Music

It was natural for Danny to sing anywhere anytime. His voracious reading of British, Celtic, Icelandic, Scandinavian lore informed his understanding of Australian and British working people, singing in that warm rich voice of their lives and loves, battles, skills and work routines.

We thought it would be appropriate to share Danny's life of recordings. What follows is 23 albums available, also in vinyl.

 

 

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The following albums are available for purchase as physical albums. 

Coming soon more albums will be available as downloadable digital audio, or physical albums. 

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2017

  1. Shelter - Eric Bogle
  2. The backblocks shearer - Trad, tune 'Pretty Polly Perkins'
  3. Thirty shillings a month - Martin McKenna
  4. The miner's washing - John Warner
  5. The culler's lament - Peter Cape/Tune Don Toms
  6. Hangin' on for the rain - Ann Infante
  7. The Diamantina drover - Hugh MacDonald
  8. On the banks of the Reedy - Lagoon Jimmy Connors
  9. Union Boy
  10. Another fall of rain - John Neilson, tune 'Little Log Cabin in the Dell'
  11. Shearer's dream - Henry Lawson? Tune 'The Girl I Left Behind' arr. A.L.Lloyd
  12. The wee one - Trad
  13. Humpin' me drum - Trad, adapted by Graham Seal and set to an Irish tune 'South Wind'
  14. The gift of years - Eric Bogle

 

 

 

Music for the madonna

2016

  • Frescobaldi: toccata, Recerca con obligato
  • Cherry tree carol
  • Frescobaldi Magnificat
  • Wexford Carol
  • A virgin most pure
  • Daquin, Swiss Noel with variations
  • Oh Mary mother come and see
  • Pergolesi from Stabat Mater
  • The seven virgins
  • Frescobaldi: Toccata per
  • L'Elevazone
  • All bells in paradise
  • Monteverdi: from Vespers 1610
  • Bitter Withy
  • From Robertsbridge Codex: Flos vernails
  • Vivalov: 'Ave Maria'
  • Gavazzoni 'Ave Maria Stella'
  • Gaudete
Labour and Toil

2016

  • The apprentice song
  • Working chap
  • Logs to burn
  • The Jute mill song
  • The farmers anthem
  • Dalesman's Litany
  • Weary whaling grounds
  • King of Rome
  • A man of the earth
  • The ox plough song
  • Harvest home
  • Geordy black
  • Peters private army
  • Tunnel tigers
  • Harvest supper song
  • Generations of change
  • The tradesman's toast
Sailors’ Consolation

2014

  1. My jolly sailor bold - Trad
  2. Ratcliffe Highway - Trad
  3. Rounding the Horn - Trad
  4. You gentlemen of Boston - Trad
  5. Jack Robinson - Trad
  6. Captain’s Apprentice - Trad
  7. Indian Lass - Trad
  8. Candlelight fisherman - Bob Roberts
  9. Bold fisherman - Trad
  10. Jack the jolly tar - Trad
  11. Young Edwin in the Lowlands low - Trad
  12. Jamestown homeward bound - Trad
  13. Sailors’ consolation - Trad
  14. Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy - Trad
  15. Dark old waters - Gordon Bok
  16. The sailors’ hymn - Thomas Whiting
Gorgeous Game Girls

2013

  • The spotted cow
  • High Germanie
  • Creeping Jane
  • Cold and raw
  • Claudy Banks
  • Big Poll the grogseller
  • Scrumptious young girls
  • Jackie Munro
  • The spinner’s wedding
  • Artichokes and cauliflowers
  • The drunken maiden
  • The Indian lass
  • Sovay
  • Rhe Copshawholme butcher
  • William Taylor
  • The fair maid of Islington
  • Lovely Joan
  • The wallaby track
The fox, the hare and the poacher's fate

2010

  • The foxhunt
  • From the north
  • Henry the poacher
  • The bright shiny morning
  • Oakham poachers
  • The Kielder Hunt
  • The morning looks charming
  • The death of Bill Brown
  • Three jolly huntsmen
  • The red fox
  • Johnny O'Breadeslie
  • The white hare of Howden
  • Swarthfell Rocks
  • Sportsmen arouse
  • The sheep stealer
  • The old bitch fox
  • The poacher's fate
Bold Reilly gone away

2010

  • Paddy West
  • The sailor’s alphabet
  • Boston Harbour
  • Old Moke picking on a banjo
  • Cheer’ly men
  • The wild goose shanty
  • The Yangtze River shanty
  • Piqué 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
  • Leave her Johnnies
Brave bold boys

2008

  • Bold Thady Quill
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Nothing's had without money
  • Malborough
  • Our Jack
  • Brown Adam
  • Joseph Baker
  • Lord Willoughby
  • John o' Grinfilt
  • Johnny Stewart, drover
  • John Maclean's march
  • The banks of Bann
  • The streets of Forbes
  • John Ball
  • As i came in by Fisherrow
  • Thornaby Woods

 

Enchanted ACO with Danny Spooner

2007

  • 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
Emerging tradition

2007

  • 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
Years of Spooner
  • 2006
  • Noble Lord Hawkins
  • Timothy Winters
  • Battle of Alma
  • I drew my ship
  • Limbo
  • The Gaberlunzie Man
  • Bridges
  • Hills of Isle au Haut
  • Blood Red Rose
  • Rabbit trapper
  • The Flighty Tailor
  • Rambler from Clare
  • Destitution Road
  • Wish I could write a love song
The Great Leviathan

2006

  • The whale catchers (Trad)
  • The weary whaling grounds (Trad)
  • The coast of Peru (Trad)
  • Talcahuano girls (Trad)
  • Rolling down to old Maui (Trad)
  • Pique la baleine (Trad)
  • The wounded whale ((Trad and Fisher)
  • The whaleman’s lament (Trad)
  • The Waterwitch (Trad)
  • The loss of Mahoney (Trad)
  • Davy Lowston (Trad)
  • Queensland whalers (Robertson)
  • The wee pot stove (Robertson)
  • Ballina whalers (Robertson)
  • The last of the great whales (Barnes)
Launch out of the deep

2006

  • Banks of Newfoundland 3.08
  • Little fish 2.26
  • Mingulay boat song 2.36
  • Culler herrin’ 3.08
  • The sailor deceived 1.31
  • Handsome cabin boy 3.37
  • The female rambling sailor 3.42
  • Anderson’s coast 6.46
  • Farewell tae Tarwathie 3.24
  • Whale catchers 1.22
  • Antarctic fleet 4.45
  • The last of the great whales 4.44
  • Jack the jolly tar 2.28
  • Rowing song 3.21
  • Dark old waters 3.55
  • Fiddlers green 4.15
We'll either bend or break her

2002

  • Outwood bound
  • All bound to go
  • The Blackball line
  • Hilo Johnny Brown
  • Blow boys blow
  • Johnny Bowker
  • Shallow Brown
  • Paddy Doyley's Boots
  • Bring 'em down
  • Hieland Laddie
  • Homeward bound
  • Doodle let me go in
  • Blood red roses
  • Haul in the bowline
  • Reuben Ranzo
  • Whiskey Johnny
  • Haul away for Rosie
  • Liverpool Judies
  • Leave her Johnny
Air for Gael Shannon

2000

When a mans in love

1990

  • When a man's in love
  • The fighty tailor
  • The ploughboy & the cockney
  • Sweet Thames flow softly
  • The song of the wandering aengus
  • La-di-da
  • Spencer the rover
  • The redhaired man's wife
  • The Week before Easter
  • Farewell Nancy
  • Wish I could write a lovesong
I got this one from

1980

  • Deep sea tug
  • Just as the tide was flowing
  • Crooked Jack
  • Reynolds the fox
  • A man's a man
  • Nobel Lord Hawkins
  • Rolling down to old Mauie
  • Rambler form Clare
  • Bloody red hand
  • Gentle Annie
  • Aboard a man o' war
In limbo

1978

  • I drew my ship
  • Limbo
  • Newgate stone
  • Morrison's Jig
  • Maids of Cuil Mor
  • Kishmul'a Gallery
  • Arthur McBride
  • Donald McGillivray
  • The dancing master
  • Sean O'Duibhir an Ghleanna
  • The Lothian Hairst
  • Felton Lonnan
Revived and reviced

1978

  • Pipe tunes
  • Band o' sherers
  • My last farewell to Stirling
  • Hey, ca'thro'
  • Anac cuan
  • Jack Dononhoe
  • Ye sons of Australia
  • The flash stockman
  • Lachlan tigers
  • The rambling sailor
  • Jamie Raeburn
  • The fox hunt
  • Henry the poacher
  • The 23rd of June
Canterbury Fair
  • 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
  • Donna nobis pacem
Danny Spooner and Friends

1978

  • The tailors breeches
  • The Baron o' Brackley
  • Slieve Gallen Brae
  • Rambling beauty
  • Lovley on the water
  • Jowl jowl and listen/rap re te bank
  • The Gaberluntie Man
  • Bridges
  • London's ordinary
  • Coupshawholme Fair
  • MacPherson's rant
Soldiers & Sailors
  • 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
  • North sea holes
  • The female rambling sailor
  • Admiral Benbow
  • The golden vanity 2
  • The golden vanity
  • The sailor deceived
  • My Donald
  • Sally free and easy