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Damien Barber: Boxed

Damien Barber: Boxed (DJC Records DJC012)

Boxed
Damien Barber

DJC Records DJC012 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Recorded at Beaumont Street Studios, Batley, Yorkshire, July 1995;
Engineer: Warwick Pilmer;
Produced and arranged by Damien Barber;
Front cover design by Dylan Longman;
Sponsored by Gwyn Jones — Locality Arts

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, concertina, accordion;
Denny Bartley, guitar [2, 4, 6, 11-12];
Chris Sherburn, Anglo concertina [1, 10];
Alistair Russell, guitar [1, 10]

Tracks

  1. All Around the World / Cooley's Reel / O'Rourke's Reel (2.59)
  2. The Newmarket Polka / A Finnish Polka / Jim Keefe's Polka (2.33)
  3. Early to Rise (4.22)
  4. The Willow Runnell / Charming the Cuckoo (2.52)
  5. Nostradamus (3.59)
  6. Bucks of Oranmore / The Earl's Chair (2.22)
  7. Ready for the Dance (3.35)
  8. Confidence (2.42)
  9. The Black and Bitter Night (6.26)
  10. Out of the Ocean / A Jig / Calliope House (2.47)
  11. A Reel / Stenson's Reel / The Convenience Rell (2.42)
  12. The Foggy Dew (Roud 558; Laws O3; G/D 7:1496) (4.09)

All tracks trad. arr. Damien Barber except
Tracks 3, 7 Frank Press;
Track 4a Ian Luff;
Track 4b Terry Mann;
Track 5 Al Stewart;
Track 8 Chris Sugden;
Track 9 Peter Bellamy;
Track 10c Dave Richardson

> Folk Music > Records > Damien Barber: The Furrowed Field

Damien Barber: The Furrowed Field

Damien Barber: The Furrowed Field (DJC Records DJC011)

The Furrowed Field
Damien Barber

DJC Records DJC011 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Tracks 1, 4, 6, 9-10, 12 recorded at Bate's Barn, West Morton;
Tracks 2-3, 5, 7, 11 recorded at DJC Records, Norwich;
Recorded and engineered by Davey Clague
except track 8 recorded and engineered by Mike Hockenhull at home in Oakwortch;
Produced by Damien Barber

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, concertina, accordion;
Mike, Ken, Chris, Steve and Tom Wilson, harmony vocals [1, 9, 12];
Grace Notes (Maggie Boyle, Helen Hockenhull, Lynda Hardcastle), harmony vocals [4, 6, 10, 12];
Maggie Boyle, flute [8];
Steve Tilston, guitar [8]

Tracks

  1. On Board a “98” (Roud 1461) (3.51)
  2. The Gypsy Poacher / The Eavesdropper / Apples in Winter (5.34)
  3. Bold Reynolds (5.32)
  4. My Enemy (6.50)
  5. Bill Norrie (Roud 53; Child 83; G/D 2:214) (5.57)
  6. The Turtle and the Asp (4.15)
  7. Hares on the Mountain (Roud 329) (3.31)
  8. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) / The Munster Cloak (9.08)
  9. Kilroy Was Here (4.15)
  10. Our Ship Is Ready (Roud 2995) (5.02)
  11. Three Jolly Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186; Henry H185) (3.15)
  12. Down the Moor (Roud 375; G/D 5:962; Henry H177) (4.47)

All tracks trad. arr. Damien Barber except
Track 1 words trad., tune Peter Bellamy;
Track 3 Dave Toye;
Track 4 Mick Ryan;
Track 6 Martin Simpson;
Track 7 Chris Wood;
Track 9 Ewan MacColl

> Folk Music > Records > The Demon Barbers: Uncut

“[…] to see the young man who, according to the magical telegraph of the streets,
had wrestled to the ground the terrible Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
Terry Pratchett: Dodger

The Demon Barbers: Uncut

The Demon Barbers: Uncut (DJC Records DJC019)

Uncut
The Demon Barbers

DJC Records DJC019 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Recorded “live” at Haworth Parish Hall, April 26-27, 2002;
Engineer: Davey Clague;
Mixing: Lee Sykes;
Design: Damien Barber, Will Hampson

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, concertina;
Bryony Griffith, vocals, fiddle;
Will Hampson, melodeon;
Lee Sykes, bass;
Rich Ashby, drums

Tracks

  1. Bœuf Français Gumbo / Willie Goggin's Hat (4.24)
    source: a) Gareth Turner & Simon Care, Two's Up; b) Jack Hardy, The Passing
  2. Ready for the Dance (3.22)
    source: some old tape
  3. Companion of a Mile / Three Around Tree (7.40)
    source: a) A book Chris Sugden found; b) God knonws
  4. Way Down Town (Roud 7691) (5.07)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes (Free Reed FRTCD 14, 1999)
  5. Van Diemen's Land (Roud 221) (6.10)
    source: Walter Pardon, A Proper Sort (Leader LED 2063, 1975)
  6. One Thing Better Than Sex (3.55)
    source: Pete Morton, live at Whitvy 2001
  7. The Grumbling Old Man / Katy Cruel (Roud 1645; G/D 4:725) / Tom and Jerry (5.33)
    source: a,c) Martin McGrath, Bring Out the Jug; b) Cordelia's Dad, Comet
  8. Ruins by the Shore (3.41)
    source: Nic Jones, In Search of Nic Jones (Mollie Music MMCD01, 1998)
  9. Kielder Castle / Sir Richard's Song (4.45)
    source: a) G.G. Armstrong manuscript; b) Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes, (Free Reed FRTCD14, 1999)
  10. The Drunken Sailor (Roud 322; G/D 1:4) / Three Maidens A-Milking Did Go (Roud 290) (7.42)
    source: a) Dick Miles; b) Damien Barber's father
  11. The Coal-Owner and the Pitman's Wife / I'll Tousle Your Kurchy (4.42)
    source: a) Damien Barber's father; b) Joshua Jackson manuscript

> Folk Music > Records > The Demon Barbers: Waxed

The Demon Barbers: Waxed

The Demon Barbers: Waxed (DJC Records DJC026)

Waxed
The Demon Barbers

DJC Records DJC026 (CD, UK, 2005)

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Recorded at Pro Two Studios, Castleford, January 24-25, 2005 and Panda Studios, February 2005;
Recording engineer: Oliver Knight;
Mixed by Oliver Knight and Lee Sykes;
Produced by Demon Barbers;
Graphic design by Tiny;
Photography by Chris Bates

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, concertina, C#/D button accordion;
Bryony Griffith, fiddle, vocals;
Will Hampson, melodeon, harmonica;
Lee Sykes, bass;
Ben Griffith, drums;
Fiona and Tiny Tailor, clogs

Tracks

  1. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (3.10)
    source: Nic Jones, Nic Jones (Trailer LER2027, 1971)
  2. The Ballad of Minepit Shaw / Idbury Hill (4.11)
    source: a) John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Naulakha Redux: Songs of Rudyard Kipling (Golden Hind GHM 104, 1997); b) Morris tune from the Bledington tradition
  3. A Noble Riddle Wisely Expounded (Roud 161; Child 1) / Brana's Polka (6.42)
    source: a) Child #1 with tune from Roy Palmer's Book of British Ballads; b) learnt from Damo's niece
  4. The Werewolf (6.31)
    source: Barry Dransfield, Barry Dransfield (Polydor 2383 160, 1972)
  5. John Riley (Roud 270; Laws M8; G/D 1:22; Henry H468) (6.10)
    source: Alex Campbell, In Copenhagen (Storyville SLP 600, 1965)
  6. The Creel / Doorus Mill / Winnie Hayes / Spindle Shanks / The Musical Priest / The Pope's Toe (7.49)
  7. Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (6.42)
    source: Nic Jones, Nic Jones (Trailer LER2027, 1971)
  8. Sir Richard's Song / Brest Knot (6.20)
    source: a) Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes (Free Reed FRTCD14, 1999); b) from the manuscripts of Joshua Jackson, 18th century fiddler and corn miller from North Yorkshire
  9. The Famous Flower of Serving Men (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) / En Passant La Riviere / Kost Ar C'Hoat (10.32)
    source: a) Martin Carthy, Shearwater (Pegasus PEG12, 1972); b) French bourrée from the Massif Central tune book compiled by Mel Stevens; c) Breton from the Breton Dance and Tune Book compiled by Dave Shepherd

> Folk Music > Records > The Demon Barbers: +24db

The Demon Barbers: +24db

The Demon Barbers: +24db (Demon Barber Sound DBS001)

+24db
The Demon Barbers

Demon Barber Sound DBS001 (EP, UK, 2008)

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Recorded at Pro Two Studios, Castleford, December 5, 2007 and Panda Studios, January 2008;
Recording engineer: Oliver Knight;
Produced by Demon Barbers;
Graphic design by The IF Agency;
Stylist Leigh Unwin

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, English concertina;
Bryony Griffith, fiddle, vocals;
Will Hampson, melodeon;
Lee Sykes, bass;
Ben Griffith, drums

Tracks

  1. The Good Old Days (4.02)
    Damien's move from Co. Leitrim, Ireland, to Haworth, West Yorkshire
  2. Friend of the Devil (4.09)
    source: Chris Smither, Another Way to Find You (Flying Fish FF 70568, 1991)
  3. The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite (Roud 301; Henry H539) (3.58)
    source: Tony Hall, Fieldvole Music (Free Reed FRR012, 1977)
  4. Betsy Bell and Mary Gray (Roud 237; Child 201; G/D 6:1257) (3.42)
    source: Martin Carthy, Shearwater (Pegasus PEG12, 1972)
  5. Pit Boots (3.21)
    from the singing of Mike Barber who learnt it from Karl Dallas' book 100 Songs of Toil, 1974
  6. Death and the Lady (Roud 1031) / Under the Rock (3.10)
    source: a) from Michael Raven's book Hynde Horn to the tune of The Gardener; b) Bryony Griffith

> Folk Music > Records > Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: Under the Influence

Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: Under the Influence

Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: Under the Influence (Demon Barber Sounds DBS002)

Under the Influence
Damien Barber, Mike Wilson

Demon Barber Sounds DBS002 (CD, UK, 2009)

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An album of cover versions.

Recorded at Panda Sound on October 25 and 26, 2008;
Engineer: Oliver Knight;
Produced by Damien Barber, Mike Wilson and Oliver Knight;
Graphic design by The IF Agency

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, English concertina, guitar;
Mike Wilson, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Green Linnet (Roud 1619) (5.44)
    source: Dick Gaughan, No More Forever (Trailer LER2072, 1972)
  2. On Board a “98” (Roud 1461) (3.26)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Tell It Like It Was (Trailer LER2089, 1975)
  3. The Joy of Living (4.56)
    source: Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Items of News (Blackstone BR1067, 1986)
  4. Shiny O (2.33)
    source: Stan Hugill, Stan Hugill Reminisces (Greenwich Village GVR 217, 1979)
  5. My Old Man (4.12)
    source: Ewan MacColl, Black & White: The Definitive Collection (Cooking Vinyl COOK038, 1990)
  6. Jim Jones at Botany Bay (Roud 5478) (3.41)
    source: Graham Moore, unreleased, 1987
  7. Down the Moor (Roud 375; G/D 5:962; Henry H177) (5.36)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks (Fellside FSC5, 1991)
  8. On Board a Man of War (Roud 662) (2.43)
    source: Mike Waterson, Mike Waterson (Topic 12TS332, 1977)
  9. Andrew Rose (Roud 623; G/D 1:6) (4.26)
    source: Tony Hall, Fieldvole Music (Free Reed FRR012, 1977)
  10. A Fable from Aigge (4.43)
    source: McDermott's 2 Hours v. Levellers, Disorder, (HAG LP/HAG011, 2004)
  11. Now Westlin Winds (Roud 6936) (5.24)
    source: Dick Gaughan, A Handful of Earth (Topic 12TS419, 1981)
  12. Nostradamus (4.12)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Tell It Like It Was (Trailer LER2089, 1975)

All tracks trad. arr. Damien Barber except
Track 2 words trad., tune Peter Bellamy;
Track 3 words Ewan MacColl, music trad.;
Track 5 Ewan MacColl;
Track 10 Nick Burbridge;
Track 12 Al Stewart

> Folk Music > Records > The Demon Barbers: The Adventures of Captain Ward

The Demon Barbers: The Adventures of Captain Ward

The Demon Barbers: The Adventures of Captain Ward (Demon Barber Sound DBS003)

The Adventures of Captain Ward
The Demon Barbers

Demon Barber Sound DBS003 (CD, UK, June 2010)

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Recorded at Wavelength Studios, Doncaster, November 2009, and Underbank Studios, January 2010;
Recording engineer: Andy Bell;
Mastered by James Rough;
Produced by The Demon Barbers;
Illustrated by Tony Hall;
Graphic design by The IF Agency

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, guitar, English concertina;
Bryony Griffith, fiddle, vocals;
Will Hampson, melodeon;
Lee Sykes, bass, backing vocals;
Ben Griffith, drums, percussion, backing vocals;
JB (John Stuckey), Hannah James, clogs, backing vocals;
Tiny Taylor, Laura Connolly, clogs;
Fiona Taylor, backing vocals

Tracks

  1. Captain Ward (Roud 224; Child 287; G/D 1:39) (3.49)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Tell It Like It Was (Trailer LER 2089, 1975), and Dogswatch by Ben Griffith
  2. München Fest (1.41)
    inspired by the Oktoberfest in München
  3. Bonny Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (4.37)
    from Frank Purslow's Marrow Bones
  4. Rise Up (4.06)
    inspired by Damien living on Kett's Hill in Norwich as a teenager and Hands Up! by Ben Griffith
  5. Harry's Hornpipe (3.58)
    inspired by Harry Cowgill's Competition Hornpipe. Tunes: Shuter's Hornpipe from the Lawrence Leadley manuscript; Windsor Terrace from A Northern Lass compiled by Jamie Knowles; both arranged by Bryony Griffith
  6. Soul Cake (Roud 304) (3.01)
    from the singing of Paul and Linda Adams
  7. Pound a Week Rise (4.16)
    source: Dick Gaughan, True and Bold (STUC 2, 1986); fragment of tune: Crieff Fair from the William Vickers manuscript
  8. The Magpie (3.42)
    from a singer in a folk club; lyrics from the Mudcat Café
  9. Three Drunken Maids (Roud 252) (3.17)
    from the singing of Mike Barber
  10. Calling-On Song (Roud 610) (3.01)
    adapted by Bryony Griffith from the two traditional Earsdon Calling On songs learnt from then Newcastle Kingsmen
  11. Friend of the Devil (3.36)
    source: Chris Smither, Another Way to Find You (Flying Fish FF 70568, 1991)
  12. Kiss Me Quick My Mammy's Coming / The Queen of Sluts (1.55)
    from the Joshua Jackson manuscript / from the Charlton Memorial tune book
  13. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (4.12)
    from the singing of Fay Hield

All tracks trad. arr. The Demon Barbers except
Track 2 Will Hampson;
Track 4 Damien Barber;
Track 7 Ed Pickford;
Track 8 Dave Dodds;
Track 11 Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Robert Hunter

> Folk Music > Records > Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: The Old Songs

Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: The Old Songs

Damien Barber, Mike Wilson: The Old Songs (Demon Barber Sounds DBS004)

The Old Songs
Damien Barber, Mike Wilson

Demon Barber Sounds DBS004 (CD, UK, September 5, 2011)

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Their second album of cover versions.

“A number of the songs on this album were originally learnt from the singing of two brilliant talents, no sadly gone from us, Johnny Collins and even more recoently Mike Waterson. With admiration and thanks we dedicate this album to their memory.”

Recorded at Underbank Studios, Autumn 2010 - Spring 2011;
Produced by Damien Barber, Mike Wilson and Andy Bell;
Recorded and mixed by Andy Bell;
Masterded by Nim;
Design by Rhiannon Taylor of The IF Agency;
Photo by Mark Howe

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, English concertina, guitar;
Mike Wilson, vocals

Tracks

  1. The Charlady's Son (Roud 357) (2.16)
    source: Mike Waterson, Mike Waterson (Topic 12TS332, 1977)
  2. Rag Fair (Roud 17180) (5.39)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Peter Bellamy (Innisfree / Green Linnet SIF 1001, 1975) /
    Down Where the Drunkards Roll
    source: Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins, Make the Rafters Roar (Sweet Folk All SFA 103, 1979)
  3. The Cruel Ship's Carpenter (Roud 15; Laws P36A; G/D 2:201, 2:202) (4.25)
    source: Mike Waterson, Mike Waterson (Topic 12TS332, 1977)
  4. A Pilgrim's Way (3.47)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Keep on Kipling (Fellside FE032, 1982)
  5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (3.01)
    source: Ewan MacColl, Black & White: The Definitive Collection (Cooking Vinyl COOK038, 1990)
  6. The Old Songs (4.16)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks (Fellside FSC5, 1991)
  7. The Brisk Lad (Roud 1667) (2.08)
    source: Mike Waterson, Mike Waterson (Topic 12TS332, 1977)
  8. Bonny May (Roud 92; Child 217; G/D 4:838) (6.02)
    source: June Tabor, Airs & Graces (Topic 12TS298, 1976)
  9. Come Write Me Down (Roud 381; G/D 5:980) (3.51)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Wake the Vaulted Echoes (Free Reed FRTCD14, 1999)
  10. The Santa Fe Trail (Roud 5096) (4.36)
    source: Peter Bellamy, Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks (Fellside FSC5, 1991)
  11. Drinking Song (3.22)
    source: Jim Mageean & Johnny Collins, Make the Rafters Roar (Sweet Folk All SFA 103, 1979)

All tracks trad. arr. Damien Barber except
Track 2b Richard Thompson;
Track 4 Rudyard Kipling, Peter Bellamy;
Track 5 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6 Bob Copper, Peter Bellamy;
Track 11 Dave Dodds

> Folk Music > Records > The Demon Barbers: Disco at the Tavern

The Demon Barbers: Disco at the Tavern

The Demon Barbers: Disco at the Tavern (Demon Barber Sound DBS006)

Disco at the Tavern
The Demon Barbers

Demon Barber Sound DBS006 (CD, UK, April 19, 2015)

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Produced by Donal Hodgson and Kipper;
Recorded at Chairworks Studio, Castleford, and Kipper's Studio, Haslemere;
Recorded and mixed by Donal Hodgson;
Assistant mixing engineer: Mr Darcy;
Assistant recording engineers: Bread Mair, Lloyd Turner;
Drum kit engineer: Matt Eldridge;
Assistant technical engineers: Sam Jackson, George Priestley;
Mastered by Lowland Masters;
Cover photo by David Angel;
Design by Design By If

Musicians

Damien Barber, vocals, acoustic guitar, English concertina;
Bryony Griffith, vocals, fiddle;
Will Hampson, melodeons, button accordion;
Ben Griffith, drums, vocals, percussion, electric guitar;
Matt Crum, keys, piano, soprano saxophone, mellotron;
Angus Milne, bass, double bass

with
Emlyn Vaughan, bass [2, 10, 11];
Tim Yates, bass [3, 6-7];
Ali Mac, percussion;
The Wilson Family, vocals;
DJ Wax On, scratching, samples;
Finn Barmer, beatbox;
Becky Eden Green, alto saxophone;
Kipper, additional acoustic guitar and keys;
Laura Connolly, Tiny Taylor, clogs;
Sheena McKerrell, claps

Tracks

  1. Intro / Prince of Cabourg's Hornpipe (1.07)
  2. Ranzo (Wild Goose Shanty) (Roud 328) / The Coleford Jig / Prince of Cabourg's (4.00)
  3. May Song (Roud 305) / The First of May (4.28)
  4. Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (4.05)
    source: Mike Waterson
  5. Aye Fly / The Shuninny Polka (3.59)
  6. Rambling Rover (Roud 11730 ?) / Dear Tobacco (4.08)
    source: Cordelia's Dad, Comet
  7. Sally Free and Easy (5.10)
  8. Sir Lionel and the Boar (Roud 29; Child 18) (4.22)
  9. Two Brothers (Roud 38; Child 49) (4.49)
  10. Swimming Song / Love and Opportunity (3.13)
  11. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (5.20)
  12. Go Boys Go (Chemical Worker’s Song) / The Sportman's (4.36)
  13. Disco at the Tavern / The Rock Stack / Riggs Low (7.31)

All tracks trad. arr. The Demon Barbers except
Tracks 5ab, 13b Bryony Griffith;
Track 7 Cyril Tawney;
Track 10 Loudon Wainwright III;
Track 12a Ron Angel;
Track 13a The Demon Barbers;
Track 13c Will Hampson

> Folk Music > Records > Damien Barber

Other records with Damien Barber

Various Artists, Voices: English Traditional Songs, CD, Fellside FECD87, 1992

Various Artists, The Transports—2004, CD, Free Reed FRCD22, 2004

Various Artists, English International, 3 CD, Folksound FSCD80, 2008

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK08, 2009

Various Artists, Looking for a New England, CD, fRoots ACE1, w/ magazine 317/318, 2009

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK10, 2010