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Martyn Wyndham-Read: Martyn Wyndham-Read (Trailer LER 2028)

Martyn Wyndham-Read
Martyn Wyndham-Read

Trailer LER 2028 (LP, UK, 1971)

Recorded and produced by Seumas Ewens;
Photographs by Ian Mason Hill;
Sleeve designed by Janet Kerr

Musicians

(on the album cover picture from left to right:)

Nic Jones, fiddle;
Terry Potter, mouth organ;
Dave Arthur, melodeon;
Toni Arthur, vocals;
Martyn Wyndham-Read, vocals, acoustic guitar;
Packie Byrne, whistle;
Dave Bland, banjo, concertina

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143)
  2. Gentle Annie (Roud 2656)
  3. Banks of Claudy (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693)
  4. Jamie Raeburn (Roud 600; G/D 8:1535; Henry H151)
  5. Johnny Sands (Roud 184; Laws Q3; G/D 2:319)
  6. The Maid from Buncloudy (Roud 3000)
  1. Ryebuck Shearer (Roud 24820)
  2. The Garten Mother's Lullaby
  3. The Overlander (Roud 9107)
  4. The Wee One (Roud 357)
  5. The Lost Sailor (A Sailor's Life) (Roud 273; Laws K12; G/D 6:1245)
  6. Oh For Me Grog (Roud 475; G/D 3:580)

All tracks trad. arr. Martyn Wyndham-Read except
Track 8 words Seosamh MacCathmhaoil (Joseph Campbell), music trad. coll. Herbert Hughes (1904)

Comments

Martyn Wyndham-Read commented in the sleeve notes:

All the songs on this record were acquired during the seven years I spent in Australia. Some are indigenous, but the majority are Australian variants of the songs taken over by British convicts and settlers in the 18th and 19th century.

Compare to this the 32 years more recent 2CD set Song Links: A Celebration of English Traditional Songs and Their Australian Variants which was also masterminded by Martyn Wyndham-Read's expertise.