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Eliza Carthy: Rough Music (Topic TSCD554)

Rough Music
Eliza Carthy

Topic Records TSCD554 (CD, UK, April 18, 2005)

Recorded at Bamboo, Borders
Produced by Eliza Carthy and Ben Ivitsky
Engineered by Ben Ivitsky, Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden and John Spiers
Mixed at Tuckenham Sound Studios by Ben Ivitsky, Adrian Bradley and Eliza Carthy
Mastered by Don Walker at Editpoint
Creative consultancy by The Bony Finger of Reproach
Photography by Tom Howard
Design by John Haxby, www.haxby.net

Musicians

Eliza Carthy, fiddle [1-5, 7-8, 10-11], vocals [1-2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11], clapping [4], guitar [6];

The Ratcatchers:
Jon Boden, fiddle [1, 3-8], vocals [1, 4, 7, 9, 11], double bass [1, 4, 7], guitar [2, 4], clapping [4], concertina [10-11], tambourine [10], percussion [];
Ben Ivitsky, viola [1-3, 5, 7], vocals [1, 4, 9, 11], clapping [4], guitar [5, 8], Rant stepping [5], low whistle [10], hurdy-gurdy [10];
John Spiers, melodeon [1-8, 10], vocals [1, 4, 9], clapping [4], one-row accordion [5, 11], Rant stepping [5], Morris dancing [10], bandoneon [11]

Heather Macleod, vocals [2, 9];
Fay Hield, vocals [4];
Mary Hampton, vocals [9];
Willy Molleson, vocals [11];
Mattie Foulds, snare & lemon drums [4];
Lorna MacDonald, bass trombone [10-11]

Tracks

  1. Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10) (5.43)
  2. King James Version (4.21)
  3. Cobbler's Hornpipe (3.54)
  4. Gallant Hussar (Roud 1146; G/D 5:982; Henry H243a) (4.41)
  5. Upside Down: Double Lead Through / Highland Mary / Dear Tobacco (4.59)
  6. Mohair (2.55)
  7. The Unfortunate Lass (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (6.53)
  8. Scan Tester's Country Stepdance / Lemmie Brazil's No 2 (3.26)
  9. Maid on the Shore (Roud 181; Laws K27) (3.20)
  10. Mr McCusker and Mr McGoldrick's English Choice (4.54)
  11. Tom Brown (Roud 884; G/D 3:571) (4.07)

All tracks trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden, Ben Ivitsky, John Spiers except
Track 2 Billy Bragg;
Track 6 Eliza Carthy;
Track 8a Scan Tester;
Track 8b Lemmie Brazil;
Track 10a John McCusker;
Track 10b M. McGoldrick