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Child Carthy



This product is included in: The Carthy Chronicles
Twenty of the 'big' ballads and songs from the 'Child Ballads' and from many other archive and traditional sources. Here are fourteen unreleased and previously unavailable tracks, featuring performances with Dave Swarbrick, Norma & Eliza Carthy, Rory McEwen & Lisa Turner, Steeleye Span and Bert Jansch.

Perhaps Carthy's greatest source for these 'big' ballads that inlay his repertoire like fine jewels was the famed collection of the Victorian folklorist Francis Child - 'The Child Ballads' - which is his source for at least nine of these great songs. Martin began to unearth, to perform, and encourage others to perform these great ballads and songs, which soon found their way into the repertoire of folk-rock - via Steeleye, Pentangle, Ralph McTell and Albion - and thence to the wider world of rock, via Traffic, Jethro Tull, Tom Rush, Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.
1 Jack Orion with Dave Swarbrick, '68
2 Leaves of Life (Folkscene, '65
3 Duncan and Brady Hullabaloo TV, '64)
4 Geordie live on the John Peel Show
5 Sir Patrick Spens with Eliza Carthy, Signs of Life
6 King Henry from Sweet Wivelsfield
7 Sovay the Female Highwayman with Dave Swarbrick, live at Cropredy 2000
8 Man of Newlyn Town with Dave Swarbrick, '66
9 The Bows of London with Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy, live US recording by Peter Bellamy
10 Lucy Wan with Dave Swarbrick, from Skin and Bone
11 Lord Randall from Shearwater, '72
12 The Whale Catchers from A Selection from the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs
13 Rufford Park Poachers from '80 Andy Kershaw Show
14 John Barleycorn live at Memphis Folk Club, '73
15 Hard Times of Old England live in New York, '87
16 Hard Cheese of Old England from Oranges and Lemmings
17 Over the Hills and Far Away with chorus, from 70 Golden Nursery Rhymes, '78
18 The Farmer's Servant live concert at St Andrews, '65
19 False Knight on the Road with Steeleye Span, from Live at Last, '78
20 The Elfin Knight with Bert Jansch, from Acoustic Routes

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