> Folk Music > Records > Malinky: Last Leaves

Malinky: Last Leaves

Malinky: Last Leaves (Greentrax CDTRAX 190)

Last Leaves
Malinky

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 190 (CD, UK, 2000)

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Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads and Ballad Airs Produced by Davy Steele;
Recorded at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Engineered by Peter Haigh;
Cover photo by Stuart Polwart;
Sleeve design by Iain Copeland / Just George

The CD title of course refers to Greig / Keith: Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads and Ballad Airs.

Musicians

Karine Polwart, vocals, guitar;
Steve Byrne, vocals, bouzouki, guitar, cittern, mandolin;
Kit Patterson, fiddle, guitar, mandolin;
Mark Dunlop, bodhrán, whistles

Tracks

  1. Whaur Dae Ye Lie? (5.02)
  2. Strathmartine Mains (Love and Freedom) (Roud 6258) / Banish Misfortune (2.52)
  3. The Hills of Ardmorn (4.03)
  4. The Light Dragoon (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470) (2.47)
  5. The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery (4.00)
  6. Thomas McElvogue's No.  2 / Rocky Road to Dublin / Merrily Kissed the Quaker / Cathal McConnell's Slip Jig (5.31)
  7. The Beggar Man (Roud 118; Child 279; G/D 2:274) (3.27)
  8. Dimna Juda (2.48)
  9. Alison Cross (Roud 3212; Child 35) (4.04)
  10. The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84) / The Silver Spear (5.04)
  11. Jimmy Waddell / The Battle of the Somme (4.41)
  12. The Green Wedding (Roud 93; Child 221; G/D 5:1024) / Bill Harte's Jig (5.04)

Tracks 1, 5 Karine Polwart;
Track 2a Mary Brooksbank;
Tracks 2b, 4, 6bc, 7, 9-10, 12 trad. arr. Malinky;
Track 3 Roy M.B. Williamson;
Track 6a Thomas McElvogue;
Track 6d Charlie Lennon;
Track 8 trad. Macedonian;
Track 11a Davy Steele;
Track 11b Pipe Major William Lawrie

> Folk Music > Records > Malinky: 3 Ravens

Malinky: 3 Ravens

Malinky: 3 Ravens (Greentrax CDTRAX 233)

3 Ravens
Malinky

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 233 (CD, UK, 2002)

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Produced by John Morran;
Recorded at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, Scotland in May-June 2002;
Engineered by Stuart Hamilton;
Mixed by Stuart Hamilton, John Morran and Malinky;
Mastered at Castlesound Studios;
Sleeve artwork by Linda McCann and Mike Garden

Musicians

Jon Bews, fiddle [1-5, 7-13], harmony vocals [2], vocal drone [6];
Steve Byrne, lead vocals [2, 12], unison vocals [13], harmony vocals [1, 5, 12-13], vocal drone [6], bouzouki [1, 4-5, 10], guitar [2, 4, 7, 12], cittern [3], octave mandolin [8, 11];
Mark Dunlop, lead vocals [9], unison vocals [13], whistle [1, 5, 9-11], low whistle [2, 10, 12], bodhrán [1, 3-4, 7-8, 11-12];
Leo McCann, box [1-5, 7-8, 10-13], box drone [6], whistle [3, 9, 11], low whistle [4];
Karine Polwart, vocals [3, 6], lead vocals [1, 5, 7, 10, 13], harmony vocals [2, 12], guitar [1-2, 4-5, 8-11], bouzouki [12]

Tracks

  1. Billy Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (4.46)
  2. The Lang Road Doon (5.43)
  3. Thaney (4.01)
  4. The Back of Adie Bolton's Van / Leaving Rum reels (4.00)
  5. The Rovin' Ploughboy (Roud 2138) (2.36)
  6. The Sound of a Tear Not Cried (2.03)
  7. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) / The Raven's Return (6.11)
  8. Llantrisant Ladies strahspey / Yorkston Athletic slip jig / Roy's Roast reel (4.34)
  9. I Dreamed Last Night of My True Love (Roud 406; Laws M13; G/D 5:1012) (4.17)
  10. The False Lover Won Back (Roud 201; Child 218; G/D 5:974) (4.30)
  11. Gone to the Bower jig / Olaf Cowan's Welcome to Wardieburn jig / The Road to Gloutane slow reel (4.44)
  12. The Trawlin' Trade / La Jument De Michao (2.28)
  13. Follow the Heron (3.34)

Track 1 words trad., music Karine Polwart;
Track 2 Steve Byrne;
Tracks 3, 6, 7b, 13 Karine Polwart;
Track 4 Leo McCann;
Tracks 5, 7a, 9-10, 12b trad. arr. Malinky;
Track 8 Jonathan Bews;
Tracks 11ab Mark Dunlop;
Track 11c Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan;
Track 12a John Conolly

> Folk Music > Records > Malinky: The Unseen Hours

Malinky: The Unseen Hours

Malinky: The Unseen Hours (Greentrax CDTRAX 276)

The Unseen Hours
Malinky

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 276 (CD, UK, November 1, 2005)

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Produced by John Morran;
Engineered by Nick Turner at Watercolour Studio, Ardgour, Lochaber, Scotland in June 2005;
Mixed by John Morran, Stuart Hamilton and Malinky at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland, October 2005;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Sleeve artwork origination by Ewan MacPherson;
Layout and typesetting by Steve Byrne;
Design finalising by John Slavin at DesignFolk

Musicians

John Bews, fiddle [1], backing vocals [2], string arrangement [12];
Steve Byrne, bouzouki [1, 5, 7, 10], cittern [3-4, 6-7, 9-11], guitar [2, 4, 12], lead vocals [3, 8], backing vocals [2, 9, 11];
Mark Dunlop, bodhrán [4, 6-7, 9, 11], whistle [1, 4, 7-8, 10], low whistle [2-3, 12], flute [4], uilleann pipes [12], lead vocals [5], backing vocals [2];
Fiona Hunter, lead vocals [1-2, 6, 9, 11-12], backing vocals [8], cello [3-5, 7, 9-12];
Ewan MacPherson, mandolin [2-5, 7, 9-10, 12], guitar [1, 8, 11], octave mandolin [6], tenor banjo [4, 7, 10], jew's harp [9, 11], darabuka [1], backing vocals [2, 11]

with
David Francey, backing vocals [8]

Tracks

  1. Edom O Gordon (Roud 80; Child 178; G/D 2:231) (5.09)
  2. Clerk Saunders (Roud 3855; Child 69) (7.34)
  3. Hughie the Graham (Roud 84; Child 191; G/D 2:271) (5.12)
  4. The Scotia Set: Memories of Paddy Le Blanc / Petticoats Loose / Cutty's Wedding / You and I / S'iomadh Rud a' Chunnaic Mi (Many's the Thing I Saw) (4.33)
  5. Seán ó Duíbhír a'ghleanna (John O'Dwyer of the Glen) (Roud V7466) (6.00)
  6. King Orfeo (Roud 136; Child 19) (4.56)
  7. Inertia Reels: Naomi Jones / The Inertia Reel / The Maid I Ne'er Forgot / The Flowing Tide (4.38)
  8. Flowers of Saskatchewan (3.28)
  9. The Bonnie Banks of Fordie (Roud 27; Child 14; G/D 2:199) / Pennknivsmördaren (6.03)
  10. The Icon: Were Ye At the Peats Th'day, Donald John? / Maho Snaps / The Icon / Töst (5.00)
  11. The Sun's Cousin (6.49)
  12. My Ain Countrie (The Sun Rises Bright in France) (Roud 21757) (3.58)

Tracks 1-3 trad. arr. Malinky;
Track 4a Donald Angus Beaton;
Track 7a Debbie Scott;
Track 7b John Bews;
Track 8 David Francey;
Track 10a Mark Dunlop;
Track 10c Ewan MacPherson;
Track 10d Magnus Stinnerbom;
Track 11 words Ewan MacPherson, Steve Byrne, music Ewan MacPherson;
Track 12 words Allan Cunningham, music trad. arr. Malinky

> Folk Music > Records > Steve Byrne: Songs from Home

Steve Byrne: Songs from Home

Steve Byrne: Songs from Home (Greentrax CDTRAX 275)

Songs from Home
Steve Byrne

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 275 (CD, UK, February 2006)

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Produced by Steve Byrne;
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Pier House Studios, Granton, by Richard Werner, Peter Haigh and Steve Byrne in Spring to Winter 2005;
Cover photos by Steve Byrne and Ines Mayfarth;
Design by Steve Byrne

Musicians

Steve Byrne, vocals, bouzouki, guitar, concertina drones [6]

with
Tore Bruvoll, guitar [2, 7, 11];
Chris Wright, mandolin [9]

Tracks

  1. The Ither Lass (3.49)
  2. I Rue The Day She Gaed Awa (3.06)
  3. The Bonnie Lass o Cairnie (5.28)
  4. Leavin Angus in the Mornin (2.56)
  5. Hogmanay (1.08)
  6. April 1918 (The Lang Road Doon) (1.38)
  7. Young Jessie o’ Bonnie Dundee (2.50)
  8. Pawkie Adam Glen (1.02)
  9. Howe o the Mearns (3.21)
  10. Tam I the Kirk (1.34)
  11. Rose Song (3.50)
  12. The Turn of the Day (1.35)
  13. The Seaward Toon (3.52)
  14. The Sang (1.30)

Tracks 1, 4 Steve Byrne;
Tracks 2, 7 poem George Webster Donald, c. 1867, music Steve Byrne;
Track 3 poem George Webster Donald, c. 1867, music trad. adapted Steve Byrne;
Tracks 5, 9-10 poem Violet Jacob, 1915, music Steve Byrne;
Track 6 poem Helen B. Cruickshank, c. 1934, music Steve Byrne;
Track 8 poem Alexander Laing, c. 1830, music trad. arr. Steve Byrne;
Track 11 trad. Norwegian, translated by Steve Byrne;
Track 12 poem Marion Angus, 1931, music Steve Byrne;
Track 13 poem Marion Angus, 1927, music Steve Byrne

> Folk Music > Records > Mark Dunlop: Islands on the Moon

Mark Dunlop: Islands on the Moon

Mark Dunlop: Islands on the Moon (Greentrax CDTRAX 307)

Islands on the Moon
Mark Dunlop

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 307 (CD, UK, September 2008)

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Produced by Steve Byrne;
Recorded by Brian Boyle at New Road Studios, Dunloy, Co Antrim in May 2008;
Additional engineering by Steve Byrne and Mark Dunlop;
Mixed and mastered by Richard Werner and Steve Byrne at B&B Studios, Edinburgh;
Original cover artwork by Linda McCann;
Cover concept and design by Gavin Robertson and Mark Dunlop;
Layout by John Slavin at Design Folk

Musicians

Mark Dunlop, vocals [1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11], percussion [4], shruti box [8], D tin whistle [3, 6, 8, 10], bodhrán [3, 6, 8, 10];
Heather Montgomery, fiddle [1, 8, 11];
Chris Wright, guitar [1, 3-4], tablas [1], mandolin [3-4, 6], cittern [5, 6, 8], outrageous harmony vocals [5], shruti box [9], guitar [11];
Steve Byrne, jew’s harp [1, 4], percussion [4], guitar [8]

Tracks

  1. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (3.43)
  2. The Breaking of Omagh Jail (Roud 3581; Henry H181) (5.06)
  3. Set of Jigs: Hugh McKiddon's / The Siver Lining / Frolics in the Friary (3.53)
  4. The Three Huntsmen (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186; Henry H185) (4.23)
  5. The Black Velvet Band (Roud 2146) (4.03)
  6. Set of Reels: Islands on the Moon / The Borrowed Reel / Peter MacAskill's Breakfast / The Virginia (5.38)
  7. The Lag Song (5.03)
  8. Shane Crossagh (Roud 13373; Henry H97) (7.25)
  9. The Quaker’s Song (4.51)
  10. A 1798 March (2.35)
  11. The Banks of Newfoundland (Roud 1812; Laws K25) (5.01)

Tracks 1-2, 4-5, 6d, 8-11 trad.;
Tracks 3abc, 6abc Mark Dunlop;
Track 7 Ewan MacColl

> Folk Music > Records > Malinky: Flower & Iron

Malinky: Flower & Iron

Malinky: Flower & Iron (Greentrax CDTRAX 330)

Flower & Iron
Malinky

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 330 (CD, UK, September 2008)

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Produced by Steve Byrne and Dave Wood;
Recorded at Butterstone Studio, Perthshire, Scotland in July 2008;
Engineered by Jamie and Julia MacLean;
Mixed by Jamie and Julia MacLean, Steve Byrne and Dave Wood;
Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering;
Design concept and sleeve notes by Steve Byrne;
Photography by Thomas Gavin;
Layout by John Slavin

Musicians

Steve Byrne, lead vocals [1, 3, 7], vocals [6, 9-10, 12], 8-string bouzouki [4, 6, 8-9, 11], 10-string bouzouki [1-2, 8, 10], guitar [3, 5, 7, 12], jew's harp [2], shruti box [2, 5, 10];
Mark Dunlop, lead vocals [5, 9], vocals [1, 12], whistle [1, 3-4, 6-12], bodhrán [2, 7-8, 11], flute [];
Fiona Hunter, lead vocals [1-2, 6, 10, 12], vocals [9], cello [3-9, 11];
Mike Vass, fiddle [1-12], vocals [1, 12];
Dave Wood, guitar [1-2, 4-6, 8-11], bouzouki [3, 7, 12], vocals [1, 12]

with
Dougie MacLean, didgeridoo [2]

Tracks

  1. Pad the Road Wi Me (Roud 4599; G/D 4:875; Henry H18a) (3.11)
  2. The Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (4.06)
  3. When Margaret Was Eleven (5.07)
  4. Cows & Cottongrass: Gan te the Kye Wi Me / The Cottongrass (3.53)
  5. Dark Horse on the Wind (5.47)
  6. The Shipyard Apprentice (4.18)
  7. Sweet Willie and Fair Annie (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (7.33)
  8. The Drunken Duck: The Drunken Duck / The Ronan Boys / The Chattering Magpie / The Famous Ballymote (4.51)
  9. The Ploughboy and the Maid (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170; Henry H105) / Give It a Wee Try (3.55)
  10. Why Should I?: Janice Leask of Lerwick / Why Should I? / Jock Hosie's Fancy (3.52)
  11. Ruaraidh Mor's: Cavers of Kirkcudbright / Ruaraidh Mor's Lullaby (6.55)
  12. The Road tae Drumleman (4.45)

Track 1 words trad., additional verses Steve Byrne, music Mike Yates;
Track 2 words trad. sdapted Steve Byrne, music trad. arr. Malinky;
Track 3 Pete St John;
Tracks 4, 8d, 10b trad. arr. Malinky;
Track 5 Liam Weldon;
Track 6 words Archie Fisher, music Bobby Campbell;
Track 8a Lillias Kinsman-Blake;
Track 8b Liz Carroll;
Track 8c trad. arr. Steve Bryne, Mark Dunlop;
Track 9a words trad., music Mark Dunlop;
Track 9b, 11a Mike Vass;
Track 10a Mark Dunlop;
Track 10c Lindsay Ross;
Track 11b Duncan Johnstone;
Track 12 words Willie Mitchell, music Tony Cuffe

> Folk Music > Records > Malinky: Far Better Days

Malinky: Far Better Days

Malinky: Far Better Days (Malinky MM001)

Far Better Days
Malinky

Malinky Music MM001 (CD, UK, April 20, 2015)

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Produced by Donald Shaw;
Recorded by Kevin Burleigh at Gorbals Sound, Glasgow, in August 2014;
Additional recording and editing by Richard Werner at B&B Studios, Leith;
Additional editing by Steve Byrne at Das Esszimmer. Tranet;
Mixed by Donald Shaw and Kevin Burleigh with Malinky at Gorbals Sound;
Mastered by Iain Hutchinson at Glo-Worm;
Photography by Thomas Gavin;
Artwork and design by Lizzy Doe

Musicians

Steve Byrne, vocals, bouzouki, guitar, jew's harp, harmonica;
Mark Dunlop, vocals, whistles, flute, bodhrán;
Fiona Hunter, vocals, cello;
Mike Vass, fiddle, tenor guitar, vocals

with
Donald Shaw, harmonium [5], accordion [11]

Tracks

  1. Tarves Parish (Roud 5592; G/D 3:389) (3.01)
  2. The Brisk Young Lad (Roud 6139; G/D 4:892) (3.33)
  3. The Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (6.30)
  4. The Fairy King’s Courtship (Roud 6875; Henry H56) / Baby Iris instrumental (3.38)
  5. Son David (Roud 200; Child 13) (5.28)
  6. The Moss o Burreldale (Roud 1876) / Lady Mary Ann (Roud 31; Laws O35; G/D 6:1222) / Humours of Glendart instrumental (3.54)
  7. The Bonny Hoose o Airlie (Roud 794; Child 199; G/D 2:233) (5.43)
  8. Edzell’s Bonnie Braes (Roud 9283) (4.17)
  9. Long Cookstown (Roud 883; G/D 3:603; Henry H745) (3.24)
  10. The Term Time (Roud 2181; G/D 3:391) (3.14)
  11. The Wild Geese (5.10)

All tracks trad. arr. Malinky except
Track 3 trad. translated Steve Byrne, arr. Malinky;
Track 4b Mike Vass;
Track 5 trad., harmony arrangement Malinky, Donald Shaw;
Track 11 words Violet Jacob, music Jim Reid