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John Wright: La Guimbarde

John Wright: La Guimbarde (Le Chant du Monde LDX 74 434)

La Guimbarde (The Jew's Harp)
John Wright

Le Chant du Monde LDX 74 434 (LP, France, 1971)

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Musicians

John Wright, jew's harp;
Trân Quang Hai, jew's harp [3];
Artus Avalon, flute [10];
Roger Mason, spoons [5-6]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. ABC de la Guimbarde (6.38)
  2. The Jew's Harper (2.25)
  3. Hai and I (4.35)
  4. The Bonnie Lassie Widnae Busk (2.40)
  5. Ram Caram (3.50)
  1. Flogging Reel (1.25)
  2. Sixpenny Money / The Battering Ram (2.30)
  3. Little Beggarman (2.45)
  4. Christmas Eve / Craig's Pipes (2.30)
  5. Garrett Barry's Jig (1.35)
  6. The Banks of Dunmore / The Colleen Rhu (3.55)
  7. Bucks of Oranmore (1.30)
  8. The Lark in the Morn (2.20)

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Catherine Perrier: Chansons et Complaintes

Catherine Perrier: Chansons et Complaintes (Le Chant du Monde LDX 74 500)

Chansons et Complaintes
Chansons traditionnelles françaises
Catherine Perrier

Le Chant du Monde LDX 74 500 (LP, France, 1973)

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Musicians

Catherine Perrier, vocals;
John Wright, violin [1, 4-5, 7, 9-10, 12], jew's harp [3], backing vocals [6, 8];
Phil Fromont, violin [1, 5, 7, 12];
Emanuelle Fromont, dulcimer [1, 12];
Youra Marcus, backing vocals [5], banjo [7, 10, 12];
Christian Gour'han, hurdy-gurdy [12];
Jean-François Dutertre, spinet [12]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. La Vieille Fille (Anjou) (5.00)
  2. M'y Promenant le Long de Ces Verts Près (Hte-Bretagne) (2.07)
  3. Garçon Jardinier (Berri) (2.08)
  4. En Revenant des Noces (Berri) (3.00)
  5. La Fille de Lyon (4.57)
  6. Les Pénitents Noir (Dauphiné) (2.00)
  1. Fanchon (Berri) (3.16)
  2. La Milice (Anjou) (1.56)
  3. Petite Chambrière (Vendée) (1.40)
  4. Dessus le Pont de Nantes (Vendée) (3.40)
  5. L'embarras du Ménage (2.15)
  6. Le Premier Mois D'l'année (Anjou) (6.30)

> Folk Music > Records > The Lark in the Clear Air

The Lark in the Clear Air

The Lark in the Clear Air (Topic 12TS230)

The Lark in the Clear Air
Irish Traditional Music Played on Small Instruments
Various Artists

Topic Records 12TS230 (LP, UK, 1974)
Topic Records TSDL230 (digital download, UK, January 2010)

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Recorded at Livingston Studios, New Barnet;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Sleeve notes by A.L. Lloyd;
Sleeve design by Ken Lees

Musicians

John Doonan, piccolo [5, 8, 10-12, 18], whistle [1];
Paddy Moran, flute [4, 9, 17-18];
Paddy Neylan, spoons [7, 18];
Noel Pepper, mouth organ [4, 9, 16-18];
John Wright, jew's harp [1-2, 6-7, 12-15, 18];
Dave & Michael Wright, jew's harps [6-7, 13]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [JD, JW] Gillan's Apples / The Prize Jig (2.04)
  2. [JW] The Shaskeen Reel (3.04)
  3. [NP] The Coolin air (2.17)
  4. [NP, PM] Boys of the Lough / The Trip to Durrow jigs (2.23)
  5. [JD] Give Me Your Hand air (2.50)
  6. [JW, DW, MW] Banish Misfortune jig (2.22)
  7. [JW, DW, MW, PN] The Maid Behind the Bar reel (1.11)
  8. [JD] Dunphy's Hornpipe / The Derry Hornpipe (3.59)
  1. [NP, PM] St Anne's Reel (1.34)
  2. [JD] The Blackbird hornpipe (2.53)
  3. [JD] The Spalpeen's Lament air (2.21)
  4. [JD, JW] Miss McLeod / The Flowers of Edinburgh reels (2.09)
  5. [JW, DW, MW] The Foxhunters' Jig (2.19)
  6. [JW] The Skylark / Tie the Bonnet reels (2.31)
  7. [JW] Clancy's Fancy jig (1.10)
  8. [NP] The Lark in the Clear Air air (2.15)
  9. [NP, PM] Unnamed Jig (1.13)
  10. [JD, PM, PN, NP, JW] Cherish the Ladies / Father O'Flynn jigs (2.03)

> Folk Music > Records > John Wright: Unaccompanied

John Wright: Unaccompanied

Unaccompanied (Topic 12TS348)

Unaccompanied
John Wright (1938-2013)

Topic Records 12T348 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Recorded by Tony Engle, London, April 1977;
Produced by Tony Engle;
Notes by John Wright;
Photography and design by Tony Engle

Musicians

John Wright, vocals, jew's harp [3, 6, 8], fiddle [4, 11-13, 15-17], mouth-organ [2, 10]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Awake, Awake, You Drowsy Sleeper (Roud 22620; Laws M4) (4.00)
  2. Four-Hand Reel (1.42)
  3. Murphy's Hornpipe (3.08)
  4. Gypsy Hornpipe (1.27)
  5. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (3.26)
  6. Bridget Cruise Nos 2 & 3 (3.30)
  7. Tailor By My Trade (Roud 1588) (3.09)
  1. Scottish Pipe Tunes: Dornoch Links march / The Shepherd's Crook / strathspey / Lochiel's Awa' to France reel (3.08)
  2. Young Charlotte or The Frozen Girl or A Corpse Going to a Ball (Roud 260; Laws G17) (6.18)

19th Century Couple Dances:

  1. The Varsoviana (England) (0.55)
  2. La Valse Vienne (France) (2.59)
  3. La Scottish Anglaise (France) (1.09)
  4. L' Angoise (France) (0.51)
  1. Our Captain Cried All Hands (Roud 602) (1.49)

Couple Dances:

  1. Ninepins (1.55)
  2. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1.06)
  3. The Punk's Delight (1.16)

All tracks trad.

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Other records with John Wright

(Beware that the late John Wright of the John Wright Band was another singer. Thanks to Lucy Wright of Pilgrims' Way for straightening this out.)

See also Wikipedia's John Wright discography

Various Artists, A Place to Be: Fox Hollow Festival 1010 Anniversary Album, LP, Biograph BLP 12051, 1975

Various Artists, Folk Vol. 1: Musik aus England, Irland und Schottland, LP, Anvil ANV001, 1979

Various Artists, Chants de Marins IV: Ballads, Complaintes et Shanties des Matelots Anglais, 2 LP, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 005, 1984

Various Artists, Douarnenez port de fête: Anthologie des chansons de mer, Volume 17, CD, Le Chasse-Marée SCM 047, 2004

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009