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Last 23 titles remaining!  All are HALF PRICE - no more having to buy 2 or more or refunds
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A Little Box of Delights         

 
[Tracklist]    

MTCD408-9   2 CDs, 41 tracks, 150 minutes   £5.00

Only 5 left

A collection, or more properly, a selection, of tracks from various MT Records CDs, providing forty-one tracks and two and a half hours that particularly delight me and, I hope, fittingly mark the end of twenty-two years of record production.
 
 
 

Catch It, Bottle It, Paint It Green

[Booklet Notes]     [Tracklist]     Songs from the Gwilym Davies collection:
a companion CD to the book of the same name

MTCD379 + 24 page integral booklet in DVD case   6.00

25 tracks, 64 minutes.

Only 6 left

Gwilym Davies has been recording source singers in the UK and USA for nearly 50 years.  This CD is a selection of 25 recordings and is a companion CD to his book, Catch It, Bottle It, Paint It Green. which can be obtained from Pegasus Publishers.

 
 

Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas

 
The Early Recordings 1985-85         [Booklet Notes]     [Tracklist]     [Review]

MTCD405   22 tracks, 81 minutes   5.00

Only 1 left

E II started as a dance band in Cheltenham in 1980, and recorded three cassettes, Demos, Promos and Ethos in 1985 and 1986.  They were thinking about calling their next cassette d'Artagnan - but in 1987 the Cooking Vinyl record company came along with an LP offer, so that ended the series of pretentious record titles!

This CD contains all the cassette tracks, from "the best little English dance band on the planet" as someone called it back then.

 
 

George Townshend

 
Come, Hand to Me the Glass         [Booklet Notes]     [Tracklist]    

MTCD304-5 + 28 page integral booklet in DVD case   8.00

53 tracks, 154 minutes

Only 2 left

The new double CD version.  All the songs he recorded for Brian Matthews in 1960/61.  The 24 full-length songs appearing in full in the single CD version, plus the 5 songs not included in full there, plus 5 more not included at all ... and now, plus all the 19 songs he recorded for Ken Stubbs.
 
 
 

Harry Langston

    [Review]   [Booklet Notes]   [Tracklist]         Dear Gladys, Dear Gertie ...

MTCD352 + 28 page integral booklet in DVD case   6.00

18 tracks, 74 minutes

Only 1 left

Harry Langston has selected his favourite Lancashire dialect poems, written some glorious tunes for them, and sings them superbly.  If you like traditional songs, you'll love these 'new' ones you've never heard before.

Humour, power and passion - just listen to the sound clips in the Booklet Notes.

 
 
 

     A Story to Tell:

Indispensible for anyone who thinks they know anything about traditional singing or music-making in England at all.  Philip Heath-Coleman   160 minutes of toal immersion in the pub-based traditional music and song of East Suffolk villages in the '70s ... This is too good for the shops, but you can get it from the website ... Tony Hendry in The Living Tradition   [Review]   [Tracklist]   [Booklet Notes]   Keith Summers in Suffolk 1972-79

MTCD339-0 + 52 page integral booklet in DVD case   8.00

2 CDs, 75 tracks, 160 mins

Only 1 left

A 2-CD set issued as a complement to the Veteran Keith Summers VT154CD.  A selection of songs, ballads and tunes from Suffolk, from the collections of Keith Summers 1972-79.

Featuring: Jumbo Brightwell, Alec Bloomfield, Bob Scarce, Cyril Poacher, Jimmy Knights, Oscar Woods, Percy Ling, Billy List, Charlie Whiting, Font Watling, Fred Whiting, Eley Went, Fred List, Fred Pearce, Geoff Ling, George Ling, George Woolnough, Harkie Nesling, Reg Reeder and many others.

 
 

Meeting's a Pleasure, Vols 3&4

 
Folksongs of the Upper South   [Booklet Notes]   [Tracklist]   [Review]   Sometimes it takes dedication to appreciate music like this but, once that work is done, these recordings repay you handsomely.
Brian Peters in EDS   The sheer variety of songs, tunes and performers to be found on these CDs is astonishing ... the whole package is a joy.
Gordon Potter in The Living Tradition

MTCD507-8 + 44 page integral booklet in DVD case   8.00

2CDs, 62 tracks, 141 mins

Only 1 left

Second pair of a 4-CD set.  A selection of songs, ballads and tunes from Kentucky and nearby areas, from the collections of Mark Wilson, Gus Meade and John Harrod.

Featuring: Buell Kazee, J P and Annadeene Fraley, Sarah Gunning, Jim Garland, Blanche Coldiron, The Dixon Sisters, Asa Martin, Nimrod Workman, Roscoe Holcomb, Snake Chapman, Wash Nelson, Mary Lozier and many others.

 
 
 

     Meeting's a Pleasure, Vols 1&2

Sometimes it takes dedication to appreciate music like this but, once that work is done, these recordings repay you handsomely.
Brian Peters in EDS   The sheer variety of songs, tunes and performers to be found on these CDs is astonishing ... the whole package is a joy.
Gordon Potter in The Living Tradition   [Review]   [Tracklist]   [Booklet Notes]   Folksongs of the Upper South

MTCD505-6 + 48 page integral booklet in DVD case   8.00

2 CDs, 69 tracks, 140 mins

Only 1 left

First pair of a 4-CD set.  A selection of songs, ballads and tunes from Kentucky and nearby areas, from the collections of Mark Wilson, Gus Meade and John Harrod.

Featuring: Buell Kazee, J P and Annadeene Fraley, Sarah Gunning, Jim Garland, Blanche Coldiron, The Dixon Sisters, Asa Martin, Nimrod Workman, Roscoe Holcomb, Snake Chapman, Wash Nelson, Mary Lozier and many others.

 
 
 

     Here's Luck to a Man ...

Another valuable contribution to the storehouse of recorded English rural traditional song.  I recommend it without hesitation.  Tom Walsh - in MT   Gypsy Songs and Music from South-East England

[Tracklist]   [Booklet Notes]   [Review]

MTCD320 + 36 page integral booklet in DVD case   6.00

39 tracks, 79 mins

Only 2 left

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.
 
 
 

Kevin and Ellen Mitchell

[Tracklist]   [Review]   [Booklet Notes]   This is a double CD of the highest quality singing you could wish to hear. A real bargain. 
Roy Harris - in Living Tradition

An album of inestimable value.
Geoff Wallis - in fRoots   Have a Drop Mair

Ballads and songs from Ireland and Scotland

MTCD315-6 + 32 page integral booklet in DVD case   8.00

2 CDs   39 tracks, 159 mins

Only 1 left

Traditional Irish and Scotish songs and ballads from two great singers.  All newly recorded by Rod Stradling in 2000-1 in sparkling digital stereo.
 
 

Ray Andrews

 
Classic English Banjo   A deft finger-style banjo picker who makes everything from Tin Pan Alley tunes to a Beethoven minuet sound natural and easy ... the CD gives us a wonderful glimpse at an unusual and little-known tradition. 
Steve Winnick - in Dirty Linen   [Booklet Notes]   [Review]   [Tracklist]

MTCD314 + 32 page integral booklet in DVD case.   6.00

26 tracks, 74 mins

Only 2 left

Almost every tune he is known to have recorded - tapes from the mid-seventies and eighties, mostly previously unreleased.

 

 

 
 
 

Joe Rae

[Tracklist]   [Review 1]   [Review 2]   [Booklet Notes]   Showcases not only ballad singing but also story-telling, and each of Joe Rae's skills looks all the better in the light of the other ... a fine addition to your collection. 
Steve Winnick - in Dirty Linen   The Broom Blooms Bonny
Ballads, songs and stories from Ayrshire

MTCD313 + 20 page integral booklet in DVD case.   6.00

15 tracks, 74 mins

Only 3 left

Eight 'big ballads', three traditional folktales and four songs, recorded by Mike Yates in 2001 - all in sparkling digital stereo.
 
 

Daisy Chapman

 
Ythanside   A commanding, magnetic narrator capable of holding the serious attention of rowdy audiences ... a treasure-house of both music and information, as well as a loving and heartfelt portrait. 
Steve Winick, in Dirty Linen   [Booklet Notes]   [Review]   [Tracklist]

MTCD308 + 32 page integral booklet in DVD case.   6.00

23 tracks, 68 minutes

Only 2 left

The great but rarely-heard Buchan, Aberdeenshire, singer.  All the songs she is known to have recorded from 1965/70.

 

 

 
 
 

Wiggy Smith

and other Smith Family members

[Tracklist]   [Review]   [Booklet Notes]   This CD is a superb contribution to the national sound archives and one that every serious student of English Traditional song should have in their collection. 
Tom Walsh, in MT   Band of Gold

MTCD307 + 28 page integral booklet in DVD case.   6.00

33 tracks, 74 mins

Only 2 left

All the songs they recorded for Peter Shepheard, Mike Yates, Gwilym Davies and Paul Burgess in 1966/99.

 
 

Where the Southern Crosses the Dog

 
Mississippi Fiddle Music 1928-35         [Review]   [Tracklist]

MTCD104   16 tracks   48 minutes   5.00

Only 2 left

16 tracks from: The Nations Brothers, Narmour & Smith, The Ray Brothers, Milner & Curtis.
 
 
 

    John 'Seven Foot Dilly' Dilleshaw

[Tracklist]   [Review]         Georgia Bust Down 1930

MTCD105   16 tracks   52 minutes   5.00

Only 2 left

To acquire the small stack of 78s that have been gathered together on this CD would call for the patience of a seasoned angler and a bankroll as big as the Ritz - Tony Russell
 
 

Morris Dancing in the English
south Midlands 1660-1900 CD-ROM

 
Aspects of Social and Cultural History                                             [Contents]

MTCD250   >5.00    

Only 1 left

The great majority of Keith Chandler's writings on the Cotswold Morris, including two complete books - Ribbons, Bells and Squeaking Fiddles and the Chronological Gazeteer - an unpublished article on the Forest of Dean Morris, 6 other long articles and 8 shorter ones. All specially updated for this edition, and with dozens of unpublished photos.
 
 

Ritmia

 
forse il mare       [Tracklist]     [Review]

Snatch'd from Oblivion SFO 004   2.50</B>   4 tracks   37 minutes

Only 1 left

The truly wonderful Italian/Sardinian quartet of Riccardo Tesi, Alberto Balia, Enrico Frongia and Daniele Craighead, first published in 1986.  Maybe the most effective attempt at making European traditional music accessible to the modern listener without pop, rock or drum & bass.
 
 
  Baxiu e Contra
[Review]     [Tracklist]    

Tronos AB01 + 16 page booklet   5.00   9 tracks, 43 mins

Alberto Balia, with Antonio Pani, Enrico Frongia, and Massimo Perra
a meeting between Sardinian poetry and music

Only 11 left

A worthy succsessor to the amazing Ritmia: forse il mare (above)
 
 
 

The English Country Dance Band

[Tracklist]     Barn Dance

Only 2 left

Snatch'd from Oblivion SFO 002   2.50   14 tracks   57 minutes

26 tunes for 14 dances with full dance instructions

 
 
  Rod Stradling
+ Feckless
[Insert Notes]     [Tracklist]     Rhythms of the Wold, cassette

FMSC 3021   2.50

14 tracks, 62 minutes.

Not many left

Due to popular demand, the original Rogue Records cassette version from back in 1991, of which a large box-full has just turned up - hence the knock-down price of just a fiver!

Rod's band of the time, Feckless (Phil Bird, Steve Crickett, John Eastaugh, Tony Engle, Alan Lamb and Danny Stradling) appear on five of the tracks.

Plus guest appearances by Jon Moore (electric guitar) on four tracks, and Ron Kavana (guitar, bouzouki, slide guitar, drums, bones) on two tracks.