> Folk Music > Records > Jo Freya: Traditional Songs of England

Traditional Songs of England

Jo Freya: Traditional Songs of England (Saydisc CD-SDL 402)

Traditional Songs of England
Jo Freya

Saydisc CD-SDL 402 (CD, UK, 1992)

Jo Freya: Traditional Songs of England (Saydisc CD-SDL 402)
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Recorded at Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn, November 1992;
Recorded and produced by Gef Lucena (Saydisc) and David Wilkins (Valley Recordings);
Design and front cover photo: Gef Lucena

Musicians

Jo Freya, vocals;
Fi Fraser, harmony vocals;
Paul Burgess, violin [some of 4-5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21], recorders [1, 6, 8-9, 11, 19], whistle [13];
Flos Headford, violin [some of 1, 4-5, 7, 9-11, 13, 15, 18, 21];
Dave Townsend, concertina [4, 8-9, 11, 15, 21], accordion [7, 10, 17], violin [some of 1, 5, 7, 10-11, 13, 18];
Nigel Eaton, hurdy-gurdy [2, 7, 13, 17];
Nick Hooper, guitar [1-2, 5-6, 19];
Kathryn Locke, cello [2, 5, 7, 10-11,13, 18];
The Rose Consort of Viols (Alison Crum, John Bryan, Elizabeth Liddle, Susanna Pell), treble, tenor, bass and great bass viols [3, 12, 16, 20]

Tracks

  1. All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532) (2.40)
  2. As I Set Off to Turkey (Roud 1706; G/D 8:1701) (2.59)
  3. As Sylvie Was Walking (Roud 170) (5.19)
  4. General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1) (4.51)
  5. Though I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593) (3.43)
  6. A Sailor's Life (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245) (3.23)
  7. Rounding the Horn (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (3.30)
  8. Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (2.56)
  9. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (3.32)
  10. The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (3.36)
  11. There Was a Lady All Skin and Bone (Roud 501) (2.27)
  12. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (4.13)
  13. Maids When You're Young Never Wed an Old Man (Roud 210) (2.59)
  14. Bold William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (2.51)
  15. Lovely Joan (Roud 592) (2.59)
  16. A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (5.27)
  17. The Carnal and the Crane (Roud 306; Child 55) (2.16)
  18. The Green Cockade (Roud 191) (3.08)
  19. Fourpence a Day (Roud 2586) (1.51)
  20. The Streams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688; Henry H520) (3.16)
  21. Sweet England (Roud 272; G/D 4:831) (2.41)

All tracks trad. arr. Gef Lucena except
Track 14 trad. arr. Jo Freya, Fi Fraser

> Folk Music > Records > Jo Freya and Kathryn Locke: Lush

Jo Freya and Kathryn Locke: Lush

Jo Freya and Kathryn Locke: Lush (No Masters NMCD5)

Lush
Jo Freya and Kathryn Locke

No Masters Co-operative NMCD5 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Engineered by Ray Williams, Jim Boyes at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay;
Tracks [2, 4] engineered by Ralph Jordan;
Produced by Barry Coope, Jim Boyes, Jo Freya, Kathryn Locke;
Photography by Nic Broomhead;
Design by No Masters;
Artwork and layout by Bryan Ledgard, Ledgard Jepson

Musicians

Jo Freya, clarinet, saxophones, whistles, vocals, darabuka;
Kathryn Locke, cello;
Ray Williams, eggs

Tracks

  1. Yeta (4.32)
  2. Autumn Leaves / Hoozberg (6.54)
  3. Fish Frenzy (4.31)
  4. Baby Can I Hold You (4.11)
  5. Never Mind the Pollocks (5.11)
  6. Maids of Coolmore (Roud 2493; Henry H687) (5.18)
  7. Nimbus (3.17)
  8. Drowned in Your Eyes (4.54)
  9. Special Tea (4.57)
  10. Sorry / Naylor's (3.41)
  11. Rufus (3.28)
  12. The Weakness in Me (4.10)
  13. Road Rissole (4.15)

Tracks 1, 2b, 3, 9 Jo Freya, Kathryn Locke;
Track 2a Joseph Kozma, Jacques Prevert, J. Mercier;
Track 4 Tracy Chapman;
Tracks 5, 8, 10a Jo Freya;
Track 6 trad.;
Tracks 7, 10b, 11, 13 Kathryn Locke;
Track 12 Joan Armatrading

> Folk Music > Records > Fi Fraser and Jo Freya: The Fraser Sisters

The Fraser Sisters

Fi Fraser and Jo Freya: The Fraser Sisters (No Masters NMCD12)

The Fraser Sisters
Fi Fraser and Jo Freya

No Masters Co-operative NMCD12 (CD, UK, 1998)

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Recorded at Panda Sound Studios, Robin Hood's Bay;
Produced by John Tams;
Engineered and co-produced by Oliver Knight;
Post production by John Tams, Oliver Knight, Ray Williams;
Photography by Dean Rogers;
Artwork and layout by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Fi Fraser, fiddles, hammered dulcimer, clarinet, vocals;
Jo Fraser, saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, whistle, vocals;
Barry Coope, keyboards;
Andy Cutting, diatonic accordions;
Ralph Jordan, guitar, bass, bouzouki, concertinas;
Karen Tweed, piano accordion

Tracks

  1. Garden of Love (3.38)
  2. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) (3.50)
  3. The Rose of Raby / FIM (3.30)
  4. A Stitch in Time (3.06)
  5. Bonny Light Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a) (2.44)
  6. Man of Passion (3.56)
  7. Hold Back the Tide (3.19)
  8. Friday the 12th / Havero Polka / Friday the 13th (3.39)
  9. Hug You Like a Mountain (4.46)
  10. Tiennet / Tourdion (3.16)
  11. The Coldness of Winter (2.15)
  12. Bird in a Cage (3.44)
  13. All the Way With You (2.49)
  14. Jumper Song (2.39)
  15. Bramble and the Rose (2.42)
  16. Swedelska (3.40)

Track 1 William Blake / Dave Walters;
Tracks 2, 5, 10b, 12, 14 trad. arr. Freya / Fraser;
Track 3a Dave Shepherd;
Tracks 3b, 6, 8a, 11, 16 Jo Freya;
Track 4 Mike Waterson;
Track 7 John Tams;
Track 8b trad. arr. Fi Fraser;
Track 8c Fi Fraser;
Track 9 Rory McLeod;
Track 10a Patrick Bouffard;
Track 13 Gary Nicholson / John Prine;
Track 15 Barbara Keith

> Folk Music > Records > Freya Federation

Freya Federation

Freya Federation (Well-g Records WELL-GCD001)

Freya Federation
Freya Federation

Well-g Records WELL-GCD001 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Produced by Jo Freya and Dave Sturt;
Recorded at Bandwagon Studios by Marp Allsop and Daniel Hardy;
Mastered at Serendipity Studio with Chris Thorpe;
Designed by Bayliss Printing Company;
Front cover and insert photos by Dean Rogers;
Freya Federation photo by Bob Meyrick

Musicians

Jo Freya, tenor and soprano saxophones, lead vocals;
Dave Sturt, fretless bass;
Kathryn Locke, cello;
Mohinder Singh, tabla;
Chris Conway, keyboard, guitar, whistles, vocals [2, 4];
Mat Anderson, acoustic guitar, vocals [1, 3, 5]

Tracks

  1. Lizianthus (3.38)
  2. Bath Time (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180) (3.50)
  3. Celebration Song – Ode to Lal Waterson (3.30)
  4. Swedish Limp (3.06)
  5. Lizzy Ambi-mix (2.44)

All tracks written by Jo Freya except
Track 2 Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight

> Folk Music > Records > The Fraser Sisters: Going Around

The Fraser Sisters: Going Around

The Fraser Sisters: Going Around (No Masters NMCD19)

Going Around
The Fraser Sisters

No Masters Co-operative NMCD19 (CD, UK, 2001)

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Recorded at Panda Sound Studios, Robin Hood's Bay;
Produced by John Tams;
Engineer and co-produced by Oliver Knight;
Post production by John Tams, Oliver Knight;
Photography by Dean Rogers;
Artwork and layout by Bryan Ledgard;
Sleeve notes by Fi Fraser

Musicians

Jo Freya, vocals, whistles, soprano / alto / tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet;
Fi Fraser, vocals, fiddles, electric fiddles, clarinet, hammered dulcimer, percussion;
Ralph Jordan, guitar, bouzouki, concertina;
Dave Sturt, fretless bass, acoustic bass;
Al Day, percussion;
Oliver Knight, electric guitar

Tracks

  1. Going to Leave This Country (Roud 18442) (4.45)
  2. Sansonnette / Coridinio (4.32)
  3. Summer Fly (3.17)
  4. Half in Love With You (3.31)
  5. The Watercress Girl (Roud 1541) (3.44)
  6. A Sault the Groom (3.36)
  7. Yorkshire Romance (3.32)
  8. The Seamstress (4.03)
  9. Laughing in Her Sleep / Grinding Her Teeth (3.40)
  10. The Briar and the Rose (3.50)
  11. La Fontaine / Time Will End (4.39)
  12. Monday Morning (2.57)

Tracks 1, 2b, 5, 8 trad.;
Track 2a Dominic Forge;
Track 3 Cheryl Wheeler;
Track 4 Sam Gendersser;
Tracks 6, 9b, 11a Jo Freya;
Track 7 J.C. Rowe;
Track 9a Oliver Schroer;
Track 10 Tom Waits;
Track 11b Jeremiah McLaine;
Track 12 Cyril Tawney

> Folk Music > Records > Jo Freya: Female Smuggler

Female Smuggler

Jo Freya: Female Smuggler (No Masters NMCD29)

Female Smuggler
Jo Freya

No Masters Co-operative NMCD29 (CD, UK, September 2008)

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Recorded in Armely, Leeds, March-May 2008;
Engineered by Neil Ferguson;
Produced by Jo Freya and Neil Ferguson;
Photography by Casey Orr;
Design by Boff Whalley

Musicians

Jo Freya, vocals [1-2, 4-13], tenor saxophone [1], soprano saxophone [3, 5-6, 8], piano [8, 12], bass clarinet [8, 12], clarinet [12], low ‘D’ whistle [9, 12];
Jude Abbott, vocals [2, 4-8, 13], flugelhorn [1, 11], trumpet [3, 8, 13];
Hélène Brunet, Portuguese guitar [1-3, 8];
Harry Hamer, tablas [1, 3], shrooty box [1], cajon [2, 5, 7-8, 13], percussion [7], cymbals [10];
Neil Ferguson, vocals [4, 6], acoustic guitar [2], guitar [5, 7, 11, 13], bass guitar [2, 5, 7, 13], keyboards [1-2, 7], piano [4]

Tracks

  1. Female Smuggler (Roud 1200) (4.38)
  2. Different Shades of Meaning (3.35)
  3. Lynedoch Place / Pardon Kolloreg (3.00)
  4. Roses (4.20)
  5. A Thief Can Too (3.22)
  6. Chasing Water (4.28)
  7. Marvellous Companion (4.52)
  8. Bois Tortu / Gavotte Montagne (5.25)
  9. Little ‘o’ (2.50)
  10. Edwin in the Lowlands Low (Roud 182; Laws M34; G/D 2:189; Henry H113) (5.53)
  11. Josephine Butler (3.22)
  12. Claire Connor's Lament / Dairy Diary (3.51)
  13. Oh America (3.54)

All tracks Jo Freya except
Track 1 words trad. / Jo Freya, tune Jo Freya;
Tracks 3b, 8, 10 trad. arr. Jo Freya;
Track 4 words Jo Freya, tune Barry Coope;
Track 7 Lal Waterson, Oliver Knight;
Track 13 words Jo Freya, tune Claire Sadler

> Folk Music > Records > Maalstroom & Jo Freya: Meet

Maalstroom & Jo Freya: Meet

Maalstroom & Jo Freya: Meet (No Masters NMCD36)

Meet
Maalstroom & Jo Freya

No Masters Co-operative NMCD36 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Recorded, mixed and mastered by Philip Masure;
Photography by Ineke Oostveen;
Cover photo by Michel Duijves;
Design by Herman Rienstra

Musicians

Jo Freya, saxophones, clarinet, whistle, vocals;
Job Cornelissen, bodhrán, cajon, shakers, riqq, vocals;
Michel Duijves, clarinets, bass clarinet;
Paul Pallesen, guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals;
Gilles Rullmann, 5-string violin, vocals

Tracks

  1. Musicport: Madelief's Reel / Musicport / North Sea Polka (4.27)
  2. Rattling Roof Tiles: Rattling Roof Tiles / Pardon Kolloreg / Lynedoch Place / Fire in the Haystack (6.20)
  3. Everybody Has a Tale (5.27)
  4. Thyroid Jig (4.28)
  5. Waltzing up the Stairs: Crazy Bub's Waltz / Tralala Valsen / The Dream Waltz / Eastern Breeze through the Attic (5.11)
  6. Green Grow the Rushes Oh (5.12)
  7. Song for Leon: Song for Leon / Wildebras / 5 Pounds and 100 Decibels (6.21)
  8. No Better Friends: No Better Friends / I'll Have a Nimpie (4.00)
  9. Braw Sailing (3.49)
  10. Gorges du Dailley (8.13)
  11. Closing of the Day (4.31)

Tracks 1, 4, 10 Gilles Rullmann;
Tracks 2a, 5ad, 7 Michel Duijves;
Track 2b, 9 trad. arr. Maalstroom & Jo Freya;
Track 2c, 8b Jo Freya;
Track 2d Paul Pallesen;
Track 3 words Job Cornelissen, Jo Freya; music S. O'Riada, A. Macdonald;
Track 5b Ola Bäckström;
Track 5c C. Stapleton;
Track 6 Robert Burns arr. Maalstroom & Jo Freya;
Track 8a Karen Tweed;
Track 11 words Tim van Eyken, Jo Freya; music S. Pirt

> Folk Music > Records > Freya Abbott Ferguson: Get Well Soon

Freya Abbott Ferguson: Get Well Soon

Freya Abbott Ferguson: Get Well Soon (No Masters NMCD37)

Get Well Soon
Freya Abbott Ferguson

No Masters Co-operative NMCD37 (CD, UK, March 2011)

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Recorded and mixed in autumn/winter 2010 at Hilltop Studio, Leeds;
Produced by Freya Abbott Ferguson;
Engineered by Neil Ferguson;
Additional recording by Keith Angel at Wavelength Studios;
Photography by Phil Moody;
Design by Jude Abbott

Musicians

Jo Freya, Jude Abbott, Neil Ferguson, Harry Hamer, Andy Cutting, and Belen de Benito

Tracks

  1. Real Men Can Wear Pink (3.51)
  2. The Piper’s Path (3.16)
  3. Betsy Walton (3.00)
  4. Bold William Brigg (1.52)
  5. Old Community (4.16)
  6. Mirrors (3.20)
  7. Cornwall (3.35)
  8. Glass House Mazurka (3.28)
  9. Entre le Boeuf / Food & Donkeys (2.29)
  10. Two Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (5.31)
  11. Dear God (3.57)
  12. My Life With Margarita (3.10)
  13. San Fran (3.01)

Track 1 Boff Whalley;
Track 2 Lal Waterson, Christine Collins;
Tracks 3-4, 6-8, 9b, 13 Jo Freya;
Track 5 Ray Hearne;
Tracks 9a, 10 trad. arr. Jo Freya;
Track 11 Andy Partridge;
Track 12 Belen de Benito;

> Folk Music > Records > Moirai: Sideways

Moirai: Sideways

Moirai: Sideways (WildGoose WGS410CD)

Sideways
Moirai (i.e. ‘Spinners of Destiny’)

WildGoose Studios WGS410CD (CD, UK, April 13, 2015)

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Recorded and produced by Doug Bailey at WildGoose Studios;
Photography and artwork by Melanie Biggs

Musicians

Jo Freya, vocals, saxophones, clarinets, whistles;
Melanie Biggs, vocals, melodeon, flute;
Sarah Matthews, vocals, violin, viola, guitar

Tracks

  1. Chassepain / Baudimic (3.57)
  2. Twiddles (5.06)
  3. Kusnacht / La Chapka (5.25)
  4. Sideways (2.53)
  5. Half Maid / Italian Mix (6.24)
  6. Peter's Pub / Pull Me Another Pint (4.12)
  7. Magpie Sitting on a Broken Chair (3.24)
  8. Ufton Court Schottische / All Saints (5.41)
  9. Garden of Love (4.15)
  10. Muriel's Waltz / Cellar Door Key (5.12)
  11. Bed and Breakfast (4.19)
  12. Poppy's Reel / A Laxity of Morals (4.10)
  13. Candlelight (4.01)

Tracks 1ab Gilles Chabenat;
Track 2 Janie Meneely;
Track 3a Johnny McCarthy;
Track 3b Le Gop;
Tracks 4, 5ab Jo Freya;
Tracks 6ab, 8a Melanie Biggs;
Track 7 Simon Mayor;
Tracks 8b, 13 Sarah Matthews;
Track 9 poem by William Blake, music Dave Walters;
Track 10a Brian Pickell;
Track 10b Stewart Hardy;
Track 11 words Jo Freya, music Sarah Matthews;
Track 12a Nick Pound;
Track 12b Jan Lucas

> Folk Music > Records > Moirai: Here & Now

Moirai: Here & Now

Moirai: Here & Now (WildGoose WGS421CD)

Here & Now
Moirai

WildGoose Studios WGS421CD (CD, UK, June 6, 2017)

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Recorded and produced by Doug Bailey at WildGoose Studios;
Artwork by Melanie Biggs

Musicians

Jo Freya, vocals, saxophones, clarinets, whistles;
Melanie Biggs, vocals, melodeon;
Sarah Matthews, vocals, violin, viola, tenor guitar

Tracks

  1. Dust If You Must (3.37)
  2. The Black and the Grey / The Green Ship (5.19)
  3. Rolanda's Grandmother (4.28)
  4. Doffin Mistress (Roud 2133) (2.42)
  5. Muna and Mimi / Steve Fisher's Lament (5.05)
  6. Here and Now (4.18)
  7. The Bedmaking (Roud 1631) (4.44)
  8. The Bellamont Sisters (5.31)
  9. Brexit Biscuits / Calarem, Calarem Pas (4.00)
  10. The Hare (5.23)

Track 1 lyrics anon. / Sarah Matthews / Jo Freya;
Tracks 2ab, 4, 7, 9b trad.;
Track 3 Jo Freya / trad.;
Tracks 5a, 10 Jo Freya;
Tracks 5b, 9a Melanie Biggs;
Track 8 Sarah Matthews;
Track 6 Daz Barker

> Folk Music > Records > Jo Freya

Other records with Jo Freya

See also the other bands that Jo Freya is part of: Blowzabella, Freyja, The Old Swan Band, Scarp, Tanteeka and Token Women.

Various Artists, No Masters Voice, CD, No Masters NMCD4

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight, Once in a Blue Moon, CD, Topic TSCD478, 1996

Keith Kendrick, Home Ground, CD, Fellside FECD118, 1997

Coope Boyes & Simpson, A Garland of Carols, CD, No Masters NMCD13, 1998

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight, A Bed of Roses, CD, Topic TSCD505, 1999

Various Artists, The Folk Collection, 2 CD, Topic TSCD707/8, 1999

Ray Hearne, Broad Street Ballads, CD, No Masters NMCD17, 2001

Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Twenty-Four Seven, CD, No Masters NMCD20, 2002

Oliver Knight, Mysterious Day, CD, Topic TSCD528, 2002

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Georgina Boyes, Fire and Sleet and Candlelight, CD, No Masters NMCD21, 2003

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Triple Echo: Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth and Percy Grainger, CD, No Masters NMCD22, 2005

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Georgina Boyes, Voices at the Door, CD, No Masters NMCD25, 2006

Jo Freya et al, Lal, CD, No Masters NMCD27, 2007

Michael Morpurgo, Coope Boyes & Simpson, On Angel Wings, CD, No Masters NMCD30, 2007

Ray Hearne, The Wrong Sunshine, CD, No Masters NMCD31, 2009

Chumbawamba, AHCDEFG, CD, No Masters NMCD33, 2010

Coope Boyes & Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya, Georgina Boyes, Fire and Sleet and Candlelight, CD w/ bonus tracks, No Masters NMCD38, 2011

Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight, The Days That Shaped Me, CD, One Little Indian TLP1087CD, 2011

Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya, Hark Hark, CD, No Masters NMCD43, 2014

Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya, Narthen, CD, No Masters NMCD52, September 14, 2018