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Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr: Shape of Scrape

Shape of Scrape (Mrs Casey MCRCD5992)

Shape of Scrape
Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

Mrs Casey Records MCRCD5992 (CD, UK, 1995)

Recorded at Panda Studios, North Dalton
Engineered by Ray Williams and Oliver Knight
Produced by Nancy Kerr & Eliza Carthy with Ray Williams
Mixed and edited by Steve Heap with thanks to Warwick Pilmer & Ray Williams
Digitally edited by Warwick Pilmer at Beaumont Street Studios, Batley
Sleeve design and photography by Bryan Ledgard at Ledgard Jepson Ltd.
Sleeve notes by Eliza, Nancy & Sarah Coxson.


Eliza Carthy: violin, vocals;
Nancy Kerr: violin, vocals;
Saul Rose: melodeon [12c];
Ian Carr: guitar [3b, 6, 12]


  1. Edward Corcoran / Black Joke (4.40)
  2. I Know My Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170; Henry H683) (3.45)
  3. Low Down in the Broom (Roud 1644) / The Sukebind (3.48)
  4. The Downfall of Paris (5.23)
  5. The Keek (or Ride) in the Creel (Roud 120; Child 281; G/D 2:317; Henry H201) (6.24)
  6. Paddy's Rambles (Mary Custy Air) (4.35)
  7. Growing (The Trees They Do Grow High) (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (2.58)
  8. The Poor and Young Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201; Henry H471) (4.09)
  9. Balter Svens Parapolkett (5.45)
  10. Bonny Light Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a) / Michael Turner's Waltz (7.19)
  11. The Wanton Wife of Castlegate (Roud V14112) / Princess Royal (6.44)
  12. The Gypsy Hornpipe / The Hawk / Indian Queen (6.30)

Track 1a Turlough O'Carolan arr Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr
Tracks 1b, 2, 4, 5, 7-9, 10b, 11 trad. arr Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr
Track 3a trad. arr. Nancy Kerr
Track 3b Sandra Kerr. arr. Nancy Kerr & Ian Carr
Tracks 6, 12a trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Nancy Kerr & Ian Carr
Track 10a trad. arr. Eliza Carthy
Track 12b James Hill arr. Eliza Carthy, Nancy Kerr & Ian Karr
Track 12c trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Nancy Kerr, Ian Carr & Saul Rose