When Cecil left the Mountains
Historic recordings of Appalachian singers and musicians 1927 - 1955
Two volume set of ballads, songs and music from people, families and areas encountered by Cecil Sharp on his 1816-18 collecting trips to Appalachia, taken from both commercial and private recordings.
MTCD514-4 83 tracks, 149 minutes + 48 page booklet £16.00
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
Phoenix Dance Band
All Fired Up
Phoenix return with 43 more less-than-well-known tunes, forged into 15 new dance sets.
FBR 005 15 tracks, 58 minutes £10.00
Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas
The Early Recordings 1985-86
All the early tracks from "the best little English dance band on the planet!"
MTCD405 22 tracks, 81 minutes £10.00
I Wish There Was No Prisons
Singers: Harry Upton, Johnny Doughty, George Spicer, Louise Fuller, George Attrill, Fred Jordan, William Harding, Bill Whiting, Percy Bridges, The Cantwell Family, Alice Green, Cyril Nunn, Freda Palmer, Son Townsend, Fred Welfare, Ruth & Clare Pinner.
MTCD372 31 tracks, 81 minutes + 28 page booklet £12.00
Why Can't it Always be Saturday?
Harry Upton was born in 1900 in Hove, Sussex. His father, Frank, from whom he learned most of his songs, was a shepherd from West Blatchington. Contains almost all of the songs he let Mike Yates record - including Canadee-I-O and The Wreck of the Northfleet.
MTCD371 22 tracks, 78 minutes + 24 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.
Good Luck to the Journeyman
David Stacey spent many years apple and hop picking in Kent. There he met many Gypsies and Travellers, and was privy to many of their sing-songs, and learned a good number of their songs. This is a most interesting and unusual CD.
MTCD360 24 tracks, 74 minutes + 24 page booklet £12.00
Vaughan Williams in Norfolk CD-ROM
Digital book with 90 embedded midi files, by Alan Helsdon
Requires free Acrobat Reader.
Cruising Round Yarmouth
The 1958/60 recordings by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger of this wonderful Norfolk singer - 65 songs and fragments, plus four spoken passages, give a great impression of Sam's life and times - pretty-well his complete recorded repertoire is here.
Winner of the 2014-16 Folklore Society Non-Print Media Award
MTCD369-0 67 tracks, 149 minutes + 48 page booklet £16.00
I Pray You Pay Attention
This may be seen as volumes 3 & 4 of The Hardy Sons of Dan (below). Many of the same singers are here, plus a good number of others, giving a great selection of traditional songs, ditties, and hunting songs from around Lough Erne's shore.
MTCD367-8 50 tracks, 156 minutes + 48 page booklet £16.00
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
"Old Fashioned Songs"
This great singer from Birmingham was just one generation away from rural Ireland, with a repertoire ranging from a never before collected English revenant ballad to the music-hall and pop songs of her youth, few of which have been previously released.
Winner of the 2012-14 Folklore Society Non-Print Media Award
MTCD363-4 89 tracks, 155 minutes + 44 page booklet £16.00