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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Walnut Creek

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick: Walnut Creek (Fellside FECD243)

Walnut Creek
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

Fellside Recordings FECD243 (CD, UK, August 15, 2011)

Live performances from various concerts on three continents between 1989 and 1996:
[1, 5, 11] recorded at Hitchin Folk Club, September 1989;
[2, 8-9, 12] recorded at Tanz & Folkfest Rudolstadt, Germany, July 3, 1992;
[3] recorded at Brunswick Festival, Australia, March 20, 1994;
[4, 10] recorded at Cedar Cultural Centre, USA;
[6] recorded at Bristol Albert Hole;
[7] recorded at Norwood Theatre, USA, June 4, 1996

All recordings are from the Swarbrick Archive;
Engineered, edited and produced by Dave Swarbrick;
Mastered at Gighouse Studio, Leamington Spa by Andie Thomson;
Re-equalisation and production master by Paul Adams;
Artwork by Mary Blood;
Cover photograph by Gerry Tierney

Musicians

Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, mandolin

Tracks

  1. Dominion of the Sword (Roud V3219) (4.24)
  2. Carthy’s Reel / Return to Camden Town (2.42)
  3. A Question of Sport (3.43)
  4. Arthur McBride and the Sergeant (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78) (4.42)
  5. Ship in Distress (Roud 807) (5.22)
  6. Porcupine Rag (4.11)
  7. The Deserter (Roud 493) (3.48)
  8. Mrs Bermingham / No. 178 / Blind Mary (8.24)
  9. Oh Dear Oh (Roud 870; G/D 7:1367) (4.20)
  10. Broomfield Hill (Roud 34; Child 43; G/D 2:322; Henry H135) (3.49)
  11. Peggy and the Soldier (Roud 907; Laws P13; G/D 6:1129) (3.40)
  12. The Sheepstealer (Roud 2410) (4.16)

All tracks trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick except
Track 1 trad., new words Martin Carthy;
Track 3 Martin Carthy;
Track 6 Charles L. Johnson;
Track 8 Turlough O'Carolan arr. Martin Carthy