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Title: Albums by forum members
Post by: matt vrs on April 10, 2013, 12:09:04 PM
It seems like a number of forum members have albums/tracks available for sale/download, not all of which will be known to other forum members.  Would there be anything wrong with having a thread where people could draw attention to their releases and tell people how they could get them (as long as they contained the right kind of instruments) - bandcamp, I tunes, cheque in the post etc. etc.?  We already get recommendations of commercial releases on the forum.  I would see that as a good thing, as we can find out about music we would not otherwise have heard of.
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Nick Collis Bird on April 10, 2013, 12:14:17 PM
  I would see that as a good thing, as we can find out about music we would not otherwise have heard of.

Sounds brill to me. (:)
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Owen Woods on April 10, 2013, 01:29:59 PM
A thread or indeed a page on the forum home?
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Theo on April 10, 2013, 10:43:38 PM
Feel free to post in "recordings and videos" or in "Buy and Sell". Whichever seems more appropriate, if we get a large number of posts we can consider creating a special section. 
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Owen Woods on April 11, 2013, 09:25:19 AM
Tá sé seo go h-álainn. Tá blas breá gaelach air an gceol.
Is breá liom an leagan sin don phiosa ceoil "Inisheer" (http://thereandbackagain.bandcamp.com/) (Inis Oírr).
Maith sibh!

Thank you! (:)
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Gary Chapin on April 11, 2013, 01:25:09 PM
I was just listening to Vivant last night!  Beautiful record.  According to Clive a followup is due soon.  He writes about it here:  http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2012/11/vivant-thing-of-beauty.html

I agree with the idea of this thread!
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Clive Williams on April 11, 2013, 04:14:14 PM
Aw shucks thanks guys - that's very kind. With my not entirely un-impartial head on, why don't we just sticky this thread and see how it gets on? If it dies out we can always unsticky it again.
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Anahata on April 11, 2013, 05:32:00 PM
Well, I've already mentioned this on melnet, but if this thread is the place, I'll give it another short

Mary Humphreys and Anahata: A Bakers' Dozen (Treewind TWD014)

Page on our web site (http://www.maryanahata.co.uk/bakersdozen.html) with link for buying CD (and several others of ours)
Bandcamp downloads and previews (http://maryanahata.bandcamp.com)

There's another (a bit different) coming soon...
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Chris Ryall on April 11, 2013, 05:39:31 PM
You just beat me to it, you rogue. I was trying to google for a smart haircut photo of you, but something kept crashing Firefox (I kid not)  :o  "Sharpe practice" is my favourite, sadly now out of print. Georgeous swing vocals, great cello and melodeon .. coming on nicely  ;)

Aw shucks thanks guys - that's very kind. With my not entirely un-impartial head on, why don't we just sticky this thread and see how it gets on? If it dies out we can always unsticky it again.

I'm now getting mental pictures of Clive as Spiderman!  ::)

Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Owen Woods on April 11, 2013, 05:59:18 PM
And although it's already been mentioned, here is the album of my piano trio (so no box at all)

http://thereandbackagain.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Howard Jones on April 11, 2013, 08:05:14 PM
These have been mentioned before but every little helps:

The Electropathics "Batteries not Included"

This was issued as an LP in 1987 and has never been re-released on CD, however you can download it from iTunes, Amazon, and the other usual places or from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Electropathics

Albireo "Northern Cross"

Buy CDs (or download) from http://albireo.bandcamp.com/
You can also download it from the usual places

Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on April 11, 2013, 11:50:38 PM
These have been mentioned before but every little helps:

The Electropathics "Batteries not Included"

This was issued as an LP in 1987 and has never been re-released on CD, however you can download it from iTunes, Amazon, and the other usual places or from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Electropathics

Albireo "Northern Cross"

Buy CDs (or download) from http://albireo.bandcamp.com/
You can also download it from the usual places

Electropathics  ... Got it in vinyl form.

Albireo ... is there more than one Albireo CD?
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Andrew Wigglesworth on April 11, 2013, 11:53:54 PM
These have been mentioned before but every little helps:

The Electropathics "Batteries not Included"

This was issued as an LP in 1987 and has never been re-released on CD, however you can download it from iTunes, Amazon, and the other usual places or from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Electropathics

Albireo "Northern Cross"

Buy CDs (or download) from http://albireo.bandcamp.com/
You can also download it from the usual places

Electropathics  ... Got it in vinyl form.

Albireo ... is there more than one Albireo CD?

Ah, the Albireo one is the one with Kempshot Hunt on it, in that case I've got that too :-)
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Clive Williams on April 12, 2013, 12:37:05 PM
To follow up on Gary and Matt's kind comments, my CD which has most of me in it is the Vivant one; it's very much in my 'style', whatever that is.

You can stream it here: http://vivant-uk.bandcamp.com or visit the main website at www.vivantmusic.co.uk (which directs you off to Bandcamp to listen/buy). It's also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify (under 'Mark Prescott and Clive Williams').

There is indeed a followup album in production; sound/recording is finalised, but as per Anahata's wise words of warning to Ollie, the current holdup is with graphic design, where it's taking rather longer to get a design approved by both of us. I'm targetting end of May for release, perhaps a little optimistically!

There's 2 other recordings with me on at http://gigcb.bandcamp.com (main website http://www.gigcb.com) - these are the big (12ish piece) band. They're not on itunes, amazon or spotify. It's by no means all melodeon led, and the melodeon lead is not always me, but you might find Molinara and The Dream on the first album of interest, and perhaps Bergere du Coulandon and Alpraham of interest on the second. In fact, can you tell which tracks are me in the lead, and which are Chris Shaw? No prizes, but I'd be interested to know if you can tell! Like the Vivant album, you can stream them for free at the Bandcamp site; buy them if you like them only.

Cheers,

Clive



Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Howard Jones on April 12, 2013, 01:35:35 PM
These have been mentioned before but every little helps:

The Electropathics "Batteries not Included"

This was issued as an LP in 1987 and has never been re-released on CD, however you can download it from iTunes, Amazon, and the other usual places or from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Electropathics

Albireo "Northern Cross"

Buy CDs (or download) from http://albireo.bandcamp.com/
You can also download it from the usual places

Electropathics  ... Got it in vinyl form.

Albireo ... is there more than one Albireo CD?

Ah, the Albireo one is the one with Kempshot Hunt on it, in that case I've got that too :-)

A man of taste and discernment  (:)

We're thinking about making a second Albireo album, but it's early days.  Watch this space.
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: kenakordeon on April 12, 2013, 02:50:37 PM
Aw shucks thanks guys - that's very kind. With my not entirely un-impartial head on, why don't we just sticky this thread and see how it gets on? If it dies out we can always unsticky it again.

Thought I'd let you know that my trio is covering "Afterhours/Mistral" followed by a rocking version of "Zelda."  Maybe I'll get up the courage to record and share it with you folks.

ken
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Clive Williams on April 12, 2013, 07:37:32 PM
Aw shucks thanks guys - that's very kind. With my not entirely un-impartial head on, why don't we just sticky this thread and see how it gets on? If it dies out we can always unsticky it again.

Thought I'd let you know that my trio is covering "Afterhours/Mistral" followed by a rocking version of "Zelda."  Maybe I'll get up the courage to record and share it with you folks.

ken

Wow, that's great! I don't write many tunes but Mistral is one of mine; afterhours is written my a mate of mine from London that plays violin, Frankie Cleeves. I'd love to hear your version!
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: graememackay on April 19, 2013, 03:06:35 PM
http://mackaymusic.co.uk/shop/catalog/browse?sessid=AOUx5aGlr3igNpMgNZsIRZthq5lXIp6hdmqPpNXDsRF9VjFrSpibjvNQ8nZW5KBw&shop_param= (http://mackaymusic.co.uk/shop/catalog/browse?sessid=AOUx5aGlr3igNpMgNZsIRZthq5lXIp6hdmqPpNXDsRF9VjFrSpibjvNQ8nZW5KBw&shop_param=)

This is my online shop :)
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: kenakordeon on April 23, 2013, 09:46:10 PM
Aw shucks thanks guys - that's very kind. With my not entirely un-impartial head on, why don't we just sticky this thread and see how it gets on? If it dies out we can always unsticky it again.

Thought I'd let you know that my trio is covering "Afterhours/Mistral" followed by a rocking version of "Zelda."  Maybe I'll get up the courage to record and share it with you folks.

ken

OK.  As soon as we get together again I'll make a recording and send it along.  A nice set of tunes.  Am rules!

Wow, that's great! I don't write many tunes but Mistral is one of mine; afterhours is written my a mate of mine from London that plays violin, Frankie Cleeves. I'd love to hear your version!
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Clive Williams on July 05, 2013, 02:31:22 PM
-- Copy and paste from thread in main board --

Mark and I have finally finished our somewhat overdue (11 years!) second CD, Tree of Life; you can have a listen over at bandcamp, here:

http://vivant-uk.bandcamp.com/album/tree-of-life-violin-and-melodeon-duets

(and of course buy online, hee hee). £12 for the CD (including UK postage), and a worryingly generous £6 for the download version.

At the same time, I've put the first CD on 'honesty box' - pay as much or as little as you like (or nothing!) - for the download version anyway :o - so if you haven't got it yet, or indeed if you've bought the second album and fancy the first one as well, help yourself! Pick that up here:

http://vivant-uk.bandcamp.com/album/vivant

If you haven't heard us, the material is (almost) all traditional, and our style is a very gentle laid back approach - rather against the trend of fast and frenetic, or fast one/slow one you'll hear on many more mainstream releases. What can I say? It's the music we like to play, and I'd like to think that shows a little.  It's all, with the exception of one track on the first album, played simply on violin and melodeon, no double tracking, no extra instruments, as we would play it live.

Listen and enjoy!  :D

Clive
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Alan Morley on April 01, 2014, 09:23:34 AM
Not exactly an album but a collection of tracks on Soundcloud that I have had some with over the last few years, including some mel.net Tune of The Month tunes.

https://soundcloud.com/folkmusicartists/sets/alan-morley (https://soundcloud.com/folkmusicartists/sets/alan-morley)

Alan
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Gary Chapin on April 06, 2014, 12:46:10 PM
I haven't been shy about talking about it, but I also haven't posted a link to my own recording, L'Autre Diatoniste, here in the sticky thread. Thanks,

http://garychapin.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Gus V on June 11, 2014, 03:59:56 AM
I don't post here much but I put out this album last week:
https://gusvoorhees.bandcamp.com/album/blossoms
Title: New Album "Hot Airs" by Fendragon
Post by: Anahata on June 12, 2014, 08:11:50 PM
Our ceilidh Band Fendragon (http://http://www.fendragon.co.uk) are delighted to announce our first album:  "Hot Airs"
(http://www.fendragon.co.uk/images/hotairs-150.jpg)
Fendragon are:
Dave Holland - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Gina Holland - descant recorder, flute
Anahata - melodeon, cello
Mary Humphreys - keyboard, English concertina, banjo

This is mostly straightforward dance music from our regular ceilidh sets, though a few tracks are in instrumental combinations we don't usually take to a live ceilidh. I'm playing melodeon on all but three tracks. Two tracks are Playford tunes with hurdy gurdy, recorder and cello.

For dance clubs, the track listings show the type and length of tunes (they tell us this is useful, though of course we'd much prefer them to have live music...)

There's a couple of tune sets in common with the Out Of Reach (http://www.outofreach.org.uk) CD. Unlike the Out Of Reach project, though, this is not a charity effort - just a collection of good tunes to listen to or dance to, and to promote the band. We're playing at Whitby Folk Week this year (one of the incentives to make the CD, though I'd been thinking of doing it for a while)

Track listings, sound clips and online ordering (UK only at the moment) here: http://www.fendragon.co.uk/recordings.php

Quote from an early review soon to be published in Mardles:
"Cracking tunes, excellent musicianship and playing as tight as a bowstring" Chris Sullivan

Enjoy!

Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: JJRobson on September 03, 2014, 02:00:49 PM
*disclaimer* it's not a melodeon recording as the band won't let me play it with them yet!

 For anyone still reading I've just put up up an album on bandcamp with my band, Threepenny Bit. The album is called Pantomime Cannon and we play instrumental dance music, sometimes for ceilidhs and sometimes as concerts. One or two of you may have bumped into us at Sidmouth in the Anchor gardens this year. The tunes on the album are the sort of thing we play for concerts, I.e. more heavily arranged, less ceilidh-able and played with quite a lot of energy. Its released on September the 14th and you can listen to 3 of the tracks as well as pre-order by clicking the link below.

Anyway I hope fans of the genre may find something they like despite there not being a melodeon in sight (we've got a PA instead). If not... well, don't click on the link I guess!

https://threepennybit.bandcamp.com/album/pantomime-cannon  (https://threepennybit.bandcamp.com/album/pantomime-cannon)

The band is an 8 piece consisting of Guitar (me!), Violin, Flute, Clarinet, PA, Saxophone, Drums and Electric bass

Cheers,

JJ
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: baz parkes on September 03, 2014, 04:34:25 PM
I'm on these...but Lisa's much better than me (:)

http://www.allblackedup.co.uk/#/recordings/4544313500

Sadly, Say I am Dancing... is no longer available
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: gmatkin on June 24, 2015, 01:36:53 PM
This album of sea songs is on Bandcamp http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide (http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide).

I hope you like it!

Gavin
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Sage Herb on June 24, 2015, 03:40:17 PM
This album of sea songs is on Bandcamp http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide (http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide).

I hope you like it!

Gavin
We do, we do!

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: smiley on June 25, 2015, 12:01:20 AM
This album of sea songs is on Bandcamp http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide (http://gavinatkin.bandcamp.com/album/the-running-tide).

I hope you like it!

Gavin

That's a lovely album Gav - you've got me hooked! I've not heard your version of South Australia before and its a beauty.
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: gmatkin on December 23, 2017, 11:26:16 PM
It's been a while, but I've just noticed your kind words. Thanks Smiley!

Gavin
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: Cooper on March 11, 2018, 01:06:27 AM
I see i have neglected the forum a bit the last few months,...Our band's CD has been out for a couple of months now.
I would be very happy to hear what the English speaking community thinks :-)

We even put it on spotify, so you can get a sense of what it is we are doing.

https://open.spotify.com/user/wouterkuyper/playlist/5zF5DjSDMhjbI0iujzLfor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSdPIAgF85s&list=PLYYAc6CD1_9Ki5mAaWKKcXaFrjpkRpGpR

Greetings!
W
Title: Re: Albums by forum members
Post by: James Fitton on August 16, 2018, 07:39:57 AM
The band I play with, The Earthquakers, have finally recorded a CD, after over 20 years of live gigs and never getting round to it. Some details and snippets here: http://www.earthquakers.org.uk There's melodeon on about half of the tracks, with some concertina and piano accordion as well - some traditional and borrowed material, and about half of the album based on tunes I've written over the years.