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The Tale of Ale - Revisited
The Revival Re:Masters All 18 CDs
The Third Series
The Second Series
The Clare Set
The First Series
Reaching Back
Burning Bright
Cropredy Capers
The Transports
Fairport unConventional
This Label is not Removable
The Carthy Chronicles
Sailing to the Moon... Vinyl
Old Swan Brand Vinyl
Golden Gates Vinyl


Micho Russell of Dunagore, Co Clare
The Transports
Sailing to the Moon - and Beyond
Old Swan Brand
Concertina Workshop
Bees on Horseback
Going Spare
No Reels
even more... Popular to Contrary Belief
Ballads and Songs of the north of Ireland
Ballads: Big, Broadside & Barrack Room
’Golden Grates’ and ’The Rampin’ Cat’
The Russell Family
Clare Concertinas
The Flowing Tide
John Kelly - Fiddle & Conc
Trad Music of Co Clare
Clare Concertina Styles
Plain Capers
Hammers, Tongues & A Bakewell Tart
Fieldvole Music
The Tale of Ale
Mrs Ackroyd Superstar
Masters of the Concertina
Ashley's Almanac
Dance and Drama
Authored by Ashley
Trad: arr. Hutchings
D is for Duo
C is for Collaborations
E is for Extras
S is for Swarb
Fairport - A History
Rareport Convention
A Fairport History
Classic Convention
Classic Carthy
Carthy in Company
Carthy Contemporaries
Child Carthy
Bruised & Beaten Songs
Farewell 'Farewell'
Blow Again
The Winding Road


The Ashley Hutchings Story
The Transports Book
Merrie Melodies Tunebook
Swarb! Biography
Fairport History Book
Cropredy Chronicles Book
The Carthy Chronicles Book


RT - Pre-order
Family Tree and Sgt Croppers

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The Transports
The Silver Edition of Peter Bellamy's Classic Ballad Opera
FRDCD 2122


CDs: The Transports 1977, The Transports 2004,
Also Included: The Transports Book,

Add £26.50 Special Oz/Fiddlestix Discount Set to basket

The Free Reed "Revival Masters" Box-set of Peter Bellamy's masterpiece Ballad-Opera 'The Transports - The Silver Edition Box-Set' (FRDCD 2122), was released on 29 th March 2004

It's just over 25 years since the release of Peter Bellamy's masterwork "The Transports - a Ballad Opera" - a work that is now recognised as one of the true masterpieces of the Folk Revival.  

Bellamy's masterwork, unavailable for some time, is now released as a 2-CD/Book/Box-set 25 th anniversary 'Silver Edition' of the ballad opera, on Free Reed's Revival Masters box set label.  

Its 1977 vinyl release was voted 'Folk LP of the year' - and 25 years on, it's still way up there, recently in:  

  • MoJo Magazine's 'Top 100 Recordings of the 20th Century'  
  • BBC 2's "Best folk albums of the 20th century" !  

CD1 of this lavish Silver Edition box-set features the remastered original 1977 recordings, performed by singers who are a veritable time-capsule of the front rank of the 1970s folk revival

  • Martin Carthy, Nic Jones
  • Mike & Norma Waterson
  • A L Lloyd, June Tabor
  • Cyril Tawney, Dave Swarbrick and many more) ?

The set's second CD 'The Transports 2004 ? Peter's Friends' is all new recordings by many of Peter's close friends who have revisited and reinterpreted his classic Transports songs, and their startling performances feature as CD2 of the set.    Performers include:

  • Coope Boyes & Simpson , John Kirkpatrick, Steve Tilston
  • Fairport Convention and Fairport's Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie.
  • Grace Notes, Witches of Elswick, Tom McConville
  • Pete Morton, Damien Barber, and Bacca Pipes folk club.

The Set's fine 136-page book details the History of the First Fleet and of the English 'Transported Convicts' . There's a full discography, detailed artist biographies of both the 1977 and 2004 casts, with reminiscences, many interviews, and a Recording The Transports rare picture archive of Tony Fisher's previously unpublished photographs of the1977 sessions.


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