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A Poor Man's Gift

Nick Dow: A Poor Man's Gift (Old House OHM 102)

A Poor Man's Gift
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 102 (LP, UK, 1983)

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Produced by Mally Dow;
Recorded at Steve Adams Tamworth Studio, September 1983

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals;
Jill and Bernard Blackwell, Northumbrian pipes, accordion, flute, chorus vocals

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Hearty Poacher (Roud 363) (3.05)
  2. The Distant Isle (4.34)
  3. The Maid and the Parson (3.47)
  4. The Bonny Girl (Roud 293; G/D 6:1141; Henry H215) (2.40)
  5. The Ballad of Lumley Kettlewell (2.54)
  6. Another Man's Wedding (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199; Henry H60ab) (5.26)
  1. The Dreams of Lovely Nancy (Roud 688; Henry H520) (5.44)
  2. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (3.38)
  3. The Humours of Tullachrine / The Gold Ring (3.48)
  4. Limbo (Roud 969) (4.10)
  5. The Mare and the Foal (Roud 1477) (3.32)
  6. Scarborough's Fair Town (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20) (4.47)
  7. Ripple Away (6.38)

Tracks 1, 4, 6-10, 12 trad.;
Track 2 Nick Dow;
Track 3 Bill Prince;
Track 5 Graham Pratt;
Track 11 words trad., Nick Dow, tune trad.;
Track 13 Paul Metsers

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: A Mark Upon the Earth

A Mark Upon the Earth

Nick Dow: A Mark Upon the Earth (Old House OHM 107)

A Mark Upon the Earth
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 107 (LP, UK, 1986)

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Produced by Mally Dow;
Recorded by Chris Pollington at Dragontail Studios;
Liner notes by Nick Dow;
Photography by Stephen Forward;
Cover layout by Mally Dow

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals, guitar;
Hilary Lamb, fiddle [2], chorus vocals [6];
Graham Goffee, guitar [2, 10];
Alan Brown, melodeon [2], saxophone [6], chorus vocals [6];
Janet Simpson, keyboards [6, 10], chorus vocals [6];
Chris Pollington, synthesiser [9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Verdant Braes of Skreen (Roud 419; Henry H593) (4.52)
  2. The Crockery Ware (Roud 1490) (2.53)
  3. Jacky Robinson tune (1.59)
  4. Sweet William's Ghost (Roud 50; Child 77) (4.59)
  5. Just Like John Barley-Corn (3.38)
  6. The Hills of Isle Au Hait (4.05)
  1. The Rich Shipowner's Daughter (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (3.56)
  2. The Hostess's Daughter (Roud 914) (3.55)
  3. Writing in the Ground / The Worlds Police (7.03)
  4. The Crow on the Cradle (3.30)
  5. Bold Carter (Roud 811) (4.14)

All tracks trad. except
Track 5 Pete Morton;
Track 6 Gordon Bok;
Track 9a Colin Bargery, Graham Goffee;
Track 9b Leon Rosselson;
Track 10 Sydney Carter

> Folk Music > Records > A Dorset Garland

A Dorset Garland

Nick Dow: A Dorset Garland (Old House OHM 505)

A Dorset Garland
100 Years of Traditional Songs from Dorset
Nick Dow with Nigel Canter and Chris Robson

Old House Music OHM 505 (CD, UK, 1990)

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Recorded and produced by Simon Johnson

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals, guitar;
Nigel Canter, fiddle;
Chris Robson, button accordion

Tracks

  1. The Man of Burniham Town (Roud 665) (3.32)
  2. Sheepshearing Song (Roud 879) (3.17)
  3. The Brewer Laddie (Roud 867; G/D 4:916) (4.32)
  4. The Maid in Bedlam (Roud 578) (3.53)
  5. Timothy Briggs the Barber (Roud 1508) (3.42)
  6. Once to the Line (Roud 5309) (3.23)
  7. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (2.50)
  8. The Bold Fisherman (Roud 291; Laws O24; G/D 4:834) (3.01)
  9. The Indian Lass (Roud 2326) (3.32)
  10. The Man You Don't Meet Every Day (Roud 975) (3.30)
  11. Spare Me the Life of Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (3.14)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > An Evening of Traditional Songs from Dorset

An Evening of Traditional Songs from Dorset

Nick Dow: An Evening of Traditional Songs from Dorset (Old House OHM 600)

An Evening of Traditional Songs from Dorset
Nick Dow et al

Old House Music OHM 600 (CD, UK, 1990)

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Produced by Nick Dow;
Recorded by Simon Johnson live at the Hardy Hall, Dorchester

Musicians

Nigel Canter, Molly Dow, Nick Dow, Simon Frampton, Geoff Harris, Chris Robson, John Waltham

Tracks

  1. [cast, vocals SF, ND] The Tailor's Britches (Roud 1610) (2.51)
  2. [JW] Introduction (1.57)
  3. [CR] Fair Susan I Left (Roud 1447) (3.45)
  4. [SF, CR, NC] The New Rigged Ship / Drops of Brandy (3.05)
  5. [GH, NC] Bonny Kate (4.04)
  6. [ND, CR, NC] The Brewer Lad (Roud 867; G/D 4:916) (4.36)
  7. [SF, CR, NC] Gary Owen / The Weymouth Quickstep (3.32)
  8. [JW] Courting Round Dorset (4.18)
  9. [cast, vocals SF] Home Boys Home (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429) (3.06)
  10. [MD] If I Was a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79) (3.47)
  11. [CR] I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593) (3.07)
  12. [SF, CR, NC] My Love She's But a Lass / Soldier's Joy / Dorset Four Hand Reel (3.18)

All tracks trad. except
Track 8 Tim Laycock

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: My Love You've Won to Keep

My Love You've Won to Keep

Nick Dow: My Love You've Won to Keep (Old House OHM 705)

My Love You've Won to Keep
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 705 (CD, UK, 2011)

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Recorded by Luke Paget

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals, guitar;
Pete Robinson, melodeon [4];
Dave Grimshaw, fiddle [10];
Alex Nearnley, banjo [10];
Jim Wheeler, bass [10];
Nick Caffrey, chorus [10]

Tracks

  1. Fair Susan I Left (Roud 1447) (4.36)
  2. The Seasons of the Year (Roud 169) (2.57)
  3. Riding Down to Portsmouth (Roud 1534) (4.03)
  4. Jackie Munroe (Roud 268; Laws N7; G/D 1:171, 1:172) (3.32)
  5. The Faithful Horse (4.31)
  6. The Dusty Miller (Sprightly Young Damsel) (Roud 18473) (3.13)
  7. The Country Carrier (Roud 1400, G/D 3:456; Henry H664) (3.04)
  8. The Bell Ringing (Roud 1515) (3.21)
  9. Lower Down into the Broom (Roud 1644) (3.57)
  10. Blue Mountain (Roud 10661) (5.22)

All tracks trad. except
Track 5 Tom Walsh;
Track 7 Harry Clifton;
Track 10 Judge Fred Keller (ca. 1918)

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: Old England's Ground

Old England's Ground

Nick Dow: Old England's Ground (Old House OHM 801)

Old England's Ground
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 801 (CD, UK, 2013)

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Recorded by Luke Paget in October 2013

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Who is That? (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (3.47)
  2. The Shepherds Song (Roud 284) (3.26)
  3. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (4.42)
  4. Through Bushes and Briars (Roud 1027) (5.07)
  5. The Watchet Sailor (Roud 917; Laws P4) (3.57)
  6. The Swaggering Blade (The Blacksmith) (Roud 1468) (2.35)
  7. Her Jolly Roving Tar (Roud 913; Laws O27; Henry H670) (3.28)
  8. Mary on the Well Moor (Roud 155; Laws P21; G/D 6:1175) (4.14)
  9. The Nightingale (Roud 356) (3.25)
  10. Just As the Tide Was Flowing (Roud 1105) (6.21)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: Unaccompanied

Unaccompanied

Nick Dow: Unaccompanied (Old House OHM 807)

Unaccompanied
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 807 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Recorded by Luke Paget in 2015

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals

Tracks

  1. As I Walked Out (Roud 308; G/D 5:946; Henry H711) (2.50)
  2. Pity a Lover (The Light Horseman) (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a) (3.25)
  3. The Wonderful Crocodile (Roud 886; G/D 8:1700; Henry H231a) (4.15)
  4. The Cruel Wars (Roud 8003; Henry H466) (3.37)
  5. Jacky the Jolly Tar (Roud 511; Laws K40) (4.39)
  6. Young Ramble Away (Roud 171; G/D 7:1485) (2.13)
  7. Robin Hood and the Tanner (Roud 332; Child 126) (4.05)
  8. The Hare's Lament (Roud 3574; Henry H172) (4.14)
  9. Forty Long Miles (Roud 608; G/D 5:983) (2.55)
  10. One Night As I Lay on My Bed (Roud 672) (4.28)
  11. The Factory Girl (Roud 1659) (3.35)
  12. The Farmer's Servant (Roud 792) (1.53)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: The Devil in the Chest

The Devil in the Chest

Nick Dow: The Devil in the Chest (Old House OHM 808)

The Devil in the Chest
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 808 (CD, UK, 2016)

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Recorded by Luke Paget in 2016

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. True Lover John (Roud 179; Child 248; Henry H699) (4.32)
  2. The Bos'n and the Tailor (Roud 570; Laws Q8; G/D 7:1432; Henry H604) (4.09)
  3. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76) (4.04)
  4. Geordie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (4.21)
  5. The Bonny Labouring Boy (Roud 1162; Laws M14; Henry H576) (3.41)
  6. The Seeds of Love (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (4.49)
  7. Down By the Tanyard Side (Roud 1021; Laws M28; Henry H52b) (3.41)
  8. Oxen Ploughing (Roud 686) (4.37)
  9. Creeping Jane (Roud 1012; Laws Q23) (4.08)
  10. The Rosebud in June (Roud 812) (4.49)
  11. All Jolly Fellows (Roud 346; G/D 3:418) (4.08)
  12. Ye Lovers All (Roud 2486?) (4.05)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Nick Dow: Far and Wide

Far and Wide

Nick Dow: Far and Wide (Old House OHM 810)

Far and Wide
Unaccompanied Traditional Folk Songs
Nick Dow

Old House Music OHM 810 (CD, UK, 2017)

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Recorded by Luke Paget in 2017;
Photography by Mally Dow

Musical Traditions review by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Nick Dow, vocals

Tracks

  1. Jacket So Blue (Roud 819; G/D 5:992; Henry H644) (3.36)
  2. The Unquiet Grave (Roud 51; Child 78) (4.33)
  3. Down By the Seaside (Roud 1712) (4.31)
  4. The Dark-Eyed Gypsy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (4.07)
  5. The Wreck of the ‘Northfleet’ (Roud 1174) (5.30)
  6. Jenny of the Moor (Roud 581; Laws N34; G/D 5:1050; Henry H107) (4.56)
  7. Prince Heathen (Roud 3336; Child 104; G/D 7:1497) (7.13)
  8. The Wild Croppy Tailor (Roud 311; G/D 7:1463) (4.28)
  9. Another Man's Wedding (Roud 567; Laws P31; G/D 6:1199; Henry H60ab) (6.13)
  10. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a) (3.09)
  11. Live All Alone (Roud 1059) (2.18)
  12. The Royal Oak (Roud 951; G/D 1:40) (2.25)
  13. Searching for Lambs (Roud 576; Henry H548) (3.28)
  14. The Sun Being Set (Roud 1269) (4.07)

All tracks trad. except
Track 6 words trad., tune Nick Dow