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Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man

Waterson:Carthy with The Devil's Interval: Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man (Topic TSCD562)

Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man
Waterson:Carthy with The Devil's Interval

Topic Records TSCD562 (CD, UK, October 30, 2006)

Recorded at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay and Woodman Studios, Elland by Oliver Knight;
Produced by Oliver Knight;
Executive Producer: Tony Engle;
Photographs of Waterson:Carthy by Tom Howard;
Photographs of Devil's Interval by David Angel;
Oak photographs and design by John Haxby

Musicians

Waterson:Carthy:
Norma Waterson, vocals, triangle;
Eliza Carthy, vocals, fiddle, mandolin;
Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Tim van Eyken, vocals, melodeons;

The Devil's Interval:
Jim Causley, vocals;
Lauren McCormick, vocals;
Emily Portman, vocals

with
Martin Brinsford, percussion;
Alice Kinloch, trombone, tuba;
Tom Allan, trumpets;
Oliver Knight, cello

Tracks

  1. New Year Carol / Residue (2.57)
  2. Sugar Wassail (Roud 209) (2.12)
  3. St George (2.50)
  4. May Song (Roud 305) (2.44)
  5. Christ Made a Trance (Roud 2112) (2.33)
  6. The Falling Tear (2.24)
  7. Cherry Tree Carol (Roud 453; Child 54; G/D 2:327) (4.20)
  8. Reaphook and Sickle (Roud 1375) (2.48)
  9. Jack Frost (4.33)
  10. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Roud 936) (5.17)
  11. On Christmas Day It Happened So (Roud 1078) (2.43)
  12. Time to Remember the Poor (Roud 1121) (4.40)
  13. Jacobstowe Wassail (Roud 209) (2.50)
  14. Awake Awake (New Year's Carol) (Roud 701) (4.06)
  15. Diadem (Roud 17726) (3.28)
  16. Jolly Old Hawk (Roud 1048) (2.51)
  17. Gloryland (3.40)

All tracks trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Tim van Eyken, Norma Waterson except
Track 3 John Kirkpatrick;
Track 5 trad. arr. Martin Carthy;
Track 6 William Billings arr. Eliza Carthy;
Track 7 trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy;
Track 9 Mike Waterson;
Track 11 trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Tim van Eyken ;
Track 17 tune Eliza Carthy, words trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Tim van Eyken, Norma Waterson;
Brass arrangements 8, 13, 15 Alice Kinloch; 16 Alice Kinloch, Tom Allan; 1, 4, 11 Tim van Eyken

Video

Frost & Fire: Singing the Season was posted by Kev Boyd as the last of the #MC50 videos in his blog Come Sing It Plain… in December 2015. It was recorded live at the Farnham Maltings on December 11, 2006 and was broadcast on the Andy Kershaw Show, BBC Radio 2, on December 17, 2006:

The songs are:

  1. New Year Carol / Residue
  2. Awake Awake (New Year's Carol)
  3. Christ Made a Trance (Roud 2112)
  4. Cherry Tree Carol (Roud 453; Child 54; G/D 2:327)
  5. Reaphook and Sickle (Roud 1375)
  6. The Quern Song
  7. Jacobstowe Wassail (Roud 209)
  8. Jack Frost
  9. Jolly Old Hawk (Roud 1048)
  10. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514)