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Martin Carthy Chronological Discography

See also: David Suff's seminal discography

Band of Hope
Martin Carthy in Roy Bailey's Band of Hope c. 1994
(Photo courtesy of Musikfolk)


Hootenanny in London (Decca LK 4545) Various Artists, Hootenanny in London, LP, Decca LK 4545, 1963

The Thamesiders and Davy Graham: From a London Hootenanny, EP, Decca DFE 8538


Nigel Denver, Nigel Denver, LP, Decca LK 4656


Martin Carthy, Martin Carthy, LP, Fontana STL 5269

Paddie Bell, Paddie – Herself, LP, Waverley ZLP 2052

Alex Campbell, Alex Campbell, LP, Transatlantic XTRA 1014

Nigel Denver, Moving On, LP, Decca LK 4728

The Three City Four, The Three City Four, LP, Decca LK 4705

Folk Now (Decca LK 4683) Various Artists, Folk Now, LP, Decca LK 4683, 1965


Harvey Andrews, Harvey Andrews, EP, Transatlantic TRA 133

Isla Cameron, Isla Cameron, LP, Transatlantic XTRA 1040

David Campbell, David Campbell, LP, Transatlantic TRA 141

Sydney Carter, Lord of the Dance, EP, Elektra EPK 801

Isla Cameron, Sydney Carter, Martin Carthy & Nadia Cattouse, Songs from ABC Television's “Hallelujah”, LP, Fontana TL 5356

Martin Carthy, Second Album, LP, Fontana STL 5362

Julie Felix, Changes, LP, Fontana TL5368

Various Artists, A Cold Wind Blows, LP, Elektra EUK 253

Various Artists, Folk Scene, LP, Folk Scene FSP 001

The Best of British Folk Music (Transatlantic XTRA 1031) Various Artists, The Best of British Folk Music, LP, Transatlantic XTRA 1031, 1966


Sydney Carter & Jeremy Taylor, Sydney Carter and Jeremy Taylor at Eton, LP, Fontana TL 5418

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Byker Hill, LP, Fontana STL 5434

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, No Songs, EP, Fontana TE 17490

Nigel Denver, Rebellion!, LP, Decca, LK 4844

Julie Felix, Songs from “The Frost Report” Part 2, EP, Fontana TE17494

A. L. Lloyd, Leviathan! Ballads & Songs of the Whaling Trade, LP, Topic 12T174

Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy & Diz Disley, Rags, Reels and Airs, LP, Bounty BY 6030

The Three City Four, Smoke and Dust, LP, CBS 63039

Hedy West, Serves 'Em Fine, LP, Fontana STL 5432


Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, But Two Came By, LP, Fontana STL 5477

Jeremy Taylor, His Songs, LP, Fontana STL 5475

Various Artists, Folk in Focus, comp. LP, Fontana FJL 505


Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Prince Heathen, LP, Fontana STL 5529

Julie Felix, Going to the Zoo, LP, Fontana SFL 13117

Various Artists, The Big Folk, comp. LP, Fontana SFXL 55


Martin Carthy, Round Up, LP, Fontana 6852 003, ca. 1970 (reissue of half of Martin Carthy and Second Album)

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Brigg Fair, LP, Fontana 6857 010, ca. 1970 (reissue of Byker Hill)

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Tales of Long Ago, LP, Fontana 6857 013, ca. 1970 (reissue of But Two Came By)

Various Artists, Shades of Folk, comp. LP, Contour 6870 538

Various Artists, Folk Favourites, comp. LP, Contour 6870 636


Roy Bailey, Roy Bailey, LP, Trailer LER 3021

Martin Carthy, Landfall, LP, Philips 6308 049

Martin Carthy, This Is … Martin Carthy: The Bonny Black Hare and Other Songs, LP, Philips 6382 022

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Selections, LP, Pegasus PEG 6

Dave Goulder, Requiem for Steam, LP, Big Ben BB 00.04

Leon Rosselson, The Word is Hugga Mugga Chugga Lugga Humbugga Boom Chit, LP, Trailer LER 3015

Steeleye Span, Please to See the King, LP, B&C CAS 1029

Steeleye Span, Rave On, EP, B&C CB 164

Steeleye Span, Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again, LP, Pegasus PEG 9

The Spinners, Martin Carthy, The Corries, Focus on Folk, comp. LP, Philips 6382 110

Various Artists, Heads Together / First Round, comp. LP, Vertigo 6360 045


Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Selections, LP, Transatlantic/Festival TRA 206/STAL 934485

Martin Carthy, Shearwater, LP, Pegasus PEG 12

Ray Fisher, The Bonny Birdy, LP, Trailer LER 2038

Steeleye Span, Individually and Collectively, LP, Charisma CS 5

Mike and Lal Waterson, Bright Phoebus, LP, Trailer LES 2076

Various Artists, Clogs, comp. LP, Peg Records PS1

Various Artists, Club Folk Volume 1, comp. LP, Peg Records PS2

Various Artists, Club Folk Volume 2, comp. LP, Peg Records PS3


Andy Roberts, Urban Cowboy, LP, Elektra K 42139, 1973

Steeleye Span, Almanack, LP, Charisma CS 12


Martin Carthy, Sweet Wivelsfield, LP, Deram SML 1111

Various Artists, Kertalg 74, LP, Barclay BAR 90 011

Various Artists, Rave On, LP, B&C/Mooncrest CREST 17


Roy Harris, Champions of Folly, LP, Topic 12TS256

Leon Rosselson, Palaces of Gold, LP, Acorn CF 249

Leon Rosselson & Roy Bailey, That's Not the Way It's Gotta Be, LP, Acorn CF 251

Electric Muse (Island/Transatlantic 1001) Various Artists, The Electric Muse: The Story of Folk into Rock, 4 LP, Island/Transatlantic Folk 1001, 1975

Various Artists, 4. Folk-Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2xLP, Claves DPf 700/2

Our Folk Music Heritage (Trailer LETSAM 2087) Various Artists, Our Folk Music Heritage, LP, Trailer LETSAM 2087, 1975

The Watersons, For Pence and Spicy Ale, LP, Topic 12TS265


Albion Country Band, Battle of the Field, LP, Island HELP 25

Martin Carthy, Crown of Horn, LP, Topic 12TS300

Fairport Convention, Gottle 'o Geer, LP, Island ILPS 9389

Tom Gilfellon, In the Middle of the Tune, LP, Topic 12TS282

Ashley Hutchings and others, Son of Morris On, LP, Harvest SHSM 2012

John Kirkpatrick, Plain Capers, LP, Free Reed FRR 010

Maddy Prior & June Tabor: Silly Sisters (CHR 1101) Maddy Prior & June Tabor, Silly Sisters, LP, Chrysalis CHR 1101, 1976

Steeleye Span, Rave On, single, Mooncrest MOON 50

Dave Swarbrick, Dave Swarbrick, LP, Transatlantic TRA 337

Various Artists, Folkfestival '76 Dranouter, LP, Parsifal 12000/181

Various Artists, The Greater Antilles Sampler, comp. LP, Antilles AX 7000


The Albion Band, The Postman's Knock, single, Harvest HAR 5128

The Transports (Free Reed FRRD 021/022) Peter Bellamy et al, The Transports, 2 LP, Free Reed FRR 021/022, 1977

Roy Bailey, Leon Rosselson, Love, Loneliness, Laundry, LP, Fuse CF 271

Steeleye Span, Storm Force Ten, LP, Chrysalis CHR 1151

Dave Swarbrick, Dave Swarbrick 2, LP, Transatlantic TRA 341

The Watersons, Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy, LP, Topic 12TS346

Various Artists, 6. Folk-Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2 LPs, VoxPop 4005/6

Fylde Acoustic (Trailer LER 2105) Various Artists, Fylde Acoustic, LP, Trailer LER 2105, 1977


The Albion Band, Rise Up Like the Sun, LP, Harvest SHSP 4092

The Albion Band, Poor Old Horse, single, Harvest HAR 5156

Steeleye Span, Live at Last!, LP, Chrysalis CHR 1199


Roy Bailey & Leon Rosselson, If You Knew Who the Enemy Was, LP, Fuse CF 284

Peter Bellamy, Both Sides Then, LP, Topic 12TS400

Martin Carthy, Because It's There, LP, Topic 12TS389

Various Artists, 70 Golden Nursery Rhymes, LP, Tempo STMP 9031


The Albion Band, Lark Rise to Candleford, LP, Charisma CDS 4020

Various Artists, The Good Old Way, comp. LP, Topic TPSS412


Steeleye Span, Recollections, LP, Chrysalis L 37753

The Watersons, Green Fields, LP, Topic 12TS415

Nuclear Power No Thanks!!? (Plane IMP 2) Various Artists, Nuclear Power: No Thanks, LP, Plane IMP 2, 1981


Martin Carthy, Out of the Cut, LP, Topic 12TS426

Richard & Linda Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights, LP, Hannibal HNBL 1303

Richard & Linda Thompson, Don't Renege on Our Love, single, Hannibal HNS 703


Brass Monkey, Brass Monkey, LP, Topic 12TS431

Leon Rosselson, Temporary Loss of Vision, LP, Fuse CF 384


Dick Miles: Cheating the Tide (Greenwich Village GVR 227) Dick Miles, Cheating the Tide, LP, Greenwich Village GVR 227, 1984

Martyn Wyndham-Read, A Rose From the Bush, LP, Greenwich Village GVR 222, 1984

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Martin Carthy et al., The Old Songs, LP, Greenwich Village GVR 225, 1984

Various Artists, Chants de Marins IV: Ballades, Complaintes et Shanties des Matelots Anglais, 2 LP, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 005, 1984


Paul Bond, In Sight of the Mountain, LP, Cityfolk CFR 011

Various Artists, Sounds of Yorkshire, LP, Music from York, HAR 844

Various Artists, Feed the Folk, LP, Temple FTP01, 1985


Brass Monkey, See How It Runs, LP, Topic 12TS442

Ashley Hutchings, An Hour With Cecil Sharp and Ashley Hutchings, LP, Dambuster DAM 014

The Kipper Family, The Crab Wars, 2xLP, Dambuster DAM 017

Leon Rosselson, Bringing the News from Nowhere, LP, Fuse CF 390

Loudon Wainwright III, More Love Songs, LP, Demon FIEND 79

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, LP, Fellside FE047

Flash Company (Fellside FE050) Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of the First 10 Years of Fellside Records, LP, Fellside FE050, 1986

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Across the Line, LP, Greenwich Village GVR 232

Martyn Wyndham-Read, Martin Carthy et al., Yuletracks, LP, Greenwich Village GVR 235

Dave Swarbrick, When the Battle is Over, comp. LP, Conifer CFRC 528


The Holme Valley Tradition, Will's Barn, cassette, EFDSS VWML 002

The Children in Need Album (Pudsey PUD 001) Various Artists, The Children in Need Album, cassette, Pudsey Recordings PUD 001, 1987


Martin Carthy, Right of Passage, LP, Topic 12TS452, 1988

Leon Rosselson, I Didn't Mean It, LP, Fuse CF 392, 1988

The Derby Tub Presents… (BBC Radio Derby DTP-01) Various Artists, The Derby Tup Presents…, cassette, BBC Radio Derby DTP-01, 1988


3.06: A Roots Album for Liverpool (Hillsborough Disaster Fund HILL 306) Various Artists, 3.06: A Roots Album for Liverpool, LP, Hillsborough Disaster Fund HILL 306, 1989


The Mrs Ackroyd Band, Oranges and Lemmings, cassette/CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 007

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Life and Limb, CD, Special Delivery SPDCD 1030

Leon Rosselson, RosselSonGs, CD, Fuse CFCD001

Margaret Walters, For the Future and the Past, CD, own label MW001

Richard Thompson et al, Hard Cash, LP/CD, Special Delivery SPD/SPDCD 1027, 1990


Judy Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings, Sway With Me, CD, Albino ALB 007

Ray Fisher, Traditional Songs of Scotland, CD, Saydisc CD-SDL 391

Various Artists, All Through the Year, CD, Hokey Pokey HPR 2002.2

Various Artists, Special Delivery in Hi Fi, promo CD, Special Delivery, 1991


Roy Bailey, What You Do With What You've Got, CD, Fuse CFCD399

Les Barker, Some Love, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 009, 1992

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Skin and Bone, CD, Special Delivery SPCD 1046

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, 100 Not Out, video, Musikfolk MF 02

Leon Rosselson, Wo sind die Elefanten?, CD, Fuse CFCD002

Leon Rosselson, Guess What They're Selling at the Happiness Counter, CD, Fuse CFCD003

Voices (Fellside FECD87) Voices (Musica Pangaea MP10004) Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992


Brass Monkey, The Complete Brass Monkey, CD, Topic TSCD467

Martin Carthy, British Fingerstyle Guitar, Video, Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop OV 11208

Martin Carthy, The Collection, CD, Green Linnet GLCD 1136

Martin Carthy, Rigs of the Time, CD, Music Club MCCD 145

Richard Thompson, Watching the Dark, 3xCD, Hannibal HNCD 5303

The Watersons, For Pence and Spicy Ale, CD, Topic TSCD462

Various Artists, Acoustic Routes, CD, CODE 90 Ninety 7

Various Artists, Tanz- & Folkfest Rudolstadt 1992, CD, HeiDeck WK1740

Various Artists, The Transports at Whitby, cassette, RED 011

Various Artists, Undefeated, 2 cassettes, Fuse M100, 1993

Various Artists, The World Is a Wonderful Place, CD, Hokey Pokey 2003.2

Various Artists, Blow the Man Down, comp. CD, Topic TSCD464

Various Artists, The Folk Collection, comp. CD, Topic TSCD470


Band of Hope: Rhythm & Reds (Musikfolk MFCD 512) Band of Hope, Rhythm & Reds, CD/cassette, Musikfolk MFCD512

Martin Carthy, The Kershaw Sessions (recorded 1987/88), CD, ROOT CD2

Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Volume 1, CD, HTD HTDCD 23

Mrs Ackroyd Band, Gnus and Roses, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records, DOG 010

Loudon Wainwright III, One Man Guy: The Best of Loudon Wainwright 1982-1986, CD, Music Club MCCD 166

Waterson:Carthy, Waterson:Carthy, CD, Topic TSCD475

Various Artists, Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson, CD, Capitol 831 482 2

Various Artists, Fingerstyle Guitar: New Dimensions & Explorations, Vol. 3, video, Vestapol 13018

Various Artists, Out on the Rolling Sea, CD, Hokey Pokey HPR 2004.2

Various Artists, A Selection from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, CD, Fellside FECD47

A. L. Lloyd, Classic A.L. Lloyd, CD, Fellside FECD98


Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Volume 3, CD, HTD HTDCD 38

Leon Rosselson, Intruders, CD, Fuse CFCD005

Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 1 (Rhino R2 72160) Various Artists, Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 1, CD, Rhino R2 72160, 1995

Various Artists, The Art of Fingerstyle Guitar, video, Vestapol 13021


Ashley Hutchings, The Guv'nor Volume 4, CD, HTD HTDCD 66

Dave Swarbrick: Folk on 2: Dave Swarbrick's 50th Birthday Concert (Cooking Vinyl MASH CD 001) Dave Swarbrick, Folk on 2: Dave Swarbrick's 50th Birthday Concert, CD, Cooking Vinyl MASH CD 001, 1996

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight, Once in a Blue Moon, CD, Topic TSCD478

Norma Waterson, Norma Waterson, CD, Hannibal/Carthage HNCD 1393

Waterson:Carthy, Common Tongue, CD, Topic TSCD488


Les Barker, Probably the Best Album Ever Made By Anybody in Our Street, CD, Terra Nova TERR CD007

Hiru Truku, Hiru Truku II: Mendebaleko euskal kantuak, CD, Nuevos Medios NM 15 709

Oskorri, 25 Kantu Urte, CD, Elkarlanean KD-453-4

Leon Rosselson, Perspectives, CD, Fuse CFCD006

Various Artists, Georgia on Our Mind, CD, Deep Sea Records, SeaD 8001


Roy Bailey, Past Masters, CD, Fuse CFCD403

The Albion Band, The BBC Sessions, CD, Strange Fruit SFSCD 050

Brass Monkey, Sound & Rumour, CD, Topic TSCD501

Martin Carthy, Signs of Life, CD, Topic TSCD503

Fairport Convention, The Cropredy Box, 3CD, Woodworm WR3CD 026
Martin Carthy sings as part of the massed chorus on Danny Boy, the birthday song for Danny Thompson.

The Watersons, Green Fields, CD, Topic TSCD500

Chris Wood, Martin Carthy, Roger Wilson, Wood – Wilson – Carthy, CD, R.U.F RUFCD 05, 1998

Various Artists, The Best of Cambridge Folk Festival, CD, Strange Fruit CAFECD 001

Various Artists, Bold Sportsmen All, comp. CD, Topic TSCD495

In Search of the English Folk Song, video, dir. Ken Russell

Various Artists, The Rough Guide to English Roots Music, comp. CD, World Music Network RGNET 1018 CD


Martin Carthy, A Collection, CD, Topic TSCD750

Leon Rosselson, Harry's Gone Fishing, CD, Fuse CFCD007

Steeleye Span, A Rare Collection 1972-1996, CD, Raven RVCD 90

Steeleye Span, The Journey, 2CD, Park Records PRKCD 52

Norma Waterson, The Very Thought of You, CD, Rykodisc HNCD 1430

Waterson:Carthy, Broken Ground, CD, Topic TSCD509

Various Artists, The Wings of Butterflies, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 013

Various Artists, English Originals, comp. CD, Topic TSCD706

Various Artists, The Folk Collection, comp. 2 CD, Topic TSCD707/8

Various Artists, Harvest Festival, 5CD EMI retrospective, EMI 07243 521 198


Roy Bailey, Coda, CD, Fuse CFCD404

Eliza Carthy, Angels & Cigarettes, CD, Warner Brothers 9362 47698 2

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Both Ears and the Tail, CD, Atrax ATRAX RECS 002

Norma Waterson, Bright Shiny Morning, CD, Topic TSCD520

Port Fairy Folk Festival (Shock PFFF002CD) Various Artists, Port Fairy Folk Festival, CD, Shock PFFF002CD, 2000

Various Artists, Cambridge Folk Festival 1998-99, CD, BBC WMEF 00572

Various Artists, Tanz- & Folkfest Rudolstadt 2000, CD, HeiDeck HD20005

Various Artists, Heart of England, CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 101, 2000

Voices in Harmony (Fellside FECD158) Various Artists, Voices in Harmony: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD158, 2001

Ashley Hutchings, Along the Downs, comp. CD, Mooncrest CRESTCD 055

And We'll All Have Tea (Proper / Retro R2CD 40-106) Various Artists, And We'll All Have Tea… English Folk Anthology, 2 CD, Proper / Retro R2CD 40-106, 2000


Brass Monkey, Going & Staying, CD, Topic TSCD531

Martin Carthy, The Carthy Chronicles, 4 CD, Free Reed FRQCD-60

Martin Carthy, Instrumental Album, Topic TSCD527
Was forthcoming late 2001 but then shelved in favour of another solo CD which turned out to be Waiting for Angels released in 2004.

John Kirkpatrick, Mazurka Berserker, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3030

Martin Simpson, The Bramble Briar, CD, Topic TSCD513

Linda Thompson, Give Me a Sad Song, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3020

Flash Company (Fellside FECD156) Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of 25 Years of Fellside Records (1976-2001), 2 CD, Fellside FECD156, 2001


Blue Murder, No One Stands Alone, CD, Topic TSCD537

Eliza Carthy, Anglicana, CD, Topic TSCD539

Julie Felix, Starry Eyed and Laughing…, 2 CD, Remarkable RR 799-2, 2002

Leon Rosselson, The Last Chance, CD, Fuse CFCD008

Linda Thompson: Fashionably Late (Topic TSCD821) Linda Thompson, Fashionable Late, CD, Topic TSCD821, 2002

Waterson:Carthy, A Dark Light, CD, Topic TSCD536

Shining Bright (Topic TSCD519) Various Artists, Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson, CD, Topic TSCD519, 2002

The Acoustic Folk Box (Topic TSFCD 4001) Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002

This Label Is Not Removable (Free Reed FRTCD 25) Various Artists, This Label is Not Removable, 3 CD, Free Reed FRTCD 25, 2002

23nd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport Various Artists, 23rd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, CD, Mystic Seaport, 2002

Various Artists, Heart of England Volume Two, 2 CD, Teenage Cancer Trust TCTCD 102/103, 2002

Huntingdon Folk 3 (SVL 08CD) Various Artists, Huntingdon Folk 3, CD, Speaking Volumes SVL 08CD, 2002

Various Artists, 9x2: English Contemporary Chanson, 2 CD, Irregular IRR046


Martin Carthy, The Definitive Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6001

Rory Gallagher, Wheels Within Wheels, CD, Capo/RCA CAPO703

Juan Martin, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy & Martin Taylor, Guitar Nights: The Four Martins, DVD, P3 Music P3M008

Dave Swarbrick, English Fiddler, CD, Naxos World 76045-2

Dave Swarbrick: Swarb! (Free Reed FRQCD 45) Dave Swarbrick, Swarb!, 4 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 45, 2003

Irish Songs from Old New England (Folk-Legacy CD-132) Various Artists, Irish Songs from Old New England, CD, Folk-Legacy CD-132, 2003

Roots & Wings (Holmfirth Festival HFRCD25) Various Artists, Roots & Wings: Holmfirth Festival 25 Years Anniversary, CD, Holmfirth Festival HFRCD25, 2 CD, 2003

Song Links (Fellside FECD176D) Various Artists, Song Links: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their Australian Variants, 2 CD, Fellside FECD176D, 2003

Various Artists, Guide Cats for the Blind: Songs & Poems of Les Barker, 2 CD, Osmosys OSMOCD 020/021


David Ackles, Five & Dime …Plus, CD, Raven RVCD-188

Brass Monkey, Flame of Fire, CD, Topic TSCD550

Martin Carthy, Waiting for Angels, CD, Topic TSCD527

Bob Davenport: The Common Stone (Topic TSCD552) Bob Davenport, The Common Stone, CD, Topic TSCD552, 2004

Rumours of Rain (Hypertension HYP 4231) Folk for Peace, Rumours of Rain, CD single, Hypertension HYP 4231, 2004

Leon Rosselson, Turning Silence into Song, CD, Fuse CFCD009

Waterson:Carthy, Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand, CD, Topic TSCD542

Waterson:Carthy, Mighty River of Song, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4002

Folk Festival Sidmouth (Godd Disks GOTTBOX 011) Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004

Various Artists, The English Collection: A Definitive Collection of Classic English Folk Music, CD, Highpoint HPO6010

Dave Swarbrick, It Suits Me Well: The Transatlantic Anthology, 2CD, Castle Music CMDDD933

Various Artists: Evolving Tradition 4 (Mrs Casey MCRCD4002) Various Artists, Evolving Tradition 4, CD, Mrs Casey MCRCD4002, 2004


Brass Monkey, The Definitive Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6011

Martin Carthy, Martin Carthy at Ruskin Mill, CD, Musical Tradition MTCD403-4

Martin Carthy, Shearwater, CD, Castle CMQCD1096
reissue with previously unreleased BBC radio session as bonus tracks

Waterson:Carthy, The Definitive Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6012

The Watersons, A Yorkshire Christmas, CD, Witchwood Media WMCD 2029

Various Artists, And They All Sang RosselSonGs, CD, Fuse CFCD012

Various Artists, Folk Awards 2005, 2 CD, Proper Folk PROPERFOLK01

Various Artists, Tracks That Influenced Bob Dylan, CD, Uncut


Martin Carthy, Guitar Maestros, DVD, Sound Techniques GM007

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Straws in the Wind, CD, Topic TSCD556

Julian Dawson, Nothing Like a Dame, CD, Headline 01.2006, 2006

Reg Meuross, Still, CD, Offspring OFFCD00111, 2006

Steeleye Span, Please to See the King, 2CD, Castle Music CMQDD 1253
reissue with lots of previously unreleased BBC radio sessions as bonus tracks
Steeleye Span, Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again, 2CD, Castle Music CMQDD 1252
reissue with lots of previously unreleased BBC radio sessions as bonus tracks

Waterson:Carthy, Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man, CD, Topic TSCD562

Various Artists, Midwinter, 4 CD, Free Reed FRQCD 30

Various Artists, Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, 2CD, Anti/Epitaph 6817-2

Rubber Folk (Gott Disks GOTTCD035) Various Artists, Rubber Folk, CD, Gott GOTTCD035, 2006

Various Artists, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3061


Peggy Seeger and Friends, Three Score and Ten, 2 CD, Appleseed APR CD 1100

Linda Thompson, Versatile Heart, CD, Rounder 11661-3217-2

Roger Wilson: You Look Familiar (Whiff WH002CD) Roger Wilson, You Look Familiar, CD, Whiff WH002CD, 2007

Cool As Folk (Gott GOTTCD070) Various Artists, Cool As Folk (Cambridge Folk Festival 1999-2006), 2 CD, Gott GOTTCD070, 2007

Various Artists, The Imagined Village, CD, Real World CDRW 147

Various Artists, The Imagined Village Sampler, CD EP, Real World CDRWEP 10

Various Artists, Folk Awards 2007, 3 CD, Proper Folk PROPERFOLK03

Various Artists, Songs of Witchcraft and Magic, CD, WildGoose WGS341CD


Leon Rosselson, A Proper State, CD, Fuse CFCD024

Steve Turner: The Whirligig of Time (Tradition Bearers LTCD1103) Steve Turner, The Whirligig of Time, CD, Tradition Bearers LTCD1103, 2008

Various Guitarists, My Favourite Martin: Legendary Guitarists Playing Legendary Guitars, CD, Solid Air SACD2083

Never Chance Your Luck Against the Sea (Deckchair Productions DPCD 102/3) Various Artists, Never Chance Your Luck Against the Sea, 2 CD, Deckchair DPCD 102/3, 2008


Brass Monkey, Head of Steam, CD, Topic TSCD575

Three Score and Ten (Topic TOPIC70) Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009


Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson, Gift, CD, Topic TSCD579, 2010

Concerto Caledonia, Late Night Sessions, CD, Delphian DCD34093, 2010

The Imagined Village: Empire and Love (ECC Records ECC002) The Imagined Village, Empire and Love, CD, ECC ECC002, 2010

Dave Swarbrick, Raison D'Être, CD, SHIRTY1, 2010

The Three City Four, Smoke and Dust, CD, Fuse CFCD068, 2010


Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson with Martin Carthy, Gift, 2 CD, Scarlet SR029CD, 2011

Martin Carthy: The January Man (Hux HUX119) Martin Carthy, The January Man: Live in Belfast 1978, CD, Hux HUX119, 2011

Martin Carthy, Essential, CD, Topic TSCD770D, 2011

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Walnut Creek, CD, Fellside FECD243, 2001

Leon Rosselson, The World Turned Upside Down, 4 CD, PM Press PMA 014-2 / Fuse CFCD077, 2011

The Waterson Family, Live at Hull Truck, DVD, Beautiful North BNDVD002, 2011

J. Ralph, Wretches & Jabberers, CD, Rumor Mill, 2011

Cambridge Folk Festival 2010 (Delphonic DELPH008) Various Artists, Cambridge Folk Festival 2010, DVD, Delphonic DELPH008, 2011

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: A Folk Tribute (Delphonic DELPH010) Various Artists, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: A Folk Tribute, digital download, Delphonic DELPH010, 2011

Fresh Handmade Sound: From Source to Sea (Lush 003) Various Artists, Fresh Handmade Sound: From Source to Sea, CD + DVD, Lush 003, 2011

Fresh Handmade Sound: The Spell (Lush 004) Various Artists, Fresh Handmade Sound: The Spell, CD + DVD, Lush 004, 2011

Fire Feathers Felony & Fate (Thames Delta MUD004CD) Various Artists, Fire Feathers Felony & Fate (Leigh Folk Festival 2011), CD, Thames Delta MUD004CD, 2011


The Imagined Village: Bending the Dark (ECC Records ECC006) The Imagined Village, Bending the Dark, CD, ECC ECC006, 2012

Steve Turner: Rim of the Wheel (Tradition Bearers LTCD1104) Steve Turner, Rim of the Wheel, CD, Tradition Bearers LTCD1104, 2012

Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight, Hidden, CD, One Little Indian TPLP1157CD

Wrecks Rucks Riots & Resurrection (Thames Delta MUD005CD) Various Artists, Wrecks Rucks Riots & Resurrection: Songs & Tunes from the Leigh Folk Festival 2012, CD, Thames Delta MUD005CD, 2012


Brass Monkey, The Best of Live: 30th Anniversary Celebration, CD, Park PRKCD 125, 2013

Martin Carthy, Live in St Albans 1973, digital download, Delphonic DELPH020, 2013

Martin Carthy, Live in Sidmouth 1979, digital download, Delphonic DELPH021, 2013

Martin Carthy, Live in Whitby 1984, digital download, Delphonic DELPH036, 2013

Barbara Dickson, B4 Seventy-Four: The Folkclub Tapes, 2 CD, Chariot CTVP006CD, 2013

Lisa Knapp, Hidden Seam, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR084, 2013

Norma Waterson, Coal Not Dole, digital download single, Topic, 2013

Linda Thompson: Won't Be Long Now (Topic TSCD822) Linda Thompson, Won't Be Long Now, CD, Topic TSCD822, 2013


Martin & Eliza Carthy, Happiness / The Queen of Hearts, 7" single, Topic STOP2587, UK Record Store Day, 19 April 2014

Martin and Eliza Carthy, The Moral of the Elephant, CD, Topic TSCD587, 2 June 2014

Wilson & Swarbrick, Lion Rampant, CD, Shirty SHIRTY4, 2014


The Keith Hancock Band, Live, CD, Epona EPO 016, 2015

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 (Proper PROPERFOLK16) Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015

Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Cooking Vinyl COOKCD624) Various Artists, Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl, CD, Cooking Vinyl COOKCD624, 2015


Freeland Barbour and Friends: The Music and the Land (Greentrax CDTRAX392) Freeland Barbour and Friends, The Music and the Land, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX392, 2016

The Journey Continues (Fellside FECD272) Various Artists, The Journey Continues: Fellside at 40, 3 CD, Fellside FECD272, 2016


From Here: English Folk Field Recordings (From Here SITW005) Stick in the Wheel present: From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, CD, From Here SITW005, 2017

Topic: The Real Sound of Folk Music (Topic TICD001) Various Artists, Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music, 2 CD, Topic TICD001, 2017


Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson, Anchor, CD, Topic TSCD594, 2018

Martin Carthy, An Introduction to, CD, Topic TICD011, 2018

Martin & Eliza Carthy, Live at the Pavilion, CD+DVD, Under the Bed UTB101CD, 2018

The Watersons, Waterson:Carthy, An Introduction to, CD, Topic TICD006, 2018

Wilson & Swarbrick, Kailyard Tales, CD, Wheel WR010, 2018

Destination: Fellside Recordings 1976-2018 (Fellside FECD282) Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, 2018


Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records (Topic TXCD597) Various Artists, Vision & Revision: The First 80 Years of Topic Records, 2 CD/2 LP, Topic TXCD597, 2019

Strings That Nimble Leap (Fellside FECD285) Various Artists, Strings That Nimble Leap, Fylde Guitars and Their Players, 2 CD, Fylde Guitars / Fellside FECD285, 2019


Jez Lowe: The Jez Lowe Fellside Collection (Fellside FECD286) Jez Lowe, The Jez Lowe Fellside Collection, 5 CD, Fellside FECD286, 2020


Martin Carthy: Live in Belfast 1978 (Gonzo SCARGZ102CD) Martin Carthy, Live in Belfast 1978, CD reissue, Gonzo SCARGZ102CD, March 2021


Angeline Morrison: The Sorrow Songs (Topic TSCD611) Angeline Morrison, The Sorrow Songs, CD, Topic TSCD611, 7 October 2022

Notes and Acknowledgements

Non-essential albums, e.g. Various Artists compilations with Martin Carthy tracks easily available elsewhere, are listed in grey instead of black.

Many thanks above all to David Suff, who compiled the discography up to 1993 that was published in the notes to Rigs of the Time (1998). His own Martin Carthy discography is on the Web. Thanks also to Musikfolk. A fresh burst of activity followed the release of The Carthy Chronicles in 2001, with their extensive notes and discographies by Neil Wayne, Nigel Schofield and Colin Irwin (who also acknowledge David Suff's work). And thanks, as always, to Wolfgang Hell. Many thanks also to Ivan Coates, who sent a large number of corrections May 2001, and to Arie Euwijk. Thanks also to Bob Hudson, a stalwart supporter of this site.