Gypsy and Traveller CDs


English Gypsy Musicians
Features fiddler Harry Lee - from whom only two tunes appeared on the LP Boscastle Breakdown.  here we present Harry's complete recorded repertoire of 18 tunes, here for the first time.  Also Vanslow Smith, a fiddler and box player with 11 tracks here.  Also 9 tracks from Lemmie Brazil (melodeon), plus one track each from: Jasper and Levi Smith (mouthorgan & tambourine); Jasper and Darby Smith (mouthorgan & guitar); Joe Dozer Smith (diddling); Mary Biddle (diddling); Walter Aldridge (mouthorgan); and John Locke (fiddle) playing his Hornpipe, from the cylinder recording!
MTCD373   45 tracks, 63 minutes + 32 page booklet   £12.00

Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland CD-ROM

Digital book with 155 embedded MP3 files, by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger
MacColl and Seeger’s 1977 book was years ahead of its time in terms of its detailed consideration of all aspects of Gypsy and Traveller songs and culture in the UK.  The Introduction and Music Notes are hugely informative, as are the 12 pages on the 18 singers.  All the 131 songs (in 155 versions) are here as full length MP3 recordings, along with the original texts and staff notations.
MTCD254   £12.00

Caroline Hughes

Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
This legendary Gypsy singer is thought by many to be the finest exponent of the art.  These are the rarely heard 1963 and 1966 recordings made by MacColl and Seeger, which we're proud to make widely available for the first time.
MTCD365-6  90 tracks, 142 minutes + 48 page booklet   £16.00

The Willett Family

Adieu to Old England
Topic released their first LP of English traditional singers in 1963 - The Willett Family.  50 years later we are very pleased to be able to present their complete recorded repertoire.
MTCD361-2  35 tracks, 101 minutes + 28 page booklet   £16.00

May Bradley

Sweet Swansea
For the first time, the complete recorded repertoire of this great Gypsy singer, as collected by Fred Hamer.  An absolute 'must' for lovers of English traditional song.
MTCD349  39 tracks, 80 minutes
+ 24 page booklet   £12.00

The Brazil Family

Down by the Old Riverside
A selection of songs, ballads and tunes from 13 members the Brazil Family of Gloucester.  A unique compilation of the repertoire of a single English Gypsy family.
3-CD Set: MTCD345-7  89 tracks, 195 minutes + 48 page booklet   £20.00

King's Head Folk Club

Traditional Performers
A double CD of some of the traditional performers who were guests at this North London club in the period 1968 to 1970 : includes 6 songs from Jack Smith, 3 from Margaret Barry, 3 from Lizzie Higgins, 2 from Phoebe Smith ...
MTCD356-7  48 tracks, 156 minutes + 40 page booklet   £16.00

Lizzie Higgins

In Memory of ...
A memorial album of this great Aberdeenshire singer, containing 34 recordings of the best of her songs not currently available on CD, many of which have never been published before.
MTCD337-8  34 tracks, 155 minutes + 36 page booklet   £16.00

Here's Luck to a Man ...

Various performers
Mike Yates' great 1970s recordings of Mary Ann Haynes, Jasper, Minty, Levi and Derby Smith, Joe and Lena Jones, Alice Penfold, Bill Ellson, Chris Willett.  A superb companion piece to From Puck to Appleby, below.
MTCD320  39 tracks, 79 minutes + 36 page booklet   £12.00

From Puck to Appleby

Songs of Irish Travellers in England
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie's 1973-1985 recordings of Irish Travellers in and around London - ballads, songs and stories, 15 of which originally appeared on 'Early in the Month of Spring'.
MTCD325-6  45 tracks, 158 minutes + 40 page booklet   £16.00

Just Another Saturday Night : Sussex 1960

Various performers
All the songs Brian Matthews recorded in Sussex pubs in 1959/60.  Includes Pop Maynard, Brick Harber, George Spicer, and the never before heard - and truly wonderful Gypsy singer - Sarah Porter.  Includes 11 songs from her and members of her family.
MTCD309-10  51 tracks, 148 mins + 40 page booklet.   £16.00

Wiggy Smith & other Smith Family members

Band of Gold
All the songs they recorded for Peter Shepheard, Mike Yates, Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess in 1966/99.  Includes songs from both Denny and Biggun Smith.
MTCD307  33 tracks, 74 minutes + 28 page booklet   £12.00