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Norma Norma Waterson Waterson

(15 August 1939 - 30 January 2022)

This is a selected discography with records of Norma Waterson and of compilations and collaborations she was included in. Not included are recordings of the whole Watersons and Waterson:Carthy family; you can find these in the Watersons Chronolography.


Lal & Norma Waterson: A True Hearted Girl (Topic 12TS331) Lal and Norma Waterson, A True Hearted Girl, LP, Topic 12T331, 1977

The Transports (Free Reed FRRD 021/022) Peter Bellamy, The Transports, 2 LPs, Free Reed 021/022, 1977
Seven tracks with The Watersons, including I Once Lived in Service, sung by Norma Waterson, Sweet Loving Friendship (Mike and Norma), The Black and Bitter Night (Mike), The Green Fields of England (Peter Bellamy and Dolly Collins, with Mike and Norma backup), and The Still and Silent Ocean (Mike and Norma).


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


The Mrs Ackroyd Band: Oranges and Lemmings (Mrs Ackroyd DOG 007) The Mrs Ackroyd Band, Oranges and Lemmings, cassette/CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 007, 1990


Some Love: Songs by Les Barker (Mrs Ackroyd DOG 009) Les Barker, Some Love, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 009, 1992


Various Artists, The Transports at Whitby, cassette, RED 011
A memorial concert for Peter Bellamy with Eliza, Martin, Norma


Les Barker & the Mrs Ackroyd Band: Gnus and Roses (Mrs Ackroyd DOG 010) The Mrs Ackroyd Band, Gnus and Roses, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 010, 1994


Norma Waterson: Norma Waterson (Hannibal HNCD 1393) Norma Waterson, Norma Waterson, CD, Hannibal/Carthage HNCD 1393, 1996


Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous (Rhino R2 75273) Various Artists, Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous: The Songs of Elvis Costello, CD, WEA/Atlantic/Rhino, ca. 1998


Lal & Norma Waterson: A True Hearted Girl (Topic TSCD507) Lal and Norma Waterson, A True Hearted Girl, CD, Topic TSCD507, 1999

Norma Waterson: The Very Thought of You (Rykodisk HNCD 1430) Norma Waterson: The Very Thought of You (Scarlet SCARGZ103CD) Norma Waterson, The Very Thought of You, CD, Rykodisc HNCD 1430, 1999, later Scarlet SCARGZ103CD

The Wings of Butterflies: Songs by Les Barker (Mrs Ackroyd DOG 013) Various Artists, The Wings of Butterflies, CD, Mrs Ackroyd Records DOG 013, 1999


Norma Waterson: Bright Shiny Morning (TSCD520) Norma Waterson, Bright Shiny Morning, CD, Topic TSCD520, 2000

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

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


The Folk Awards Various Artists, The Folk Awards, CD, Topic TSCD850, 2001
Includes Waterson:Carthy’s Raggle Taggle Gypsies and Norma Waterson’ The Flower of Sweet Strabane
A Woman’s Voice: First Person Singular (Topic TSCD521) Various Artists, A Woman’s Voice: First Person Singular, CD, Topic TSCD521, 2001
Includes five tracks by and/or including Waterson family members.


Oliver Knight: Mysterious Day (Topic TSCD528) Oliver Knight, Mysterious Day, CD, Topic TSCD528, 2002

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


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


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

The English Collection (Highpoint HPO6010) Various Artists, The English Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6010, 2004


Norma Waterson: The Definitive Collection (Highpoint HPO6013) Norma Waterson, The Definitive Collection, CD, Highpoint HPO6013, 2006


An Introduction to Norma Waterson (Topic TICD012) Norma Waterson, An Introduction to Norma Waterson, CD, Topic TICD012, 2018


Many thanks to David Suff especially, whose work this page is based on - and also to Greer Gilman and Bob Hudson. Also to Alan St Paul.