) (2.11)
  24. Charlie Scamp: Barbary Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (5.28)
  25. Charlie Scamp: A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (1.10)
  26. Phoebe Smith: A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (5.35)

Tracks 6-7, 9, 13-14, 16, 21, 23 recorded by Peter Kennedy at Laughton, near Lewes, Sussex, November 11, 1952;
Tracks 5, 8, 18, 24-25 recorded by Peter Kennedy and Maud Karpeles at Chartham Hatch, near Canterbury, Kent, January 15, 1954;
Tracks 1, 10, 19, 26 recorded by Peter Kennedy at Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, July 8, 1956;
Track 3 recorded by Peter Kennedy in Battersea, London, December 1, 1958;
Tracks 2, 11, 15, 20, 22 recorded by Peter Kennedy at Paddock Wood, Kent, September 4, 1963;
Tracks 4, 12 recorded by Peter Kennedy at Mount Pleasant, Broadwood Kelly, Devon, April 15, 1973;
Track 17 recorded by Peter Kennedy at Mount Pleasant, Broadwood Kelly, Devon, April 18, 1973

CD 2: Caroline Hughes and Her Family

All tracks are by Caroline Hughes unless noted otherwise

  1. The Soldier and the Lady (Roud 140; Laws P14) (2.30)
  2. The Sprig of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (2.16)
  3. A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (2.31)
  4. The London Murder (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200) (2.44)
  5. Caroline Hughes & daughter: As I Was A-Walking One May Summer's Morning (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (2.06)
  6. Once I Had a Colour (Roud 954) (2.13)
  7. My Father He Built Me a Shady Bower (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (3.19)
  8. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.13)
  9. Young Willie (Roud 945) (1.31)
  10. My Black Dog and Sheep Crook (Roud 948) (0.48)
  11. If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387) (1.53)
  12. Down by the Old Riverside (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) (1.48)
  13. A Wager, a Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322) (2.15)
  14. The Brake of Briars (Roud 18; Laws M32) (1.16)
  15. The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290) (1.19)
  16. Flash Girls and Airy (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (0.55)
  17. The Game of Cards (Roud 232) (1.34)
  18. Catch Me, Bold Rogue, If You Can (Roud 2638; Laws L2) (1.57)
  19. Celia Warren: Jealousy Thoughts (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (1.56)
  20. John Hughes: The Long Lost Child (Roud 1549) (1.57)
  21. Carrie Hughes: Henry My Son (Roud 10; Child 12; G/D 2:209) (1.56)
  22. John Hughes: Barbry Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (2.42)
  23. Caroline Hughes & daughter: Billy Boy (Roud 326; Child 12 appendix) (1.04)
  24. The Cuckoo (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157) (2.18)
  25. Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (1.42)
  26. Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (1.41)
  27. The Little Boy (Roud 45) (2.49)
  28. Adieu to Old England (Roud 1703) (1.19)
  29. The Butcher Boy (Roud 409; Laws P24) (2.14)
  30. My Truelove Was a Sailor Lad (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (2.03)
  31. Meet Me Tonight in the Moonlight (Roud 767) (1.42)
  32. Tuning (0.58)
  33. The Draggle-Tailed Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (1.03)

All tracks recorded by Peter Kennedy in Caroline Hughes' caravan near Blandford, Dorset, April 19, 1968

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Good People, Take Warning

Good People, Take Warning (Topic TSCD673)

The Voice of the People Volume 23:
Good People, Take Warning
Ballads sung by British and Irish Traditional Singers
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD673T (3 CD, UK, April 9, 2012)

Selected and presented by Steve Roud from recordings made in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

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Tracks

CD 1

  1. Bob & Ron Copper: The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (3.37)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at the Central Club, Peacehaven, Sussex, March 9, 1955
  2. Jean Elvin: The Boston Smuggler (Roud 261; Laws L16; G/D 2:260) (4.05)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, July 16, 1952
  3. Maggie Chambers (Murphy): Doran's Ass (Roud 1010; Laws Q19) (1.50)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Tempo, Co. Fermanagh, July 19, 1952
  4. Elizabeth Cronin: Molly Bawn (Roud 166; Laws O36) (2.11)
    recorded in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, early 1950s
  5. Paddy Doran: Seven Yellow Gypsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (1.35)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Seamus O'Boyle at a Travellers' camp outside, Belfast, July 24, 1952
  6. Ben Butcher: In Sheffield Park (Roud 860) (1.39)
    recorded by Bob Copper, Popham, near Winchester, Hampshire, August 12, 1955
  7. Maggie Stewart: The Braes o' Strathblane (Roud 1096; G/D 6:1132) (4.05)
    recorded by Isabel Sutherland and Joby Blanchard, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, July 1955
  8. Phil Tanner: The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (3.09)
    recorded in the Eventide Home, Penmaen, Glamorgan, April 22, 1949
  9. Jeannie Robertson: Johnnie Cock (Johnnie o' Breadislee) (Roud 69; Child 114; G/D 2:250) (9.23)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, London, November 1953
  10. Gabriel Figg: Holloman's Ivy (Roud 21093) (2.34)
    recorded by Joy Hyman, West Chiltington, near Pulborough, Sussex, Nevember 27, 1964 or July 4, 1965
  11. Sarah Makem: Caroline and the Sailor (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.17)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Keady, Co. Armagh, July 11, 1952
  12. Lucy Stewart: The Jolly Beggar (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (1.18)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, June 27, 1955
  13. Thomas Moran: The Blind Beggar's Daughter (Roud 132; Laws N27; G/D 5:1061) (2.44)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Drumrahool, near Mohill, Co. Leitrim, December 1954
  14. Jim O'Neill: Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033) (4.40)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Markethill, Co. Armagh, July 12, 1952
  15. Mick McAlinden: My Father's Serving Boy (Roud 1910; Laws M11) (5.17)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Rostrevor, Co. Down, April 28, 1953
  16. Maureen Melly: The Trip over the Mountain (Roud 9632) (1.39)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Belfast, August 2, 1953
  17. Sam Larner: The London Steamer (Roud 17760) (2.13)
    recorded by Philip Donellan, Winterton, Notfolk, March 7, 1958
  18. Phoebe Smith: The Oxford Girl (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200) (4.13)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Woodbridge, Suffolk, July 8, 1956
  19. Margaret Jeffrey: When I Was a Young Maid (The Female Drummer) (Roud 226; G/D 1:182) (3.41)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson in the berryfields at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, July 1955

CD 2

  1. Jean Elvin: Blooming Caroline (Roud 398; Laws P27; G/D 6:1151) (6.17)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, July 16, 1952
  2. Harry Cox: The Crabfish (Roud 149) (2.31)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Catfield, Norfolk, October 9, 1953
  3. Elizabeth Cronin: Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (2.11)
    recorded in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, early 1950s
  4. Mary Toner: Jogging up to Claudy (Roud 6336; G/D 5:956) (1.46)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Markethill, Co. Armagh, July 30, 1952
  5. Harry List: The Light Dragoon (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (1.42)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Swefling, Suffolk, mid-June 1955
  6. Dodie Chalmers: The Golden Victory (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37) (3.36)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, July 16, 1952
  7. Gladys Stone: Her Servant Man (Roud 539; Laws M15; G/D 5:1003) (2.43)
    recorded by Bob Copper, North Chailey, Sussex, September 1954
  8. Seamus Ennis: Captain Wedderburn (Roud 36; Child 46; G/D 4:842) (4.10)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, London, March 22, 1958
  9. Sarah Makem: Our Ship She's Ready (Roud 2995) (1.50)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Keady, Co. Armagh, July 30, 1952
  10. Paddy McCluskey: Willie and Mary (Roud 348; Laws N28; G/D 5:1035) (2.15)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Clogh Mill, Co. Antrim, August 5, 1953
  11. Lucy Stewart: Two Pretty Boys (Roud 38; Child 49) (1.16)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, June 27, 1955
  12. Jim Copper: You Seamen Bold (Roud 807) (3.46)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Rottingdean, Sussex, August 1, 1951
  13. Jean Mathew: The American Stranger (Roud 1081; G/D 7:1469) (3.43)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Aberdeen, July 18, 1952
  14. Paddy Grant: McCaffery (Roud 1148) (4.01)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Kilkeel, Co. Down, July 30, 1953
  15. Thomas Moran: The Blind Man He Could See (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318) (1.49)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Drumrahool, near Mohill, Co. Leitrim, December 1954
  16. Ethel Findlater: The Maid of the Cowdie and Knowes (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (2.01)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Dounby, Orkney Islands, July 12, 1955
  17. Harry Upton: The Wreck of the ‘Northfleet’ (Roud 1174) (4.54)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Balcombe, Sussex, September 5, 1963
  18. Mary Doran: Oxford City (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (3.24)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Seamus O'Boyle at a Travellers' camp outside, Belfast, July 24, 1952
  19. Joe Thomas: The Banks of the Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224) (2.00)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Constantine, Helston, Cornwall, November 22, 1956
  20. Dot Fourbister: The Brig Columbus (Roud 8098) (2.35)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, July 19, 1955
  21. Michael Gallagher: The Devil and the Bailiff (Roud 5294) (1.48)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh, July 20, 1952
  22. Jim O'Neill: The Moorlough Shore (Roud 2946) (3.30)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Markethill, Co. Armagh, July 12, 1952
  23. Charlotte Higgins: Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53L; G/D 5:1023) (4.36)
    recorded by Isabel Sutherland and Joby Blanchard, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, July 1955

CD 3

  1. Maggie Chambers (Murphy): The Banks of the Silvery Tide (Roud 561; Laws O37) (4.13)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Markethill, Co. Armagh, July 12, 1952
  2. Bob & Ron Copper: The Hungry Fox (Roud 131; G/D 3:499) (2.25)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy at the Central Club, Peacehaven, Sussex, 1963
  3. Lucy Stewart: The Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.38)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson, Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire, June 27, 1955
  4. Thomas Moran: Handsome Polly (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) (2.49)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Drumrahool, near Mohill, Co. Leitrim, December 1954
  5. Peter Donnelly: John McCann (Charming Mary Neill) (Roud 142; Laws M17) (6.25)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Castlecaufield, Co. Tyrone, July 23, 1952
  6. Togo Crawford: The Gates o' the Drum (Roud 247; Child 236; G/D 4:835) (2.35)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, May 28, 1953
  7. Mary Anne Stewart: The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow (Roud 13; Child 214; G/D 2:215) (5.46)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, 1961
  8. Harry Cox: The Squire and the Gypsy (Roud 1628) (2.26)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Catfield, Norfolk, October 9, 1953
  9. Emily Bishop: Blow the Windy Morning (Roud 11; Child 112; G/D 2:301) (2.10)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, October 13, 1952
  10. Joseph Higgins: The Banks of the Bann (Roud 889; Laws O2) (2.44)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Brackalislea, Draperstown, Co. Derry, May 21, 1953
  11. Michael Gallagher: Hiring Time (Roud 2516; G/D 4:883) (1.43)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh, July 20, 1952
  12. Jean Mathew: The Bleacher Lassie (Roud 3325; G/D 5:1041) (2.08)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Aberdeen, July 18, 1952
  13. Joe Moran: Willie Lennix (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228) (2.49)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Co. Antrim, August 20, 1954
  14. Sam Larner: Pretty Polly (The Cruel Ship's Carpenter) (Roud 15; Laws P36A; G/D 2:201, 2:202) (3.59)
    recorded by Philip Donellan, Winterton, Notfolk, March 7, 1958
  15. Elizabeth Cronin: Well Sold the Cow (Roud 2637; Laws L1; G/D 2:266) (4.32)
    recorded in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, early 1950s
  16. Fred Jordan: Six Pretty Maids (The Outlandish Knight) (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225) (3.58)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Diddlebury, Wenlock, Shropshire, October 30, 1952
  17. George Bloomfield: Young George Oxbury (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.34)
    recorded by Peter Kennedy, Ipswich, Suffolk, August 27, 1952
  18. Mary McGarvey: Young But Growing (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (2.56)
    recorded by Seamus Ennis, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, August 11, 1954
  19. Leslie Johnson: Butter and Cheese and All (Roud 510; G/D 4:914) (2.57)
    recorded by Bob Copper, Fittleworth, Sussex, November 8, 1954

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Sarah Makem: The Heart Is True

Sarah Makem: The Heart Is True (Topic TSCD674)

The Voice of the People Volume 24:
The Heart Is True
Sarah Makem (1900-1983)

Topic Records TSCD674 (CD, UK, April 9, 2012)

Classic recordings made in the 1950s and 1960s by Peter Kennedy, Sean O'Boyle, Diane Hamilton and Paul Carter.
Presented and selected by Rod Stradling.

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Musicians

Sarah Makem, vocals

Tracks

  1. As I Roved Out (Seventeen on Sunday) (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791) (0.51)
  2. The Banks of Red Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (2.58)
  3. Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193) (7.05)
  4. The Butcher Boy (Roud 409; Laws P24) (4.49)
  5. The Canny Oul Lad (Marrowbones) (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318) (3.49)
  6. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Roud 553; Laws N17; G/D 1:176) (4.23)
  7. Derry Gaol (Roud 896; Laws L11) (4.43)
  8. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (4.50)
  9. Our Ship She's Ready (Roud 2995) (2.01)
  10. It Was in the Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (5.28)
  11. Jackets Green (Roud 9520) (3.28)
  12. The Jolly Thresher (Roud 19; G/D 3:437) (3.03)
  13. The Laurel Wear (Cupid's Garden) (Roud 297; G/D 5:970) (2.54)
  14. Robert Burns and His Highland Mary (Roud 820; Laws O34; G/D 6:1249) (5.02)
  15. Mary of Kilmore (Roud 2918) (3.26)
  16. A Servant Maid in Her Master's Garden (The Broken Token) (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201) (4.46)
  17. I Courted a Wee Girl (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (4.11)

Tracks 15 recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, July 11, 1952;
Track 7 recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, July 14, 1952;
Track 11 recorded by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle, July 30, 1952;
Tracks 3, 8, 17 recorded by Diane Hamilton, 1955;
Tracks 1, 5 recorded by Diane Hamilton, 1956;
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9-10, 12-14, 16 recorded by Paul Carter and Sean O'Boyle, 1967

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Good Humour for the Rest of the Night

Good Humour for the Rest of the Night (Topic TSCD675)

The Voice of the People Volume 25:
Good Humour for the Rest of the Night
Traditional Dance Music in Northumberland and Cumberland
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD675 (CD, UK, May 12, 2014)

Field recordings made by Peter Kennedy in 1954;
Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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This latest addition to Topic's now-essential Voice of the People series features 60 recordings of traditional dance music from Northumberland and Cumberland.

The recordings in the Voice of the People series represent cultures that have passed or are passing rapidly, as the social and economic conditions and the habitats that supported them have gone or are going forever. These performances have timeless appeal and resonances and, fortunately for successive generations, Peter Kennedy.

In 1954, there were no other collectors, corporate, professional or amateur, prepared to explore the nature of English traditional dance and traditional dance music, and the only precedent in recording traditional dance music on location was set by Peter Kennedy; the fruits of the pioneering field trip he undertook that year are presented here—great tunes, great style, subtle decoration and great rhythm, warm and entertaining, a potential eye-opener for the newcomer and an object lesson for some old-timers.

Of equal importance, Peter laid down some basic material for the subsequent construction of a history and an appreciation of traditional music and dance in the Border hills.

Tracks

  1. Ned Pearson fiddle: The Soldier's Joy country dance (1.12)
  2.  — : The Ribbon Country Dance (1.06)
  3.  — : We All Go A-Hunting Today (1.05)
  4.  — : Ned's Father's Strathspey (1.00)
  5.  — : The Ladies' Hornpipe (0.48)
  6.  — : Barbara Bell (0.59)
    at his home in Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, June 16, 1954
  7. Billy Ballantine piccolo: The Coquet Reel (1.12)
  8.  — : The Lads of North Tyne hornpipe (1.12)
  9.  — : The Mosstroopers Polka (1.12)
  10.  — : The Wild Hills of Wannies waltz (1.12)
    at his home in Simonburn, Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954
  11. Bob Clark jew's harp, George Taylor melodeon: My Love She's But a Lassie Yet jew's harp (0.39)
  12.  — : The Clinch Polka melodeon (0.40)
  13.  — : The Clinch Polka duet (1.17)
    Whittingham, Northumberland, June 9, 1954
  14. Geordie Armstrong fiddle: George Foreman's Hornpipe (1.21)
  15.  — : The Sylph country dance (1.01)
  16.  — : Highland Laddie country dance (1.08)
  17.  — : The Keel Row country dance (0.40)
  18.  — : The Heel and Toe Polka: Duncan Gray (0.52)
  19.  — : Proudlock's Hornpipe (1.23)
    at his home in Camp Hill, Barrasford, near Hexham, Northumberland, July 5, 1954
  20. Billy Conroy tin whistle: Patrick Conroy's March (1.44)
  21.  — : Patrick Conroy's Waltz No.1 (0.57)
  22.  — : Patrick Conroy's Waltz No.2 (0.43)
  23.  — : The Rollicking Irishman jig (0.38)
    at the home of Jack Armstrong, Wide Open, Newcastle, Northumberland, June 8, 1954
  24. Jake Hutton fiddle: Corn Rigs country dance (1.00)
  25.  — : Jake Hutton's Strathspey (1.04)
    in a byre at Ashley Grove, Bewcastle, Newcastle, Cumberland, June 30, 1954
  26. Tom Hunter fiddle: Durham Rangers / The Rights of Man (1.14)
    in a byre at Ashley Grove, Bewcastle, Newcastle, Cumberland, June 30, 1954
  27. Billy Ballantine piccolo: Circassian Circle: Good Humour (1.10)
  28.  — : The Tune for Step-dancing (1.00)
  29.  — : Russian Ballet (0.32)
    at his home in Simonburn, Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954
  30. Geordie Armstrong fiddle: Nancy (1.12)
  31.  — : Drops of Brandy country dance (0.53)
  32.  — : The Maltese Schottische (0.45)
  33.  — : Roxburgh Castle (1.09) country dance
    at his home in Camp Hill, Barrasford, near Hexham, Northumberland, July 5, 1954
  34. Billy Ballantine piccolo: The Lancers, Figure 1 (0.42)
  35.  — : The Lancers, Figure 2 (1.30)
  36.  — : The Lancers, Figure 3 (1.18)
  37.  — : The Lancers, Figure 4 (0.55)
  38.  — : The Lancers, Figure 5 (1.54)
  39.  — : The Last Figure of the Lancers (1.24)
    at his home in Simonburn, Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954
  40. Jim Rutherford fiddle: The West End hornpipe (1.11)
  41.  — : Corn Rigs country dance (0.46)
  42.  — : The Garden House polka (1.14)
  43.  — : Louden's Bonny Woods and Braes schottische (0.54)
    Rochester, Otterburn, Northumberland, July 8, 1954
  44. Willy Taylor melodeon & fiddle: The Gilsland Hornpipe (0.39)
  45.  — : Peter Robson's Polka (1.09)
    The Swan, Warenford, Northumberland, July 7, 1954
  46. Adam Gray fiddle: The Roman Wall jig (1.07)
    at his home in Bardon Mill, Northumberland, July 1, 1954
  47. Billy Ballantine piccolo: Billy's Father's Polka (0.58)
  48.  — : The Circassian Circle: The Whinshields Hornpipe (0.53)
  49.  — : The Circassian Circle: Whinham's Reel (1.04)
    at his home in Simonburn, Wark, Northumberland, June 29, 1954
  50. Geordie Taylor fiddle: The Triumph country dance (0.29)
  51.  — : Corn Rigs country dance (0.31)
  52.  — : The Ribbon Dance country dance (0.26)
  53.  — : Cock Your Leg Up (0.39)
  54.  — : The Self country dance (0.40)
  55.  — : The Circassian Circle, First Figure (0.36)
  56.  — : >The Circassian Circle, Second Figure: Bonnets of Dundee (0.20)
    at his home in Rennington, Northumberland, November 30, 1954
  57. Jimmy Hunter mouth-organ: Roxburgh Castle country dance (0.38)
  58.  — : Caddam Woods (1.15)
  59.  — : Jack Heron's Waltz (0.53)
  60.  — : The Circassian Circle (1.40)
    at his home in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, July 6, 1954

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The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow (Topic TSCD676D)

The Voice of the People Volume 26:
The Barley Mow
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD676D (CD+DVD, UK, May 12, 2014)

Field recordings and a film made in Suffolk by Peter Kennedy in the 1950s;
Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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Astonishing field recordings and a film made in Suffolk by Peter Kennedy in the 1950s, a rich record of a community steeped in traditional song and singing.

As early as 1949, Peter Kennedy had begun making field recordings of traditional music in the West Country of England on his own initiative and at his own expense with a factory prototype tape recorder lent to him by a friend. During the time the recordings included in this CD/DVD collection were made, 1953-1956, Peter was working part-time for the EFDSS and part-time for the BBC, and in his free time he engaged in projects of his own and those he shared with Alan Lomax; although Peter undertook his own recording trips to Suffolk in 1952, he and Lomax did not meet up in Suffolk until October 10th 1953, to record singers at the Ship in Blaxhall, then onto Swefling the following day to record Harry List.

Peter had been keen to record traditional music and dance performance on film, and Lomax attended the first day of filming at the Ship in November 1955.

June 1956 saw Peter in the area again, this time recording Phoebe Smith, her neighbour Jim Baldry, Bob Roberts, Jumbo Brightwell and Edgar Button. With this wealth of recorded material, Peter laid the foundations for future research into a region rich in traditional music, dance and song.

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Cyril Poacher: The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475) (3.32)
  2. Fred Ling: Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407) (4.05)
  3. Bob Scarce: Newlyn Town (Roud 490; Laws L12; G/D 2:260) (5.00)
  4. Geoff Ling: Maggie May (Roud 1757) (2.39)
    all four at The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, October 10, 1953
  5. Bob Scarce and chorus: General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1) (6.02)
    The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, November 19, 1953
  6. Eli Durrant: The Yellow Handkerchief (Roud 954) (3.27)
    The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, October 10, 1953
  7. Edgar Button: He Called for a Candle (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (3.21)
    at his house, Flash Corner, Theberton, Leiston, July 16, 1956
  8. Edgar Allington: The Herring (Roud 128) (2.41)
    at his house, Brandon, June 17, 1955
  9. Jim Baldry: The Northamptonshire Poacher (Roud 299) (2.08)
    at his house, Corner Cottage, Melton, Woodbridge, July 10, 1956
  10. Harry List: The Knife on the Window (Roud 329) (2.15)
    Swefling, Suffolk, October 11, 1953
  11. Arthur Smith: The Sailor and His True Love (Roud 660; Laws O30) (3.02)
    The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, October 10, 1953
  12. Jumbo Brightwell: Muddley Barracks (Roud 1735) (2.18)
    The Eel's Foot, Eastbridge, Leiston, July 16, 1956
  13. Bob Scarce: Three Jolly Sportsmen (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186) (3.52)
    The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, October 10, 1953
  14. Edgar Button: Blow the Candle Out (Roud 368; Laws P17) (2.22)
    at his house, Flash Corner, Theberton, Leiston, July 16, 1956
  15. Jim Baldry: Hares in the Plantation (Roud 363) (3.10)
    at his house, Corner Cottage, Melton, Woodbridge, July 10, 1956
  16. Wickets Richardson and chorus: Fagan the Cobbler (Roud 872) (2.06)
  17. Cyril Poacher and chorus: The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322) (4.59)
  18. Jack French and chorus: Good Luck to the Barley Mow (Roud 944) (4.29)
    all three at The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, October 10, 1953

DVD 2

Filmed in The Ship Inn, Blaxhall, mostly on November 19, 1955, but part of The Nutting Girl and some athmosphere shots were filmed on December 10, 1955. The film includes edited performances.

  1. Arthur Smith: Good Luck to the Barley Mow (Roud 944)
  2. Cyril Poacher: The Nutting Girl (Roud 509; G/D 7:1475)
  3. Wickets Richardson: Fagan the Cobbler (Roud 872)
  4. Bob Scarce: General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  5. Step-Dancers & Fred Pearce: Pigeon on the Gate

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The Flax in Bloom

The Flax in Bloom (Topic TSCD677)

The Voice of the People Volume 27:
The Flax in Bloom
Traditional Songs, Airs & Dance Music in Ulster
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD677T (3 CD, UK, May 12, 2014)

Field recordings made by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle in 1952 and 1953;
Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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A wide selection of traditional music from Ulster across three themed discs, from the pioneering recordings of 1952-3 by Peter Kennedy and Sean O'Boyle.

Traditional music-making in Ireland in 1952 was flourishing well enough in its own social settings, but it was largely hidden from the view of mainstream society. Certainly, radio and the record industry on both sides of the border scarcely knew of its existence.

So it is quite remarkable that Peter Kennedy from London and Sean O'Boyle from Armagh should have combined forces and taken upon themselves, with limited resources and technical equipment, to explore and record what they could find in Ulster.

This album presents a selection of their location recordings, most of which have never been issued commercially before. Each of the three CDs is presented as a separate programme but, taken together, they give a wide and varied view of traditional music in Ulster in the early 1950's.

Tracks

CD 1: Fermanagh and Donegal

  1. Paddy Tunney vocals: Lough Erne Shore (Roud 3476) (2.04)
  2. Brigid Tunney vocals: The Mountain Streams Where the Moorcocks Crow (Roud 2124) (3.54)
  3. Joe Tunney: untitled polka (1.04)
  4.  — : Pat Hart's single jig (1.06)
  5.  — : Miss Monaghan / The Green Mountain / The Scholar reels (0.38)
  6. Annie Lunny vocals: My Charming Buachaill Roe (Red-haired Boy) (Roud 5730) (1.54)
  7.  — : Deartháirín ó mo Chroí (Little Brother of My Heart) (Roud 9286) (2.36)
  8. John Doherty fiddle & vocals: Bundle and Go single jig (0.43)
  9.  — : Miss McLeod's reel (1.14)
  10.  — : Gusty's Frolics slip jig (1.15)
  11.  — : Moorlough Mary (Roud 2742) (4.27)
  12.  — : Marry When You're Young reel (1.06)
  13.  — : Boney Crossing the Alps (1.10)
  14.  — : The Last Figure of the Lancers (0.58)
  15. Mick Gallagher vocals: The Rollicking Boys Around Tandragee (Roud 3106) (2.25)
  16. Maureen Melly vocals: Buachaillín Donn (Roud 9258) (2.04)
  17.  — : Paddy Shinahan's Cow (Roud 2924) (1.32)
  18.  — : Farewell Green Erin (Roud 2900) (1.04)
  19. Paddy Tunney vocals: The Blackbird (Roud 2375) (3.29)
  20. Neilidh Boyle fiddle & vocals: The Loughanure Tune reel (2.25)
  21.  — : Seán sa Cheo reel (1.32)
  22.  — : Pleoid ar an Fharraige is í átá Mor! (A Curse Upon the Sea, It Is It That Is Great!) (1.51)
  23.  — : Sráid na mBúrcach (The Street of the Burkes) verse and air (1.21)
  24. Sheila Gallagher vocals: An Seanduine Dóite (The Dried-Up Old Man) (1.54)
  25.  — : In Aimsir Bhaint an Fhéir (At Hay-Cutting Time) (0.34)
  26. Pat Bell Keown vocals: The Wearing of the Britches (Roud 1588) (2.08)
  27. Maureen Melly vocals: The Blackbird of Avondale (Roud 5174) (2.13)
  28.  — : My Dark Slender Boy (Roud 9706) (1.20)
  29. Simie Doherty fiddle: Bonnie Kate reel (0.53)
  30.  — : Cuffe Street reel (0.39)
  31.  — : The Pigeon on the Gate reel (1.11)
  32.  — : The Tullaghan Lasses reel (0.57)
  33.  — : Mooney's Favourite reel (0.58)
  34. Brigid Tunney vocals: The Heathery Hills (Roud 5295) (3.07)
  35.  — : The Soldier & the Sailor (Roud 350) (1.22)
  36.  — : Wee Paddy Molloy (Roud 5297) (1.33)
  37. John Doherty fiddle & vocals: The Atlantic Roar hornpipe (1.07)
  38.  — : Rocking the Cradle (Roud 357) (3.20)

CD 2: Dance Music

  1. Johnny Pickering fiddle: The Basket of Oysters highland / Jackson's Rum Punch jig (1.44)
  2. Johnny Pickering fiddle, Jimmy Pickering accordion, unidentified lilting: Green Grow the Rushes O / Love, Will You Marry Me highlands (1.24)
  3. McCusker Brothers Ceili Band: Biddy the Bowl Wife / I Lost My Love & I Care Not / King of the Cannibal Islands jigs (3.10)
  4.  — : untitled / untitled / Jenny Lind polkas (3.19)
  5. Vincent & John McCusker fiddles: The First of May reel (1.03)
  6.  — : untitled / untitled / untitled mazurkas (1.36)
  7. McCusker Brothers Ceili Band: Monymusk / Kafoozalum / Maggie Pickens highlands (3.10)
  8. Vincent & John McCusker: Tatter Jack Walsh jig (1.00)
  9.  — : The Princess Royal set dance (1.55)
  10. McCusker Brothers Ceili Band: The Man from Newry / The Barndance hornpipe & barndance (3.10)
  11. Vincent & John McCusker fiddles, Benignus McCusker accordion: Jockey to the Fair set dance (2.05)
  12. John McCusker fiddle: The Orange Rogue set dance (1.53)
  13. McCusker Brothers Ceili Band: McKenna's / The Tinker's Apron / The Antrim reels (3.16)
  14.  — : The Sweets of May single jig (3.17)
  15. John Maguire tin whistle: The Gosson That Beat his Father reel (1.13)
  16.  — : The First House in Connaught reel (1.21)
  17.  — : Lovely Nancy jig (1.09)
  18.  — : The Maid of the House reel (1.11)
  19.  — : The Boys of Leefive reel (1.20)
  20.  — : The Cuckoo's Nest hornpipe (1.21)
  21. Paddy McLuskey fiddle: All the Way to Galway polka (0.41)
  22.  — : Napoleon Crossing the Alps march (0.59)
  23.  — : The Cuckoo's Nest hornpipe (0.52)
  24.  — : The Ewe With the Crooked Horn reel (1.06)
  25. Danny McNiff flute: Coming Home From Reilly's Party jig (1.22)
  26. Eddie Moor fiddle: The Soldier's Joy clap dance (1.02)
  27. Philip Breen fiddle: unidentified / Monymusk highlands (1.41)
  28.  — : Woodland Whispers waltz (1.00)
  29.  — : The Flax in Bloom / The Dairymaid / The Galway Rambler reels (3.09)
  30. Sean Maguire, Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington & Bill Montgomery fiddles, John Maguire tin whistle: The Sailor's Bonnet / Kiss the Bride / Roaring Mary reels (3.05)
  31. Sean Maguire & Bill Montgomery fiddles: The Flax in Bloom / The Millstone / The Dairymaid reels (4.28)

CD 3: Travellers

  1. Christy Purcell: The Dark-Eyed Gypsy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278) (2.14)
  2. Mary Connors: What Brought the Blood? (Roud 200; Child 13) (5.04)
  3. Lal Smith: I Am a Maid That's Deep in Love (Roud 231; Laws N12) (3.16)
  4. Mary Doran: Here's a Health unto All Truelovers (Roud 1235) (4.06)
  5. Paddy Doran: Three Old Jolly Sportsmen (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186) (2.06)
  6. Mary Connors: The Lovely Banks of Lea (Roud 9493) (4.05)
  7. Christy Purcell: The Bandy-Legged Mule (Roud 9217) (2.27)
  8. Mary Connors & Paddy Doran: Marrowbones (The Blind Man He Can See, no.1) (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318) (2.25)
  9. Lal Smith: Early, Early on the Month of Spring (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51) (4.01)
  10. Christy Purcell: The Lodging-House in Carrick-on-Suir (Roud 9228) (2.59)
  11. Mary Doran: The Rambling Irishman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397) (2.21)
  12. Paddy Doran: Dungarvan (Roud 9284) (1.55)
  13. Lal Smith: The Bold English Navvy (Roud 516) (3.04)
  14. Paddy Doran: The Little Beggar Man hornpipe (0.40)
  15. Winnie Ryan: Going to Mass Last Sunday (Roud 454; G/D 6:1192) (2.10)
  16. Paddy Doran: Kate from Ballinamore (Roud 5172) (1.38)
  17. Mary Connors & Paddy Doran: Tis Miles I Have Rambled (The Blind Man He Can See, no.2) (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460) (1.05)
  18. Christy Purcell: The Fair at Spancil Hill (Roud 9292) (1.28)
  19. Mary Connors: Come All You Loyal Lovers (Roud 9232) (4.54)
  20. Winnie Ryan: Early, Early All in the Spring (Roud 18834; G/D 6:1171) (3.54)
  21. Paddy Doran: Blackwaterside (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188) (2.23)
  22. Mary Connors: I Wish I Was in Newross Town (Roud 16715) (2.54)
  23. Lal Smith: Nancy Hogan's Goose (Roud 9703) (2.02)
  24. Winne Ryan: I Am a Poor Girl and My Life It is Sad (Roud 387) (3.51)

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Orkney

Orkney (Topic TSCD678)

The Voice of the People Volume 28:
Orkney
Traditional Dance Music from Orkney
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD678 (CD, UK, May 12, 2014)

Field recordings made by Peter Kennedy in 1955;
Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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A selection of the ground-breaking field recordings of instrumental music in Orkney made by Peter Kennedy in 1955.

The BBC, for whom Peter Kennedy was working part-time in 1955, had more or less left Orkney alone in its recording activity, except for some recordings about local customs and beliefs made on location in 1954. At the time, Orkney was seen as being at the extreme edge of Great Britain, and was virgin territory for a music collector such as Peter, who travelled there in 1955, recording singers and musicians in informal circumstances, amassing a wealth of songs, dances and some speech excerpts that still exist.

This CD presents a representative selection of the instrumental pieces from that treasure trove of traditional music.

  1. The Garson Trio (Jimmy Garson fiddle, Iris Nicholson piano accordion, John Nicholson guitar): The Greeny Hill March (1.18)
  2.  — : King William's March (2.03)
  3.  — : The Victoria Waltz (3.31)
    The Odin Hall, Dounby, July 12, 1955
  4. John Fraser fiddle: Napoleon Crossing the Rhine (1.05)
  5.  — : Rory O'More jig (0.32)
  6.  — : The Foursome Reel (1.07)
  7.  — : Two Wedding Marches (2.45)
    Favel, Birsay, July 20, 1955
  8. The Anderson Brothers' Band (Jim & George Robson fiddles, Alan, Robin & Jim Anderson piano accordions): Scapa Flow (1.08)
    in a farmhouse ar Cara Point, near Orphir, July 15, 1955
  9. Billy & Jimmy Meil fiddles: Untitled Waltz (1.26)
  10. The Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society (several fiddles, Ronnie Aim leader): Byrne's / The Elk's Festival hornpipes (1.42)
  11.  — : Untitled / Untitled polkas (2.21)
    all three at Community Centre, Kirkwall, July 16, 1955
  12. Peter Pratt tin whistle: Two Quadrille Tunes jigs (1.11)
  13.  — : Miss Brown's Hornpipe (0.43)
  14.  — : The Morning Star (0.45)
  15.  — : Kitty My Navel strathspey (0.39)
  16.  — : Paddy Carter barndance (1.37)
    Toab, July 14, 1955
  17. Bill Grieve fiddle, William Clyne guitar: Bob Johnstone's Strathspey & Reel (1.39)
  18. Tom Thomson fiddle, William Clyne guitar: Deerness Quadrille Tune (1.08)
    both at Community Centre, Kirkwall, July 16, 1955
  19. The Garson Trio: The Venus Polka (1.28)
  20.  — : Off She Goes / Dumfries House / Unidentified jigs (1.37)
    The Odin Hall, Dounby, July 12, 1955
  21. Jim Leslie accordion: The Red House (0.45)
  22.  — : The House on the Hill (1.05)
    St. Ola, July 18, 1955
  23. Ronnie Aim, fiddle: The Glimps Holm March (1.28)
  24. Ronnie Aim, fiddle, William Clyne guitar: Untitled March (0.43)
  25. The Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society: The Grand March (2.32)
    all three at Community Centre, Kirkwall, July 16, 1955
  26. John Burgess, Mary Omand & Tom Thomson fiddles, Jimmy Laird piano accordion: Smith's a Gallant Fireman strathspey (0.42)
  27.  — : Unidentified; Patience Quadrille quicksteps (1.29)
  28.  — : The Grand March (No.2) (1.18)
    South Ronaldsay, July 17, 1955
  29. Peter Pratt fiddle: Archie o' Lamb Holm strathspey / Unidentified pipe march (2.00)
  30.  — : The Bride's Reel (0.50)
  31.  — : Tune for the Quadrille (The Rose Tree) (1.02)
    Toab, July 14, 1955
  32. The Garson Trio: Moneymusk / The Iron Man strathspeys (1.40)
  33.  — : The House of Skene march / The Four Stringer / MacDonald Black strathspeys (4.37)
    The Odin Hall, Dounby, July 12, 1955

> Folk Music > Records > It Was Mighty!

It Was Mighty!

It Was Mighty! (Topic TSCD679T)

The Voice of the People Volume 29:
It Was Mighty!
The Early Days of Irish Music in London
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD679T (CD, UK, March 18, 2016)

Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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There wasn't a corner of what was to become Greater London in the 1950s where there wasn't some Irish music to be heard, if you knew where to find it. This collection of recordings presents and explores the music-making of those immigrants from rural Ireland who settled in London in the first couple of decades after the War. Their music was deeply rooted in their background back home, but it was often said back then that there was much better Irish music to be heard in London than in Ireland. That, of course, was a rash overstatement, but there was certainly more of it to be heard publicly at that time in London than anywhere else in the world.

Musicians

see the individual tracks

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Michael Gorman fiddle: The Jolly Tinker reel (1.29)
  2.  — : Bonnie Kate reel (2.50)
  3. Gerry Wimsey flute: The Boys of Ballisadare reel (1.38)
  4.  — Clarke's tin whistle: The Copperplate reel (1.04)
  5. Paddy Taylor flute: Paddy Taylor's hornpipe (1.40)
  6.  — : The Cabin Hunter reel (0.57)
  7.  — : With Kitty I'll Go slow air (2.01)
  8.  — : Pat Hanley's No.1 / Pat Hanley's No.2 slides (2.35)
  9. Nan Landers melodeon: Nan Landers' hornpipes (1.28)
  10.  — : Nan Landers' slide (1.17)
  11. Jimmy Powers fiddle, Patsy Goulding piano: The Wild Irishman / The College Grove / Jenny Picking Cockles reels (2.45)
  12. Danny McNiff flute: Doherty's slip jig (1.47)
  13.  — : Danny McNiff's / Farewell to Whiskey polkas (2.23)
  14.  — : The Streams in the Valley reel (0.59)
  15. Bobby Casey fiddle: The Beauty Spot reel (1.19)
  16.  — : Poll Ha'penny hornpipe (2.05)
  17.  — : Brian O'Lynn / The Maid in the Meadow jigs (2.09)
  18. Mick Gorman fiddle: The Girl That Broke My Heart / Dick Cosgrove reels (1.47)
  19. Jimmy Hogan accordion, Bobby Hall piano, Brian Green drums: The Copperplate / The Bunch of Keys reels (2.21)
  20. Martin Byrnes fiddle: St. Ruth's Bush / Paddy Kelly's Favourite reels (3.20)
  21. Paddy Malynn accordion: Wallop the Spot / The Tongs by the Fire jigs (2.53)
  22. Julia Clifford fiddle: The Red-Haired Boy slow air (1.17)
  23.  — : The Cliffs of Moher jig (1.36)
  24. Paddy Breen flageolet: The Cuckoo's Nest hornpipe (1.58)
  25.  — : Tralee Gaol polka (1.31)
  26.  — : The Pipe on the Hob jig (1.13)
  27. Bobby Casey fiddle, Willy Clancy uillean pipes: Munster Buttermilk jig (1.41)
  28.  — : The West Wind / Sean Reid's Fancy reels (2.27)
  29. Martin Byrnes fiddle, Tony Howley flute: The Humours of Scarriff reel (1.06)
  30.  — : The Galway Rambler / The London Lasses reels (2.14)
  31. Martin Wynne fiddle: The Rose in the Heather / The Gold Ring / The Maid on the Green / Saddle the Pony jigs (3.21)
  32. Michael Gorman, Martin Wynne fiddles, Bill Rollison piano: The Boys of the Lough reel (2.18)
  33. Jimmy Power fiddle, Clancy flute, Tommy Maguire accordion, Paddy Furey piano: The Liffey Banks / The Shaskeen reels (2.23)
  34. Bobby Casey fiddle, Willy Clancy uillean pipes: When We Were Drinking jig (1.47)
  35.  — : The Old Bush / The Chicago reels (2.31)

CD 2

  1. Roger Sherlock flute, Liam Farrell mandolin: The Chicago / The Green Fields of America reels (2.36)
  2. Edmond Murphy fiddle, Mick Gorman flute: Limerick Lasses / Come West Along the Road reels (2.07)
  3.  — : Cregg's Pipes reel (2.40)
  4. Michael Gorman fiddle: Farrell Gara reel (1.09)
  5.  — : Miss McLeod's reel (3.56)
  6. Paddy Breen flageolet: The Red-Haired Lad hornpipe (0.58)
  7.  — : The Orange Rogue set dance (1.32)
  8.  — : Rodney's Glory set dance (1.36)
  9.  — : Green Grow the Rushes O fling (1.00)
  10.  — lilting: Katie's Reel (1.04)
  11. Sonny Murray concertina: Christmas Eve reel (1.52)
  12. Jimmy Cleary banjo, Margaret Barry banjo: The Belfast hornpipe (1.34)
  13. Michael Gorman fiddle: Put the Cake on the Dresser reel (1.53)
  14.  — : The Strayaway Child jig (1.57)
  15. Michael Gorman fiddle, Margaret Barry banjo: Jenny's Welcome to Charlie reel (4.42)
  16. Michael Falsey flute: Big Pat reel (1.35)
  17.  — : Molloy's Wife jig (1.51)
  18. Seamus Ennis uillean pipes: The Clay of Kilcreggan slow air (2.06)
  19.  — : The Ace and Deuce of Piping programme piece (2.10)
  20.  — : Paddy O'Rafferty / The Sixpenny Money jigs (3.09)
  21. Bobby Casey fiddle: Sean Sa Ceo reel (2.09)
  22. Bobby Casey fiddle, Sean Kenny pinao: The Frieze Britches jig (2.55)
  23.  — : The Flax in Bloom reel (1.21)
  24. Mick Gorman flute: The Salamanca / The Yellow Tinker reels (2.47)
  25.  — : The Newport Lass jig (1.24)
  26.  — : The Flogging reel (2.15)
  27. Michael Gorman fiddle: The Kid on the Mountain hop jig (2.37)
  28.  — : Dwyer's hornpipe (2.56)
  29. Gabe O'Sullivan fiddle: The Lady on the Island reel (1.23)
  30.  — flute: Maud Miller reel (1.10)
  31. Liam Farrell banjo: The Mountain Pathway polka (1.13)
  32. Michael Daly flute, Liam Farrell banjo: The Galway Rambler reel (1.18)
  33. Johnny Discin fiddle: The Bunch of Keys / The Star of Munster reels (3.15)
  34. Mick Gorman flute: Mulhaire's / Father Kelly's reels (2.32)
  35. Edmond Murphy fiddle, Mick Gorman flute: The Concert Reel reel (2.02)

CD 3

  1. The Hibernian Ceili Band (Brendan McGlichey fiddle, Roger Sherlock flute, Raymond Roland accordion, Liam Farrell banjo, PJ Hines piano, Brian Green drums): The Dublin reel (1.48)
  2. Bobby Casey fiddle: The Duke of Leinster & His Missus reels (1.54)
  3.  — : The College Grove reel (2.33)
  4. Oliver Roland accordion: Kitty in the Lane reel (2.25)
  5.  — : The Rookery / The Cliffs of Moher jigs (2.15)
  6. Vicnent Griffin fiddle: Night in Ennis / The Maid Behind the Bar reels (2.16)
  7.  — : Paddy Ryan's Dream / Mamma's Pet reels (1.47)
  8. Roger Sherlock flute: The Galway Rambler / The London Lasses reels (2.08)
  9. Roger Sherlock flute, Raymond Roland accordion, Liam Farrell mandolin: The Old Bush / The Galty reels (2.35)
  10. Martin McMahon fiddle, Teresa McMahon guitar: Speed the Plough reel (2.43)
  11.  — : The Bucks of Oranmore reel (2.50)
  12. Martin McMahon accordion, Teresa McMahon keyboard: The Star of Munster reel (1.42)
  13. Tommy McCarthy concertina: The Laurel Tree reel (1.15)
  14.  — uiellean pipes: The Miners of Wicklow / Paddy Taylor's jigs (2.22)
  15. Sean Maguire fiddle: Garrett Barry's Favourite / The Luckpenny jigs (2.42)
  16. Raymond Roland accordion, Benny O'Connor drums: The Eel in the Sink reel (1.18)
  17. Raymond Roland, Kit O'Connor accordion, John Joe Doyle fiddle, Paddy Taylor flute, Benny O'Connor drums: Sean Sa Ceo / Come West Along the Road reel (2.07)
  18. Andy Boyle fiddle, Mchael Falsey & unidentified flutes: The Congress / The Bag of Spuds reels (2.41)
  19. Joe Ryan fiddle: Dinny O'Brien / Farewell to Connacht reels (2.07)
  20.  — : Tommy Potts's reel (1.49)
  21. Tommy McCarthy, Bobby Casey fiddles: Maud Miller reel (1.13)
  22.  — : The New Custom House reel (1.22)
  23. Gerry Clancy accordion, unidentified bodhrán: I'm Waiting for You / The Bag of Spuds reels (2.54)
  24. Johnny Hynes Clarke's tin whistle: Carmel O'Mahony reel (1.41)
  25.  — : The Boys of the Town / We Drink and Kiss the Ladies jigs (1.17)
  26.  — : Scotch Mary reel (1.11)
  27. Frank Mahoney fiddle: The Stoney Steps reel (1.11)
  28. Julia Clifford fiddle, Billy Clifford flute, John Clifford piano accordion: Bill Black's / O'Byrne's hornpipes (3.03)
  29. Tommy McCarthy uillean pipes: Old Hag, You Have Killed Me / Old Tipperary jigs (2.21)
  30. Raymond Roland, Kit O'Connor accordion, John Joe Doyle fiddle, Paddy Taylor flute, Benny O'Connor drums: Father Kelly's jig (1.33)
  31. Raymond Roland accordion, Kevin Taylor drums: The Little Thatched Cottage / Down the Strand reels (1.46)
  32. Michael Falsey flute: Sporting Paddy reel (1.23)
  33.  — : Cregg's Pipes reel (1.58)
  34. Oliver Roland accordion: Imelda Roland's reel (1.19)
  35. Edmond Murphy fiddle, Mick Gorman flute: Colonel Roger's / Happy Days of Youth reels (2.29)
  36. The Hibernian Ceili Band (see track 1): The Friendly Visit / The Cuckoo hornpipes (3.00)
  37.  — : The Merry Harriers / The Hut in the Bog reels (1.47)

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It Was Great Altogether!

It Was Great Altogether! (Topic TSCD680T)

The Voice of the People Volume 30:
It Was Great Altogether!
The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London
Various Artists

Topic Records TSCD680T (CD, UK, March 18, 2016)

Selected and presented by Reg Hall

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Throughout the last fifty years, traditional Irish music has continued to secure a place for itself in London. Early on in the period, as the recordings on Discs 1 and 2 demonstrate, the "old" music, completely untouched by the goings-on in Irish popular music, was still going strong. Disc 3 is concerned with traditional music in recent years, and the current scene belongs to second and third generation musicians. These younger ones are the sons and daughters or grandchildren of first generation immigrants. They are clearly Londoners, but first and foremost they are Irish, strongly attached to the Irish community in London and their parents' places back home.

Musicians

see the individual tracks

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Johnny Duffy fiddle, Tommy Healy flute, Reg Hall piano: Tarbolton / The Longford Collector / The Sailor's Bonnet reels (3.11)
  2.  — : Martin Wynne's No. 1 / Martin Wynne's No. 2 reels (2.54)
  3. Jimmy Power fiddle, Reg Hall piano: Whelan's / The Lark in the Morning jigs (2.37)
  4. Jimmy Power fiddle, Reg Hall piano, Gerry Wright bodhrán: Jackie Coleman's / The Castle reels (2.16)
  5. Danny Meehan fiddle, Michael Hynes flute, Dermot Kearney piano: The Flax-Dresser single jig / The Limerick Races highland (2.52)
  6. Michael Hynes flute, Dermot Kearney piano: Billy Brocker's / The Humours of Tulla reels (1.55)
  7. Danny Meehan, Bobby Casey fiddles, Reg Hall piano, John McLaughlin spoons: Cherish the Ladies jig (2.23)
  8. Bobby Casey, Andy Boyle fiddles: Lucy Campbell / The Bucks of Oranmore / Rakish Paddy reels (5.13)
  9. Bobby Casey fiddle, Tommy McCarthy concertina: Connemara Stockings / Ships Are Sailing reels (1.53)
  10. Finbarr Dwyer accordion: The New Century / Caroline O'Neill's hornpipes (3.04)
  11.  — : Kitty in the Lane / Maude Miller reels (2.28)
  12. Jimmy Power, Paul Gross, Lucy Farr fiddles, Tommy Maguire accordion, Reg Hall piano: The Mouse in the Cupboard / Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part jigs (2.16)
  13. Maureen Minogue fiddle, Tadgh Kearney accordion, Tom Cussen banjo, Jimmy Hogan piano: The Glenside No.1 / The Glenside No. 2 polkas (2.05)
  14. Lucy Farr fiddle, Tommy Healy flute, Reg Hall piano: Eddie Maloney's / Lady Gordon reels (2.07)
  15.  — : Sweet Flowers of Milltown / The Boys of Knock schottisches (2.32)
  16. Jimmy Power fiddle, Paddy Malynn accordion, Frank Blaney banjo, Reg Hall piano: The Knights of St. Patrick / Paddy in London jigs (2.04)
  17. Joe Whelan accordion, Liam Farrell banjo, Reg Hall piano: The Humours of Tullycrinme / Mickie Callagher's hornpipes (3.53)
  18.  — : The Siamsa march (3.19)
  19.  — : The Fly in the Porter / Burning Brakes jigs (3.53)
  20. Con Curtin, Edmond Murphy fiddles, Reg Hall piano: The Pride of Rathmore / The Girls of Farranfore reels (2.22)
  21.  — : The Derrycrag / Tie the Bonnet / The Abbey Reel reels (4.53)
  22. Tommy Maguire accordion, Father O'Keefe mandolin, Reg Hall piano: Strike the Gay Harp / Brendan Tonroe's jigs (2.47)
  23.  — : The Stoney Steps / The Hare's Paw reels (1.58)
  24. Martin Byrnes fiddle, Reg Hall piano: The Carracastle Lasses reel (1.47)
  25.  — : The Frieze Britches jig (2.47)
  26. Sean O'Shea, Bobby Casey fiddles, Reg Hall piano: The Heathery Breeze reel (1.50)
  27. Con Curtin, Denis McMahon, Julia Clifford fiddles, Reg Hall piano: O'Callaghan's / The Hare's Foot reels (2.00)
  28. John Whelan accordion, Jimmy Power fiddle, Tommy Healy flute, Frank Blaney banjo, Big John Gray bodhrán, Reg Hall piano: Cooley's / O'Rourke's / The Pigeon on the Gate reels (3.12)

CD 2

  1. The Thatch Ceili Band (Bobby Casey, Brendan Mulkere, Adrian Bourke fiddles, Roger Sherlock, Paul Gallagher flutes, Tommy Keane uillean pipes, John Bowe accordion, Mick O'Connor banjo, Kevin Taylor piano, Mick Whelan drums): The Rakes of Clonmel / The Humours of Drimnagh / Castleconnor jigs (3.33)
  2. Maureen Minogue fiddle: The Four Courts / The New Copperplate reels (2.31)
  3.  — : The Knocknagow jig (1.41)
  4. Julia Clifford fiddle, Billy Clifford flute: The Harlequin hornpipe (2.09)
  5.  — : John Mahinney's No. 1 / Sligo Bay jigs (1.55)
  6. Jack Hefferman accordion, Mary Heffernan bodhrán: Paddy in London jig (1.39)
  7. Danny Meehan fiddle: Australian Waters jig (1.50)
  8. Marcus Hernon flute, Martin McMahon accordion, Teresa McMahon keyboard: Farewell to Ireland / The Maid of Mount Cisco / Come West Along the Road reels (4.57)
  9. Lucy Farr fiddle: Un-titled / Royal Charlie single jigs (2.05)
  10.  — : Anderson's reel (1.53)
  11.  — : The Long Note single jig (2.04)
  12. Gabe O'Sullivan flute: Jack Coughlin's Favourite reel (1.29)
  13.  — : The Green Blanket jig (1.47)
  14. Brian Rooney fiddle: The Green Mountain reel (1.10)
  15.  — : Rolling in the Barrel reel (0.42)
  16. Tom O'Connell accordion, Mick O'Connor banjo: McHugh's / The American Jig jigs (2.47)
  17. Jacqueline McCarthy concertina, Tommy Keane uillean pipes: The Honeysuckle / The Frisco hornpipes (2.56)
  18. Tommy McGowan fiddle: The Castlepollard Lass jig (1.34)
  19.  — : Tommy McGowan's jig (1.25)
  20. Eddi Corcoran tin whistle, Seamus Tansey tambourine: The Maid behind the Bar reel (1.56)
  21. Henry Dwyer fiddle: Rakish Pat reel (1.21)
  22. Vince O'Halloran accordion, Reg Hall piano: Pat Burke's / Fraher's jigs (2.12)
  23. Jack Dolan three-quarter flute: Touch Me If You Dare / The Flowers of Redhill reels (0.59)
  24. Maureen Minogue fiddle, Tom Cussen banjo: Nora Crionna / The Banks of Newfoundland jigs (2.12)
  25.  — : Scotch Mary / Ships Are Sailing reels (2.29)
  26. Selina Munelly accordion: The Thatched Cabin / The Skylark reels (1.37)
  27. Bill Glasheen fiddle, Selina Munelly accordion, John Blout banjo: The Eel in the Sink / The Ivy Leaf reels (3.15)
  28. Billy Clifford flute: The Humours of Lisheen jig (1.02)
  29. Julia Clifford fiddle: The Humours of Glenflesk slide (1.09)
  30. Amby Whyms fiddle: Sergeant Carey's Dream reel (1.23)
  31.  — : Paddy O'Brien's reel (1.27)
  32. Amby Whyms fiddle: Mary Bowe concertina: Maud Miller's reel (1.28)
  33. John Carty banjo, Marcus Hernon flute, unidentified bodhrán, Paddy Gallagher bouzouki: Munster Buttermilk / Jim Ward's / The Old Favourite jigs (4.59)
  34. Bobby Casey, Andy Boyle fiddles, Paddy Breen flute: The Jolly Tinker / The Pretty Girls of Mayo reels (2.32)
  35. The Thatch Ceili Band (see track 1): The Banks of the Ilen / Cronin's reels (2.33)

CD 3

  1. Sinead Linane fiddle, James Carty flute, Reg Hall piano: Lad O'Beirne's / Fionn O'Donal's reels (3.10)
  2. The Auld Triangle Ceili Band (Teresa Heanue, Sinead Linane fiddles, James Carty, Mick Mulvey, John Murphy flutes, Gary Connolly, Maureen Linane accordions, Karen Ryan banjo, Reg Hall piano, Pat McNamee drums): The Concert Reel / The Corpus Reel reels (2.31)
  3. Lamond Gillespie fiddle, John Blake flute: Up Sligo / The Shoemaker's Fancy jigs (3.16)
  4. Lamond Gillespie fiddle, John Blake, Eamon Burke flutes, Tommy Maree accordion, Reg Hall piano: Lady Gordon / Johnny Henry's reels (2.44)
  5. Sean Casey, Bernadette McCarthy fiddles, Dermot Kearney banjo, Reg Hall piano: The Mullingar Races / Music in the Glen reels (3.44)
  6. Brian Rooney fiddle, Mick Mulvey flute, Reg Hall keyboard: The Primrose Lass / Cregg's Pipes / Tom Ward's Downfall reels (2.47)
  7. Dermot Burke fiddle, Mick Mulvey flute: The Mill Pond / Statia Donnelly's jigs (2.44)
  8. Brian Rooney fiddle: Grandpa Tommy's Ceili Band reel (0.55)
  9.  — : The Knocknagow jig (1.03)
  10. Mick & Sinead Linane fiddles, James Carty flute, Gary Connolly, Maureen Linane accordions, Reg Hall keyboard: Devaney's Goat / The Dairymaid reels (4.00)
  11. Brendan Mulkere fiddle, Paul Gallagher flute: The Salmanca / The Crooked Road reels (2.08)
  12. Joe Whelan accordion, Liam Farrell banjo: Blackbirds and Thrushes slow air (2.48)
  13. Joe Whelan accordion, Liam Farrell banjo, Reg Hall piano: Collier's / The Doone reels (3.29)
  14. Austin Dawes fiddle, Seanin McDonagh accordion, Bobby Ramsey guitar: The Telegraph / Out on the Ocean jigs (2.04)
  15. Joe Cahill, Mary Bowe fiddles, Reg Hall piano: The Morning Dew reel (2.43)
  16. Sheena Vallely flute: Pat Mahon's / The Fox and the Thatch jigs (2.14)
  17.  — : Dan Breen's / The Road to Monalea reels (1.50)
  18. Sean Casey fiddle, Reg Hall piano: The Musical Priest / Jenny's Chickens reels (2.29)
  19. Tom O'Connell accordion, Mick O'Connor banjo: Cronin's / The Western hornpipes (3.06)
  20. Eamon Burke flute, Reg Hall piano: Fred Finn's reel (1.59)
  21. Rosie & Clare O'Leary fiddles, Alan O'Leary flute: Marie Rua (Red Haired Mary) slip jig / The Visit to Ireland jig (2.57)
  22. Lamon Gillespie, Jimmy Murphy fiddles, John Blake, James Carty, Eamon Burke, John MacLeod flutes, Mick Leahy bazouki, Reg Hall piano: The Boys of the Lough / The Devils of Dublin reels (3.44)
  23. Karen Ryan fiddle: Farrell Gara / Christmas Eve / The Sligo Maid reels (5.26)
  24. Mick & Sinead Linane fiddles, Gary Connolly, Maureen Linane accordions, Reg Hall keyboard: The Coolai jig (2.08)
  25. John Blake, Eamon Burke flutes, Tommy Maree bodhrán, Reg Hall piano: The Laurel Tree / King of the Clans reels (3.46)
  26. Gary Conolly accordion, James Carty flute, Reg Hall keyboard, Francis Gaffney guitar: P. Flanagan's / The Corpus Reel reels (3.32)