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Hannah James & Sam Sweeney: Catches & Glees

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney: Catches & Glees (RootBeat RBRCD07)

Catches & Glees
Hannah James & Sam Sweeney

RootBeat Records RBRCD07 (CD, UK, August 2009)

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Produced by Andy Bell, Sam Sweeney and Hannah James;
Engineered and mixed by Andy Bell at Leeders Farm Studios;
Recorded and mixed by Andy Bell and coldasfrog.com;
Mastered by Nick Cooke;
Artwork by Andy Tudor

Musicians

Sam Sweeney, fiddle, viola, octave violin, English bagpipes, nyckelharpa;
Hannah James, vocals, piano accordion, clogs

Tracks

  1. Gaol Song (Roud 1077) (4.11)
  2. Ploughboy's Dream (Roud 1545) (5.05)
  3. You Are the One (3.54)
  4. Dick's Maggot / Dog Leap Stairs hornpipes (3.44)
  5. Died for Love (Roud 60; Laws P25; G/D 6:1170) (1.23)
  6. Flaxley Green Dance / The Old Wife of Coverdale English Country Dance tunes (3.23)
  7. Wee Weaver (Roud 3378) (3.08)
  8. Catches and Glees / Comical Thought jigs (3.33)
  9. Three Ravens (Roud 5; Child 26) (4.44)
  10. Polska (3.53)
  11. The Young and Single Sailor (Roud 264; Laws N42; G/D 5:1038, 6:1201) (4.20)

All tracks trad. arr. Hannah James and Sam Sweeney except
Track 3 Andy Letcher;
Track 4b Alistair Anderson;
Track 8 William Winter;
Track 10 Viktor Gabrielsson

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Hannah James & Sam Sweeney: State and Ancientry

Hannah James & Sam Sweeney: State and Ancientry (RootBeat RBRCD13)

State and Ancientry
Hannah James & Sam Sweeney

RootBeat Records RBRCD13 (CD, UK, April 2, 2012)

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Engineered and produced by Andy Bell;
Mastered by Andy Seward;
Artwork and photography by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Hannah James, vocals, piano accordion, clogs, foot percussion;
Sam Sweeney, fiddle, viola, nyckelharpa, Hardanger fiddle, English bagpipes

Tracks

  1. Hole in the Wall 3/2 hornpipe (3.30)
  2. Parson Upon Dorothy / Dolly (Roud 2611) (4.17)
  3. William Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (3.15)
  4. How Do You Do? / Gallons of Cognac (5.27)
  5. On Yonder Hill There Sits a Hare (Roud 5173) (4.27)
  6. The Battered Hake Polka / Jack's Maggot (4.08)
  7. There Was a Lady Lived in the West (Roud 64; Child 100; G/D 5:999; Henry H221) (4.29)
  8. The Farmer's Cursed Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (4.00)
  9. Wallaby / Harry's Flowers (4.54)
  10. The Bonny Miller / Strike a Bell (4.56)
  11. The Golden Glove (Roud 141; Laws N20; G/D 1:166; Henry H524) (6.24)

All tracks trad. except
Track 1 Henry Purcell;
Track 3 words trad., music Hannah James;
Track 4b Sam Sweeney;
Track 6a Colin Cotter;
Track 9 Hannah James

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Sweeney: Made in the Great War

Sam Sweeney: Made in the Great War

Sam Sweeney: Made in the Great War (RootBeat RBRCD21)

Made in the Great War
Sam Sweeney

RootBeat Records RBRCD21 (CD, UK, September 1, 2014)

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100 years after the start of the First World War, acclaimed fiddle player Sam Sweeney and award-winning storyteller Hugh Lupton bring the story of a violin left unfinished as its creator left for the battlefields of Flanders and how, almost a century later, it came to be in the hands of one of the finest English fiddle players of his generation. For nine decades, the parts of the unfinished violin lay untouched in an envelope before being bought and finally completed by Oxford luthier Roger Claridge. The violin caught the eye of fiddle player Sam Sweeney and led him on a trail from the music halls of pre-war Leeds to the battlefields of Belgium. Inspired by this, Sam engaged writer and storyteller Hugh Lupton to produce a tale that both celebrated and honoured the memory of Richard Howard, the man who started to make the fiddle in 1915. Together with multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Harbron and his Bellowhead bandmate Paul Sartin, Sam has produced a musical journey to accompany Lupton's story, which takes the listener from a house in Leeds, through the Music Hall, to the Battle of Messines and back to Leeds; a potent, profoundly moving and finely-crafted tale. Richard Howard's violin, Sam Sweeney's fiddle, rises to tell its story.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Andy Bell;
Mastered by Dean Honer;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Artwork by The 16k Design Works;
Cover layout by Tom Sweeney

Musicians

Hugh Lupton, writer and storyteller;
Sam Sweeney, fiddle, viola, cello, vocals, percussion;
Rob Harbron, English concertina, fiddle, vocals, harmonium;
Paul Sartin, oboe, cor anglais, vocals, fiddle

Tracks

  1. Prologue (1.36)
  2. Remembering (3.58)
  3. Unriddling (0.47)
  4. The Wellesley I (1.35)
  5. July 7th 1916 (4.27)
  6. The Palace of Varieties (6.51)
  7. Conscription (2.53)
  8. The Wellesley II (1.53)
  9. June 7th 1917—Zero Day (4.17)
  10. The Battle of Messines (8.22)
  11. The Ballad of Richard Howard (6.33)
  12. July 24th 1917—Leeds (2.40)
  13. Epilogue (2.15)
  14. Rose Howard (4.43)

All music composed and arranged by Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron except
Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty by Arthur J. Mills, Fred Godfrey and Bennett Scott;
What Did You Do in the Great War, Daddy? by Tom Clare;
Unknown Norwegian Halling and The Wellesley trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Sam Sweeney: The Unfinished Violin

Sam Sweeney: The Unfinished Violin

Sam Sweeney: The Unfinished Violin (Island 00602567692546)

The Unfinished Violin
Sam Sweeney

Island Records 00602567692546 (CD, UK, November 2, 2018)

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Produced by Andy Bell and Sam Sweeney;
Recorded and mixed by Andy Bell at Simpson Street Studios (Thropton), The Foundry (Sheffield) and Woodworm Studios (Barford St Michael);
Mastered by Dean Honer;
Photography by Elly Lucas;
Design by Stylorouge

Musicians

Sam Sweeney, violin, viola, cello, nyckelharpa;
Rob Harbron, English concertina, harmonium;
Becky Price, piano;
Ben Nicholls, double bass;
Jack Rutter, acoustic guitar;
Sam Fisher, flugelhorn, cornet;
Morven Bryce, violin;
Helen Bell, viola;
Lucy Revos, cello

Tracks

  1. Highland Soldier (4.12)
  2. A Lament (2.51)
  3. St Patrick's Day - Young May Moon (5.26)
  4. Sad Am I (3.53)
  5. The Shell That Shook the Billet (2.10)
  6. The Girl I Left Behind Me (3.42)
  7. Begone Dull Care (4.59)
  8. The Battle of the Somme (5.16)
  9. Interlude (0.48)
  10. Valiant Soldier (2.14)
  11. The Rising of the Lark (1.57)
  12. The Wellesley (2.56)
  13. Rose Howard (4.32)
  14. The Old Brags (3.03)
  15. The King of Prussia's March (3.33)
  16. Eventide (4.27)

Tracks 1-2, 7, 9-10 trad. arr. Sam Sweeney;
Track 3 Iain MacPherson arr. Sam Sweeney;
Track 4 John Mouat arr. Sam Sweeney;
Tracks 5, 13-14 trad. arr. Sam Sweeney, Jack Rutter;
Track 8 William Lawrie arr. Sam Sweeney;
Track 11 trad. arr. Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron;
Track 12 Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney;
Track 15 trad. / William Monk arr. Sam Sweeney;
Track 16 George Fleetwood arr. Sam Sweeney, Becky Price

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Groups and Projects featuring Sam Sweeney

Besides being with Kerfuffle, Bellowhead, and Leveret, Sam Sweeney played on these records:

The Full English Band, The Full English, CD, Topic TSCD823, 2013

Eliza Carthy and Jim Moray, The Wayward Tour Live, DVD+CD, Gonzo SR033DVD, 2015

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, You Know Me, single, Convent, 2015

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Fade & Fall (Love Not), promo / DL single, Topic STOP9592P, 2016

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Big Machine, CD / 2 CD, TSCD592 / TXCD592, February 3, 2017

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Other records with Sam Sweeney

FolkESTRA North, FolkESTRA North!, CD, Fellside FECD178, 2003

Charlie Barker, Sleeping at the Station, CD, RootBeat RBRCD04, 2005

Rachael McShane, No Man's Fool, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR27, 2009

Rosie Doonan, Pot of Gold, CD, Silvertop SRCD03, 2010

Fay Hield, Looking Glass, CD, Topic TSCD573, 2010

Fay Hield, Orfeo, CD, Topic TSCD586, 2012

Maz O'Connor, Upon a Stranger Shore, CD, Demon Barber Sound DBS005, 2012

Neil McSweeney, Cargo, CD, Harbour Song HSR004CD, 2013

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK10, 2010

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK14, 2013

Ollie King, Gambit, CD, RootBeat RBRCD22, 2014

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK15, 2014

Emily Portman, Coracle, CD, Furrow FURR008, 2015

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK16, 2015

Fay Hield, Old Adam, CD, Soundpost SOPO5003, 2016

Stick in the Wheel present: From Here: English Folk Field Recordings, CD, From Here SITW005, 2017

Neil McSweeney, A Coat Worth Wearing, LP/CD, Hudson HUD002LP/CD, March 10, 2017

Various Artists, Topic Records: The Real Sound of Folk Music, 2 CD, Topic TICD001, 2017