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Canny Newcassel

Canny Newcassel (Topic 12TS219)

Canny Newcassel
Ballads and Songs from Newcastle and Thereabouts
Various Artists

Topic Records 12TS219 (LP, UK, 1972)

Recorded by Dick Swettenham in 1971;
Production and notes by Tony Wilson;
Photography by Johanna Hudson;
Sleeve design by Humphrey Weightman

Musicians

Alistair Anderson, English concertina [1, 8, 16, 19];
Barry Canham, vocals [10-11];
Billy Conroy, vocals [9, 18], whistle [5];
Bruce Elliott, vocals [17];
Pat Elliott, vocals [13];
Pete Elliott, vocals [4, 12];
Tommy Gilfellon, vocals [16], guitar [1, 19], piano [8];
Johnny Handle, vocals [2, 8], accordion [1, 16, 19], melodeon [2, 8, 14], piano [10];
Doreen Henderson, vocals [7];
Les Pearson, vocals [14], guitar [14];
Ed Pickford, vocals [3];
Colin Ross, fiddle [1, 11, 16, 19], melodeon [2], whistle [8, 14], tuba [10], Northumbrian pipes [15];
Don Stokoe, vocals [6];
Chorus [4, 10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Canny Newcassel (Roud 3060) / Sandgate Girl’s Lament (Roud 3170) (1.56)
  2. The Miller’s Wife of Blaydon (Roud 3167) (1.16)
  3. Ee, Aye, Aa Cud Hew (2.16)
  4. Three Crows (Roud 5; Child 26) (3.02)
  5. Billy Boy (Roud 326) (0.50)
  6. Bonnie Gateshead Lass (2.37)
  7. My Lad’s a Canny Lad (Roud 8256) (0.21)
  8. Till the Tide Comes In (Roud 8726) (1.41)
  9. Silly Galoot (1.14)
  10. Fire on the Quay (5.23)
  1. Billy Oliver’s Ramble (2.59)
  2. Jowl and Listen (Roud 3191) (1.44)
  3. The Weary Cutter (Roud 8772) (2.16)
  4. Graveyard Shift (2.29)
  5. Wylam Away (2.39)
  6. Footy Against the Wall (Roud 9028) (2.05)
  7. My Old Man’s a Dustman (0.44)
  8. Four and Twenty Bob (3.12)
  9. Blaydon Races (Roud 3511) / Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinny (Roud 6862) (2.11)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 Ed Pickford;
Track 6 Joe Wilson;
Tracks 8, 11 Henry Robson;
Track 10 Ned Corvan;
Track 14 Les Pearson;