MARTIN CARTHY ~ A Complete (?) Discography

mc-head.jpgThis discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings which feature MARTIN CARTHY. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they include additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.

1963
The THAMESIDERS & DAVY GRAHAM, ep, DECCA DFE 8538

1964
NIGEL DENVER, Nigel Denver, lp, DECCA LK 4635
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Hootenanny In London, lp, DECCA LK 4545

1965
PADDIE BELL, Paddy Herself, lp, WAVERLEY  ZLP 2052
ALEX CAMPBELL, Alex Campbell, lp, TRANSATLANTIC XTRA 1014
MARTIN CARTHY, Martin Carthy, lp, FONTANA STL 5269
NIGEL DENVER, Moving On, lp, DECCA LK 4728
The THREE CITY FOUR, The Three City Four, lp, DECCA LK 4705
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk Now – ‘Wimoweh’, lp, DECCA LK 4683

1966
HARVEY ANDREWS, Harvey Andrews, ep, TRANSATLANTIC TRA 133
ISLA CAMERON, Isla Cameron, lp, TRANSATLANTIC XTRA 1040
DAVID CAMPBELL, David Campbell, lp, TRANSATLANTIC TRA 141
SYDNEY CARTER, Lord Of The Dance, ep, ELEKTRA EPK 801
SYDNEY CARTER, MARTIN CARTHY & ISLA CAMERON, Hallelujah, lp, FONTANA TL 5356
MARTIN CARTHY, Second Album, lp, FONTANA STL 5362
JULIE FELIX, Changes, lp, FONTANA STL 5368
VARIOUS ARTISTS, A Cold Wind Blows, lp, ELEKTRA EUK 253
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Best Of British Folk Music, lp, TRANSATLANTIC XTRA 1031
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk Scene, lp, FOLKSCENE FSP 101

1967
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Byker Hill, lp, FONTANA STL 5434
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, No Songs, ep, FONTANA TE 17490
NIGEL DENVER, Rebellion!, lp, DECCA LK 4844
JULIE FELIX, Songs From The Frost Report, ep, FONTANA TE 17494
A L LLOYD, Leviathan, lp, TOPIC 12T 174
DAVE SWARBRICK, MARTIN CARTHY & DIZ DISLEY, Rags, Reels & Airs, lp, BOUNTY BY 6030
JEREMY TAYLOR & SYDNEY CARTER, Live At Eton, lp, FONTANA TL 5418
The 3 CITY 4, Smoke & Dust, lp, CBS 63039
HEDY WEST, Serves ‘Em Fine, lp, FONTANA STL 5432

1968
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, But Two Came By, lp, FONTANA STL 5477
JEREMY TAYLOR, His Songs, lp, FONTANA STL 5475
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk In Focus, lp, FONTANA FJ 1505

1969
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Prince Heathen, lp, FONTANA STL 5529
JULIE FELIX, Going To The Zoo, lp, FONTANA SFL 13117
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Big Folk, lp, FONTANA SFXL 55

1970
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Shades Of Folk, lp, CONTOUR 6870 538

1971
ROY BAILEY, Roy Bailey, lp, TRAILER LER 3021
MARTIN CARTHY, Landfall, lp, PHILIPS 6308 049
MARTIN CARTHY, This Is….Martin Carthy, lp, PHILIPS 6382 022
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Selections, lp, PEGASUS PEG 6
DAVE GOULDER, Requiem For Steam, lp, BIG BEN BB 004
LEON ROSSELSON, The Word Is Hugga Mugga Chugga…, lp, TRAILER LER 3015
STEELEYE SPAN, Please To See The King, lp, B&C CAS 1029
STEELEYE SPAN, Rave On, ep, B&C CB 164
STEELEYE SPAN, Ten Man Mop…, lp, PEGASUS PEG 9

1972
MARTIN CARTHY, Shearwater, lp, PEGASUS PEG 12
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Selections, lp, TRANSATLANTIC  TRA 206
RAY FISHER, The Bonny Birdy, lp, TRAILER LER 2038
STEELEYE SPAN, Individually & Collectively, lp, CHARISMA CS 5
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Clogs, lp, PEGASUS PS 1
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Club Folk volume 1, lp, PEGASUS PS 2
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Club Folk volume 2, lp, PEGASUS PS 3
MIKE & LAL WATERSON, Bright Phoebus, lp, TRAILER LES 2076

1973
ANDY ROBERTS, Urban Cowboy, lp, ELEKTRA K 42139
STEELEYE SPAN, Almanack, lp, CHARISMA CS 12

1974
MARTIN CARTHY, Sweet Wivelsfield, lp, DERAM SML 1111
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Rave On!, lp, MOONCREST CREST 17

1975
ROY HARRIS, Champions Of Folly, lp, TOPIC 12TS 256
LEON ROSSELSON, Palaces Of Gold, lp, ACORN CF 249
LEON ROSSELSON & ROY BAILEY, That’s Not The Way Its Gotta Be, lp, ACORN CF 251
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Electric Muse, 4lp set, ISLAND / TRANSAT. FOLK 1001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2lp set, CLAVES Dpf 700/2 (Switzerland)
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Kertalg 74 – ‘Skewball’, lp, BARCLAY BAR 90011 (France)
The WATERSONS, For Pence & Spicy Ale, lp, TOPIC 12TS 265

1976
ALBION COUNTRY BAND, Battle Of The Field, lp, ISLAND HELP 25
MARTIN CARTHY, Crown Of Horn, lp, TOPIC 12TS 300
FAIRPORT, Gottle O’Geer, lp, ISLAND ILPS 9389
TOM GILFELLON, In The Middle Of The Tune, lp, TOPIC 12TS 282
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS & Chums, Son Of Morris On, lp, HARVEST SHSM 2012
JOHN KIRKPATRICK, Plain Capers, lp, FREE REED FRR 010
MADDY PRIOR & JUNE TABOR, Silly Sisters, lp, CHRYSALIS CHR 1101
STEELEYE SPAN, Rave On, s, MOONCREST MOON 50
DAVE SWARBRICK, Swarbrick, lp, TRANSATLANTIC TRA 337
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk Festival Dranouter 76, 2lp set, PARSIFAL P 12000 / 181

1977
ALBION DANCE BAND, The Postmans Knock /…, s, HARVEST HAR 5128
PETER BELLAMY & others, The Transports, 2lp set, FREE REED FRR 021 / 022
LEON ROSSELSON & ROY BAILEY, Love, Loneliness & Laundry, lp, FUSE CF 271
STEELEYE SPAN, Storm Force Ten, lp, CHRYSALIS CHR 1151
DAVE SWARBRICK, Swarbrick II, lp, TRANSATLANTIC TRA 341
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Fylde Acoustic, lp, TRAILER LER 2105
VARIOUS ARTISTS, 6th Folk Festival auf der Lenzburg, 2lp, VOXPOP 4005/6 (Switzerland)
The WATERSONS, Sound, Sound Your Instruments…, lp, TOPIC 12TS 346

1978
ALBION BAND, Rise Up Like The Sun, lp, HARVEST SHSP 4092
ALBION BAND, Poor Old Horse, s, HARVEST HAR 5156
STEELEYE SPAN, Live At Last, lp, CHRYSALIS CHR 119

1979
ROY BAILEY & LEON ROSSELSON, If You Knew Who The Enemy Was, lp, FUSE CF 284
PETER BELLAMY, Both Sides Then, lp, TOPIC 12TS 400
MARTIN CARTHY, Because Its There, lp, TOPIC 12TS 389
VARIOUS ARTISTS, 70 Golden Nursery Rhymes, lp, SUPER TEMPO 9031

1980
ALBION BAND, Lark Rise To Candleford, lp, CHARISMA CDS 4020

1981
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Nuclear Power No Thanks!, lp, PLANE IMP 2
The WATERSONS, Green Fields, lp, TOPIC 12TS 415

1982
MARTIN CARTHY, Out Of The Cut, lp, TOPIC 12TS 426
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON, Shoot Out The Lights, lp, HANNIBAL HNBL 1303
RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON, Don’t Renege On Our Love /…., s, HANNIBAL HNS 703

1983
BRASS MONKEY, Brass Monkey, lp, TOPIC 12TS 431
LEON ROSSELSON, Temporary Loss Of Vision, lp, FUSE CF 384

1984
DICK MILES, Cheating The Tide, lp, GREENWICH VILLAGE GVR 227
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Old Songs, lp, GREENWICH VILLAGE GVR 222
MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ, A Rose From The Bush, lp, GREENWICH VILLAGE GVR 225

1985
PAUL BOND, In Sight Of The Mountain, lp, CITYFOLK CFR001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Feed The Folk, lp, TEMPLE FTP 001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Sounds Of Yorkshire, lp, MUSIC FROM YORK HAR 844

1986
BRASS MONKEY, See How It Runs, lp, TOPIC 12TS 442
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, An Hour With Cecil Sharp & Ashley…, lp, DAMBUSTER DAM 014
The KIPPER FAMILY, The Crab Wars, 2lp set, DAMBUSTER DAM 017
LEON ROSSELSON, Bringing The News From Nowhere, lp, FUSE CF 390
DAVE SWARBRICK, When The Battle Is Over, lp, CONIFER CFRC 528
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Flash Company, lp, FELLSIDE FE 050
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Songs From The Penguin Book…, lp, FELLSIDE FE 047
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, More Love Songs, lp, DEMON FIEND 79

1987
The HOLME VALLEY TRADITION, Wills Barn, c, EFDSS VWML 002
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Children In Need, c, PUDSEY PUD 001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Yuletracks, lp, GREENWICH VILLAGE GVR 235
MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ, Across The Line, lp, GREENWICH VILLAGE GVR 232

1988
MARTIN CARTHY, Right Of Passage, cd, TOPIC TSCD 452
LEON ROSSELSON, I Didnt Mean It, lp, FUSE CF 392
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Derby Tup Presents…, c, BBC Radio Derby DTP-01

1990
The Mrs ACKROYD BAND, Oranges & Lemons, c, MRS ACKROYD DOG 007
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Life & Limb, cd, SPECIAL DELIVERY SPDCD 1030
LEON ROSSELSON, Rosselsongs, cd, FUSE CFCD 001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Hard Cash, cd, SPECIAL DELIVERY SPDCD 1027
MARGARET WALTERS, For The Future And The Past, cd, own label MW001 (Australia)

1991
JUDY DUNLOP & ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, Sway With Me, cd, ALBINO ALB 007
RAY FISHER, Traditional Songs Of Scotland, cd, SAYDISC SDL 391
VARIOUS ARTISTS, All Through The Year, cd, HOKEY POKEY HPR 2002.2

1992
ROY BAILEY, What You Do with What You’ve Got, cd, FUSE CFCD 003
LES BARKER, Some Love, cd, MRS ACKROYD DOG 009
PETER BELLAMY, Both Sides Then, cd, FLEDGLING FLE 1002
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, Skin & Bone, cd, SPECIAL DELIVERY SPDCD 1046
MARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK, 100 not out, v, MUSIKFOLK MF 002
LEON ROSSELSON, Wo Sind Die Elefanten?, cd, FUSE CFCD 002
LEON ROSSELSON, Guess What They’re Selling…, cd, FUSE CFCD 003
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Voices, cd, FELLSIDE FECD 87

1993
BRASS MONKEY, The Complete Brass Monkey, cd, TOPIC TSCD 467
MARTIN CARTHY, British Fingerstyle Guitar, dvd, GUITAR WORKSHOP OV 11208
MARTIN CARTHY, The Collection, compilation cd, GREEN LINNET GLCD 1136 (USA)
RICHARD THOMPSON, Watching The Dark, 3cd set, HANNIBAL HNCD 5303
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Acoustic Routes – soundtrack, cd, CODE 90 NINETY 7
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Blow The Man Down, cd, TOPIC TSCD 464
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Tanz & Folkfest Rudolstadt 92, cd, HEI-DECK WK 1740 (Germany)
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Transports At Whitby, c, WHITBY FESTIVAL RED 011
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Undefeated, 2c set, FUSE M 100
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The World Is A Wonderful Place, cd, HOKEY POKEY HPR 2003.2

1994
BAND OF HOPE, Rhythm & Reds, cd, MUSIKFOLK MFCD 512
LES BARKER, Gnus & Roses, cd, MRS ACKROYD DOG 010
MARTIN CARTHY, Rigs Of The Time, cd, MUSIC CLUB MCCD 145
MARTIN CARTHY, The Kershaw Sessions, cd, STRANGE ROOTS ROOTcd 2
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor, cd, HTD HTDCD 23
A L LLOYD, Ballades et Shanties des Matelots, cd, AR-MEN SCM 030 (France)
A L LLOYD, Classic A L Lloyd, cd, FELLSIDE FECD 98
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Beat The Retreat, cd, CAPITOL EST 2242
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Out On The Rolling Sea, cd, HOKEY POKEY HPR 2004.2
WATERSON-CARTHY, Waterson-Carthy, cd, TOPIC TSCD 475

1995
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor volume 3, cd, HTD HTD 038
LEON ROSSELSON, Intruders, cd, FUSE CFCD 005

1996
ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, The Guvnor volume 4, cd, HTD HTDCD 066
DAVE SWARBRICK, Dave Swarbrick’s 50th Birthday Concert, cd, COOKING VINYL  MASH 001
LAL WATERSON & OLIVER KNIGHT, Once In A Blue Moon, cd, TOPIC TSCD 478
NORMA WATERSON, Norma Waterson, cd, HANNIBAL HNCD 1393

1997
OSKORRI, 25 Kantu Urte, 2cd set, ELKAR KD 453 (Spain)
WATERSON-CARTHY, Common Tongue, cd, TOPIC TSCD 488
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Georgia On Our Mind, cd, DEEP SEA SeaD 8001

1998
The ALBION BAND, The BBC Sessions, cd, STRANGE FRUIT SFRSCD 050
BRASS MONKEY, Sound & Rumour, cd, TOPIC TSCD 501
MARTIN CARTHY, Signs Of Life, cd, TOPIC TSCD 502
FAIRPORT CONVENTION, The Cropredy Box – ‘Danny Boy’, 3cd set, WOODWORM WR3CD 026
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Hard Cash, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3017
The WATERSONS, Green Fields, cd, TOPIC TSCD 500
WOOD, WILSON & CARTHY, Wood, Wilson & Carthy, cd, RUF RUFCD 05

1999
LES BARKER & chums, The Wings Of Butterflies, cd, MRS ACKROYD DOG 013
MARTIN CARTHY, A Collection, cd, TOPIC TSCD 750
LEON ROSSELSON, Harry’s Gone Fishing, cd, FUSE CFCD 007
NORMA WATERSON, The Very Thought Of You, cd, HANNIBAL HNCD 1430
WATERSON:CARTHY, Broken Ground, cd, TOPIC TSCD 509
STEELEYE SPAN, A Rare Collection 1972 – 1986, cd, RAVEN (Australia) RVCD 90
STEELEYE SPAN, The Journey, 2cd set, PARK PRKCD 52

2000
ELIZA CARTHY, Angels & Cigarettes, cd, WARNER BROS 93624 7698
DAVE SWARBRICK & MARTIN CARTHY, Both Ears & The Tail (live 1966), cd, ATRAX 002
NORMA WATERSON, Bright Shiny Morning, cd, TOPIC TSCD 520
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Cambridge Folk Festival 1998-99, cd, BBC WMEF 00572

2001
LINDA THOMPSON, Give Me A Sad Song, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3020
BRASS MONKEY, Going & Staying, cd, TOPIC TSCD 531
MARTIN CARTHY, The Carthy Chronicles, 4cd box set, FREE REED FRQCD 60
JOHN KIRKPATRICK, Mazurka Berserker, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3030
MARTIN SIMPSON, The Bramble Briar, cd, TOPIC TSCD 513

2002
BLUE MURDER, No One Stands Alone, cd, TOPIC TSCD 537
ELIZA CARTHY, Anglicana, cd, TOPIC TSCD 539
WATERSON:CARTHY, A Dark Light, cd, TOPIC TSCD 536
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Acoustic Folk Box, 4cd box set, TOPIC TSFCD 4001
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Shining Bright, cd, TOPIC TSCD 519
LINDA THOMPSON, Fashionably Late, cd, TOPIC TSCD 821

2003
RORY GALLAGHER, Wheels Within Wheels, cd, CAPO CAPO CD 703
DAVE SWARBRICK, Swarb!, 4CD set, FREE REED  FRQCD 45
DAVE SWARBRICK, English Fiddler, cd, NAXOS WORLD 760452

2004
MARTIN CARTHY, Waiting For Angels, cd, TOPIC TSCD 527
BRASS MONKEY, Flame Of Fire, cd, TOPIC TSCD 550
BOB DAVENPORT, The Common Stone, cd, TOPIC TSCD 552
LEON ROSSELSON, Turning Silence Into Song, cd, FUSE CFCD 009
WATERSON:CARTHY, Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand, cd, TOPIC TSCD 542
The WATERSONS, Mighty River Of Song, 4cd and DVD box set, TOPIC TSFCD 4002
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Folk Festival, 2cd set, GOTTDISCS GOTTBOX 011
VARIOUS ARTISTS (FOLK FOR PEACE), Rumours Of Rain, cds, HYPERTENSION HYP 4231

2005
MARTIN CARTHY, Live At Ruskin Mill, 2cd set, MUSICAL TRADITIONS MTCD 403 – 4
MARTIN CARTHY, Shearwater (with bonus tracks), cd, CASTLE CMQCD 1096
MARTINS 4, Live In Glasgow, cd, P3 Music P3Mo12
JUNE TABOR, Always, 4cd box set, TOPIC TFSCD 4003
WATERSON:CARTHY, The Definitive Collection, cd, HIGHPOINT HPO 6012
The WATERSONS, A Yorkshire Christmas, cd, WYCHWOOD MEDIA WMCD 2029

2006
REG MEUROSS, Still, cd, OFFSPRING OFCD 0111
STEELEYE SPAN, Please To see The King +, 2cd set, CASTLE CMQDD 1253
STEELEYE SPAN, Ten Man Mop +, 2cd set, CASTLE CMQDD 1252
DAVE SWARBRICK & MARTIN CARTHY, Straws In The Wind, cd, TOPIC TSCD 556
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Rubber Folk, cd, GOTTDISCS GOTTCD 035
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Rogue’s Gallery, 2cd set, ANTI/EPITAPH  6817-2
VARIOUS ARTISTS, White Bicycles, cd, FLEDG’LING FLED 3061
WATERSON:CARTHY, Holy Heathens & the Old Green Man, cd, TOPIC TSCD 562

2007
PEGGY SEEGER and Friends, Three Score and Ten, 2cd set, APPLESEED APRCD 110
DAVE SWARBRICK & MARTIN CARTHY, Both Ears & The Tail (live 1966), cd, TOPIC TSCD 572
LINDA THOMPSON, Versatile Heart, cd, DECCA ROUNDER 475 9365
VARIOUS ARTISTS, Cool As Folk – live at Cambridge Folk Festival, 2cd set, GOTTDISCS CD 070
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Imagined Village sampler, cd ep, REAL WORLD CDREWP 10
VARIOUS ARTISTS, The Imagined Village, cd, REAL WORLD CDRW 147

2008
LEON ROSSELSON, A Proper State, cd, FUSE  CFCD 024
STEVE TURNER, The Whirligig Of Time, cd, LIVING TRADITION  LTCD 1103

2009
BRASS MONKEY, Head Of Steam, cd, TOPIC TSCD 575

Compiled & © by David Suff, August 1998, updated June 2009
with thanks to Reinhard Zierke for the careful attention to detail.

c = cassette. cd = compact disc. cds = compact disc single. ep = extended play vinyl single. lp = vinyl album. s = vinyl single. v = video cassette. DVD = digital versatile disc.

Fledg’ling discography number twenty one in an irregular series. “collect the set”