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The Willows

The Willows: The Willows (private issue)

The Willows
The Willows

private issue (CD-R EP, UK, 2010)

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Written and recorded by The Willows;
Artwork by Emmanuel Martin

Musicians

Ben Savage, guitar, vocals, dobro;
Jade Rhiannon, vocals, shruti box;
Cliff Ward, guitar, vocals, banjo, fiddle;
Prue Ward, violin, vocals

Tracks

  1. Down River (4.35)
  2. Searching Within Chaos (4.20)
  3. Senses (3.32)
  4. Out of Our Hands (4.47)

All tracks by The Willows

> Folk Music > Records > The Willows: Beneath Our Humble Soil

Beneath Our Humble Soil

The Willows: Beneath Our Humble Soil (Elk ELK010)

Beneath Our Humble Soil
The Willows

Elk Records ELK010 (CD, UK, February 11, 2013)

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Produced by The Willows and Stu Hanna;
Recorded, mixd and mastered by The Willows;
Front cover artwork by Emmanuel Martin;
Photo by Matthew Williams;
Design and layout by The Willows and Taron Murfitt<(p>

Musicians

Jade Rhiannon, vocals, guitar;
Cliff Ward, guitar, banjo, vocals;
Ben Savage, guitar, dobro, vocals;
Stephen MacLachlan, percussion, piano, vocals;
Prue Ward, violin, vocals

with
Ivan Garford, double bass [1, 3, 7];
Andrew Donovan, double bass [2, 4, 8];
Peter Savage, melodeon [4];
Debs Spanton, double bass [5, 8-9, 11];
Ruth de Turberville, cello [8]

Tracks

  1. Out at Sea (4.26)
  2. Bella's Fury (2.51)
  3. Cap in Hand (4.43)
  4. Absent Friends (3.30)
  5. The Outlaw (3.21)
  6. Worker's War (4.05)
  7. Gone Are the Days (4.36)
  8. Moths (5.32)
  9. Numb (4.25)
  10. This Book of Ours (2.33)
  11. John Harvey (4.54)

All tracks written by The Willows except
Tracks 2, 4, 7 The Willows, Stu Hanna

> Folk Music > Records > The Willows: Bella

Bella

The Willows: Bella (Elk ELK011)

Bella
The Willows

Elk Records ELK011 (CD EP, UK, September 23, 2013)

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Produced by Stu Hanna and The Willows;
Artwork by The Willows

Musicians

Jade Rhiannon, vocals, guitar;
Cliff Ward, guitar, banjo, vocals;
Ben Savage, guitar, dobro, vocals;
Stephen MacLachlan, percussion, piano, vocals;
Prue Ward, violin, vocals

with
Andrew Donovan, double bass [1];
Ivan Garford, double bass [2];
Debs Spanton, double bass [3]

Tracks

  1. Bella's Fury (2.56)
    from Beneath Our Humble Soil
  2. Sailing Ship (3.26)
    recording out-take from Beneath Our Humble Soil
  3. Maid of Culmore (Roud 2493; Henry H687) (3.56)
    later included on Amidst Fiery Skies

Track 1 The Willows, Stu Hanna;
Track 2 The Willows;
Track 3 trad.

> Folk Music > Records > The Willows: Amidst Fiery Skies

Amidst Fiery Skies

The Willows: Amidst Fiery Skies (Elk ELK013)

Amidst Fiery Skies
The Willows

Elk Records ELK013 (CD, UK, October 6, 2014)

The Willows: Amidst Fiery Skies (Elk ELK013, booklet cover)
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Produced by Sean Lakeman and The Willows;
Mixed by Patrick Phillips;
Mastered by Pete Maher;
Photography and artwork by Elly Lucas

Musicians

Ben Savage, guitar, vocals, dobro;
Jade Rhiannon, vocals, shruti box;
Cliff Ward, guitar, vocals, banjo, fiddle;
Prue Ward, violin, vocals;
Evan Carson, drums, bodhrán, percussion

with
Ben Nicholls, double bass;
Debs Spanton, double bass [5];
Pete Ord, foot stomp [8]

Tracks

  1. Red Sands (5.04)
  2. Roseville Fair (3.36)
  3. Johnny Robson (3.27)
  4. Our Road (5.25)
  5. Maid of Culmore (Roud 2493; Henry H687) (3.44)
  6. Shores (4.00)
  7. Goodnight Loving Trail (5.00)
  8. Daughter (3.00)
  9. The Visitor (5.07)
  10. Outward Bound (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543) (5.21)
  11. Wave (4.26)

All tracks written by The Willows except
Track 2 Bill Staines;
Track 5 trad.;
Track 7 Utah Phillips;
Track 10 words trad.

> Folk Music > Records > A Winter Union

A Winter Union

A Winter Union (private issue)

A Winter Union
A Winter Union

private issue (CD, UK, December 2016)

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Produced by Stu Hanna, Ben Savage and The Winter Union

Musicians

Stu Hanna, vocals, guitar, mandola, fiddle;
Jade Rhiannon, vocals;
Ben Savage, vocals, dobro, guitar;
Debbie Hanna, vocals;
Cliff Ward, vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo;
Hannah Sanders, vocals, guitar

Tracks

  1. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (3.13)
  2. First Light of Day (4.17)
  3. Good King Wenceslas (Roud 24754) (3.55)
  4. Mary Had a Baby (Roud 11619) (4.33)
  5. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (3.35)
  6. Our Wassail (Roud 209) (4.04)
  7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Roud 26859) (3.52)
  8. Elizabeth Woodcock (3.42)
  9. Ring Boys Ring / Old Joe Clark (3.46)
  10. We Three Kings (Roud 24751) (3.25)

All track trad. arr. A Winter Union except
Track 1 George Ratcliffe Woodward, Thoinot Arbean arr. A Winter Union;
Track 2 Cliff Ward arr. A Winter Union;
Track 8 Jade Ward arr. A Winter Union;
Track 9 Stu Hanna arr. A Winter Union

> Folk Music > Records > The Willows: Through the Wild

Through the Wild

The Willows: Through the Wild (Elk)

Through the Wild
The Willows

Elk Records (CD, UK, November 30, 2018)

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Produced by Mark Tucker and Ben Savage;
Recorded by Mark Tucker at Arc Studios, Oxford;

Musicians

Jade Rhiannon, vocals, shruti box;
Cliff Ward, banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals;
Ben Savage, guitar, dobro, vocals;
Katriona Gilmore, violin, mandolin, vocals;
Evan Carson, bodhrán, percussion;
John Parker, double bass

Tracks

  1. Coda
  2. Better Days
  3. True Lovers' Ferry (Roud 1186)
  4. Perfect Crime / Ernest Durham
  5. Honest Man
  6. Pearl Heart
  7. Out of Our Hands
  8. False Light
  9. Gog Magog
  10. Dear Lily

Probably all tracks written by The Willows except
Track 3 Charles Dibdin / trad.;

Video

The Willows' single False Light: