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Come Hither

Said the Maiden: Come Hither (own label)

Come Hither
Said the Maiden

own label, no issue number (CD EP, UK, March 7, 2013)

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Recorded in Hertfordshire by Steve Distill;
Mixed and produced by Steve Distill and Andy Elliott;
Artwork by Kat Maltby, Hannah James and Grace Distill

Musicians

Hannah James (no relation to Kerfuffle or Lady Maisery but a fine singer of her own), vocals, violin, percussion;
Jess Distill, vocals, percussion;
Kathy Pilkinton, vocals, guitar, percussion

Tracks

  1. Hunting the Hare (Roud 1181) (2.29)
  2. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115) (3.27)
  3. Shady Grove (Roud 4456) (3.25)
  4. Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645) (3.02)
  5. Rolling Sailor (Roud 506) (4.27)

All tracks trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Said the Maiden: A Curious Tale

A Curious Tale

Said the Maiden: A Curious Tale (Maiden Records STM001)

A Curious Tale
Said the Maiden

Maiden Records STM001 (CD, UK, June 21, 2014)

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Recorded by Steve Distill;
Guest vocals on [9] recorded by Drew Campbell;
Mastered by Tom Woodhead at Hippocratic Mastering;
Drawings by Chloe Harmsworth;
Photography by Gemma Pitkin;
Design by Chloe Harmsworth and Said the Maiden

Musicians

Hannah Elizabeth, vocals, violin, accordion, mandolin;
Kathy Pilkinton, vocals, guitar, clarinet;
Jess Distill, vocals, flute, whistles, glockenspiel, Colombian tiple

with guests
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle [3];
James O'Hara Knight, vocals [9]

Tracks

  1. The Fine Young Smith (Roud V6823) (1.51)
  2. Rain and Snow (Roud 3634) (3.40)
  3. Shady Grove (Roud 4456) (3.23)
  4. I Wonder What Is Keeping My True Love This Night (Roud 858; G/D 1:52, 6:1139) (3.07)
  5. I Wish, I Wish (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1169, 6:1170; Henry H683) (2.28)
  6. Silver Dagger (Roud 22620; Laws M4) (3.19)
  7. A Sailor’s Promise (3.42)
  8. False, False (Roud 8276) (4.24)
  9. The Rabbit’s Bride (5.36)
  10. Barrack Street (Roud 1902; Laws K42) (3.57)
  11. Fiddler's Green (Roud 26370) (4.16)

All tracks trad. arr. Said the Maiden except
Track 1 words trad., music Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman;
Tracks 7, 9 Said the Maiden;
Track 11 John Conolly

> Folk Music > Records > Said the Maiden: Of Maids and Mariners

Of Maids and Mariners

Said the Maiden: Of Maids and Mariners (Maiden Records STM002)

Of Maids and Mariners
Said the Maiden

Maiden Records STM002 (CD EP, UK, January 2016)

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[1-2] produced by Stu Hanna;
[3-4] produced by Steve Distill and Andy Elliott, recorded live at Redbourn Folk Club on October 1, 2015;
Photography and artwork by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Kathy Pilkinton, vocals, guitar, whistle;
Hannah Elizabeth, vocals, violin;
Jess Distill, vocals, shruti box

with
Stu Hanna, guitar, mandola [1]

Tracks

  1. The Soldier and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470)
  2. Jolene (3.58)
  3. Spring Tide Rising (7.04)
  4. Polly Can You Swim? (3.51)

Track 1 trad. arr. Said the Maiden;
Track 2 Dolly Parton;
Track 3 Paul and Liz Davenport;
Track 4 Said the Maiden

> Folk Music > Records > Said the Maiden: Here's a Health

Here's a Health

Said the Maiden: Here's a Health (Maiden Records STM003)

Here's a Health
Said the Maiden

Maiden Records STM003 (CD, UK, October 30, 2017)

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Recorded, mixed and produced by Steve Distill;
Tracks 1 and 13 were recorded in the woods at Nomandsland Common using a portable hand-held field recorder;
Mastered by Mike Hillier;
Photography by Ela Walenda;
Artwork layout by Grace Distill

Musicians

Hannah Elizabeth, vocals, violin, piano accordion, mandolin;
Jess Distill, vocals, flute, whistles, Appalachian Mountain dulcimer;
Kathy Pilkinton, vocals, guitar, mandolin, clarinet, electric bass

with
Chris Cleverley, banjo [11];
Lukas Drinkwater, double bass [3, 6];
Andrew Simmons Elliott, chorus of sailors [7]

Tracks

  1. Preamble (0.58)
  2. The Bird's Courting Song (Roud 747) (3.06)
  3. The Maid of the Mill (Roud V14817) (4.14)
  4. Sweet William's Ghost (Roud 50; Child 77) (4.45)
  5. Jennifer's Rabbit (1.45)
  6. The Bonny Earl of Moray (Roud 334; Child 181) (3.58)
  7. Polly Can You Swim? (4.08)
  8. Black Annis (2.33)
  9. In the Pines (Roud 3421) (4.53)
  10. The Bird in the Bush (Roud 290) (2.55)
  11. Take the Night (3.43)
  12. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (3.27)
  13. Epilogue (1.24)

Tracks 2, 6, 9-10 trad. arr. Said the Maiden;
Track 3 words anon, tune Hannah Elisabeth;
Track 4 words trad., tune Jess Distill;
Track 5 Tom Paxton;
Track 7 words Jess Distill, tune Kathy Pilkington;
Track 8 Jess Distill;
Track 11 Kathy Pilkington;
Track 12 words Richard Fariña, tune trad.

> Folk Music > Records > The Company of Players: Shakespeare Songs

The Company of Players: Shakespeare Songs

The Company of Players: Shakespeare Songs (Company of Players CP1)

Shakespeare Songs
The Company of Players

Company of Players CP1 (CD, UK, January 26, 2018)

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Produced by Sam Kelly;
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Kelly and Ross Rothero-Bounge at Cube Recording Studio;
Photography by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Jess Distill, vocals [1, 5], flute [6, 9], shruti box [7];
Hannah Elizabeth, vocals [1], violin [4-9];
Kathy Pilkinton, vocals [1, 5], clarinet [2, 6], spoons [5], mandolin [9];
Sam Kelly, vocals [1, 8], acoustic guitar [4, 8-10], mandolin [2-3, 5-7], percussion [1];
Kelly Oliver, vocals [1, 8], acoustic guitar [2, 4, 6-9], harmonica [5, 10];
Lukas Drinkwater, double bass [4-9], electric guitar [2-3];
Chris Cleverley, vocals [1, 4], acoustic guitar [2-4, 6-7, 10], banjo [5, 8-9];
Kim Lowings, vocals [3, 5-6], piano [4, 6, 8], dulcimer [9];
Minnie Birch, vocals [1-2], acoustic guitar [2, 4-5, 9];
Daria Kulesh, vocals [7];
The Company, vocals [2-4, 6-10]

Tracks

  1. Black Spirits (4.26)
  2. Up and Down (3.46)
  3. Gather Round (4.40)
  4. But Thinking Makes It So (4.47)
  5. Method in the Madness (3.24)
  6. Song of the Philomel (3.13)
  7. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (7.01)
  8. You Must Needs Be Strangers (4.25)
  9. It Was a Lover and His Lass (4.47)
  10. Jessica's Sonnet (3.46)

Track 1 Kathy Pilkinton, takes its title and lyrical content from Macbeth, specifically, Act I Scene I, and Act IV Scene I;
Track 2 Minnie Birch, borrows ideas and imagery from A Midsummer’s Night Dream;
Track 3 Kim Lowings, draws on ideas and imagery from The Tempest;
Track 4 Chris Cleverley, title taken from Hamlet;
Track 5 Jess Distill, Kim Lowings, based on Hamlet;
Track 6 Kim Lowings, recalls Titania's lullyby in A Midsummer’s Night Dream;
Track 7 Daria Kulesh, draws its story from Nikolai Leskov's novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District;
Track 8 takes verses from Sir Thomas More;
Track 9 Hannah Elizabeth, from As You Like It;
Track 10 Kelly Davis, Kim Lowings, Sam Kelly, represents the thoughts of Jessica, the daughter of The Merchant of Venice, just before she elopes with Lorenzo