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Eliza Carthy: Heat Light & Sound

Eliza Carthy: Heat Light & Sound

Heat Light & Sound
Eliza Carthy

Topic Records TSCD482 (CD, UK, 1996)
Big Easy BIG23 (CD, Germany, 1996 (?))

Recorded by Panda Sound
Engineered by Olly Knight
Produced by Eliza Carthy, Ray Williams and Tony Engle
Photography by Tom Howard
Design by Miles


Eliza Carthy: vocals, fiddle, monster and five string fiddle;
Dylan Clarke: double bass, vocal, percussion;
Martin Ellison: melodeon;
James Fagan: bouzouki, vocal;
Thorn Fontenot: triangle;
Olly Knight: electric guitar;
Dan Plews: guitar;
Barnaby Stradling: bass guitar;
Sam Thomas: drums, percussion, vocal;
Jock Tyldesley: fiddle;
Hazel Wrigley: keyboard


  1. Cold, Wet & Rainy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) / The Grand Hornpipe (6.14)
  2. Cumberland Waltz / Petit Homme / Miss Bowls’ (6.08)
  3. What a Beau Your Granny Is / Stone Steps (2.55)
  4. Ten Thousand Miles (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) / Bacca Pipes (5.57)
  5. Clark Saunders (Roud 3855; Child 69) (5.45)
  6. Stamps for the Dog (2.02)
  7. Peggy (3.37)
  8. Blind Fiddler (Roud 7833) (2.53)
  9. Lady Barnsley’s Fancy / Trip to Cartmel / Hardy’s Crow (4.20)
  10. By Then (4.39)
  11. Sheath and Knife (Roud 3960; Child 16) (5.37)
  12. Jacky Tar (Roud 511; Laws K40) (4.39)

All tracks trad. arr. Eliza Carthy except
Tracks 7, 10 Eliza Carthy
Track 11 trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Dan Plews

Dedication & Thanks

To everyone that came and played. I asked them because they are some of my dearest and favourite people, many of them influencing this album and me well before the album was even an idea.

Thanks to Nancy Kerr, Becky for always having a place to sleep in, Tony, Thorngumbold for taking time out of her busy schedule, and my family.

All of the tunes on this album are English and represent some of the work being done to revitalise the English fiddle repertoire. Thank you.

[Eliza Carthy]


Thanks to Kira White for transcriptions.