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Songs of the Travelling People

Songs of the Travelling People (Saydisc CD-SDL 407)

Songs of the Travelling People
Music of the Tinkers, Gipsies and Other Travelling People of England, Scotland and Ireland
Various Artists

Saydisc Records CD-SDL 407 (CD, UK, 1994)

Recorded by Peter Kennedy in 1951-1958 and in 1968;
Produced by Gef Lucena;
Front cover photograph: The Brotherton Collection, Leeds University Library;
Back cover photographs: Peter Kennedy

Musicians

Margaret Barry, vocals, banjo [3, 11, 17];
Angela Brazil, vocals [20];
Paddy Doran, vocals [16];
Caroline Hughes, vocals [21a-c];
Charlie Lindsay, accordion [21d];
Jimmy McBeath, vocals [5a, 24a];
Duncan McPhee, vocals [10];
Willie Kelby, harmonica [5b, 9, 24b];
Frank O'Connor, harmonica, diddling, step-dancing [14];
Janet Penfold, vocals [1];
Jeannie Robertson, vocals [6, 12, 18, 25];
Phoebe Smith, vocals [8, 13, 15];
Belle Stewart, vocals [4, 19];
Davie Stewart, vocals, accordion [2, 7, 21, 26b];
Donald and Albert Stewart, accordion and fiddle [26a];
Kathie Stewart, vocals [23]

Tracks

  1. [JP] Won't You Buy My Sweet Lavender? (Roud 854) (1.39)
  2. [DS] Come A' Ye Tramps an' Hawkers (Roud 1874; G/D 3:487) (3.27)
  3. [MB] The Blarney Stone (Roud 4800) (2.42)
  4. [BS] The Berryfields of Blair (Roud 2154) (2.55)
  5. [JM] The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) /
    [WK] The Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre (Roud 2137; G/D 7:1303) (2.40)
  6. [JT] The Choring Song (Roud 2157) (1.17)
  7. [DS] The Beggar Wench (Roud 2153; G/D 2:303) (3.40)
  8. [PS] A Blacksmith Courted Me (Roud 816) (4.22)
  9. [WK] Barnyards o' Delgaty (Roud 2136; G/D 3:347) / Gin I Were Where the Gadie Rins (1.39)
  10. [DM] On the Bonny Banks o' the Roses (Roud 603; G/D 7:1444) (3.08)
  11. [MB] The Bard of Armagh (Roud 2654) (4.03)
  12. [JR] Dandling Song / Bonnie Lassie-O (Roud 4845; G/D 7:1486) / Cuckoo's Nest (Roud 1506) (2.38)
  13. [PS] I Am a Romany (Roud 4844) (1.54)
  14. [FO] Devonshire Time and 2 Gipsy hornpipes (2.31)
  15. [PS] Higher Germanie (Roud 904; G/D 1:96) (2.04)
  16. [PD] The Little Beggarman (Roud 360; G/D 7:1397) (1.24)
  17. [MB] Kathleen (Roud 4846) (4.08)
  18. [JR] The Lady o' the Dainty Doon-By (Roud 864; G/D 7:1488) (2.55)
  19. [BS] The Tenpenny Bit / She Moves Through the Fair (Our Wedding Day) (Roud 861; Henry H141) (2.29)
  20. [AB] The Poor Smuggler's Boy (Roud 618) (2.22)
  21. [DS] Aul' Jockey Bruce o' the Fornet (Roud 3937; G/D 3:372) (3.29)
  22. [CH] Tuning Up mouth music / Paddies Lay Down / Mandi Went to Poove the Grys (Roud 852) /
    [CL] The Leaving of Glen Urquhart (3.49)
  23. [KS] Twa Heids Are Better Than Yin (Roud 4848) (2.05)
  24. [JM] The Moss o Burreldale (Roud 1876) /
    [WK] The Gay Gordons march (2.40)
  25. [JR] The Overgate (Roud 866) (1.38)
  26. [D&AS] MacPherson's Rant / [DS] MacPherson's Lament (Roud 2160; G/D 3:697) (6.46)

Tracks 5a, 24a recorded in Edinburgh, 1951;
Track 16 recorded in Dan O'Neil's Loanen, Belfast, 1952;
Tracks 3, 11, 17 recorded in Dundalk, 1952;
Tracks 6, 12, 18, 25 recorded in Aberdeen, 1953;
Tracks 13, 15 recorded in Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1954;
Tracks 4, 5b, 9-10, 19-20, 23, 24b, 26a recorded in Berryfields, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, 1955;
Track 22d recorded in Pitlochry, Perthshire, 1955;
Tracks 2, 7, 21, 26b recorded in Dundee, 1956;
Track 14 recorded in Friday Bridge, Qisbech, Cambridgeshire, 1956;
Track 1 recorded in Battersea, London, 1958;
Track 8 recorded in Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1958;
Track 22a-c recorded in Blandford, Dorset, 1968