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The Old Swan Band: No Reels

The Old Swan Band: No Reels (Free Reed FRR 011)

No Reels
The Old Swan Band

Free Reed Records FRR 011 (LP, UK, 1977)
Free Reed Records FRRR 05 (CD, UK, 2008)

The Old Swan Band: No Reels (Free Reed FRRR 05)
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Dedicated to Reg Hall, Oscar Woods and Scan Tester

Recorded by Nic Kinsey, Livingston Studios;
Produced by Neil Wayne;
Sleeve design by Sue Dransfield

Musicians

Rod Stradling, two-row and four-stop one-row melodeons, baritone Anglo concertina;
Danny Stradling, tambourine, triangle, drum;
Martin Brinsford, mouth organ, melodeon, drum, tambourine, skulls;
Fi Fraser, fiddle, banjo-mandolin;
Jo Fraser (Jo Freya), whistles, recorder;
Ron Field, banjo, banjo-mandolin, autoharp

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Walter Bulwer's Polkas, Nos. 2 & 1 (2.52)
  2. The Dannish Waltz / The Indian Polka / Rigs of Marlow (2.50)
  3. Belle Isles March / Lass of Richmond Hill / Once I Loved a Maiden Fair (3.10)
  4. Not for Joe / Oscar Wood's Polka / Heel and Toe Polka (5.49)
  5. The Sherborne Waltz / Lovely Nancy (2.38)
  6. Bonnets So Blue / Starry Night for a Randy / Uncles Jig (3.40)
  7. George Privett's Polka / Percy Brown's Polka (2.23)
  8. The Manchester Hornpipe / The Cliffe Hornpipe (4.55)
  1. The Blakeney Breakdown / William Kimber's Schottische-Hornpipe (3.07)
  2. The Winster Gallop / The Four-Hand Reel / The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (4.16)
  3. Dan Leno's Boat (2.46)
  4. Woodland Flowers / Oscar Wood's Jig (3.13)
  5. Lucy Campbell / Nip the Bunny / Mr Rew's Polka (3.54)
  6. Up the Sides and Down the Middle / The New-Rigged Ship (3.10)
  7. Bonny Breast Knots / Getting Upstairs / The Blue-Eyed Stranger / The New Killarney Polka (2.48)
  8. The Curly-Headed Ploughboy / The Quaker / Three Around Three (4.10)
CD Bonus Tracks from the Original Sessions
  1. Huntsman's Chorus / Buttered Peas (3.19)
  2. The Man in the Moon / Varsovianna (3.57)
  3. Perfect Cure / Bugle Call Jig (3.14)

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: Old Swan Brand

The Old Swan Band: Old Swan Brand

The Old Swan Band: Old Swan Brand (Free Reed FRR 028)

Old Swan Brand
The Old Swan Band

Free Reed Records FRR 028 (LP, UK, 1979)
Free Reed Records FRRR 14 (CD, UK, 2008)

The Old Swan Band: Old Swan Brand (Free Reed FRRR 14)
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Recorded by Nic Kinsey, Livingston Studios April / May 1978;
Produced by Neil Wayne and Rod Stradling;
Sleeve concept: Rod Stradling;
Sleeve design by Lynn Breeze

Musicians

Rod Stradling, two-row and four-stop one-row melodeons;
Danny Stradling, tambourine, triangle, bass drum;
Martin Brinsford, mouth organ, tambourine, four-stop melodeon, drums, various percussion;
Fi Fraser, fiddle, hammered dulcimer;
Jo Fraser (Jo Freya), whistles, piano;
Ron Field, banjo, autoharp;
Mel Dean, Anglo concertina, bass trombone

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Matelot / Michael Turner's Jig No 3 / Captain Lemo's Quick March (3.22)
  2. The King of the Gypsies (Roud 229; Laws O4) (2.52)
  3. Can't Stop Polka / The Evesham Stick Dance (3.28)
  4. Jack Tar on Shore (Roud 919; Laws K39) (3.27)
  5. Stoney's Waltz / Neriah Benfield's Waltz / Jack Robinson (5.00)
  6. April Morning (Roud 1546) (3.52)
  1. The British Man of War (Roud 372) / The Redower Polka / Scan's Stepdance No 2 / The Crabfish Stepdance (5.54)
  2. The Bunch of Violets (Roud 5348) (4.52)
  3. Symondsbury Mummers' Tune / Dr Casey's Fin Book / My Love, My Love (2.58)
  4. Fare Thee Well Dearest Nancy (Roud 527; Laws K14; Henry H755) (4.32)
  5. Trip to the Forest / The Triumph / The Bourton Six (3.19)
  6. Speed the Plough (2.59)

All tracks trad. arr. The Old Swan Band except
Track 7d Rod Stradling

> Folk Music > Records > Old Swan Band: Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots

Old Swan Band: Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots

The Old Swan Band: Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots (Free Reed FRR 028)

Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots
Old Swan Band

Dingle's Records DIN 322 (LP, UK, 1981)

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Produced by Old Swan Band and Dave Foister;
Sound engineer: Allan Morow;
Sleeve design by Lynn Breeze;
Title: William Cobbett

Musicians

Martin Brinsford, mouth organ, C-melody saxophone, percussion, four-stop melodeon;
Paul Burgess, fiddle, piano, cornet, crumhorn, mandolin-banjo;
Fi Fraser, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, clarinet, viola;
Jo Fraser (Jo Freya), whistles;
Danny Stradling, tambourine, triangle, pedal bass;
Rod Stradling, two-row and four-stop one-row melodeons;
Richard Valentine, piano

with
Ken Langsbury, vox humana [3, 9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Woodcutter's Jig / The Swedish Dance (3.24)
  2. Stephen Baldwin's Schotttisches Nos. 1 and 2 / The Kennet Jig (4.34)
  3. Story: The Fire Brigade
  4. The Vine Tree (2.45)
  5. Little Polly / Double Figure Eight (4.25)
  6. The Worcestershire Hornpipe / Morning Star (3.35)
  7. Old Heddon of Fawley / The Marriage Vow (2.07)
  1. Give Us Some Treacle and Bread / Mrs. Claxton's Polka (4.06)
  2. Story: The Cricket Match
  3. The Gloucester Hornpipe / Polly Put the Kettle on (4.08)
  4. The Quickstep / Trip to the Forest
  5. Over the Hills to Glory / Bobbing Around
  6. The Sloe (2.28)

All tracks trad. arr. Old Swan Band except
Track 1a P. Headford;
Track 4 Paul Burgess;
Track 8b P. Rush

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: The Old Swan Band

The Old Swan Band

The Old Swan Band: The Old Swan Band (Waterfront WFEP 003)

The Old Swan Band
The Old Swan Band

Waterfront WFEP 003 (EP, UK, 1983)

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Recorded in 1983 at Spadger Studios, Gloucestershire;
Engineers: John Gill, John Eeles;
Produced by Old Swan Band and John Gill;
Sleeve design by Danny Hearn

Musicians

Jnhn Adams, trombone;
Martin Brinsford, percussion, saxophone, mouth organ;
Paul Burgess, piano, flute;
Fi Fraser, clarinet, viola;
Jo Fraser (Jo Freya), vocals, whistle;
Flos Headford, fiddle

with
Leslie Burgess, trumpet [5b]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Rose Polka / J.B. Milne's Polka (2.57)
  2. Trois Jolis Mineurs (3.03)
  3. Staffordshire Hornpipe / Mad Moll of the Cheshire Hunts (2.46)
  1. Factory Girl (4.36)
  2. Sonny's Mazurka / Waterloo Dance (4.24)

All tracks trad. arr. Old Swan Band except
Track 1a Laybourne;
Track 1b Fitchett

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: Still Swanning…

The Old Swan Band: Still Swanning…

The Old Swan Band: Still Swanning… (Free Reed FRR 011)

Still Swanning…
…After All These Years!
The Old Swan Band

Free Reed Records FRCD 31 (CD, UK, 1995)

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Compiled and arranged by Rod Stradling and Neil Wayne

Tracks

  1. Walter Bulwer's Polkas, Nos. 2 & 1 (2.52)
  2. Bonnets So Blue / Starry Night for a Randy / Uncles Jig (3.40)
  3. Not for Joe / Oscar Wood's Polka / Heel and Toe Polka (5.49)
  4. The Man in the Moon / Fire Burning Bright / Varsovianna (3.57)
  5. The Dannish Waltz / The Indian Polka / Rigs of Marlow (2.50)
  6. Dan Leno's Boat (2.46)
  7. The Sherborne Waltz / Lovely Nancy (2.38)
  8. The Curly-Headed Ploughboy / The Quaker / Three Around Three (4.10)
  9. The Rose Polka / J.B. Milne's Polka (2.57)
  10. The Matelot / Michael Turner's Jig No 3 / Captain Lemo's Quick March (3.22)
  11. Can't Stop Polka / The Evesham Stick Dance (3.28)
  12. Symondsbury Mummers' Tune / Dr Casey's Fin Book / My Love, My Love (2.58)
  13. Trip to the Forest / The Triumph / The Bourton Six (3.19)
  14. Speed the Plough (2.59)
  15. Staffordshire Hornpipe / Mad Moll of the Cheshire Hunts (2.46)
  16. The Woodcutter's Jig / The Swedish Dance (3.24)
  17. Little Polly / Double Figure Eight (4.25)
  18. Old Heddon of Fawley / The Marriage Vow (2.07)
  19. The Gloucester Hornpipe / Polly Put the Kettle on (4.08)
  20. Give Us Some Treacle and Bread / Mrs. Claxton's Polka (4.06)
  21. The Worcestershire Hornpipe / Morning Star (3.35)
  22. The Vine Tree (2.45)
  23. The Sloe (2.28)

Tracks 1-3, 5-8 are from No Reels (FRR 011, 1977);
Track 4 is from the No Reels recording sessions;
Tracks 10-14 are from Old Swan Brand (FRR 028, 1979);
Tracks 9, 15 are from The Old Swan Band (WFEP 003, 1983);
Tracks 16-23 are from Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots (DIN 322, 1981)

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: Swan-Upmanship

The Old Swan Band: Swan-Upmanship

The Old Swan Band: Swan-Upmanship (WildGoose WGS320CD)

Swan-Upmanship
The Old Swan Band

WildGoose Studios WGS320CD (CD, UK, 2004)

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Musicians

John Adams, trombone, fiddle;
Martin Brinsford, percussion;
Paul Burgess, fiddle;
Fi Fraser, fiddle;
Jo Freya, tenor saxophone, whistle;
Flos Headford, fiddle;
Heather Horsley, keyboard

Tracks

  1. The Green-Clad Hills / Jimmy Garson's March (3.02)
  2. Jack Robinson / William Irwin's No. 3 /The Tipputs (4.08)
  3. Steamboat Hornpipe / Gloucester Hornpipe (4.45)
  4. False Start (0.08)
  5. General Ward / The Day Room (3.25)
  6. Winster Gallop / Four-Hand Reel / Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (4.53)
  7. Church Street / Redwing / St. Mary's (4.45)
  8. Flowers of Edinburgh / Soldier's Joy / Morpeth Rant (3.47)
  9. Wenlock Edge / Summer Waltz (4.41)
  10. Flowers of Edinburgh (3.32)
  11. Schottis fran Havero / Another Fine Mess (4.00)
  12. George Green's College Hornpipe (3.06)
  13. Basquet of Oysters and Sally Sloanes (4.05)
  14. Freedom of Ireland / Kitchen Girl (3.52)
  15. Beatrice Hill's Three-Hand Reel (3.54)
  16. Ger the Rigger / Mickey Chewing Bubble Gum (3.43)

All tracks trad. arr. The Old Swan Band except
Track 2c Paul Burgess, Jane Burgess;
Track 7c Kerry Mills

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: Swan for the Money

The Old Swan Band: Swan for the Money

The Old Swan Band: Swan for the Money (WildGoose WGS378CD)

Swan for the Money
The Old Swan Band

WildGoose Studios WGS378CD (CD, UK, 2011)

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Recorded and produced by Doug Bailey with John Adams at WildGoose Studios;
Sleeve notes by John Adams and Paul Burgess

Musicians

John Adams, trombone;
Martin Brinsford, harmonica, percussion;
Paul Burgess, fiddle;
Fi Fraser, fiddle;
Jo Freya, saxophones, whistles;
Neil Gledhill, bass saxophone;
Flos Headford, fiddle;
Heather Horsley, keyboard

Tracks

  1. Mrs O’Dwyer’s / Packie Russell's (3.43)
  2. The Queen’s Jig / The Basque Jig (3.27)
  3. Walter Bulwer's Polkas, Nos. 2 & 1 (3.59)
  4. Staffordshire Hornpipe / Mad Moll of the Cheshire Hunts (3.53)
  5. Dashing White Sergeant / Brighton Camp (3.52)
  6. Woodcutter's Jig / The Swedish Dance (3.21)
  7. Gloucester Hornpipe / Polly Put the Kettle On (4.19)
  8. The Sloe / The Sweet Briar / Double Figure 8 (3.50)
  9. The Vine Tree / The Gentiane Marzurka (2.39)
  10. The Earl of Mansfield / Bobbie Shaftoe (3.48)
  11. In and Out the Windows / Down the Road (2.58)
  12. The Matelot / Michael Turner's Jig / Captain Lanoe's Quick March (3.33)
  13. The Rose / J.B. Milne (3.50)
  14. Grand Chain / Grommet (4.12)

All tracks trad. arr. The Old Swan Band except
Track 5a Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855);
Track 6a Flos Headford;
Track 10a J. McEwan;
Track 14b Jo Freya

> Folk Music > Records > The Old Swan Band: Fortyssimo

The Old Swan Band: Fortyssimo

The Old Swan Band: Fortyssimo (WildGoose WGS407CD)

Fortyssimo
The Old Swan Band

WildGoose Studios WGS407CD (CD, UK, September 29, 2014)

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Recorded and produced by Doug Bailey with John Adams at WildGoose Studios;
Sleeve notes by John Adams and Paul Burgess;
Sleeve design and artwork by Katy Coope

Musicians

Fi Fraser, fiddle;
Paul Burgess, fiddle, Octave fiddle;
Flos Headford, fiddle;
Jo Freya, saxophones, whistles;
Neil Gledhill, bass saxophone;
John Adams, trombone;
Martin Brinsford, harmonica, percussion;
Heather Horsley, piano keyboard

Tracks

  1. Devon Bonny Breastknot / Getting Upstairs / Blue Eyed Stranger (4.11)
  2. La Ouellette / Parnell’s March (3.32)
  3. Leeds Polka / Jenny Bell Polka (4.09)
  4. Gypsy's Hornpipe / Astley's Hornpipe / Coleford Jig (4.46)
  5. Les Trois Puits / Barbara Allen / The Green Ship (5.20)
  6. Salford Lasses / Lady Compton's Whim / Welsh Jigg (5.19)
  7. Varsoviennes: Herbert Smith's / Sally Sloane's / Rita Baker's (4.11)
  8. Whistling Rufus / Woodland Revels (5.42)
  9. The Queer Fella's Shot-ese / Hayward's Schottische (4.07)
  10. Not for Joe / Seamo's Polka (4.21)
  11. The Rose Tree / Bottom of the Punchbowl (3.59)
  12. Covent Garden Row / Hunting the Hare / The Hop Jig / Bishop of Chester's Jig (3.25)
  13. Alexandra Park / President Garfield (4.40)
  14. Kelso Fiddle & Accordion Club / March of St Timothy (4.57)