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Chris Foster: Layers

Chris Foster: Layers (Topic 12TS329)

Layers
Chris Foster

Topic Records 12TS329 (LP, UK, 1977)
Vivid Sound VSCD832 (CD, Japan, April 2002)

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Recorded and produced by Tony Engle in London, Decemner 1976;
Sleeve design by Mike Tycer;
Photographs by Chris Foster and Mike Tycer

Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals, guitar [1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10-11];
Nic Jones, fiddle [1, 4, 7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Ranter (Roud 2530) (3.15)
  2. The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26) (3.37)
  3. Worcester City (Roud 218; Laws P30; G/D 2:210) (2.11)
  4. Glastonbury Town (Roud 1484) (3.37)
  5. Lady Maisry (Roud 45; Child 65) (6.15)
  6. Jack the Sailor (Roud 1454) (3.03)
  1. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (2.22)
  2. When a Man's in Love (Roud 990; Laws O20; Henry H211) (5.41)
  3. The Buxom Lass (Roud 833) (3.48)
  4. The Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (3.23)
  5. Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (7.15)

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Chris Foster: All Things in Common

Chris Foster: All Things in Common (Topic 12TS391)

All Things in Common
Chris Foster

Topic Records 12TS391 (LP, UK, 1979)
Vivid Sound VSCD837 (CD, Japan, May 2002)

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Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals, guitar;
Graham Pratt, vocals [5, 7], guitar [5];
Eileen Pratt, vocals [5, 7];

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Black Fox (3.52)
  2. Low Down in the Broom (Roud 1644) (3.23)
  3. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248) (3.52)
  4. Pigeon on the Gate (2.30)
  5. Unicorns (4.16)
  1. King John and the Abbot of Canterbury (Roud 302; Child 45; G/D 2:281) / Jump at the Sun (7.05)
  2. The Working Chap (Roud 5591; G/D 3:656) (3.25)
  3. When This Old Hat Was New (Roud 1693) (6.47)
  4. The World Turned Upside Down (4.57)

All tracks trad. arr. Chris Foster except
Track 1 Graham Pratt;
Track 5 Bill Caddick;
Track 6b John Kirkpatrick;
Track 9 Leon Rosselson

Note: The Working Chap on this album is not Mike Waterson's Working Chap.

> Folk Music > Records > Chris Foster: Traces

Chris Foster: Traces

Chris Foster: Traces (Tradition Bearers LTCD3003)

Traces
Chris Foster

Green Man Productions GMCD001 (CD, Iceland, 1999);
The Tradition Bearers LTCD3003 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals, guitar;
Mick Strode, slide guitar [11]

Tracks

Song lyrics

  1. The Bold ‘Princess Royal’ (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (4.05)
  2. Arthur McBride (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78) (3.20)
  3. When a Man's in Love (Roud 990; Laws O20; Henry H211) (6.01)
  4. Jack Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (2.33)
  5. The Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (3.46)
  6. Barney's Epic Homer (6.32)
  7. The Coast of Peru (Roud 1997; Laws D26) (4.07)
  8. The Fowler (Roud 166; Laws O36; Henry H114) (5.02)
  9. The Ranter (Roud 2530) (3.12)
  10. The Flying Cloud (Roud 1802; Laws K28; G/D 1:44) (5.22)
  11. Flying High, Flying Free (4.32)
  12. Raggle Taggle Gipsies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (5.44)

All tracks trad. arr. Chris Foster except
Tracks 6, 11 Leon Rosselson

> Folk Music > Records > Chris Foster: Jewels

Chris Foster: Jewels

Chris Foster: Jewels (Tradition Bearers LTCD1102)

Jewels
Chris Foster

The Tradition Bearers LTCD1102 (CD, UK, 2004)

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Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals, guitar

Tracks

Song lyrics

  1. Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (4.58)
  2. The New York Trader (Roud 468; Laws K22; G/D 2:191) (4.13)
  3. The Grey Cock (Roud 179; Child 248) (4.03)
  4. The Cobbler and the Butcher (Roud 174) (4.57)
  5. The Herring's Head (Roud 128) (3.41)
  6. Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.43)
  7. Rufford Park Poachers (Roud 1759) (2.19)
  8. The False Hearted Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (3.50)
  9. The Gypsy Countess (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (5.30)
  10. Lady Maisry (Roud 45; Child 65) (7.37)
  11. Australia (Roud 1488) (3.21)
  12. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (4.22)

All tracks trad. arr. Chris Foster

> Folk Music > Records > Bára Grímsdóttir: Funi

Bára Grímsdóttir: Funi

Bára Grímsdóttir: Funi (Green Man GMCD002)

Funi
Bára Grímsdóttir

Green Man Productions GMCD002 (CD, Iceland, 2004)

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Produced by Bára Grímsdóttir and Chris Foster;
Recorded autumn 2003 at Brosd Oak Studio, Herefordshire, England;
Engineered by Dave Wood

Musicians

Bára Grímsdóttir, kantele [1], vocals;
Chris Foster, guitar [1-3, 7-8, 11, 13, 15, 17-18], bass guitar [1];
John Kirkpatrick, button accordion [2, 10, 15, 17];
Dave Wood, Icelandic fiddle [4]

Tracks

  1. Morgunbæn (Morning Prayer) (3.26)
  2. Bar svo til í byggðum (Once upon a Time) (3.31)
  3. Veroníkukvæði (Veronica) (5.37)
  4. Konan blessuð (Blessed Lady) (1.06)
  5. Mitt var starfið (My Work) (1.43)
  6. Útí í náttúrunni (In the Countryside) (0.58)
  7. Lilja (Lily) (3.39)
  8. Hættu að gráta hringaná (Cry Not Young Maid) (4.19)
  9. Göngur (Autumn Round up) (0.53)
  10. Funi (Fire) (3.00)
  11. Gefid þið mér í staupi strax (Give Me a Dram of Wine) (2.06)
  12. Harðar glímur (A Hard Fight) (1.57)
  13. Að minni sálu amar (My Soul Is Beset By Woes) (4.07)
  14. Sólin (The Sun) (1.18)
  15. Íslenskt vögguljóð (Icelandic Lullaby) (4.12)
  16. Mina þá mundi'eg þenja vængi út (I Would Spread out My Wings) (1.17)
  17. Heimi er farið að halla (The World Is Waning) (2.18)
  18. Nýárssálmur (New Year's Hymn) (2.18)

Tracks 4-6, 9, 12, 14, 16 trad. arr. Bára Grímsdóttir;
Tracks 1, 3, 7-8, 11, 13, 18 trad. arr. Bára Grímsdóttir, Chris Foster;
Tracks 2, 10 15, 17 trad. arr. Bára Grímsdóttir, Chris Foster, John Kirkpatrick

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Chris Foster: Outsiders

Chris Foster: Outsiders (Green Man GMCD003)

Outsiders
Chris Foster

Green Man Productions GMCD003 (CD, Iceland, 2008)

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Produced by Chris Foster;
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Joe Broughton at SAE Studios, Birmingham, UK

Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals, guitar [1-2, 4-5, 7-11], langspil [3];
Val Regan, fiddle [1, 3-5, 8, 11], vocals [5, 10];
Trevor Lines, double bass [3, 5, 8-9, 11], hammered dulcimer [1], bass hammered dulcimer [10];
Bára Grímsdóttir, kantele [4], vocals [5, 10];
Ruth Angell, viola [1, 3, 5], fiddle [1];
Laura Fiddaman, cello [1, 3, 5];
Joe Broughton, mandolin [4];
Fraser Speirs, harmonica [9]

Tracks

Song lyrics

  1. Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470) (7.37)
  2. Song of the Olive Tree (3.39)
  3. The False Bride (Roud 154; G/D 6:1198) (5.17)
  4. Cod Banging (Roud 1747) / Oscar Woods' Jig (4.54)
  5. Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) (5.26)
  6. Sir Aldingar (Roud 3969; Child 59) (10.33)
  7. Bedlam (Roud 578) (4.12)
  8. The Man You Don't Meet Every Day (Roud 975) (4.19)
  9. Brother Can You Spare a Dime? (2.59)
  10. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (6.48)
  11. Trespassers Will Be Celebrated (4.54)

All tracks trad. arr. Chris Foster except
Track 2 Leon Rosselson;
Track 4b Oscar Woods;
Track 5 Woody Guthrie, Martin Hoffman;
Track 6 words trad., tune Chris Foster;
Track 9 words Edgar ‘Yip’ Harberg, tune Jay Gornay;
Track 11 Sally Goldsmith

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Funi: Flúr

Funi: Flúr (Green Man GMCD07)

Flúr
Funi

Green Man Productions GMCD007 (CD, Iceland, April 2, 2013)

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Produced by Chris Foster;
Engineered and mixed by Andri Eyvindsson;
Mastered by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson;
Graphic design by Inga Elsa Bergþórsdóttir

Musicians

Bára Grímsdóttir, vocals, kantele;
Chris Foster, vocals, guitar, langspil, hammer dulcimer;
Andri Eyvindsson, vocals, saxaphone;
Hafstein Þorolfsson, vocals;
Lárus Grímsson, clarinet;
Birgir Bragason, double bass

Tracks

  1. Æskustöðvarnar / My Childhood Home (1.18)
  2. Vatnsdalur (5.25)
  3. Ekkillinn frá Álfahamri / The Widower from Álfahamar (Elf Crag) (3.37)
  4. Ég byrja reisu mín / I Start My Journey (3.35)
  5. Aldrei skal ég gleyma þér / I Shall Never Forget You (4.24)
  6. Man ég þig mey / I Remember You Maid (3.25)
  7. Einn guð í hæðinni / One God on High (4.15)
  8. Með silfurbjarta nál / With Bright Silver Needle (5.07)
  9. Blíðviðri / Nice Weather (2.15)
  10. Vor / Spring (4.00)
  11. Sjóferðabæn / Seafarers’ Prayer (5.19)
  12. Kveðið við spuna / Rhyming While Spinning (3.45)
  13. Stökur förukonunnar / Vagrant Woman’s Song (3.42)
  14. Heilög jól / Holy Christmas (3.26)
  15. Gott ár oss gefi / Give Us a Good Year (4.14)

> Folk Music > Records > Chris Foster: Hadelin

Chris Foster: Hadelin

Chris Foster: Hadelin (Green Man GMCD008)

Hadelin
Chris Foster

Green Man Productions GMCD008 (CD, Iceland, February 25, 2017)

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Produced by Jim Moray;
Assistant engineer: Dylan Fowler at Stiwdio Felin Fach;
Recorded May to September 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland, Stiwdio Felin Fach, Abergavenny, Wales, and The Old School House, Bristol, England;
Mastered by Minerva Pappi of Waudio, Finland;
Design by Inga Elsa Bergþórsdóttir;
Photography by Chris Foster;
Photo of Chris Foster by Gísli Egill Hrafnsson

Musicians

Chris Foster, vocals [1-11], guitar [1-4, 7, 9-11], hammered dulcimer [2, 9-10];
Jackie Oates, five string viola [1-2, 4-6, 9], vocals [8, 10-11];
John Kirkpatrick, button accordion [9], one-row melodeon [2], vocals [3, 8, 10-11];
Jim Moray, piano [2], bowed electric guitar [10], bass synthesiser [3], synthesiser [10];
Trevor Lines, five string double bass [2-4, 6-7, 9-11];
Martin Brinsford, tambourine [2, 9];
Gillian Stevens, treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol [6];
Bára Grímsdóttir, vocals [3, 8, 10-11];
Amy Dawson, vocals [3, 8, 10-11];
Jim Causley, vocals [8, 10-11];
Simon Metson, Libby Metson, vocals [11]

Tracks

Song lyrics

  1. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (3.32)
  2. The Faithful Plough (Roud 355) (4.06)
  3. Once When I Was Young (4.56)
  4. The Gardener (Roud 339; Child 219; G/D 4:840) (5.37)
  5. Rosie Ann (Roud 234; Child 51) (5.38)
  6. The Holland Handkerchief (Roud 246; Child 272; Henry H217) (7.00)
  7. The Trees They Grow So High (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) (4.06)
  8. The Trees They're All Bare (Roud 1170) (4.29)
  9. The Life of a Man (Roud 848) / Greensleeves (Roud V19581) (4.54)
  10. Who Reaps the Profits? Who Pays the Price? (8.31)
  11. Spring Song (4.54)

All tracks trad. arr. Chris Foster except
Tracks 3, 10 Leon Rosselson;
Track 6 string arrangement Bára Grímsdóttir;
Track 8 trad. arr. Chris Foster, Bára Grímsdóttir;
Track 11 Chris Foster

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Other records with Chris Foster

Various Artists, Fylde Acoustic, LP, Trailer LER 2105, 1977

Various Artists, The Good Old Way, LP, Topic TPSS412, 1980

Various Artists, Nuclear Power: No Thanks, LP, Plane IMP 2, 1981

Leon Rosselson, Questions, cass., Fuse CFC004, 1994

Leon Rosselson, Intruders, CD, Fuse CFCF005, 1995

Leon Rosselson, And They All Sang RosselSonGs, CD, Fuse CFCD012, 2005

Marylin Tucker & Paul Wilson, Dead Maid's Land, CD, WildGoose WGS292CD, 2008

Jackie Oates, Lullabies, CD, ECC ECC009, 2013