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Alistair Anderson Plays English Concertina

Alistair Anderson Plays English Concertina (Trailer LER 2074)

Alistair Anderson Plays English Concertina
Alistair Anderson

Trailer LER 2074 (LP, UK, 1972)

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Recorded and produced by Seumas Ewens;
Production master and Bach Polonaise recorded by Nic Kinsey, Livingston Studios;
Notes by Neil Wayne;
Sleeve photograph by Liz Anderson;
Sleeve design by Janet Kerr

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina;
Aly Bain, fiddle [2, 6, 12];
Tich Richardson, guitar [2, 9-10, 12];
Dave Richardson, banjo [2], mandolin [9], whistle [10];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Noble Squire Dacre / Dookin' for Apples air & reel
  2. The Doon / The New Policeman / The Music in the Glen reels
  3. The Kid on the Mountain slip jig
  4. Minuets 1, 2 and Bourree from the Sonata No. 6 in E-major
  5. The Entertainer
  6. Da Hill o' Finnigirt / Da Black Hat / Da Bonny Isle of Whalasay Shetland reels
  1. Madame Bonaparte set dance
  2. Polonaise from the Suite in B-minor
  3. The City of Savannah / The Poppy Leaf
  4. Another Jig Will Do / To Limerick We Go / Hunt the Hare slip jigs
  5. Dorrington Lads jig
  6. The Hawk / The Left-handed Fiddler reels

All tracks trad except
Track 1b Alistair Anderson;
Tracks 2a, 9b trad. coll. McNulty;
Track 2b trad. coll. Bretnacht;
Tracks 4, 8 Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Alistair Anderson;
Track 5 Scott Joplin;
Track 6a Peter Fraser;
Track 7 trad. arr. Billy Pigg, Alistair Anderson;
Track 9a F. Livingstone;
Track 12a James Hill arr. Alistair Anderson, Aly Bain;
Track 12b James Scott Skinner

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson: Concertina Workshop

Alistair Anderson: Concertina Workshop

Alistair Anderson: Concertina Workshop (Topic 12TFRS501)

Concertina Workshop
Alistair Anderson

Topic Records / Free Reed 12TFRS501 (LP, UK, 1975)
Free Reed Records FRRR 15 (CD, UK, 2008)

Alistair Anderson: Concertina Workshop (Free Reed FRRR 15)
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Recorded and produced by Alistair Anderson;
Notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve design by Ken Lees

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina;
Graham Pirt, vocals [3, 9];
Geoff Harris, guitar [4];
Tich Richardson, guitar;
Dave Richardson, banjo [13], mandolin [1, 6, 11], hammered dulcimer [7];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Dancing Tailor / O'Carolan's Fancy / The Blarney Pilgrim jigs (3.47)
  2. The Barrington Hornpipe / The Cliff Hornpipe hornpipes (1.33)
  3. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503) (2.46)
  4. Sir Sydney Smith's March march (3.26)
  5. The Flannel Jacket / The Scholar reels (2.09)
  6. Joe Burke's Hornpipe / The Fairy Queen hornpipes (3.05)
  7. Jenny Lind Polka polka (1.50)
  1. The One Horned Sheep / Turnpike Side / The Sunbeam (3.07)
  2. Admiral Cole (Roud 2632) (2.17)
  3. Derwentwater's Farewell / Jimmy Allen / The Herd on the Hill (3.11)
  4. The King's Favourite / The Tipsy Sailor jigs (2.25)
  5. The Aith Rant / Framm upon Him / Da South End jigs (1.37)
  6. The Fateful Head / The Randy Wives of Greenlaw / John McNeil's Reel reels (3.02)
  7. Kick the World Before You / Come Upstairs With Me / The Malt Man Comes on Monday jigs (2.29)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson: Corby Crag

Alistair Anderson: Corby Crag

Alistair Anderson: Corby Crag (Topic 12TS371)

Corby Crag
Alistair Anderson

Topic Records 12TS371 (LP, UK, 1978)
Topic Records TSDL371 (digital download, UK, August 2009)

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Recorded and produced by Alistair Anderson;
Design by Tony Engle;
Photography by Liz and Alistair Anderson;
Notes by Alistair Anderson

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina [1-2, 4-12, 14-15], Northumbrian small pipes [3, 9, 12-13];
Tich Richardson, guitar [1, 4, 6, 8-9, 11, 14];
Billy Atkinson, mouth-organ [7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Hawk Polka / Thrunton Woods (2.35)
  2. The Keelman’s Petition / The Tipp Staff (2.00)
  3. La Fille de Lyon / Cotillion des Marionettes (2.15)
  4. Blake’s Hornpipe / President Garfield’s Hornpipe / Bonnie Broom Hill (4.55)
  5. Felton Lonnin (Roud 3166) (3.34)
  6. Kriden Fair / Tich Richardson’s Favourite / Hey to the Camp / Brosehill (5.26)
  7. Alistair Anderson’s Favourite / Old French (2.50)
  1. The Belfast Hornpipe / The Prize Potato (2.45)
  2. The Trip to Carlisle / Corby Crag (3.05)
  3. Ali Anderson / Henry Atkinson (2.05)
  4. Blayton Flats / Whittingham Games / James Brown (3.44)
  5. Derwentwater’s Bonnie Lord / The Bride’s Favourite (2.30)
  6. Remember Me / The Left Handed Fiddler (2.34)
  7. Geld Him Lasses, Geld Him / Uncle John (3.24)
  8. The Darkening (2.39)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1a, 11c James Hill;
Track 1b, 4c, 6b, 8b, 9b, 11b, 15 Alistair Anderson;
Track 7a Billy Atkinson;
Track 13b James Scott Skinner

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson: Dookin' for Apples

Alistair Anderson: Dookin' for Apples

Alistair Anderson: Dookin' for Apples (Topic 12TS402)

Dookin' for Apples
Rants, Reels and Airs from Northumberland and Scotland
Alistair Anderson

Front Hall FHR-020 (LP, USA, 1979)
Topic Records 12TS402 (LP, UK, 1979)

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Recorded by Bill Spence;
Produced by Alistair Anderson and Bill Spence;
Photograph by Armen Kachaturian;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina [1-3, 5-9, 11, 13-14], Northumbrian small pipes [4, 10, 12];
Fennin's All-Star String Band:
    George Wilson, fiddle [3, 5-6, 11, 14], guitar [3, 8, 14], string bass [2, 8, 14];
    Toby Stover, piano [2, 5-6, 8-9, 11];
    Bill Spence, hammered dulcimer [6, 9];
    Evan Stover, mandolin [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Culloden Day (The Inverness Gathering) (3.03)
  2. Kaspar's Rant (or The Juneau Reel) / Sling the Hatchet (3.03)
  3. The New Moon / Curds and Cream (3.03)
  4. Crooked Bawbee / Carrick Hornpipe (3.03)
  5. Wedding Shoes / Number 28 / Highland Reel (3.03)
  6. The West Indian / The Stage Hornpipe / Johnson's Hornpipe (3.03)
  7. The White Meadow (3.03)
  1. The Simonside Reel / Wedderburn's Cave / Dookin' for Apples (3.03)
  2. Mayday / Penicuick Hornpipe (3.03)
  3. Silver Tassie / The Flowers of the Forest (3.03)
  4. Hold On / Miss Fenwick's Reel / Lads of Leith / Up and Run Away (3.03)
  5. Whittle Dean Hornpipe / Pet of the Pipers (3.03)
  6. Bob Johnson's Reel / Miss Soutar of Plains / Great Eastern Reel (3.03)
  7. Jack's Gettin' a Wife / A New Way of Gettin' Bairns / Carding and Spinning / Polly the Lass (3.03)

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson: Steel Skies

Alistair Anderson: Steel Skies

Alistair Anderson: Steel Skies (Topic 12TS427)

Steel Skies
Alistair Anderson

Topic Records 12TS427 (LP, UK, 1983)
Topic Records TSCD427 (CD, UK, October 26, 2009)

Alistair Anderson: Steel Skies (Topic TSCD427)
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Recorded by Terry Gavaghan at Guardian Studios, Druham;
Front cover painting: Eynhallow from Westness, by John Cartmel Crossley;
Sleeve design by Tony Engle

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina, Northumbrian small pipes;
Tony Corcoran, fiddle (right hand channel);
Robin Dunn, mandolin;
Chuck Fleming, fiddle (left hand channel), viola, mandolin

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. First Light / Rhymeside 1, 2 / Mountain Stream / Rhymeside 3 / First Light (8.44)
  2. The Road to the North / Clennel Street / The Franklin River (8.42)
  3. Air of Maurice Ogg / Jumping Jack / Air of Maurice Ogg (5.22)
  4. Green Ginger (3.03)
  1. The Ironbridge / Eynhallow (7.18)
  2. In Trim / Mount Hooley / Lemington Bank (3.26)
  3. The Kestrel / High Force / Dog Leaps Stairs / Hot Rivets / The Seven Gate Road (7.20)
  4. When the Frosts are Setting In (1.40)
  5. East Winds / The Millstream / Centenary Pack (7.25)

All tracks written by Alistair Anderson

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson: Islands

Alistair Anderson: Islands

Alistair Anderson: Islands (White Meadow WMR2008CD)

Islands
Alistair Anderson

White Meadow Records WMR2008CD (CD, UK, 2008)

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Produced by Ian Stephenson;
[1, 3, 5, 7-8, 13] recorded by Julien Batten at Quayside Studios;
[4, 6, 9-11] recorded by Alistair Anderson;
[2, 12] recorded by Andy Seward;
Mixed by Julien Batten, Ian Stephenson and Alistair Anderson,
Mastered by Julien Batten;
Main photographs by Bridget Johnson;
Design by BDI

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina, Northumbrian small pipes;
The Alistair Anderson Band [1, 3, 8, 13]:
    Sophy Ball, Shona Mooney, fiddles;
    Rachael McShane, cello;
    Rachel Newton, clarsach;
    Joey Oliver, whistle, oboe;
Martin Simpson, guitar [2, 12]:
Emma Reid, fiddle [4, 6, 9-11]:
Ian Stephenson, guitar [7]:

Tracks

  1. Riff Reels (3.24)
  2. Waltz Montmagny (2.36)
  3. Hopscotch (3.46)
  4. The Tipstaff / Steels Jig (3.07)
  5. Empty Spaces (3.14)
  6. The Yeavering Hornpipes (3.23)
  7. The Reverend Joe Hislop of Alnwick / Glad Tidings (3.05)
  8. Snowblind / The Franklin River Reel (3.27)
  9. The Air from Gin the Geud Wife Stint (3.25)
  10. The Cheviot Rant / Dnstanbrough Castle (2.37)
  11. The Squirrel in the Tree / The Oyster Girl (2.58)
  12. Winter Sunlight (3.36)
  13. The Farne Islands:
    Introduction, Staple Island, The Churn, The Kettle,
    transition, Nameless Rock, Every Seventh Wave, Nameless Rock,
    transition, Inner Farne, The Knifestone, Tom Noddy, The Tide Race Reel, Staple Island, Inner Farne (22.58)

Track 1 Alistair Anderson, Annie Whitehead;
Tracks 2-3, 5, 8, 13 Alistair Anderson;
Tracks 4 11 trad. arr. Alistair Anderson, Emma Reid;
Tracks 6, 9 Alistair Anderson arr. Alistair Anderson, Emma Reid;
Track 7 Alistair Anderson arr. Alistair Anderson, Ian Stephenson;
Track 10 Billy Miller arr. Alistair Anderson, Emma Reid;
Track 12 Alistair Anderson arr. Alistair Anderson, Martin Simpson;
Track 13k Alistair Anderson arr. Rachael McShane

> Folk Music > Records > Alistair Anderson & Northlands

Alistair Anderson & Northlands

Alistair Anderson & Northlands (White Meadow WMR0031)

Alistair Anderson & Northlands
Alistair Anderson & Northlands

White Meadow Records WMR0031 (CD, UK, January 7, 2017)

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Produced by Ian Stephenson;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ian Stephenson at Simpson Street Studios,
Photography by James Appleton;
Design by Jimmy Träskelin

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina, Northumbrian pipes;
Sophy Ball, fiddle, nyckelharpa;
Sarah Hayes, flute, vocals;
Ian Stephenson, guitar, double bass, piano

Tracks

  1. Taking on Men (3:25)
  2. Paddy Whack / Coffee Bridge / Spirit of Whiskey (3:40)
  3. Fiesta Waltz (4:30)
  4. Iain MacPhail's Compliments to Chrissie Leatham / Cooper of Stannerton Heugh / One-Horned Sheep (4.01)
  5. The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Roud 3154) (4:38)
  6. Redeside Hornpipe / Kyloe Burn (3:33)
  7. Neil Taylor's / Fourth of February / Strawberries Galore (3:35)
  8. Last Shift (6:25)
  9. Reel de Mattawa / Wedding Bells (3:33)
  10. Cutty's Hornpipe / Firth House (3:25)
  11. Risty Gulley / Geld Him, Lasses / Apprentice Lads of Alnwick (3:09)
  12. I Drew My Ship Into the Harbour (Roud 402; G/D 4:792) (3:54)

Track 1 Jez Lowe; Tracks 2ac, 4bc, 5, 10a, 11abc trad.;
Track 2b Billy Pigg;
Track 3 David Kahn;
Track 4a Iain MacPhail;
Tracks 6ab Will Atkinson;
Track 7a Willie Taylor;
Track 7b Charie Sheritt;
Track 7c Donald Ridley;
Track 8 words Mike Tickell, music Ian Stephenson;
Track 10b Stewart Handy;
Track 12 words trad., music Ian Stephenson

Video

Alistair Anderson & Northlands play the Paddy Whack set: