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Witness

Folk This
It All Comes Round Again
John Tams
The Reckoning
Muckram Wakes
A Map Of Derbyshire
The Red Lion
A Bit Of A Song And Dance
New Victory Band
One More Dance And Then
Kate Rusby
Hourglass
Salisbury Folk
From The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs
The Old Hat Concert Party
Sunday 13th May 1969
Seth Lakeman
Kitty Jay
Kitty Jay Lyrics
Freedom Fields
Freedom Fields Lyrics
The White Hare
The New St. George
The Hard Times Of Old England
Prince Heathen
Frost And Fire
Bright Phoebus
History and Companion
Morning Way
Spindle
Polly On The Shore
Western Approaches
Damien Barber and The Demon Barbers
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Cropredy's Like That
The Garden of Jane Delawney
Nic Jones
Penguin Eggs
The Noah's Ark Trap
Bandoggs
Bandoggs: The Record
Shirley Collins
Anthems In Eden
Shelagh McDonald
Stargazer
Music From The Unbroken Circle
Gryphon
Glastonbury Carol
Mr Fox
Mr. Fox : The Album
Tiny Tin Lady
The Sound of Requiem
martha tilston
ropeswing
Moseley Folk Festival 2006
Moseley Folk Festival 2006: The Folks
Witness
ROOTS
Countrylife
Countrylife II
The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe
The Setting / Mary From Dungloe
From Clare To Here
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Coope, Boyes & Simpson
Christmas Truce / Kerstbestand 1914
Passchendaele Suite
A Garland of Carols
Fire and Sleet and Candlelight
Anne Briggs
Anne Briggs : Sing A Song For You
Oak
Welcome to Our Fair Plus
Make it Folky!
A Place Called England
Ragged Heroes
Dancing at Whitsun
The Lark In The Morning
Thomas The Rhymer
Gaudete
Carthy and Swarbrick
What Time Is It Eccles?

Witness 2006 [click for larger image]
Hands On Music HMCD23 2006

Witness
Show Of Hands

Cat no: HMCD23
Label: Hands On Music
Produced by: Simon Emmerson and
Simon ‘Mass’ Massey
Recorded at: Presshouse Studio, Colyton, Devon
January 2006

Sleeve design and art direction
by Stylorouge.
Front cover illustration by Ian Phillips.
Photography by Jeff Cottenden.
It will be a 6 page Digipak
with 16 page booklet including all the lyrics.

Guest artists:
Miranda Sykes – double bass & vocals
Seth Lakeman – tenor guitar & vocals
Johnny Kalsi – tablas, mazhar
Matt Clifford – keyboards & vocals
Paul Wilson – melodeon
Paul Downes – Spanish guitar
Jackie Oates & Lizzie Westcott – fiddles
‘Mass’ – percussion, vocals and programming
Fishermen’s Friends – Haul Away choir

Steve Knightley’s Track notes:

1. Witness
Industrious, devout and self sufficient,
they wait patiently in the Hills of Iowa,
Devon or Rajasthan.

2. Roots
Former minister of State Kim Howells’
personal ‘idea of Hell’ - three Somerset
folk singers in a local pub.

3. The Dive
A father and son known to me and a
true story from the East Devon shoreline.

4. The Falmouth Packet/Haul away Joe
A Chilean Cuatro, an American Mandolin
and German fiddle driving along a
Cornish sea chanty with Afro-Celt
heartbeats - An English Acoustic
Eclectic Orchestra!

5. Undertow
Another story of small town
West Country life.

6. If I Needed Someone
Celebrating “Rubber Soul’ -
Sponsored by the BBC.

7. Innocents’ Song/Gwithian
A new setting of Cornishman
Charles Causley's chilling
Christmas poem woven
into another of Phil's coastal melodies.

8. Union Street (last post)
The last letters exchanged
between a Royal Marine and his wife.

9. The Bet
Always intended as a film scenario.
Too many late night drives with
‘What would you do if?’ going
round and around your head.

10. Ink Devil
The dangers of drawing upon
too much personal experience in
your writing.The creation
suddenly takes over.

11. Scratch
A light hearted look at one
or two addictions!

12. All I’d Ever Lost
Too personal to explain
and too universal to need it.

1. Witness 3.31 (Knightley)
 
2. Roots 4.48 (Knightley)

3. The Dive 4.41 (Knightley)
 
4.The Falmouth Packet/Haul Away Joe
5.36 (Phil Beer/Trad arr: Knightley/Beer)
 
5. Undertow  5.18 (Knightley)
 
6. If I Needed Someone 3.33 (Harrison)
 
   (Poem by Charles Causley,
    music by Johnny Coppin/Phil Beer)
 
8. Union Street 4.14 (Knightley)
 
9. The Bet 4.20 (Knightley)
 
10. Ink Devil 5.01 (Knightley)
 
11. Scratch 3.39 (Knightley)
 
12. All I'd Ever Lost  5.37 (Knightley)

Phil and Steve

related internet links

Charles Causley
reading his own poems

the extensive Wikipedia entry

an essay by British poet and
critic, Dana Gioia on Cornish poet
Charles Causley

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