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Ninebarrow: Kingdom

Ninebarrow: Kingdom (Ninebarrow)

Kingdom
Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow (CD, UK, 7 May 2013)

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Recorded and produced by Paul Gibson;
Cover art by Sarah Whitley

Musicians

Jon Whitley, vocals, ukulele;
James LaBouchardiere, vocals

Tracks

  1. Birdsong (3.18)
  2. Come January (2.23)
  3. Island at the Edge of the World (4.49)
  4. Kingdom (2.34)
  5. Walk With Me (3.39)
  6. The Sea (4.13)

All tracks written and arranged by Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere except
Track 1 lyrics adapted from Woodpigeon by “A.S.” (1907), arr. Jon Whitley

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Ninebarrow: While the Blackthorn Burns

Ninebarrow: While the Blackthorn Burns (Ninebarrow)

While the Blackthorn Burns
Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow (CD, UK, 26 April 2014)

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Recorded and produced by Jon Whitley;
Track 7 recorded at St James' Church in The Isle of Purbeck;
Album artwork by Sarah Whitley

Folk Radio UK review by Stacey Sewell

Musicians

Jon Whitley, vocals, ukulele, tenor mandola, harmonium, piano;
James LaBouchardiere, vocals

with
Lee MacKenzie, cello [1, 3, 8];
Jane Bridges, viola [6];
Bob Burke, mandocello [9, 12]

Tracks

  1. The Sea (4.24)
  2. Summer Fires (4.22)
  3. Knightwood (4.06)
  4. Seige (3.19)
  5. The Weeds (3.51)
  6. Birdsong (3.15)
  7. Shadows (1.24)
  8. Mother (4.14)
  9. Hawkhurst (3.03)
  10. She Walks on Alone (3.36)
  11. Winter King (5.07)
  12. Bold Sir Rylas (Roud 29; Child 18) (3.56)

All tracks written and arranged by Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere except
Track 6 lyrics adapted from Woodpigeon by “A.S.” (1907), arr. Jon Whitley;
Track 7 lyrics James LaBouchardiere, melody adapted from Icelandig folk tune Visur Vatnsenda Rósu;
Track 12 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Ninebarrow: Releasing the Leaves

Ninebarrow: Releasing the Leaves

Ninebarrow: Releasing the Leaves (Ninebarrow)

Releasing the Leaves
Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow (CD, UK, 26 March 2016)

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Produced and mixed by Jon Whitley and Jmes LaBouchardiere;
Mastered by Mark Tucker;
Photography by Greg Funnell;
Album artwork by Sarah Whitley

Folk Radio UK review by Helen Gregory

Musicians

Jon Whitley, vocals, ukulele, tenor and octave mandola, reed organ [3, 6, 8, 11], piano [8, 10];
James LaBouchardiere, vocals, reed organ [1-2, 10]

with
Joe Limburn, double bass [2, 5];
Lee Cuff, cello [1, 8, 10-11];
Luke Selby, drums [2]

Tracks

  1. The Pinner (5.11)
  2. For a Time (5.13)
  3. Lord Exmouth (Roud 690; G/D 1:41; Henry H560) (3.06)
  4. To the Stones (4.10)
  5. Weave Her a Garland (Roud 1247) (3.32)
  6. Back and Sides (Roud 1573) (2.36)
  7. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.31)
  8. Blood on the Hillside (4.44)
  9. Silent Prayer (4.12)
  10. Coming Home (5.08)
  11. Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (4.36)

All tracks written and arranged by Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere except
Tracks 3, 6-7, 11, trad.;
Track 5 lyrics trad., melody, arr. Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere;
Track 19 Bob Whitley, arr. Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere

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Ninebarrow: The Waters and the Wild

Ninebarrow: The Waters and the Wild (Ninebarrow 9BTWTW)

The Waters and the Wild
Ninebarrow

Ninebarrow 9BTWTW (CD, UK, 25 May 2018)

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Ninebarrow at Heidbarghof, Hamburg, on 22 February 2020, photo: Reinhard Zierke
Ninebarrow at Heidbarghof, Hamburg, on 22 February 2020, photo: Reinhard Zierke

Produced by Mark Tucker, Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Tucker at The Green Room, Devon, except
Piano for track 3 recorded by Spenzer Cozens at Steinway Recording;
Strings arranged and recorded by Barney Mose-Brown with The Two Piece Orchestra;
Photography by Greg Funnell;
Album artwork by Sarah Whitley

Folk Radio UK review by Matt McGinn

Musicians

Jon Whitley, vocals, ukulele, tenor and octave mandola, piano, reed organ [8, 10-11];
James LaBouchardiere, vocals, reed organ [2, 4, 6-7]

with
Lee Cuff, cello [11];
The Teacups, backing vocals [4, 9];
Joe Limburn, bass [2, 4, 7];
Mark Tucker, bass [10], bass drum [6];
Evan Carson, bodhrán [2, 4, 7, 10]

Tracks

  1. The Hour of the Blackbird (2.43)
  2. Halsewell (5.28)
  3. Overthrown (5.15)
  4. Prickle-Eye Bush (Roud 144; Child 95; G/D 2:248) (4.56)
  5. While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (Roud 363) (1.48)
  6. Hwome (3.40)
  7. Thirteen Turns (5.07)
  8. The Waters and the Wild (4.19)
  9. Row On (Roud 2084) (3.11)
  10. Gather It In (4.50)
  11. Sing a Full Song (5.05)

All tracks written and arranged by Jon Whitley and James LaBouchardiere except
Tracks 4-5 lyrics trad. arr. Jon Whitley, James LaBouchardiere;
Track 6 lyrics adapted from William Barnes' poem Comen Hwome, melody Jon Whitley, James LaBouchardiere;
Track 7 lyrics partially adapted from W.B. Yeats' poem The Stolen Child, melody Jon Whitley, James LaBouchardiere;
Track 9 lyrics trad., melody Tim Laycock arr. Jon Whitley, James LaBouchardiere;
Track 11 John Kirkpatrick arr. Jon Whitley, James LaBouchardiere