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The Champion String Band

The Champion String Band: The Champion String Band (Black Crow CRO 201)

The Champion String Band
The Champion String Band

Black Crow Records CRO 201 (LP, UK, 1981)

Produced by Geoff Heslop;
Recorded by Mickey Sweeney at Impulse StugSWakUWpnz0dios, Wallsend, in June 1981;
Issued by Mawson and Wareham (Music) Ltd;
Sleeve photo by Terry Harvey of Canuck Studios

Musicians

Chuck Fleming, fiddle [1-7, 9-10], viola [7], mandolin [4, 7-8];
Martin Matthews, cittern [1-5, 7-10], 10 and 8 string cittern [6], tenor banjo [1, 5, 10], mandolin [6-7, 9];
Tom Gilfellon, vocals [2, 4, 7, 9], guitar [1-6, 8-10], piano [5];

Track List

Side 1Side 2
  1. Lady Rothes / Genereal Garibaldi / The Champion Hornpipe (3.42)
  2. The Song of Temptation (Roud 5333) (5.07)
  3. Dean Brig / The Banks Hornpipe (4.33)
  4. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (4.55)
  5. James Hill's No. 8 / The Pear Tree / The Eighteen Sixties / The South Shore (5.47)
  1. Man of the House / The Humours of Old Knockaree / The Ivy Leaf / Nora O'Neill's (5.00)
  2. Farewell Lovely Nancy (Roud 527; Laws K14; Henry H755) (5.05)
  3. The Hunter / The Ruby (3.47)
  4. Laurell Hill Hunt (Roud 2883) / Midnight on the Water (4.28)
  5. Julia Delaney / The Moving Cloud / The Kerry Huntsman (3.51)

All tracks trad. arr. except
Track 1a Alec Deas;
Track 1b J.F. Fettes;
Tracks 1c, 5abd, 8 James Hill;
Track 3a Archie Aitken, Rev. Tough;
Track 3b Parazzotti;
Track 5c Alec Deas / trad.;
Track 9b Benny Thompson;
Track 10b NialL O'Buoill