VINYLS

1965

A wench and a whale and a pint of good ale, Discurio

1966

Soldiers and sailors (with Shayna Carlin, Gordon McIntyre and Mike Ball), Discurio
Peggy and the soldier
The rambling soldier
Follow me up to Carlow
The deserter
All things are quite silent
The Cutty Wren
Brave Wolfe
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation
North Sea holes
The female rambling sailor
Admiral Benbow
The Golden Vanity
The sailor deceived
My Donald
Sally, free and easy

1977

Canterbury Fair, Anthology AR 001
Bartholomew Fair
Fhir a' Bhata
Hey, John Barleycorn
The weary whaling grounds
The bell ringing
Jolly old hawk
The bells of Rhymney
The Tunnel Tigers
The Eynsham poaching song
The Lancashire Lads
The Agincourt Carol
Jolly good ale and old
The false young man
The trooper and the maid
Dona nobis pacem


1978

Danny Spooner and friends (with Peter Christoff, Michael Farrell, Lis Johnston, Cris Larner, Richard Leach, Ian Ball) Anthology AR 002
The tailor's breeches
The Baron o' Brackley
Slieve Gallen Brae
Lovely on the water
Jowl, jowl and listen/Rap 'er te bank
The gaberlunyie man
Bridges
Lordon's Ordinary
Coupshawholme Fair
MacPhearson's Rant

1978

Limbo (with Mick Farrell), Anthology AR 003
I drew my ship
Limbo
The Newgate stone
Morrison's Jig
Maids of Cúil Móre
Kishmul's Galley
Arthur McBride
Donald MacGillavry
The dancing master
Seán Ó Duibhir an Gleanna
The Lothian Hairst
Felton Lonnon

1978

Revived and relieved (and Gordon McIntyre with Tom Rummery, Kate Delaney, Roger Fisken, Mike Jackson and Steve Ellis), Larrikin LRF 016
Pipe tunes
The band o' shearers
My last farewell to Stirling
Hey, ca'thro
Anac cuan
Jack Donaghue
Ye sons of Australian
The flash stockman
Lachlan Tigers
The rambling sailor
Jamie Raeburn
The fox hunt
Henry the poacher
The 23rd of June

1986

I got this one from..., Sandstock Music SSM 017
Noble Lord Hawkins
Rolling down to Old Maui
The Rambler from Clare
The Bloody Red Hand
Gentle Annie
Aboard a Man-o-War
Deep sea tug
Just as the tide was a-flowing
Crooked Jack
Reynolds the fox
A man's a man

1987

When a man’s in love (with Dennis Mitchell), Sandstock Music, SSM 021
When a man’s in love
The flighty tailor
The ploughboy and the Cockney
Sweet Thames flow softly
The Song of the Wandering Aengus
La-di-da
Spencer the Rover
The red-haired man's wife
The week before Easter
Farewell Nancy
Wish I could write a lovesong


1988

We’ll either bend or break ‘er (with shanty crew Tony O'Connell, Jamie Johnston, Tony Martin, Tom McIlwain, Brian O'Donogue, George Stephen, Brendan Walker, Paul Petran), Sandstock Music SSM 027
Outward bound
All bound to go
The Blackball Line
Hilo Johnny Brown
Blow boys blow
Johnny Bowker
Shallow Brown
Paddy Doyle’s Boots
Bring ‘em down
Hieland laddie
Homeward bound
Doodle let me go
Blood red roses
Haul in the bowline
Reuben Ranzo
Whiskey Johnny
Haul away for Rosie
Liverpool Judies
Leave her Johnny

1989

All around down under (with Martyn Wyndham-Read and Ellen Hundley), Sandstock Music SSM 036
Look out below
Brisbane ladies
Our Jack
Four little Johnny cakes
Put a light in every country window
Where the brumbies come to water
Lachlan Tigers
New life
Shearing in a bar
I don't go shearing now
The Pommy's lament

CDs


2002

Launch out on the deep
The Banks of Newfoundland
Little fish
The Mingulay Boat Song
Culler herrin'
The sailor deceived
The handsome cabin boy
The female rambling sailor
Anderson's coast
Farewell tae Tarwathie
The whale catchers
The Antarctic Fleet
The last of the great whales
Jack, the jolly tar
Rowing song
The dark old waters
Fiddler's green

2002

When a man’s in love
When a man’s in love
Spencer the rover
The flighty tailor
The redhaired man’s wife
The ploughboy & the Cockney
The week before Easter
Sweet Thames flow softly
Farewell Nancy
The song of the Wandering Aengus
Wish I could write a lovesong
La-di-da

 

2002

We’ll either bend or break ‘er (with shanty crew Tony O'Connell, Jamie Johnston, Tony Martin, Tom McIlwain, Brian O'Donogue, George Stephen, Brendan Walker, Paul Petran)
Outward bound
All bound to go
The Blackball Line
Hilo Johnny Brown
Blow boys blow
Johnny Bowker
Shallow Brown
Paddy Doyle’s Boots
Bring ‘em down
Hieland laddie
Homeward bound
Doodle let me go
Blood red roses
Haul in the bowline
Reuben Ranzo
Whiskey Johnny
Haul away for Rosie
Liverpool Judies
Leave her Johnny
Outward bound

2006

The Great Leviathan
The whale catchers
The weary whaling grounds
The coast of Peru
Talcahuano girls
Rolling down to Old Maui
Pique la baleine
The wounded whale
The whaleman's lament
The Waterwitch
The loss of Mahoney
Davy Lowston
Queensland whalers
The wee pot stove
Ballina whalers
The last of the great whales

2007

Years of Spooner
Noble Lord Hawkins
Timothy Winters
the Battle of Alma
I drew my ship
Limbo
The gaberlunzie man
Bridges
Hills of Isle au Haut
Blood Red Roses
Rabbit rapper
The flighty tailor
Rambler from Clare
Destitution Road
Wish I could write a love song

2007

Emerging tradition
And when they dance
Weevils in the flour
The New Road
The song of the sheetmetal worker
Sixteen million people
Newell Highway
Mothers, daughters, wives
No man's land
The red fox
Now I'm easy
Thirty-ton line
Cock of the North
Hey rain
Bring out the banners

2008

Brave bold boys
Bold Thady Quill
The foggy dew
Nothing's had without money
Marlborough
Our Jack
Brown Adam
Joseph Baker
Lord Willoughby
Jone o'Grinfilt's ramble to Oudham
Johnny Stewart, drover
John Maclean's March
The Banks of the Bann
The streets of Forbes
John Ball
As I came in by Fisherrow
Thornaby Woods

2009

Bold Reilly gone away
Paddy West
The sailor's alphabet
Boston Harbour
The old moke picking on the banjo
Cheer'ly men
Wild Goose Shanty
Yangtze River Shanty
Pique la baleine
Hourra les filles
Le capitaine de San Malo
Bully in the Alley
Bold Reilly gone away
Roll the old chariot along
John Kanaka
John Cherokee
One more day
Whip Jamboree
L:eave her Johnnies

2013

Gorgeous, game girls
The spotted cow
High Germanie
Creeping Jane
Cold and raw
Claudy Banks
Big Poll the grog-seller
Scrumptious young gals
Jackie Munro
The spinner's wedding
Artichoke and cauliflowers
The drunken maidens
The Indian lass
Sovay
Copshawholme butcher
William Taylor
The fair maid of Islington
The lovely Joan
The Wallaby Track

2014

Sailors' Consolation
My jolly sailor bold
Ratcliffe Highway
Rounding the Horn
You gentlemen of Boston
Jack Robinson
The captain's apprentice
Indian lass
The candlelight fisherman
The bold fisherman
Jack the jolly tar
Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low
Jamestown homeward bound
Sailors' consolation
Here's adieu sweet lovely Nancy
Dark old waterstons
The sailor's hymn

2016

Labour and Toil (with Duncan Brown and Pam Connell)
The apprentice song
Working chap
Logs to burn
The Jute Mill song
The farmer's anthem
The Dalesman's litany
The weary whaling grounds
King of Rome
A man of the earth
The ox plough song
Harvest home
Geordy Black
Peter's Private Army (prelude)
Peter's Private Army
Tunnel Tigers
Harvest Supper songwriter
Generations of change
Tradesman's Toast

2016

Home
Shelter
The backblocks shearer
One of the has-beens
Thirty shillings a month
The miner's washing
The culler's lament
Hangin' on for the rain
The Diamantine drover
On the banks of the Reedy Lagoon
Union boy
Another fall of rain
Shearer's dream
The wee one
Humpin' me drum
The gift of years