Songs of Ceremony (The Folk Songs of Britain)

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The Folk Songs of Britain, Vol. 9. Songs of Ceremony. Topic Records 12T197. Originally released as Caedmon TC1224 (USA)


  1. Cornish Wassail Song - Charlie Bate, Padstow; Truro Wassail Bowl Singers, Malpas
  2. New’r Even’s Song - Sidney Scott etc., North Ronaldsay Orkney
  3. Mari Lwyd Ceremony - David Thomas etc., Maesteg, Glamorgan; Margaretta Thomas, Nantgarw, Glamorgan
  4. Joys of Mary - Teresa Maguire, Belfast
  5. Holly and the Ivy - Peter Jones, Bromsash, Ross, Herefordshire
  6. Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob and Ron Copper, Rottingdean, Sussex
  7. Bitter Withy - Charlotte Smith, Tarrington, Herefordshire; William Payne, Gloucestershire
  8. As I Sat on a Sunny Bank - John Thomas, Camborne, Cornwall
  9. Singing of the Travels - Symondsbury Mummers, Dorset
  10. Dives and Lazarus - emily Bishop, Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire
  11. Gower Wassail - Charlie Bate, Padstow
  12. Taladh an Leinibh Losa - crofters, South Uist, Hebrides
  13. St Clements Song - Phyllis Carnwell, Hammerwich, Staffordshire
  14. Shrove Tuesday Song - Herbert Prince, Warminster, Wiltshire
  15. Shepherds Arise - Bob and Ron Copper, Rottingdean, Sussex
  16. Cherry Tree Carol - John Partridge, Cinderford, Gloucestershire
  17. Somerset Wassail Song - Henry and Walter Sealy, Ash Priors, Taunton, Somerset
  18. Hunting the Wren - Joe and Winnifred Woods, Douglas, Isle of Man
  19. Cheshire Souling Song - Antrobus Soul Cakers, Northwich, Cheshire
  20. Six Jolly Miners - Louis Rowe, Grenoside, Yorkshire
  21. John Barleycorn - Boggans, Haxey, Lincolnshire
  22. Hal-an-tow - Helston, Cornwall
  23. Huntingdonshire May Carol - Mrs. Church and Mrs. Hall, Biddenham, Bedfordshire