MARTIN CARTHY

 

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TITLE

RELEASED

1

Martin Carthy

--/65

2

Martin Carthy's Second Album [with Dave Swarbrick]

--/66

3

Byker Hill [with Dave Swarbrick]

--/67

4

But Two Came By [with Dave Swarbrick]

01/69

5

Prince Heathen [with Dave Swarbrick]

03/70

6

This Is...Martin Carthy: The Bonny Black Hare & Other Songs [compilation]

--/71

7

Landfall

--/71

8

Shearwater

--/72

9

Sweet Wivelsfield

12/74

10

Crown Of Horn

07/76

11

Because It's There

03/79

12

Out Of The Cut

--/82

13

Right Of Passage

12/88

14

Life & Limb [live, with Dave Swarbrick]

08/90

15

Skin & Bone [with Dave Swarbrick]

08/92

16

Martin Carthy, The Collection [compilation]

--/93

17

The Kershaw Sessions

--/94

18

Signs Of Life

11/98

19

Both Ears And The Tail [live, with Dave Swarbrick]

--/00

20

The Carthy Chronicles [4-CD box set]

04/01

21

Waiting For Angels

11/04

22

Martin Carthy At Ruskin Mill [live]

--/05

23

Straws In The Wind [with Dave Swarbrick]

09/06

24

The January Man [live]

01/11

25

Walnut Creek: Live Recordings 1989-1996 [with Dave Swarbrick]

08/11

26

The Moral Of The Elephant [with Eliza Carthy]

06/14


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1) MARTIN CARTHY

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High Germany
The Trees They Do Grow High
Sovay
Ye Mariners All
The Queen Of Hearts
Broomfield Hill
Springhill Mine Disaster

Scarborough Fair
Lovely Joan
The Barley And The Rye
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The Two Magicians
The Handsome Cabin Boy
And A-begging I Will Go

Original LP


CD Issue




Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

2) MARTIN CARTHY'S SECOND ALBUM

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Two Butchers
Ball O'Yarn
Farewell Nancy
Lord Franklin
Ramblin' Sailor
Lowlands Of Holland
Fair Maid On The Shore

Bruton Town
Box On Her Head
Newlyn Town
Brave Wolfe
Peggy And The Soldier
Sailor's Life

Fontana LP


Topic LP


CD Issue




Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

3) BYKER HILL

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The Man Of Burnham Town
The Fowler
Gentleman Soldier
Brigg Fair
The Bloody Gardener
The Barley Straw
Byker Hill

Davy Lowston
Our Captain Cried All Hands
Domeama
The Wife Of The Soldier
John Barleycorn
Lucy Wan
The Bonny Black Hare

Original LP


LP Reissue & CD




Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

Terry Brown

4) BUT TWO CAME BY

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Ship In Distress
Banks Of Sweet Primroses
Jack Orion
Matt Hyland
White Hare
Lord Of The Dance

Poor Murdered Woman
Creeping Jane
Streets Of Forbes
Long Lankin
Brass Band Music






Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle, Mandolin

5) PRINCE HEATHEN

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Arthur McBride And The Sergeant
Salisbury Plain
Polly On The Shore
The Rainbow
Died For Love
Staines Morris
Reynardine

Seven Yellow Gypsies
Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard
Prince Heathen
The Wren (The King)

Original LP


CD Issue




Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

6) THIS IS...MARTIN CARTHY: THE BONNY BLACK HARE AND OTHER SONGS

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The Fowler
Brigg Fair
The Barley Straw
Byker Hill
John Barleycorn
The Bonny Black Hare

Ship In Distress
Jack Orion
White Hare
Lord Of The Dance
Poor Murdered Woman
Streets Of Forbes


Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle, Mandolin

7) LANDFALL

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Here's Adieu To All Judges And Juries
Brown Adam
O'Er The Hills
Cruel Mother
Cold Haily Windy Night

His Name Is Andrew
The Bold Poachers
Dust To Dust
The Broomfield Hill
The January Man

Original LP


CD Issue




Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar

Terry Brown

8) SHEARWATER

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I Was A Young Man
Banks Of Green Willow
Handsome Polly-O
Outlandish Knight
He Called For A Candle
John Blunt

Lord Randall
William Taylor
Famous Flower Of Serving Men
Betsy Bell And Mary Gray






Martin Carthy
Maddy Prior

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer (Tracks 1,7)
Vocals (Track 10)

Terry Brown

9) SWEET WIVELSFIELD

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Shepherd O Shepherd
Billy Boy
Three Jolly Sneaksmen
Trimdon Grange
All Of A Row

Skewbald
Mary Neal
King Henry
John Barleycorn
The Cottage In The Wood






Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin

Ashley Hutchings

10) CROWN OF HORN

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The Bedmaking
Locks And Bolts
King Knapperty
Geordie
Willie's Lady

Virginny
The Worcestershire Wedding
Bonny Lass Of Anglesey
William Taylor The Poacher
Old Tom Of Oxford
Palaces Of Gold






Martin Carthy
Tony Cox

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Synthesiser (Tracks 5,8,11)

Ashley Hutchings

11) BECAUSE IT'S THERE

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Nothing Rhymed
May Song
Swaggering Boney
Lord Randall
Long John, Old John And Jackie North
Jolly Tinker

Lovely Joan
Three Cripples
Siege Of Delphi
Nothing Rhymed (Reprise)
Death Of Young Andrew






Martin Carthy
Howard Evans
John Kirkpatrick

Bruce Rowland

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Trumpet (Tracks 6,7)
Accordion (Tracks 1,7,8),
Concertina (Tracks 2,6)
Drums (Track 9)

Ashley Hutchings

12) OUT OF THE CUT

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The Devil And The Feathery Wife
Reynard The Fox
The Song Of The Lower Classes
Rufford Park Poachers
Molly Oxford

Rigs Of The Time
I Sowed Some Seeds
The Friar In The Well
Jack Rowland
Old Horse






Martin Carthy
Howard Evans
John Kirkpatrick

Richard Thompson

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Trumpet (Tracks 7,8,10)
Accordion (Track 1),
Concertina (Tracks 7,8,10)
Guitar (Track 10)

Jerry Boys, Martin Carthy

13) RIGHT OF PASSAGE

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The Ant And The Grasshopper
Eggs In Her Basket
A Stitch In Time
McVeagh
All In Green
Company Policy

The Banks Of The Nile
La Cardeuse
Bill Norrie
The Sleepwalker
The Dominion Of The Sword






Martin Carthy
John Kirkpatrick
Dave Swarbrick
Chris Wood

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Accordion, Melodeon
Fiddle (Track 5)
Fiddle

Martin Carthy, David Kenny

14) LIFE & LIMB

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Sovay
The Begging Song
Bows Of London
Pepperpot/Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh/
Bunker Hill
A Question Of Sport

Oh Dear Oh
Carthy's March/The Lemon Tree
Lochmaben Harper
Byker Hill






Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

 

Tracks 1-8: recorded live at Focal Point, St Louis, Missouri, USA on 23 February 1990
Track 9: was recorded live at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA, on 17 February 1990

15) SKIN & BONE

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The Sheepstealer
The Poacher
I Courted A Damsel
Lucy Wan
The Trip We Took Over The Mountain
The Skewbald
The Ride In The Creel
The Brown Girl
Such A War Has Never Been
Perfumes Of Arabia
Carthy's Reel/The Return To Camden Town
The New Mown Hay
Clyde's Water
Mrs Bermingham/No 178/Blind Mary






Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

16) MARTIN CARTHY, THE COLLECTION

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Palaces Of Gold
The Cottage In The Wood
I Sowed Some Seeds
Eggs In Her Basket
Locks And Bolts
Bill Norrie
Swaggering Boney
Willie's Lady
The Banks Of The Nile
Siege Of Delhi
Company Policy
Lord Randall
Lovely Joan
The Song Of The Lower Classes
Old Horse






Martin Carthy
Howard Evans

John Kirkpatrick

Bruce Rowland
Richard Thompson

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Trumpet (Tracks 3,13),
Flugelhorn (Track 15)
Concertina (Track 3),
Accordion (Track 13)
Drums (Track 10)
Guitar (Track 15)

17) THE KERSHAW SESSIONS

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When I Was Young
Rufford Park Poachers
Hommage À Roche Proulx
Company Policy
La Cardeuse
Aux Anciens Parapets
The Dominion Of The Sword
The Famous Flower Of Serving Men






Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar

Dale Griffin

 

Tracks 1-4: recorded for the Andy Kershaw show on 9 July 1987
Tracks 5-9: recorded for the Andy Kershaw show on 15 September 1988

18) SIGNS OF LIFE

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New York Mine Disaster, 1941
Georgie
Sir Patrick Spens
The Deserter
Heartbreak Hotel
The Bonny Hind
The Wife Of Usher's Well
John Parfit
Barbary Ellen
Hong Kong Blues
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Prince Heathen
Jim Jones In Botany Bay






Eliza Carthy
Martin Carthy
Chris Parkinson

Producer:

Fiddle (Tracks 1,3,7,9)
Vocals, Guitar
Harmonica (Track 10)

Martin Carthy, Oliver Knight

19) BOTH EARS AND THE TAIL

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The Leitrim Fancy/Drowsy Maggie/
Staten Island/The Corbie And The Craw
High Germany
Fair Maid On The Shore
Porcupine Rag
The Bonny Black Hare
Sovay (The Female Highwayman)
The Barmaid/Peter St/The Mason's Apron
The Broomfield Hill
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The Hen's March/The Four Poster Bed
Man Of Newlyn Town
Dill Pickles Rag
The Two Magicians
The Kid On The Mountain/The Donegal/The Swallow Tail/
The Marquis Of Tullybardine

First Issue


Reissue




Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Guitar, Vocals
Fiddle, Mandolin

 

Recorded live at The Folkus Folk Club, Nottingham, England on 16 June 1966

20) THE CARTHY CHRONICLES

 
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CD One - Classic Carthy
Scarborough Fair
Byker Hill
Cold Haily Windy Night
Skewbald (live)
Creeping Jane (live)
Old Horse
A Question Of Sport, Life & Limb
Lovely Joan (live)
The Maid And The Palmer
Begging Song (live)
I Was A Young Man
Prince Heathen
Prickle Holly Bush (live)
Lord Franklin
Lemady/Arise And Pick A Posy
Famous Flower Of Serving Men
Glorishears

CD Two - Carthy In Company
The New St George
Carthy's March
I Haven't Told Her, She Hasn't Told Me
My Girl
Boys Of Bedlam
Oh Had I A Golden Thread
ANC Song (Azicatal)
Wimoweh
Young Banker
The Postman's Knock
Constant Billy
Lakes Of Cold Flynn (live)
Irish Washerwoman/The Ash Plant
Arthur McBride
Bald Headed End Of The Broom
Nafarroa
The Wren
The King
Joy Health Love And Peace
Hunting The Wren
Hunting The Cutty Wren
Byker Hill







 
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CD Three - Carthy Contemporaries
Nothing Rhymed
Lord Of The Dance
Rivers Of Babylon
History Lesson
The January Man
Ballad Of Alfie Hinds
The Humane Turnkey
Farewell, Farewell
Dust To Dust
Stitch In Time
Trimdon Grange Disaster
Palaces Of Gold
Springhill Mine Disaster
Coal Not Dole
Perfumes Of Arabia
Such A War Has Never Been
The Wife Of The Soldier
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
The Ant And The Grasshopper
Company Policy
On A Monday Morning
Rave On
Oo'r Hamlet (live)
The Harry Lime Theme

CD Four - Child:Carthy
Jack Orion
Leaves Of Life
Duncan And Brady
Geordie (live)
Sir Patrick Spens
King Henry
Sovay The Female Highwayman (live)
Man Of Newlyn Town
The Bows Of London (live)
Lucy Wan
Lord Randall
The Whale Catchers
Rufford Park Poachers
John Barleycorn (live)
Hard Times Of Old England (live)
Hard Cheese Of Old England
Over The Hills And Far Away
The Farmer's Servant (live)
False Knight On The Road (live)
The Elfin Knight

21) WAITING FOR ANGELS

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The Foggy Dew
Bonny Woodhall
James Hatley
Young Morgan
The Royal Lament
A Ship To Old England Came
Waiting For Angels
Bold General Wolfe
Bloody Fields Of Flanders/MacGregor Of Rora
The Harry Lime Theme
Famous Flower Of Serving Men






Eliza Carthy

Martin Carthy
Christine Hanson
Donald Hay
Ben Ivitsky

Conrad Ivitsky
Paul Sartin
Toby Shippey
Martin Simpson

Producer:

Fiddle (Tracks 1,4), Melodeon (Track 1),
Harmonium (Track 8)
Vocals, Guitar
Cello (Track 7)
Drums & Percussion (Tracks 1,4,6,7)
Percussion (Track 1), Creaking (Track 6),
Viola (Track 7), Trombone (Track 8)
Double Bass (Track 1)
Oboe (Track 2)
Trumpet (Tracks 6,8)
Guitar (Tracks 2,5)

Eliza Carthy, Ben Ivitsky

22) MARTIN CARTHY AT RUSKIN MILL

 
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CD One
Introduction by Sue Smee
Jackie Tar
Green Broom
The Cuckoo's Nest
The Foggy Dew
Bill Norrie
The Royal Lament
Willie's Lady

CD Two
Jack Rowland
Princess Royal
Christ Made A Trance
Georgie
Lochmaben Harper
Two Retreats
Oor Hamlet
Famous Flower Of Serving Men
The Devil And The Feathery Wife
The Harry Lime Theme (Third Man Theme)


Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar

 

Recorded live at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England on 4 December 2004 at the Richard Valentine benefit concert with only 200 copies available.

23) STRAWS IN THE WIND

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Death Of Queen Jane
Ship In Distress
Whalecatchers
When I Was A Little Boy
Bride's March From Unst/True Lover's Lament/
Lord Inchiquin
Royal Oak
Treadmill Song
Unfortunate Tailor
Bold Benjamin
Mrs Marriott
Jacky Tar
Mermaid
Lord Thomas And Fair Eleanor
My Heart's In New South Wales






Martin Carthy
Kevin Dempsey
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Guitar (Track 14)
Fiddle

Kevin Dempsey

24) THE JANUARY MAN

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The Rainbow
The Worcestershire Wedding
(The Old Woman All Clothed In Grey)
Old Tom Of Oxford/William And Nancy
The Trees They Grow So High
Willie's Lady
Johnny Sands
The Green Wedding
Siege Of Delhi
The Plains Of Waterloo
All Of A Row (The Harvest Feast Song)
Prince Heathen
The January Man
The Bonny Black Hare






Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar

 

 

Recorded live at The Sunflower Folk Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland on 20 October 1978

25) WALNUT CREEK: LIVE RECORDINGS 1989-1996

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Dominion Of The Sword
Carthy’s Reel/Return To Camden Town
A Question Of Sport
Arthur McBride And The Sergeant
Ship In Distress
Porcupine Rag
The Deserter
Mrs Bermingham/No. 178/Blind Mary
Oh Dear Oh
Broomfield Hill
Peggy And The Soldier
The Sheepstealer






Martin Carthy
Dave Swarbrick

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar
Fiddle

 

 

Recorded live at:
Tracks 1,5,11: Hitchin Folk Club, Hertfordshire, England in September 1989
Tracks 2,8,9,12: Tanz & Folkfest Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany on 3 July 1992
Track 3: Brunswick Festival, Moreland, Victoria, Australia on 20 March 1994
Tracks 4,10: Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on an unknown date
Track 6: The Albert Hole, Bristol, England on an unknown date
Track 7: Norwood Theatre, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA on 4 June 1996

26) THE MORAL OF THE ELEPHANT

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Her Servant Man
Happiness
Blackwell Merry Night
Queen Caraboo
Grand Conversation On Napoleon
The Elephant
Waking Dreams (Awake, Awake)
Bonny Moorhen
The Queen Of Hearts
Monkey Hair
Died For Love






Eliza Carthy
Martin Carthy

Producer:

Vocals, Fiddle
Vocals, Guitar

Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy,
Oliver Knight