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Oak: Welcome to Our Fair

Oak: Welcome to Our Fair (Topic 12TS212)

Welcome to Our Fair
English Country Music and Song
Oak

Topic Records 12TS212 (LP, UK, 1971)
Topic Records TSDL212 (digital download, UK, September 2009)

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Recorded by Nic Kinsey at Livingston Studios on May 1, 1971
Produced by A.L. Lloyd
Sleeve Design by Humphrey Weightman
Front cover photograph reproduction by permission from the Sir Benjamin Stone Collection of Photographs in the Birmingham Reference Library

All but three tracks were reissued in 2003 on the 2 CD set Country Songs and Music; the three missing tracks (The Nutley Waltz / The Faithful Sailor Boy; Scan's Polkas; The Bunch of Thyme / The Perfect Cure / The Sweets of May) were replaced by live versions regarded as superior.

Musicians

Tony Engle, vocals, anglo concertina, fiddle;
Danny Stradling, vocals, tambourine;
Rod Stradling, vocals, melodeon;
Peta Webb, vocals, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Thousands or More (Roud 1220) (2.40)
  2. New Rigged Ship / Rig-a-Jig-Jig (2.04)
    melodeon, fiddles, tambourine
  3. The Lakes of Cold Flynn (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228; Henry H176) (3.04)
    Tony
  4. a. The Nutley Waltz (5.58)
    concertina, melodeon, fiddle
    b. The Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543)
    Danny with chorus, concertina, melodeon, fiddle
  5. Roving Round the County Tyrone (Roud 1991; Henry H153ab) (2.56)
    Peta
  6. The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) (3.02)
  1. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207) (3.08)
    Tony, Rod, Danny with Peta, fiddle
  2. Scan's Polka (2.16)
    melodeon, concertina, fiddle, tambourine
  3. Australia (Roud 1448) (2.19)
    Rod
  4. Cupid's Garden (Roud 297; G/D 5:970) (2.42)
    Tony, Peta
  5. False, False (Roud 8276) (1.52)
    Danny
  6. Our Good Ship Lies in Harbour (Roud 1011) (3.24)
  7. a. The Bunch of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (4.13)
    Pete, Danny, Rod with concertina and melodeon
    b. The Perfect Cure / The Sweets of May
    concertina, melodeon, fiddle, tambourine

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Oak: Country Songs and Music

Oak: Country Songs and Music (Musical Traditions MTCD327-8)

Country Songs and Music
Oak

Musical Traditions Records MTCD327-8 (2 CD, UK, 2003)

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Booklet notes by Rod Stradling

Musicians

Tony Engle, vocals, anglo concertina, fiddle, bones;
Danny Stradling, vocals, tambourine;
Rod Stradling, vocals, melodeon;
Peta Webb, vocals, fiddle

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Thousands or More (Roud 1220) (2.40)
  2. Bob Cann's Barndance / Hilligo Filligo (2.12)
  3. Roving Round the County Tyrone (Roud 1991; Henry H153ab) (2.56)
    Peta
  4. The Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218) (4.33)
  5. Australia (Roud 1448) (2.19)
    Rod
  6. The Bluebell Polka (1.58)
  7. The Bonny Hawthorn (Roud 9268) (2.56)
  8. False, False (Roud 8276) (1.52)
    Danny
  9. Cupid's Garden (Roud 297; G/D 5:970) (2.42)
    Tony, Peta
  10. a. The Nutley Waltz (5.55)
    concertina, melodeon, fiddle
    b. Your Faithful Sailor Boy (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543)
    Danny with chorus, concertina, melodeon, fiddle
  11. The Caning Girl (2.23)
    Tony
  12. The Scarlet and the Blue (Roud 163) (3.02)
  13. The Lovely Banks of Lea (Roud 9493) (5.05)
    Peta
  14. The Lass of Newcastle Town (Roud 1416) (3.38)
  15. Maggie (Roud 3782) (4.50)
    Danny
  16. a. The Bunch of Thyme (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180) (5.14)
    Pete, Danny, Rod with concertina and melodeon
    b. The Perfect Cure / The Sweets of May
    concertina, melodeon, fiddle, tambourine
  1. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207) (3.08)
    Tony, Rod, Danny with Peta, fiddle
  2. Steamboat Hornpipe / Speed the Plough (2.32)
  3. The Lakes of Cold Flynn (Roud 189; Laws Q33; G/D 2:228; Henry H176) (3.04)
    Tony
  4. Genevieve (Roud 13643) (3.07)
  5. Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407) (2.25)
  6. New Rigged Ship / Rig-a-Jig-Jig (2.04)
    melodeon, fiddles, tambourine
  7. The Rambling Royal (Roud 982; Laws J15; G/D 1:82) (3.28)
    Rod
  8. Our Good Ship Lies in Harbour (Roud 1011) (3.24)
  9. Our Ship is Ready (Roud 2995) (4.38)
    Peta
  10. Scan's Polka Nos 1 & 2 (2.20)
    melodeon, concertina, fiddle, tambourine
  11. Maggie May (Roud 5383) (2.32)
  12. The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (3.53)
  13. See Me Dance the Polka / Oh Joe the Boat Is Going Over (2.34)
  14. The Old Rustic Bridge (Roud 3792) (4.43)
    Danny
  15. Young Ellender (Roud 1417) (3.12)
  16. My Old Man / Tipperary / Troubles / Daisy / Dicky Bird / Hour (3.40)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8-9, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24 from the LP Welcome to Our Fair;
Tracks 7, 10, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25-26, 29 recorded live at the Cheltenham Folk Club, Victory Club, on October 24, 1971 by Dennis Olding;
Tracks 11, 21, 27-28, 31 recorded live at Benfleet Folk Club, The Hoy and Helmet, Benfleet, Essex, in 1972 by Keith Summers;
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 13-14, 16, 30, 32 recorded live at The Down River Folk Club, King William IV, Walthamstow on December 19, 1972 (Oak's final gig) by Alan White