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Ray and Archie Fisher: Far Over the Forth

Ray and Archie Fisher: Far Over the Forth (Topic TOP67)

Far Over the Forth
Ray and Archie Fisher

Topic Records TOP67 (7" EP, UK, 1961)

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Recorded in 1960 in Hampstead, St. Pancras and Edinburgh.

All tracks were included in 1965 on the compilation LP Bonny Lass Come O'er the Burn (Topic 12T128).

Musicians

Ray Fisher, vocals [1-4];
Archie Fisher,vocals [1, 4], guitar [1, 3-4]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (2.58)
  2. Far Over the Forth (Roud 3360) (3.48)
  1. The Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26) (2.09)
  2. Kilbogie (Roud 95; G/D 4:851) (3.05)

All tracks trad.

All tracks were reissued in 1965 on the LP Bonny Lass Come O'er the Burn

> Folk Music > Records > The Fisher Family: Traditional & New Songs from Scotland

The Fisher Family: Traditional & New Songs from Scotland

The Fisher Family: Traditional & New Songs from Scotland (Topic 12T137)

Traditional & New Songs from Scotland
The Fisher Family

Topic Records 12T137 (LP, UK, 1966)
Topic Records TSDL137 (digital download, UK, December 2009)

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Recorded by Bill Leader at the Fisher Family's home in Monkseaton, Northumbria in 1965;
Notes by Norman Buchan;
Photograph by Joe Boyd

Musicians

Archie, Ray, Cindy, Joyce, Audrey and Priscilla Fisher, vocals;
Archie Fisher, guitar accompaniment

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Come All Ye Fisher Lassies (Roud 12504) (1.51)
    The Family led by Ray
  2. Schooldays Over (Roud 16146) (1.27)
    Ray & Archie acc. guitar
  3. Te Rogs o' Rye (Roud 985) (3.25)
    Archie acc. guitar
  4. Donal Ogue (Young Dan) (Roud 3379) (2.53)
    Joyce acc. guitar
  5. For Our Lang Biding Here (Roud 8561) (1.45)
    Archie acc. guitar
  6. Joy of My Heart (1.55)
    The Family lead by Ray & Archie acc. guitar
  1. Hey Ca' Through (1.08)
    Ray, Joyce, Audray and Priscilla
  2. What's Poor Mary Weeping For (Roud 2118; G/D 8:1606) / Bonny Lassie O (Roud 4845; G/D 7:1486) (1.57)
    Ray & Archie acc. guitar
  3. I Am a Miller tae My Trade (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489) (2.43)
    Cindy & Joyce
  4. I Am a Freeborn Man (2.05)
    Archie acc. guitar
  5. The Birken Tree (Roud 5069; G/D 4:802) (2.12)
    Joyce & Cindy
  6. Aince Upon a Time (Roud 3361; G/D 7:1399) (1.29)
    Ray & Archie acc. guitar

All tracks trad. except
Tracks 1-2, 10 Ewan MacColl;
Track 6 Hugh S. Roberton;
Track 7 Robert Burns;

> Folk Music > Records > Ray Fisher: The Bonny Birdy

Ray Fisher: The Bonny Birdy

Ray Fisher: The Bonny Birdy (Trailer LER2038)

The Bonny Birdy
Ray Fisher (26.11.1940 - 31.8.2011)

Trailer LER2038 (LP, UK, 1972)
Trailer/Leader LERCD2038 (CD-R, UK, October 2000)

Ray Fisher: The Bonny Birdy (Trailer LERCD2038)
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This is more or less the 1971 Steeleye Span line-up with Ray Fisher replacing Maddy Prior.

Musicians

Ray Fisher, vocals [1-8], guitar [2-3, 6-7];
Martin Carthy, guitar [1, 4, 8], vocals [4];
Tim Hart, dulcimer [1, 4], vocals [4];
Peter Knight, fiddle [1, 4], mandolin [4];
Ashley Hutchings, electric bass [1, 4];
Colin Ross, fiddle [2], Northumbrian small pipes [3, 7];
Alistair Anderson, concertina [2];
Stefan Sobell, guitar [5];
Liz Sobell, harmonium [5];
Bobby Campbell, fiddle [8]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Johnnie Sangster (Roud 2164; G/D 3:407) (2.55)
  2. Mill o' Tifty's Annie (Roud 98; Child 233; G/D 5:1018) (7.25)
  3. Bonny at Morn (Roud 3064) (4.16)
  4. The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69) (3.19)
  1. The Pride of Glencoe (Roud 515; Laws N39; G/D 5:1044; Henry H655) (6.24)
  2. The Silkie of Sul Skerry (Roud 197; Child 113) (4.02)
  3. The Shipyard Apprentice (3.56)
  4. The Bonny Birdy (Roud 3972; Child 82) (7.09)

All track trad. arr. except
Track 7 words Archie Fisher, Norman Buchan, Bobby Campbell

> Folk Music > Records > Ray Fisher: Willie's Lady

Ray Fisher: Willie's Lady

Ray Fisher: Willie's Lady (Folk-Legacy FSS-91)

Willie's Lady
Ray Fisher (26.11.1940 - 31.8.2011)

Folk-Legacy Records FSS-91 (LP, USA, 1982)
Folk-Legacy Records CD-91 (CD, USA, 2006)

Ray Fisher: Willie's Lady (Folk-Legacy CD-91)
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Recorded by Sandy Paton and Mike Rivers;
Photo and graphics by Sandy Paton;
Notes by Ray Fisher

Musicians

Ray Fisher, vocals, guitar;
Johnny Cunningham, fiddle [5]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Pressers (3.37)
  2. The Bonnie Wee Lassie That Never Said No (Roud 2903) (1.59)
  3. The Red-Haired Man's Wife (Roud 3046) (3.47)
  4. The Kye Have Come Hame (Roud 3166) (3.05)
  5. Willie's Lady (Roud 220; Child 6; G/D 2:346) (8.56)
  1. Are Ye Sleepin', Maggie? (Roud 4897) (2.46)
  2. Miller tae My Trade (Roud 888; G/D 7:1489) (3.05)
  3. Captain Bover (Roud 3147) / The Weary Cutters (Roud 8772) (3.44)
  4. Betsy Bell (Roud 5211) (2.04)
  5. Over Yonder Banks (3.48)
  6. When Fortune Turns the Wheel (Roud 3798; G/D 3:667) (4.36)

All tracks trad. arr. Ray Fisher except
Track 1 Mary Brooksbank;
Track 4 trad. arr. Johnny Handle;
Track 6 Robert Tannahill;
Track 10 Graeme Miles

> Folk Music > Records > Ray Fisher: Traditional Songs of Scotland

Ray Fisher: Traditional Songs of Scotland

Ray Fisher: Traditional Songs of Scotland (Saydisc CD-SDL 391)

Traditional Songs of Scotland
Ray Fisher (26.11.1940 - 31.8.2011)

Saydisc Records CD-SDL 391 (CD, UK, 1991)
Musical Heritage Society 513121Y (CD, USA, 1992)

Ray Fisher: Traditional Songs of Scotland (Musical Heritage 513121Y)
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Recorded at Valley Recordings, Littleton-on-Severn, December 1990 and June 1991.
Recorded by Gef Lucena (Saydisc) and David Wilkins (Valley Recordings)

Musicians

Ray Fisher, voice, guitar [1, 5, 10-13, 15];
Colin Ross, Scottish small pipes [4, 8, 12], fiddle [4, 5, 13];
Martin Carthy, guitar [3, 6-7, 16-17, 19];
John Kirkpatrick, button accordion [2, 9, 18], melodeon [7], Anglo concertina [14]

Tracks

  1. Night Visiting Song (Roud 22568; G/D 4:783) (4.28)
  2. Wark o' the Weavers (Roud 374) (5.38)
  3. Lady Keith's Lament (Roud V42891) (4.23)
  4. The Gallowa' Hills (Roud 3358) (4.00)
  5. Coulter's Candy (Roud 19019) (3.07)
  6. Willie's Fatal Visit (Roud 244; Child 255) (5.14)
  7. Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77) (3.54)
  8. Floo'ers o' the Forest (Roud 3812) (4.28)
  9. MacGinty's Meal and Ale (Roud 2518; G/D 3:630) (5.54)
  10. Baron o' Brackley (Roud 4017; Child 203; G/D 2:234) (4.26)
  11. Gipsy Laddies (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (5.05)
  12. For Our Lang Biding Here (Roud 8561) (2.47)
  13. The Jute Mill Song (Roud 2585) (3.13)
  14. Hie, Jeannie, Hie (3.19)
  15. Johnny My Man (Roud 845; G/D 3:587; Henry H807) (2.56)
  16. My Laddie's Bedside (Roud 5530; G/D 6:1136) (3.14)
  17. What Can a Young Lassie? (Roud 1295) (3.21)
  18. Nicky Tams (Roud 1875) (4.13)

Recording Out-Take

  1. Now Westlin Winds (Roud 6936) (4.32)
    released on the Hokey Pokey anthology All Through the Year

All tracks trad. arr. Ray Fisher except
Track 9 George Bruce Thomson;
Track 13 Mary Brooksbank;
Track 18 G.S. Morris

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Other records with the Fisher Family

Various Artists, The Iron Muse: A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music, CD, Topic 12t86, 1963

Various Artists, Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 1, LP, Decca LK 4546, 1963

Various Artists, Edinburgh Folk Festival Vol. 2, LP, Decca LK 4563, 1964

Various Artists, The Hoot'nanny Show Vol. 1, LP, Waverley ZLP 2025, 1964

Various Artists, The Hoot'nanny Show Vol. 2, LP, Waverley ZLP 2032, 1964

Various Artists, Folk Festival, LP, Waverley ZLP 2033, 1964

Ray and Archie Fisher, Dolina MacLennan, Enoch Kent, Robin Gray, Bonny Lass Come O'er the Burn, LP, Topic 12T128, 1965

Various Artists, Folk Songs: An Anthology (Topic Sampler No 2), LP, Topic TPS145, 1966

Various Artists, A Prospect of Scotland (Topic Sampler No 5), LP, Topic TPS169, 1966

Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger, On the Edge (The Radio Ballads Vol. 6), LP, Argo DA 136, 1970

Various Artists, The Folk Trailer, LP, Trailer LER 2019, 1970

Various Artists, The Electric Muse: The Story of Folk into Rock, 4 LP, Island/Transatlantic Folk 1001, 1975

Various Artists, Our Folk Music Heritage, LP, Trailer LETSAM 2087, 1975

Various Artists, All Through the Year: A Calendar in Music & Song, CD, Hokey Pokey HPR 2002.2, 1991

Anne Briggs, Classic Anne Briggs, CD, Fellside FECD78, 1995

Various Artists, Troubadours of British Folk Vol. 1, CD, Rhino R2 72160, 1995

Anne Briggs, A Collection, CD, Topic TSCD504, 1999

Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger, On the Edge (The Radio Ballads Vol. 6), CD, Topic TSCD806, 1999

John Kirkpatrick, Mazurka Berserker, CD, Fledg'ling FLED 3030, 2001

Various Artists, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4 CD, Topic TSFCD4001, 2002

Various Artists, Roots & Wings: Holmfirth Festival 25 Years Anniversary, CD, Holmfirth Festival HFRCD25, 2 CD, 2003

Various Artists, Folk Festival: A Celebration of Music Recorded at the Sidmouth International Festival, 2 CD, Gott Disks GOTTBOX 011, 2004

Various Artists, Scottish Women: Scotland's Queens of Songs Recorded Live on Tour 2002, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 261, 2004

Various Artists, Where the Laverock Sings, CD, Ythan YCD08, 2004

Various Artists, Three Score and Ten: 70 Years of Topic Records, 7 CD, Topic TOPIC70, 2009