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At the Wood’s Heart

June Tabor: At the Wood’s Heart (Topic TSCD557)

At the Wood’s Heart
June Tabor

Topic Records TSCD557 (CD, UK, 17 October 2005)

Recorded in May 2005 by Charlie Beresford - et mobile recording - at Oak Barn, Clee St. Margaret, Strophshire;
Mixed by Charlie Beresford with Mark Emerson;
Mastered by Ben Turner at Finesplice;
Photographs taken at Oak Barn and in South Shropshire woodland, July 2005;
Photography and design by John Haxby


June Tabor: vocals;
Huw Warren: piano;
Martin Simpson: guitar;
Andy Cutting: diatonic accordion;
Mark Emerson: viola and violin;
Mark Lockheart: tenor and soprano saxophones;
Tim Harries: double bass;
Iain Ballamy: tenor saxophone [10, 12]


  1. The Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841) (5.31)
  2. The Broomfield Wager (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (4.21)
  3. Ah! The Sighs (4.46)
  4. Now Welcome Summer (2.46)
  5. Heart Like a Wheel (5.00)
  6. Johnny Johnny (Henry H16) (7.16)
  7. Oh! Alas, I Am in Love (RoudBS B133239) (4.04)
  8. Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me (5.23)
  9. Les Choses les Plus Simples (5.28)
  10. She’s Like the Swallow (Roud 2306) (5.03)
  11. The Cloud Factory (6.20)
  12. Lie Near Me (Roud V39584) (7.17)

All tracks trad. except
Track 3 anon 16th Century;
Track 4 words Geoffrey Chaucer (ca.1340-1400),music trad.;
Track 5 Anna McGarrigle;
Track 8 Duke Ellington;
Track 9 Gabriel Yacoub;
Track 11 Bill Caddick