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A Dark Light

Waterson:Carthy: A Dark Light (Topic TSCD536)

A Dark Light
Waterson:Carthy

Topic Records TSCD536 (CD, UK, September 2002)

Engineered by Oliver Knight at Panda Sound, Robin Hood's Bay;
Produced by Oliver Knight and Waterson:Carthy;
Executive producer Tony Engle;
Design and photography by John Haxby

Musicians

Norma Waterson, vocals;
Eliza Carthy, fiddle, vocals;
Martin Carthy, guitar, vocals;
Tim van Eyken, melodeon

Thanks to
Ben Ivitsky, viola [10];
Martin Simpson, guitar [3, 7];
Barnaby Stradling, Fylde acoustic bass guitar [2]

Tracks

  1. The Devil and the Farmer (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (3.34)
  2. May Morning (Roud 2512; Laws P19; Henry H794) (5.40)
  3. Death and the Lady (Roud 1031) (5.07)
  4. The Outlandish Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163) (5.03)
  5. Balancy Straw (tune) / Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) / Whitefriar's Hornpipe (tune) (6.32)
  6. The Lofty Tall Ship (Roud 104; Child 250) (4.01)
  7. The Holland Handkerchief (Roud 246; Child 272; Henry H217) (5.37)
  8. The Old Churchyard (Roud 3386) (3.23)
  9. Crystal Spring (Roud 1391) (3.56)
  10. Diego's Bold Shore (Roud 2006) (7.06)
  11. Shepherds Arise (Roud 1207) (7.04)

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6: trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Tim van Eyken;
Tracks 3, 8, 9, 11: trad. arr. Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Tim van Eyken, Norma Waterson;
Track 7: trad. arr. Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson;
Track10: trad. arr. Eliza Carthy;
All titles published by Topic Records Ltd.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Haxby for permission to use the image of the CD cover.
Garry Gillard thanks Mair La Touche.