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The Half-Moon Lovers

Emily Spiers: The Half-Moon Lovers (Bonna Musica BM001)

The Half-Moon Lovers
Emily Spiers

Bonna Musica BM001 (CD, UK, 2010)

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Wolfgang Brammertz at Fox Music Studios;
Produced by Wolfgang Brammertz, Emily Spiers, Tobias Kurig and Till Storz;
Photography by Bogdan Harstall

Musicians

Emily Spiers, vocals [1-7, 9-12], flute [2];
Tobias Kurig, bouzouki [1-5, 7-11];
Till Storz, whistles [1-5, 8-10];
Tina Terrahe, fiddle [2-3, 9], backing vocals [4, 9];
Franziska Urton, fiddle, backing vocals [4, 9];
Marc Decker, whistle [6], harmonium [6];
Steph West, harp [2, 4, 12];
Aisling Lonergan, accordion [1-4, 8, 9-10];
Michaela Grüß, bodhrán [1-3, 5, 10];
Stephan Schneider, fiddle [5, 7-8, 11], percussion [7];
Wolfgang Brammertz, bass [1-5, 9]

Tracks

  1. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker (Roud 1388; G/D 8:1848) with The Hole in the Shoe jig (4.15)
  2. The Bedmaking (Roud 1631) (3.37)
  3. The Broken Bed (3.21)
  4. Bedlam City (Roud 968) (3.28)
  5. The Smuggler (3.18)
  6. The Emigrant's Farewell (Roud 2995) (4.43)
  7. Mary and the Soldier (Roud 2496; G/D 1:91; Henry H782) (3.52)
  8. The Funeral Waltz (2.18)
  9. One Morning in May (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (3.45)
  10. The Squire's Bride (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (5.10)
  11. Searching for the Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (3.06)
  12. The Banks of the Lee (Roud 6857) (4.56)

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1b, 3, 8 Till Storz