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Dave Swarbrick: It Suits Me Well

Dave Swarbrick: It Suits Me Well (Castle Music CMDDD933)

It Suits Me Well
The Transatlantic Anthology
Dave Swarbrick

Castle Music CMDDD933 (2CD, UK, July 2004)

The first CD is a compilation of 21 tracks from Dave Swarbrick's four Transatlantic LPs, Swarbrick, Swarbrick 2, Smiddyburn, and Flittin', mostly including the tracks with Martin Carthy and with the Full House band. The second CD has two BBC recordings from the Cambridge Folk Festival with Dave Swarbrick & Friends in 1980 and with Whippersnapper in 1984.

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Boadicea (2.10)
  2. Carthy's March (2.38)
  3. Planxty Morgan Mawgan (2.11)
  4. Byker Hill (Roud 3488) (5.20)
  5. What Ye Wha I Met the Streen / The Ribbons of the Readheaded Girl / Ril Gan Ainm (4.48)
  6. Chief O'Neill's Favourite / Newcastle Hornpipe (2.51)
  7. Once I Loved a Maiden Fair (2.02)
  8. The Ace and Deuce of Pipering (2.18)
  9. Sheagh of Rye / The Friar's Breeches (5.15)
  10. Sword Dance / The Young Black Cow (4.18)
  11. Arthur McBride (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78) Snug in the Blanket (4.45)
  12. Hole in the Wall (1.14)
  13. Wishing / The Victor's Return / The Gravel Walk (5.15)
  14. Sir Charles Coote / Smiths (2.43)
  15. The Athole Highlanders (2.20)
  16. Bonaparte's Retreat (1.00)
  17. Nathaniel Gow's Lament on the Occasion of the Death of His Brother / Rory of the Hills (7.50)
  18. Grey Daylight / The Hawk / The Ten Pound Fiddle (1.40)
  19. The Bride's March / The Keelman's Pertition / Show Me the Way to Wallingford / Sword Dance (6.48)
  20. The Rocky Road to Dublin / Sir Philip McHugh (2.33)
  21. It Suits Me Well (5.48)

All tracks Trad. arr. Swarbrick, except
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 15 Trad. arr. Swarbrick, Carthy
Track 3 O'Carolan arr. Swarbrick, Nicol
Tracks 5a, 17a Gow arr. Dave Swarbrick
Tracks 7, 12 Playford arr. Swarbrick, Nicol
Track 11 Swarbrick, Carthy
Track 21 Sandy Denny

Tracks 2, 4, 7- 8, and 11-12 are from Swarbrick
Tracks 3, 6, 9, 15, 16, and 20 are from Swarbrick 2
Tracks 5, 10, 13, 14, and 21 are from Smiddyburn
Tracks 1 and 17-19 are from Flittin'

CD 2

Dave Swarbrick & Friends live at the Cambridge Folk Festival 1980

  1. Three Irish Tunes (9.51)
  2. The Gravel Path to Granny's / The Leighton Buzzard Shuffle (3.45)
  3. Keelman's Petition (5.28)
  4. Shetland Medley (4.05)
  5. Medley: Lady Mary Haye's Scotch Measure / Three Reels (3.26)

Whippersnapper live at the Cambridge Folk Festival 1984

  1. Noble Square Dance (8.04)
  2. John Gaudie (7.19)
  3. Whenever (3.30)
  4. Sean van Voight / Give Me Your Hand (6.50)

(See also Whippersnapper's video Cambridge 1984)