Mike Waterson

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Regarded as one of the best singers to emerge from the English folk song revival, Mike Waterson’s voice is known to all those who are familiar with The Watersons – Yorkshire’s great gift to 20th century folk song. Less well-known is Mike’s magical abilities as a songwriter of great originality.

Various Artists – Shining Bright


In 1972 Mike & Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs - Bright Phoebus - on Bill Leader's Trailer label. This magical collection of very English songwriting as long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements [...]

Various Artists – Shining Bright2019-10-24T09:42:10+00:00

The Watersons – Green Fields


Another masterful performance by the latter-day Watersons. Again, an original album by the full group has been supplemented with solo tracks by Mike and solo and duet tracks by Norma and Lal. In keeping with its title, the album focuses on songs [...]

The Watersons – Green Fields2019-10-28T11:15:44+00:00

Mike Waterson – Mike Waterson


The Watersons, the most influential and best loved English vocal group of its day, disbanded in the late 1960s only to reform again in 1973. In 1975, they released their finest recorded work, For Pence And Spicy Ale (TSCD574). Fired up and [...]

Mike Waterson – Mike Waterson2019-10-31T17:05:37+00:00

Blue Murder – No One Stands Alone


The seven piece group Blue Murder, made up of Waterson:Carthy, Coope, Boyes and Simpson and Mike Waterson, has been described as "Harmony Heaven" and one listen is enough to explain why - seven of the greatest English folk voices performing together with [...]

Blue Murder – No One Stands Alone2019-10-31T10:45:02+00:00

The Watersons – Frost And Fire


The original classic album recorded in 1965 is now released in a re-designed package with extra photographs and with unbeatable remastered sound quality that makes it feel as though the group is in the room with you. Seasons of anxiety, seasons of [...]

The Watersons – Frost And Fire2019-10-28T10:18:35+00:00

The Watersons – Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy


For the first time on CD, the complete album as recorded in 1977 with Lal, Mike and Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy. Remastered for outstanding sound quality and presented in a redesigned digipack. On this record The Watersons give us a panorama [...]

The Watersons – Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy2019-11-05T14:06:11+00:00

The Watersons – For Pence And Spicy Ale


For pence and spicy ale introduced the "new" Watersons of the 1970s - when Martin Carthy joined the group. Two music papers judged it Folk Album of the Year in 1975 and, for many, it is the best album that The Watersons [...]

The Watersons – For Pence And Spicy Ale2019-11-07T15:01:58+00:00

The Watersons – Early Days


Introducing these recordings on their first appearance in the mid-'60s A.L. Lloyd wrote of this new singing group's 'hand-crafted harmonies, an immediately recognisable and uniquely distinctive group sound which is uninhibited, spontaneous seeming and rich in texture.' What became of The Watersons [...]

The Watersons – Early Days2019-11-05T14:31:35+00:00

Various Artists – English & Scottish Folk Ballads


The folk ballad,' wrote A.L.Lloyd, 'is a folk tale put into verse and set to music. Among British ballads are some of the oldest as well as greatest folksongs we have.' His claim is trenchantly justified by this exceptional collection, as dramas [...]

Various Artists – English & Scottish Folk Ballads2019-11-05T15:38:16+00:00
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