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The Hooky Mat Project

The Hooky Mat Project (Hooky Mat HMR025)

The Hooky Mat Project
North East Singers sing a North East Songwriter: Ed Pickford
Various Artists

Hooky Mat Records HMR025 (2 CD, UK, 20 July 2018)

Produced by Hooky Mat Records and Ed Pickford;
Recorded and mastered by Anthony Robb at Hooky Mat Records;
Design by Christine Jeans

Musicians

The Wilson Family (Tom, Chris, Steve, Ken, Mike): vocals [1];
George Shovlin & George Lamb: vocals [2, 12];
Pete Wood: vocals [3];
Di Henderson: vocals [4];
Jim Sharp: vocals and guitar [5];
Marie Little: vocals [5];
David Normanton & Ray Shenton: vocals [7];
Ed Pickford: vocals [8, 13];
Tony Wilson: vocals [9, 11, 18];
Pegleg Ferret (Geoff Anderson, Benny Graham & Keith Pollard): vocals [10];
Barry Etherington: vocals [14];
Johnny Handle: vocals [15];
George Welch & Christine Jeans: vocals [16];
Lucy Falkenau: vocals [17];
Bert Draycott: vocals [19];
Stewart Hardy: fiddle [2, 12-13, 16];
Christine Jeans: banjo [16];
Ray Shenton: harmonica [7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Wilson Family: I Am Coal (4.15)
  2. George Shovlin & George Lamb: Ah Cud Hew (2.58)
  3. Pete Wood: Fields of Orgreave (3.17)
  4. Di Henderson: I Am a Union Banner (3.36)
  5. Jim Sharp: Thomas Spence (4.16)
  6. Marie Little: Seaham Harbour Bay (4.55)
  7. David Normanton & Ray Shenton: 11-0-1 (3.55)
  8. Ed Pickford: Wad Thou Gan? (5.11)
  9. Tony Wilson: Pound a Week Rise (3.35)
  10. Pegleg Ferret: Strange Lover Is a Coalmine (2.44)
  1. Tony Wilson: If They Come for You (3.31)
  2. George Shovlin & George Lamb: In My Working Days (4.57)
  3. Ed Pickford: The Workers Song (2.41)
  4. Barry Etherington: Who Killed Charlie Halliday? (3.21)
  5. Johnny Handle: Last of the Pitman Painters (6.17)
  6. George Welch & Christine Jeans: Farewell Johnny Miner (3.06)
  7. Lucy Falkenau: The Rules of Film Noir (5.05)
  8. Tony Wilson: The Chillingham Bull (6.03)
  9. Bert Draycott: Uncle Albert's Heroic Farewell to the World (5.52)

All tracks written by Ed Pickford except
Track 17 Lucy Falkenau