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Holey Ha'penny

Holey Ha'penny (Topic 12T283)

Holey Ha'penny
Classic Recordings of Traditional Music from the North-East of England
Various Artists

Topic Records 12T283 (LP, UK, 1976)
Topic Records TSDL283 (digtal download, UK, February 2013)

Originally recorded for the BBC by Peter Kennedy in June and July 1954
except tracks [1, 16] recorded 1929 for EMI;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Front cover pictures: (1) The Piping Jockey or A Cumberland Race; (2) Festivity on Allan's admission into the Class of Minstrels; taken from The Life of Jamie Allan in the collection of the Society of Antiquaries, Bagpipe Museum, The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne

Musicians

Tom Clough, Northumbrian pipes (4.1.29) [1, 16];
Willy Taylor, melodeon, fiddle (Warenford, Northumberland, 7.6.54) [20-22];
Bob Clark, Jew's Harp (Whittingham, Northumberland, 9.6.54) [19];
Ned Pearson, fiddle (Cambo, Morpeth, 16.6.54) [6-9, 27-29];
Jake Hutton, fiddle (Bewcastle Fells, Cumberland, 30.6.54) [15];
Tom Hunter, fiddle (Bewcastle Fells, Cumberland, 30.6.54) [2, 15];
Billy Ballantine, piccolo (Bewcastle Fells, Cumberland, 30.6.54; Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, 6.7.54; Wark, Northumberland, 29.6.54) [2, 4-5, 15, 17-18, 24-26];
Adam Grey, fiddle (Barden Mill, Northumberland, 1.7.54) [12-14];
John Hepple, pipes (Haltwhistle, Northumberland, 1.7.54) [23, 31];
George Hepple, fiddle (Haltwhistle, Northumberland, 1.7.54) [23, 30-31];
Jimmy Hunter, mouth organ (Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, 6.7.54) [17-18];
Jim Rutherford, fiddle (Otterburn, Northumberland, 8.7.54) [3];
Joe Hutton, pipes (Stuart Shields, Otterburn, Northumberland, 11.7.54) [10-11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [TC] Ho'ley Ha'penny / Elsie Marley (2.45)
  2. [TH, BB] The Gilsland Hornpipe (1.15)
  3. [JR] Morpeth Rant (1.14)
  4. [BB] Proudlocks Hornpipe (1.10)
  5. [BB] Billy Ballantine's Reel (1.46)
  6. [NP] Father's Polka (1.00)
  7. [NP] Schottische (1.00)
  8. [NP] Varsoviana (Old and New) (2.30)
  9. [NP] Highland Laddie (1.07)
  10. [JoeH] My Lodging Is on Cold Ground / Bonnie Dundee (1.58)
  11. [JoeH] Roxburgh Castle / Devil Among the Tailors (1.13)
  12. [AG] The Roman Wall (1.07)
  13. [AG] Tom Hepple's Polka (The Girl with the Blue Dress On) (1.17)
  14. [AG] The Tow House Polka (1.57)
  15. [JakeH, TH, BB] The Kielder Schottische (1.40)
  16. [TC] The Keel Row (with variations) (2.45)
  1. [BB, JimH] Schottische (0.58)
  2. [BB, JimH] My Lodging's on Cold Ground / Blow the Wind Southernly (1.44)
  3. [BC] Corn Rigs / The Manchester Hornpipe (1.20)
  4. [WT] The Linehope Lope (1.18)
  5. [WT] Willie Taylor's Polka (1.19)
  6. [WT] Nae Good Luck - jig (0.50)
  7. [JohnH, GH] Whittingham Green Lane / Ward's Brae (2.30)
  8. [BB] Bonny North Tyne (1.45)
  9. [BB] Mosstrooper's Polka (1.48)
  10. [BB] The Coquet Reel (1.22)
  11. [NP] Head and Toe Polka (1.00)
  12. [NP] The Pin Reel - jig (1.02)
  13. [NP] Cambo March (1.17)
  14. [GH] The Ferry Boat (1.32)
  15. [JohnH, GH] Malorca / Herd on the Hill / Devil Among the Tailors (2.30)

All tracks trad. except
Track 5 Billy Ballantine;
Track 29 Whinham