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An Echo of Hooves

June Tabor: An Echo of Hooves (Topic TSCD543)

An Echo of Hooves
June Tabor

Topic Records TSCD543 (CD, UK, 2003)

This is an album of mostly Border ballads, similar to those on Fyre and Sworde, plus a few other ballads.

Recorded April and May 2003 by Charlie Beresford at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster, Herefordshire;
Mixed by Charlie Beresford and Mark Emerson;
Mastered by Ben Turner, Finesplice;
Photography and design by John Haxby

Musicians

June Tabor, vocals;
Huw Warren, piano, cello, piano accordion;
Mark Emerson, violin, viola, piano [10];
Tim Harries, double bass;
Martin Simpson, guitar [2, 9];
Kathryn Tickell, Northumbrian pipes [3, 5];

Tracks

  1. Bonnie James Campbell (Roud 338; Child 210) (3.38)
  2. The Duke of Athole's Nurse (Roud 3393; Child 212; G/D 1:160) (4.18)
  3. The Battle of Otterburn (Roud 3293; Child 161) (5.49)
  4. Lord Maxwell's Last Goodnight (Roud 4015; Child 195) (4.16)
  5. Hughie Graeme (Roud 84; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (3.20)
  6. The Border Widow's Lament (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (5.53)
  7. Fair Margaret and Sweet William (Roud 253; Child 74; G/D 2:337) (5.42)
  8. Rare Willie (Roud 206; Child 216; G/D 6:1227) (3.12)
  9. Young Johnstone (Roud 56; Child 88; G/D 8:1929) (6.15)
  10. The Cruel Mother (Roud 9; Child 20; G/D 2:193) (6.09)
  11. Sir Patrick Spens (Roud 41; Child 58; G/D 1:17) (7.05)

Tracks 1, 7 trad. arr. June Tabor, Huw Warren, Tim Harries;
Track 2, 9 trad. arr. June Tabor, Martin Simpson;
Track 3 trad. arr. June Tabor, Kathryn Tickell;
Tracks 4, 5, 11 trad. arr. June Tabor, Huw Warren, Mark Emerson, Tim Harries;
Track 6 trad. arr. June Tabor, Huw Warren;
Track 8 trad. arr. June Tabor;
Track 10 trad. arr. June Tabor, Mark Emerson