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Oak, Ash & Thorn

Peter Bellamy: Oak, Ash & Thorn (Argo ZFB 11)

Oak, Ash & Thorn
A collection of songs from the “Puck” stories by Rudyard Kipling
Peter Bellamy

Argo Records ZFB 11 (LP, UK, October 1970)
Talking Elephant TECD174 (CD, UK, May 23, 2011)

Peter Bellamy: Oak, Ash & Thorn (Argo ZFB 11)
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Peter Bellamy: Oak, Ash & Thorn Songbook Peter Bellamy sings poems from Rudyard Kipling's books Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) and Rewards and Fairies (1910).

Recorded 1970 at Decca Studios, London;
Engineer Adrian Martins;
Producer Frederick Woods;
Sleeve notes and drawing: Peter Bellamy;
Sleeve design: Anthea Bellamy

A songbook accompanying this album was published in Autumn 1971 by Robbins Music Corporation. Like the album it was illustrated by Peter and Anthea Bellamy.

See also folkcatalogue's blog on Oak, Ash & Thorn.

Musicians

Peter Bellamy, vocals, guitar [4, 10], Anglo concertina [12];
Royston Wood, Heather Wood, chorus [1, 6], harmony vocals [9];
Robin Dransfield, chorus [1];
Barry Dransfield, fiddle [2, 7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Frankie's Trade (3.26)
  2. Poor Honest Men (3.56)
  3. Cold Iron (3.18)
  4. Sir Richard's Song (6.06)
  5. The Looking-Glass (2.40)
  6. Oak, Ash & Thorn (2.45)
  1. King Henry VII and the Shipwrights (5.49)
  2. The Brookland Road (2.04)
  3. A Three-Part Song (1.00)
  4. The Ballad of Minepit Shaw (3.03)
  5. Our Fathers of Old (3.12)
  6. Philadelphia (4.27)

All tracks lyrics Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy except
Tracks 2, 7 lyrics Rudyard Kipling, music trad.

Tracks 6, 9 were included in 1999 on Wake the Vaulted Echoes;
Re-recordings of tracks 3-5, 8 and 11-12 (recorded by Nigel Schofield) were published in 2001 on Mr Bellamy, Mr Kipling & the Tradition

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Oak Ash Thorn

Oak Ash Thorn (Folk Police FPR003)

Oak Ash Thorn
A collection of songs from the “Puck” stories by Rudyard Kipling
Various Artists

Folk Police Recordings FPR003 (CD, UK, January 19, 2011)

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This CD celebrates Peter Bellamy's long-deleted albums Oak, Ash & Thorn and Merlin's Isle of Gramarye, with his masterful settings of Rudyard Kipling's poems for children from Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) and Rewards and Fairies (1910).

Copyright of all recordings owned by the artists unless noted otherwise in the CD notes;
Sleeve notes and blog by Raymond Greenoaken;
Artwork by David Owen;
Layout by Gary Parkinson

Tracks

  1. Jon Boden: Frankie's Trade (4.32)
  2. Olivia Chaney: The Brookland Road (2.54)
  3. Charlie Parr: Cold Iron (4.58)
  4. Fay Hield Band: The Looking-Glass (3.18)
    from Looking Glass
  5. Tim Eriksen: Poor Honest Men (3.22)
  6. Emily Portman and Finn McNicholas: The Heavens Above Us (An Astrologer's Song) (5.09)
  7. Trembling Bells: Sir Richard's Song (4.11)
  8. Cath and Phil Tyler: Our Fathers of Old (2.42)
  9. The Unthanks: Oak, Ash & Thorn (6.21)
  10. Jackie Oates: A Three-Part Song / Saturnine (2.27)
  11. Sam Lee: Puck's Song (5.06)
  12. Lisa Knapp: The Queen's Men (5.15)
  13. The Owl Service: King Henry VII and the Shipwrights (7.00)
  14. Pamela Wyn Shannon: The Bee-Boy's Song (1.57)
  15. Rapunzel and Sedayne: Harp Song of the Dane Women (3.55)
  16. Elle Osborne: The Way Through the Woods (3.14)