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Folk Your Way to Fitness

Malcolm Rowe, Ashley Hutchings: Folk Your Way to Fitness (HTD CD 75)

Folk Your Way to Fitness
with Malcolm Rowe
to the music of Ashley Hutchings

HTD Records HTD CD 75 (CD, UK, 1997)

Mixed and compiled at Astra Studios, Ashford, Kent, June 1997;
by Dave Woolgar, Malcolm Rowe, Ashley Hutchings and Malcolm Holmes;
Engineered by Dave Woolgar and Rob Williams;
Produced by Ken Nicol;
From an original idea by Malcolm Holmes


The first half has six tracks with a full narrative of the workout by Malcolm Rowe, a fully qualified fitness and gym instructor, to music from Ashley Hutchings’ records. The second half contains the same music but without the workout instructions.

Tunes with Workout Instructions

  1. Warm Up
  2. Warm Up Medley
  3. Fast and Furious
  4. Stretching
  5. Abdominals
  6. Legs


  1. Fiddle on the Washboard
  2. Spike and the Fieldmouse / Jake’s Jig / Nellie’s Hornpipe / Twist Drive / Fisherman’s Priest
  3. Greenhouse Jig
  4. Wings
  5. Head-Smashed-In Reel
  6. The Gaspé Reel / Sam’s Slammer / Imogen’s Ridge

Track 1, 7 Ashley Reed;
Track 2a/c, 8a/c Alison Diamond;
Track 2b, 8b Gareth Turner;
Track 2d/e, 3, 8d/e, 9 Ken Nicol;
Tracks 4, 10 Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol;
Tracks 5, 11 Ashley Reed, Simon Nicol, Chris While;
Tracks 6, 12 Chris Leslie

Tracks 1, 5, 7, 11 taken from Acousticity;
Tracks 2, 3, 8, 9 taken from A Batter Pudding for John Keats;
Tracks 4, 10 taken from The Guv’nor Vol 4;
Tracks 6, 12 taken from Demi Paradise