Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40476 (CD, USA, 1999)

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English Village Carols

Traditional Christmas Carolling from the Southern Pennines

A compilation of carols from Village Carols cassettes and CDs. Compiled, annotated and produced by Ian Russell.

All tracks recorded by Ian Russell except Tracks 3-4 recorded by John Leonard (BBC), Tracks 21-22 recorded by Nigel Bewley (British Library National Sound Archive); Post production by Nigel Bewley; Cover photo by Brian Shuel

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Folkways


Track List

Carollers from the Royal Hotel, Dungworth (1995)

Awake, Arise Good Christians (Roud 17709) (3.46)
Pentonville (Roud 936) (4.43)

Carollers from the Black Bull, Ecclesfield (1983)

Hark! Hark! (Roud 389) (3.07)
How Beautiful upon the Mountain (Roud 8364) (2.21)

Carollers from the Blue Ball Inn, Worral (1995)

Sweet Chiming Bells (Roud 936) (4.01)
Star of Bethlehem (Roud 8365) (4.28)

Carollers from the Fountain Inn, Ingbirchworth (1995)

Prodigal Son (Roud 17730) (3.35)
Foster (Roud 936) (4.10)

Carollers from Castleton (1989)

Hark! Hark! (Roud 389) (2.15)
Shepherds Rejoice (Roud 7105) (3.18)

The Little John Singers from Hathersage (1992)

Peace o'er the World (Roud 17729) (2.39)
Hail Smiling Morn (Roud 1346) (2.34)

Carollers from the Travellers Rest, Oughtibridge (1992/1991)

Mount Zion (Roud 17137) (3.24)
Jacob's Well (Roud 17703) (4.21)

The Foolow Carollers (1994)

Raise, Christians, Raise (Roud 17727) (1.52)
Marshall (Roud 8365) (2.34)

The Coal Aston Carollers (1995)

Expectation (Roud 936) (2.15)
Lo! The Eastern Magi Rise (Roud 17728) (1.40)

Beeston Methodist Carol Choir (1997)

Angels from the Realms of Glory (Roud 8358) (2.24)
Three Harks (Roud 8337) (2.08)

A Festival of Village Carols, Grenoside (1996/1994)

The Christmas Tree (Roud 17710) (5.044)
Merry Christmas (Roud 9681) (3.40)