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John Wright: Ride the Rolling Sky

John Wright: Ride the Rolling Sky (Fellside FECD97)

Ride the Rolling Sky
John Wright (1947-2008)

Fellside Recordings FECD97 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Produced by Paul Adams.
Recorded by Paul Adams, Graham Bell & Richard Adams

The album title is a line from Sandy Denny's song Rising for the Moon.

Musicians

John Wright, vocals;
Kenny Speirs, guitar, vocal harmonies;
Wattie Robson, fiddle;
Ewan Ross, Highland & Lowland pipes, whistles;
Bryan Stewart, bass guitar;
Ellie Ellis & Elsa La Maitre, chorus vocals [6, 14];
Linda Adams, guitar [5], chorus vocals [14];
Paul Adams, chorus vocals [14], percussion.

Tracks

  1. Never Be the Sun [Donagh Long] (3.18)
  2. Granemoor Hare [Owen McMahon arr. John Wright] (3.40)
  3. Chisel Hill [Chris Rea] (4.23)
  4. Wail o' Flodden / Floo'ers o' the Forest [John Edward Dodd Murray, Adam Grant] (4.50)
  5. Rising for the Moon [Sandy Denny] (4.40)
  6. Little Pot Stove [Harry Robertson] (4.27)
  7. Bonnie George Campbell (Roud 338) (2.22)
  8. Bright Blue Rose [Jimmy McCarthy] (4.17)
  9. Caledonia [Dougie MacLean] (3.03)
  10. Down Too Deep [Dougie MacLean] (5.02)
  11. Adieu, Adieu (Roud 30101) (4.36)
  12. The Lock-Keeper [Stan Rogers] (4.52)
  13. Sheep Crook, Black Dog (Roud 948; Henry H30a) (2.49)
  14. Dumbarton Drums (Roud 8669) (3.59)

> Folk Music > Records > John Wright Band: The Things We've Handed Down

John Wright Band: The Things We've Handed Down

John Wright Band: The Things We've Handed Down (Fellside FECD106)

The Things We've Handed Down
John Wright Band

Fellside Recordings FECD106 (CD, UK, 1996)

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Musicians

John Wright, vocals;
Kenny Speirs, acoustic guitar, vocals;
Wattie Robson, fiddle;
Bernd Jungmann, electric and additional acoustic guitars;
Steve Lawrence, bouzouki, mandolin, low whistle, percussion;
Jane Armstrong, vocals;
Kathy Stewart, Linda Adams, vocals;
Rick Kemp, bass;
Richard Adams, drums

Tracks

  1. You Decide My Love [Eric Barlow] (5.05)
  2. So Much Love [Lorraine Jordan] (3.49)
  3. All the Lies [Christy Hennessy] (4.40)
  4. I'm a Dreamer [Sandy Denny] (4.31)
  5. Waste the Paint [Jim Hunter] (4.35)
  6. The End of My Pirate Days [Mary-Chapin Carpenter] (4.50)
  7. Only Love Can Do [Donagh Long] (4.35)
  8. The Things We've Handed Down [Marc Cohn] (4.35)
  9. Late Night Grande Hotel [Nanci Griffith] (4.09)
  10. Blue Old Saturday Night [Julie Matthews] (4.16)
  11. Glory Days [Kieran Halpin] (6.20)
  12. Reconciliation [Ron Kavana] (5.38)

> Folk Music > Records > The John Wright Band: Other Roads

The John Wright Band: Other Roads

John Wright Band: Other Roads (Fellside FECD121)

Other Roads
The John Wright Band

Fellside Recordings FECD121 (CD, UK, 1997)

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Produced by Stewart Hardy and Paul Adams;
Recorded by Richard and Paul Adams

Musicians

John Wright, vocals;
Kenny Speirs, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals;
Stewart Hardy, fiddle;
Tommy Roseburgh, keyboards;
Tom McFarland, percussion;
Richard Admas, drums;
Bryan Stewart, bass guitar

Tracks

  1. Naked to the Eyes [Mary Chapin Carpenter] (3.39)
  2. What's the Use of Wings [Brian Bedford] (4.28)
  3. Winds of Freedom [Lorraine Jordan] (4.36)
  4. Ghost of the Chair [Ian Bruce] (6.29)
  5. All the Answers [Kieran Halpin] (4.41)
  6. The Snows of France and Holland [Brian McNeill] (5.20)
  7. Keep Your Distance [Richard Thompson] (3.31)
  8. What You Do With What You've Got [Si Kahn] (3.36)
  9. Weakness in Me [Joan Armatrading] (5.02)
  10. Bigo Market Lasses [C. Ornston]
    Queen of All Argyll [Andy M. Stewart]
    Keep It Up [trad arr. John Wright Band] (5.42)
  11. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground [Willie Nelson] (3.49)
  12. All Used Up [Utah Phillips] (3.19)
  13. Family [Pierce Pettis] (4.29)

> Folk Music > Records > The John Wright Band: Pages Turning

The John Wright Band: Pages Turning

John Wright Band: Pages Turning (Greentrax CDTRAX 177)

Pages Turning
The John Wright Band

Fenn Music FMS 2085 (CD, Germany, 1999)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 177 (CD, UK, May 1999)

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Musicians

John Wright, vocals;
Kenny Speirs, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals;
Stewart Hardy, fiddle, harmony vocals

with guests
Ian Lowthias, accordion;
Dougie Pincock, pipes, whistles, soprano saxophone;
Brian Shiels, double bass;
Brian McNeill, bouzouki, mandolin, concertina;
Mike Travis, drums, percussion

Tracks

  1. Was It You? [Ewen Carruthers] (3.33)
  2. River Run [James Keelaghan] (4.09)
  3. Hermitage Water to Kinzigtal [Stewart Hardy, Kenny Speirs] (4.24)
  4. Middle Time [Allan Taylor] (4.33)
  5. Sand and Water [Beth Nielsen-Chapman] (4.37)
  6. Past the Point of Rescue [Mick Hanly] (3.58)
  7. Hungry for Love [Dave Mallett] (5.31)
  8. Love Is Our Cross to Bear [John Gorka] (4.05)
  9. Knee Deep in a River [McDill, Jones, Lee] (4.16)
  10. Not a Matter of Pride [Mike Silver] (4.14)
  11. How Weak I Am [Clive Gregson] (3.17)
  12. Hold On to That Heart [Pierce Pettis] (4.39)
  13. Hermitage Water to Kinzigtal Reprise [Stewart Hardy, Kenny Speirs] (2.17)

> Folk Music > Records > John Wright: A Few Short Lines

John Wright: A Few Short Lines

John Wright: A Few Short Lines (Greentrax CDTRAX 194)

A Few Short Lines
John Wright

Fenn Music FMS 2085 (CD, Germany, 1999)
Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 194 (CD, UK, June 2000)

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Produced by Steve Lawrence;
Recorded by Steve Lawrence at Act One Studios, Glasgow;
Mastered by S.A.G. at Practice Pad, Glasgow;
Notes on songs by Elsa Lamaitre;
Photographs by Eve Matthews and Hans Bootsma;
Design by Mad Design

Musicians

John Wright, vocals;
Steve Lawrence, guitars, bouzouki, mandocello, mandolin, small pipes, whistles;
Fraser Speirs, harmonica;
Wendy Weatherby, cello, backing vocals;
Angus Lyon, piano

Tracks

  1. Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (4.50)
  2. Raglan Road (4.50)
  3. Hills of Ardmorn (3.16)
  4. The Kerry Recruit (Roud 520; Laws J8; G/D 1:79) (5.14)
  5. Song (Heaven to Be Near Thee) (3.50)
  6. Starry Night (4.48)
  7. Ned of the Hill (Roud 8136) (4.04)
  8. Helen of Kirkconnell (Roud 8191) (3.14)
  9. Black Is the Colour (Roud 3103) (4.56)
  10. Rout of the Blues (Roud 21098) (2.48)
  11. Galway Shawl (Roud 2737; Henry H652) (3.12)
  12. Carrickfergus (Roud 17556) (5.11)

All tracks trad. except;
Track 2 Patrick Kavanagh (1905-67);
Track 3 Roy Williamson;
Track 5 words John Clare, music Gordon Tyrrall;

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Other records with John Wright and the The John Wright Band

(Beware that singer and jews's harp player John Wright is quite another musician.)

Various Artists, Ballads, CD, Fellside FECD110, 1997

Various Artists, Fyre & Sworde: Songs of the Border Reivers, CD, Fellside FECD131, 1998

Various Artists, Flash Company: A Celebration of 25 Years of Fellside Records (1976-2001), 2 CD, Fellside FECD156, 2001

Various Artists, The Journey Continues: Fellside at 40, 3 CD, Fellside FECD272, 2016

Various Artists, Destination: The End of an Era for a Leading Folk Music Label, 3 CD, Fellside FECD282, June 29, 2018