The Album


Hark! The Village Wait
Steeleye Span

RCA SF 8113 (LP, UK, June 1970)
United Artists UAG 29160 (LP, UK, 1971)
Mooncrest CREST 22 (LP, UK, March 1974)

Engineer: Vic Gamm, Sound Techniques

Tim Hart, lead vocals [4], vocals [1, 11], electric guitar [2, 4, 7-8], 5-string banjo [3], electric dulcimer [5-6, 12], fiddle [10], harmonium [11];
Ashley Hutchings, electric bass [2-8, 10-12];
Maddy Prior, lead vocals [2-3, 6-8, 12], vocals [1, 4-5, 9, 11], step dancing [6], 5-string banjo [10];
Gay Woods, lead vocals [3, 5, 9-10], vocals [1, 2, 7-8, 11-12], autoharp [3], concertina [5], bodhrán [6], step dancing [6];
Terry Woods, vocals [1, 4], mandola [2-3], electric guitar [4-5, 7-8, 10, 11], 5-string banjo [4, 12], concertina [6], mandolin [6];
Gerry Conway, drums [2-3, 5-8];
Dave Mattacks, drums [4, 10-12]

side one

1. A Calling-On Song (1:13)

2. The Blacksmith (3:41)

3. Fisherman's Wife (3:12)

4. The Blackleg Miner (2:46)

5. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (5:59)

6. Copshawholme Fair (2:35)

side two

1. All Things Are Quite Silent (2:38)

2. The Hills of Greenmore (4:02)

3. My Johnny Was A Shoemaker (1:11)

4. Lowlands of Holland (6:00)

5. Twa Corbies (2:06)

6. One Night As I Lay On My Bed (3:30)

 

Hark The Village Wait

Steeleye Span

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myths and legends
Galloway is mentioned in
the song  Lowlands of Holland,
which in turn, is one of two songs
on this album of which the subject
is press-ganging, the other being
All Things Are Quite Silent.
 
 
the subject of the songs
All Things Are Quite Silent and
Lowlands of Holland
 
 
  Seaton Delaval, presumably the
Delaval  mentioned in the song,
The Blackleg Miner, 
is about six miles north
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
 
 
 BBC Radio Ballad No.3
by Charles Parker, Ewan McColl
and Peggy Seeger. first broadcast
in 1960, from which the song
Fisherman's Wife is taken
 
 
the village from which the song
One Night As I Lay On My Bed
was collected