Tracklist

CD 1: CD1_English Folk
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy The Watersons 4:32
2 Tam Lin Fairport Convention 7:15
3 The Cobbler's Daughter Kate Rusby 2:40
4 A New England Billy Bragg 4.65 2:16
5 Barbara Allen Shirley Collins 3:27
6 One Door Opens Richard Thompson 4:22
7 Black Muddy River Norma Waterson 4:22
8 Dirty Old Town Ewan MacColl 2:54
9 Worcester City Eliza Carthy 4:48
10 Fine Horseman Silly Sisters 4:52
CD 2: CD2_Celtic Folk
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Song for Ireland De Dannan 4:43
2 Spencer the Rover John Martyn 4:12
3 Paddy's Lament Sinéad O’Connor 5 5:29
4 Thomas Muir of Huntershill Dick Gaughan 4:06
5 Fi Wela Fernhill 3:43
6 Dr MacPhail's Reel Capercaillie 2:52
7 Bonnie Mulligan Sharon Shannon 2:57
8 Gently Tender The Incredible String Band 3 4:48
9 Two Sisters Clannad 4:12
10 Born and Bred in Old Ireland Bert Jansch 3:09
CD 3: CD3_American Folk
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie 4 2:21
2 Take Me for a Walk (Morning Dew) Bonnie Dobson 4:18
3 Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Pete Seeger 5:22
4 Gallows Tree Odetta 2:53
5 Midnight Special Lead Belly 2:13
6 Stillborn Michelle Shocked 5:46
7 Hesitation Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:35
8 The Coo-Coo Bird Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 2:36
9 What Have They Done to the Rain? Malvina Reynolds 2:17
10 Freedom Road Josh White 2:20

Credits

CD 1: CD1_English Folk

electric harp:
Patsy Seddon (track 10)
fiddle:
Jon Boden (track 9)
Eliza Carthy (track 9)
drums (drum set):
Dave Mattacks (1969-10-29) (track 2)
drums (drum set) and percussion:
Donald Hay (track 9)
acoustic bass guitar:
Barnaby Stradling (track 9)
bass guitar:
Ashley Hutchings (1969-10-29) (track 2)
viola and violin:
Dave Swarbrick (1969-10-29) (track 2)
guitar:
Dan Ar Braz (track 10)
Donald MacDougal (track 9)
Peggy Seeger (1983) (track 8)
Billy Bragg (1983-02-02 – 1983-02-04) (track 4)
diatonic button accordion:
John Spiers (track 9)
percussion:
Jim Sutherland (UK composer & producer) (track 10)
keyboard:
Huw Warren (track 10)
guitar family:
Simon Nicol (singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer from England) (1969-10-29) (track 2)
Richard Thompson (UK folk rock singer/songwriter) (1969-10-29) (track 2)
arranger:
Eliza Carthy (track 9)
Dave Swarbrick (track 2)
composer:
Jerry Garcia (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 5)
Billy Bragg (track 4)
Richard Thompson (UK folk rock singer/songwriter) (track 6)
Lal Waterson (track 10)
Ewan MacColl (1949) (track 8)
engineer:
Nick Godwin (track 8)
John Wood (UK producer) (track 2)
Oliver Hitch (producer/engineer) (track 4)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Billy Bragg (track 4)
Robert Hunter (American lyricist, non-performing member of the Grateful Dead) (track 7)
Kate Rusby (track 3)
Richard Thompson (UK folk rock singer/songwriter) (track 6)
Lal Waterson (track 10)
Ewan MacColl (1949) (track 8)
producer:
Joe Boyd (US producer, founder of Hannibal Records) (track 2)
Neill MacColl (track 8)
Oliver Hitch (producer/engineer) (track 4)
recording engineer:
Oliver Hitch (producer/engineer) (track 4)
vocals:
Eliza Carthy (track 9)
Sandy Denny (1969-10-29) (track 2)
Ewan MacColl (1983) (track 8)
Peggy Seeger (1983) (track 8)
Billy Bragg (1983-02-02 – 1983-02-04) (track 4)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1–2, 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Go! Discs (track 4)
Utility Records (track 4)
Universal Island Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK record company) (2002) (track 2)
publisher:
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 7)
recorded at:
Chappell Music in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-02-02 – 1983-02-04) (track 4)
part of:
Child Ballads (number: 39) (track 2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 35) (track 2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 54) (track 5)
Child Ballads (number: 84) (track 5)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 218) (track 9)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 8366) (track 1)
arrangements:
Barbara Allen (Roger Quilter arrangement) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Black Muddy River (track 7)
Fine Horseman (track 10)
is the basis for:
Sad Wedding Day (track 5)
later versions:
Barbara Allen (Ritchie Blackmore version) (track 5)
recording of:
Barbara Allen (track 5)
Cobbler's Daughter (track 3)
One Door Opens (track 6)
Oxford City (Oxford City / Worcester City / Newport Street / The Cup of Poison) (track 9)
Tam Lin (1969-10-29) (track 2)
Dirty Old Town (1983) (track 8)
A New England (1983-02-02 – 1983-02-04) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: CD2_Celtic Folk

violin:
Cora Venus Lunny (track 3)
percussion:
Pete Lockett (track 3)
composer:
Phil Colclough (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2–3, 9)
lyricist:
Phil Colclough (track 1)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2–3, 9)
mixer:
Alan Branch (track 3)
producer:
Alan Branch (track 3)
Dónal Lunny (track 3)
Adrian Sherwood (track 3)
Sinéad O’Connor (track 3)
vocals:
Sinéad O’Connor (track 3)
writer:
Cutting (track 5)
Heron (Scottish singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist) (track 8)
Bert Jansch (track 10)
Matthews (Welsh traditional musician) (track 5)
Adam McNaughtan (track 4)
Murphy (Fernhill singer) (track 5)
Sharon Shannon (track 7)
part of:
Child Ballads (number: 10) (track 9)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 8) (track 9)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 1115) (track 2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 2314) (track 3)
arrangements:
I'll Show You Wonders (Oysterband arrangement) (track 9)
later versions:
Percy's Song (track 9)
recording of:
A Song for Ireland (track 1)
Bonnie Mulligan (track 7)
By the Hush (track 3)
Fi Wela (I See) (track 5)
Gently Tender (track 8)
Spencer the Rover (track 2)
The Two Sisters (aka The Wind and the Rain / The Bows of London / Cruel Sister) (track 9)

CD 3: CD3_American Folk

guitar:
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1946) (track 1)
additional lyricist:
Tim Rose (track 2)
composer:
Emerson Harper (track 10)
Bonnie Dobson (track 2)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 8)
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1940) (track 1)
Bob Dylan (1962-10) (track 3)
lyricist:
Bonnie Dobson (track 2)
Langston Hughes (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 4, 8)
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1940) (track 1)
Bob Dylan (1962-10) (track 3)
vocals:
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (1946) (track 1)
writer:
Rev. Gary Davis (track 7)
Shocked (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
Malvina Reynolds (1962) (track 9)
publisher:
Smithsonian Folkways (imprint of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) (track 10)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell (1963 – 1991) (track 3)
Special Rider Music (1991 –) (track 3)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 413) (track 8)
arrangements:
Midnight Special (Travellers) (track 5)
Midnight Special (Van Morrison) (track 5)
Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) (track 5)
The Midnight Special (CCR) (track 5)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
The Dove (track 8)
later translated versions:
Esta es tu tierra (track 1)
Le Train de minuit (track 5)
Mae'n Wlad I Mi (track 1)
later versions:
This Land Is Your Land (Canadian version) (track 1)
recording of:
Freedom Road (track 10)
Gallows Tree (track 4)
Hesitation Blues (track 7)
Midnight Special (track 5)
Morning Dew (track 2)
Stillborn (track 6)
What Have They Done to the Rain (first entitled "Rain Song") (track 9)
This Land Is Your Land (1946) (track 1)
The Cuckoo (1962) (track 8)

Release

miscellaneous support:Chris Birrell (task: Co-ordination)
compiler:Nigel Williamson