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Farewell Musket, Pipe & Drum

Strawhead: Farewell Musket, Pipe & Drum (Traditional Sound TSR 026)

Farewell Musket, Pipe & Drum
Strawhead

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 026 (LP, UK, 1977)

Strawhead: Farewell Musket, Pipe & Drum (Traditional Sound TSR 026)
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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Liner notes by Chris Pollington and Gregg Butler;
Sleeve design by Brian Horsfall and Frank Hicklin

Musicians

Gregg Butler, vocals [1-2, 4-11], cornett [1, 3, 6, 8-9, 11], recorder [3, 5-6], treble recorder [8-9], bass drum [7];
Malcolm Gibbons, vocals [1, 3, 5-6, 8-9], 12 string guitar [2-9, 11], bass drum [1, 10];
Chris Pollington, vocals [1, 6, 8-11], 6 string guitar [5], organ [1-2, 4-11], synthesiser [4], descant recorder [8-9]

with
Peter Ashworth, violin [4, 6-9]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Malts Come Down (Roud V18816) (3.22)
  2. Flodden Field (Roud 2862) (3.35)
  3. Watkin's Ale (Roud V18820) (4.44)
  4. Cawsand Bay (Roud 22827) (3.35)
  5. Admiral Benbow (Roud 3141) (4.10)
  6. When the King Enjoys His Own Again (Roud V19168) (5.30)
  1. The Witches' Song (5.00)
  2. The Bonny Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155) (5.15)
  3. Grand Conversation on Napoleon (Roud 1189) (9.05)
  4. Corpus Christi (Over Yonder's a Park) (Roud 1523) (4.05)
  5. Madcaps of England (Roud V19867) (3.30)

Track 1 anon. / Strawhead;
Tracks 2, 4 trad. / Gregg Butler;
Tracks 3, 6 anon.;
Tracks 5, 8-9 trad.;
Track 7 Ben Jonson / Gregg Butler;
Track 10 trad. / Gadfan Edwards;
Track 11 trad. / Peter Ashworth;

> Folk Music > Records > Strawhead: Fortunes of War

Fortunes of War

Strawhead: Fortunes of War (Traditional Sound TSR 032)

Fortunes of War
Strawhead

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 032 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Front cover: John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, from a portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)

Musicians

Gregg Butler, vocals, cornett, descant/treble/tenor recorders, snare drum;
Malcolm Gibbons, vocals, 12 string guitar, bass drum;
Chris Pollington, melody synthesiser, harmonic synthesiser, 6 string guitar, vocals

with
Peter Ashworth, violin;
Stuart Grills, trumpet in D;
Edward Hoyle, trombone;
Patsy Fraser, percussion [1]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Glory of the North / Interludium (1.15)
  2. The Rochester Recruiting Sergeant (6.11)
  3. King William's March (1.16)
  4. Marlborough's Health (Roud V13656) (1.44)
  5. The Battle of Oudenarde (Roud V19254) / Adagio from Trumpet Concerto in D (Di Melante) TWV51:D7 (3.08)
  6. Over the Hills and Far Away (Roud 3098) (8.13)
  1. The Careless Gallant (Roud V9308) (4.19)
  2. Stout Seamen Bold (RoudBS B160132) (4.59)
  3. The Winning of Cales (Roud V22429) / Interlude: The Snowy Breasted Pearl (5.27)
  4. Napoleon on St. Helena (Roud 349) (5.00)
  5. Charm (2.41)
  6. Courante CXVII (1.17)

Tracks 1a, 9b, 10 trad.;
Tracks 1b, 3 Jeremiah Clarke (1673-1707);
Track 2 words trad. / Pete Coe, tune trad.;
Tracks 4, 6 anon.;
Track 5a words anon., tune trad.;
Track 5b Georg Philipp Telemann;
Track 7 words anon. / John Playford, tune Gregg Butler;
Track 8 words anon., tune Chris Pollington;
Track 9a words Thomas Deloney, tune Gregg Butler;
Track 11 words Ben Jonson, tune Gregg Butler;
Track 12 Michael Praetorius

> Folk Music > Records > Strawhead: Songs from the Book of England

Songs from the Book of England

Strawhead: Songs from the Book of England (Traditional Sound TSR 035/036)

Songs from the Book of England
Strawhead with The Northern Brass Consort

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 035/036 (2 LP, UK, 1980)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Brass arrangements by Chris Pollington;
Front cover design by Marilyn Campbell

Musicians

Gregg Butler, vocals, cittern, cornett, lysarden, French horn, sopranino, descant, treble and tenor recorders;
Malcolm Gibbons, vocals, 12 string guitar, percussion;
Chris Pollington, Polyphonic synthesiser, Fender Rhodes piano, Korg synthesiser, electric piano, flanger and phaser effects, 6-string guitar, vocals

with
Peter Ashworth, violin;
The Northern Brass Consort:
    Stuart Grills, B and D trumpets;
    Michael Lormor, B and D trumpets, flugelhorn;
    Lawrence Yates, French horn;
    Edward Hoyle, trombone;
    Ian Duckworth, tuba

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Drink Old England Dry (Roud 882) (3.20)
  2. Who Liveth So Merry (Roud V18817) (3.35)
  3. Battle of Waterloo (Roud 1132; Henry H608) (4.44)
  4. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (3.35)
  5. Clever Tom Clinch (4.10)
  1. Cap La Hogue (Roud 18039) (5.00)
  2. Lord Nelson (Roud 3549) (5.15)
  3. Concerto di Cornetto (9.05)
  4. The Jingo Song (4.05)
  5. Monmouth (Roud V20542) (3.30)
Side 3Side 4
  1. Marching Along
  2. The Cavalilly Men
  3. Vive le Roy
  4. The Battle of Preston
  5. Flodden Field (Roud 2862) / Flowers of the Forest (Roud 3812)
  1. The Culloden Exhortation
  2. The Poore Man Payes for All (RoudBS B133312)
  3. Witch of Wookey
  4. Mad Maudlin (Roud V16366)
  5. Young British Soldier
  6. July 1916

Track 1 anon. / Welsh trad. adapted Chris Pollington;
Track 2 trad.;
Track 3 trad. / Gregg Butler;
Track 4 Thomas Robins / trad.;
Track 5 Jonathan Swift / Gregg Butler;
Track 6 anon. / Akeroyd;
Track 7 anon., M. Gibbons / Chris Pollington;
Track 8 Chris Pollington;
Track 9 G. H. Farrell;
Track 10 anon. / trad.;
Track 11 Robert Browning / Holborne adapted Chris Pollington;
Track 12 Gregg Butler / anon.;
Track 13 anon., Gregg Butler / anon.;
Track 14 Gregg Butler;
Track 15 trad. / Gregg Butler, trad.;
Tracks 16-17 anon. / Gregg Butler;
Track 18 Gregg Butler (after Harrington) / Chris Pollington;
Track 19 anon.;
Track 20 Rudyard Kipling / trad.;
Track 21 Chris Pollington / trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Strawhead: Through Smoke & Fire

Through Smoke & Fire

Strawhead: Through Smoke & Fire (Traditional Sound TSR 040)

Through Smoke & Fire
Strawhead

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 040 (LP, UK, 1982)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall;
Brass and string arrangements by Chris Pollington

Musicians

Strawhead:

Gregg Butler, cornett, mute cornett, citern, French horn, vocals, drum;
Malcolm Gibbons, 12 string guitar, vocals, Portuguese guitar, drum;
Chris Pollington, synthesisers (Crumar Multiman-5-Orchestrator, Korg M500, Casio 201), acoustic piano, harmony vocals, Chinese blocks, drums

with
The Northern Brass Consort:
    Stuart Grills, Michael Lormor, trumpets;
    Lawrence Yates, French horn;
    Edward Hoyle, trombone;
    Richard Hoyle, tuba;
The Speranza String Quartet:
    Stephen Barnes, Michael Tomason, violins;
    Alison Ballard viola;
    Andrew Bennet, cello;
Albie Hilton, flute, piccolo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. At Ye Hoppe: Three Renaissance dance tunes (2.05)
  2. This Little Barleycorn (Roud 18741) (3.00)
  3. General Wolfe (Roud 961, 624; Laws A1) (5.00)
  4. Noble Arghyll (4.10)
  5. The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (Roud 13873) (6.20)
  1. Where Golden Grass Doth Grow (6.50)
  2. The Deadly Wars: I'm Adoun for Lack o' Johnnie (Roud 6773) / A Poor But Honest Soldier (Roud V1526) (6.40)
  3. The Duke of Monmouth's Lament (3.55)
  4. The Sussex Toast (5.00)

Track 1a Schiarazula Marazula, anon.;
Track 1b Volta, anon.;
Track 1c Volta, Michael Praetorius (1571-1621);
Track 2 words anon.;
Track 3 trad.;
Track 5 Charles Wolfe;
Track 6 Martin Parker;
Track 7a slow air from the third movement of Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy;
Track 7b Robert Burns;
Track 8 Robert L'Estrane;
Track 9 tune Eric Winter

> Folk Music > Records > Strawhead & The Northern Brass Consort: Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Strawhead & The Northern Brass Consort: Gentlemen of Fortune (Traditional Sound TSR 045)

Gentlemen of Fortune
Tales of the Elizabethan Adventurers
Strawhead & The Northern Brass Consort

Traditional Sound Recordings TSR 045 (LP, UK, 1984)

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Recorded and produced by Brian Horsfall

Musicians

Strawhead:
Gregg Butler, vocals, banjo-cittern, cornett, mute cornett, melophone, descant recorder;
Malcolm Gibbons, vocals, 12 string guitar, tabor;
Chris Pollington, vocals, keyboards: Crumar Multiman-orchestrator 52, Casio 100P, Casio MT65, Korg M500, Kawai acoustic piano

The Northern Brass Consort:
Stuart Grills, Michael Lormor, B and D trumpets;
Lawrence Yates, French horn;
Edward Hoyle, trombone;
David Roberts, tuba

Tracks

Side 1: 1492-1590Side 2: 1591-1618
  1. Eldorado
  2. The Mariner's Song (RoudBS B160132)
  3. A Toye
  4. Colonising Virginia - 1587
  5. Spagnoletta / 1588 - The Spanish Armada (Roud V18747)
  6. Adieu to Old England
  1. Grenville and the Revenge
  2. A Dreame
  3. The Madre De Dios
  4. Almand for James I
  5. Fortune My Foe
  6. Raleigh's Last Goodnight
  7. Where Golden Grass Doth Grow
  8. Spanish Ladies (Roud 687)

Tracks 1, 5a Chris Pollington;
Track 2 words from the Comedy of Common Conditions, about 1570; tune An Almande by Robert Johnson, 1683-1633;
Tracks 3, 8 Giles Farnaby (active 1560-1600);
Track 4 Gregg Butler;
Track 5b words and tune anon. ca. 1600, additional tune Strawhead 1983;
Tracks 6-7, 9, 13 words Gregg Butler, tune Chris Pollington;
Track 10 anon. 1603;
Track 11 anon. 16th century;
Track 12 words first two lines Sir Raleigh Raleigh, rest Gregg Butler, music Gregg Butler;
Track 14 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > Strawhead: Law Lies Bleeding

Law Lies Bleeding

Strawhead: Law Lies Bleeding (Dragon DRGN 872)

Law Lies Bleeding
Songs of the English Civil War
Strawhead

Dragon Records DRGN 872 (LP, UK, 1987)

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Recorded and produced by Chris Pollington at Dragontail Studios;
Photography by Paul Duxbury;
Sleeve and insert design and artwork by Gregg Butler;
Front cover concept by Chris Pollington

Musicians

Strawhead:
Gregg Butler, lead vocals, vocals, cornetts, melophone, cittern, recorder;
Malcolm Gibbons, lead vocals, vocals, 12 string guitar, drum;
Chris Pollington, vocals, all keyboards

with
Alison Younger, dulcimer [4, 7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Impossibilities
  2. The Power of the Sword (RoudBS B110811)
  3. A Mad World My Masters
  4. A Marching Song of The New Model Army
  5. Ask Me No More / Jamaica
  6. Sceptres and Crowns
  1. A Catch
  2. The Contented
  3. Old England Turned New (RoudBS B109268)
  4. I Live Not Where I Love (Roud 593)
  5. When Cannons Are Roaring
  6. The Royal Head Is Severed

Track 1 words condensed and rewritten by Gregg Butler from a 1647 original by Edward Ford, Roxburghe Ballads (1869-1896), tune Chris Pollington;
Track 2 words rearranged by Gregg Butler from an anonymous original, Merry Drollery Complete (1691), tune Love Lies Bleeding, from Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859);
Track 3 words rearranged and rewritten by Gregg Butler from an anonymous original reprinted in Political Ballads of the 17th and 18th Century (1860), tune Chris Pollington;
Track 4 adapted and collated by Gregg Butler from Lesley's March to Scotland and Lesley's March to Longmarston Moor, The Jacobite Relics of Scotland (1819);
Track 5 words anon, Merry Drollery Complete (1691), tunes Monks March and Jamaica, trad., English Dancing Master (1670);
Track 6 words James Shirley, Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armour of Achilles (1659), tune Chris Pollington and Hole in the Wall, trad., English Dancing Master (1670);
Track 7 words anon, Merry Drollery Complete (1691), tunes Chris Pollington afer All in a Garden Green, trad., English Dancing Master (1670), Three Merry Boys from Kent, Soldiers Three, both from Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859);
Track 8 words rearranged and slightly rewritten by Gregg Butler from an anonymous original, Merry Drollery Complete (1691), tune Gregg Butler;
Track 9 words condensed and slightly rewritten by Gregg Butler from an anonymous original, Merry Drollery Complete (1691), tune Chris Pollington after Rout of the Blues, trad.;
Track 10 words Gregg Butler after an original in The Roxburghe Ballads, tune trad., from Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859);
Track 11 John Forbes, Cantus, Songs and Fancies (1662);
Track 12 anon, Popular Music of the Olden Times (1859), tune Chris Pollington