RECORDINGS ON CD

For Ian Robb's Folk Legacy Recordings (The Barley Grain for Me, Hang the Piper, Rose & Crown), please visit Smithsonian Folkways

**Check out our multi CD specials at the bottom of this page**

All CD prices are now in Canadian dollars, and include postage.

Finest Kind: I Am Christmas FAM12 (2018)
A collection of previously unrecorded favourites from Finest Kind's annual Christmas show at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, QC.
Awake, AwakeJolly WassailThe Christmas CanoeBring the New Year InChristmas SongI am ChristmasReading from "A Song for Every Season"Babes in the WoodAuld Lang Syne
$20 CAD postage included
Arrowsmith:Robb Trio: All the Salt FAM11 (2018)
A transatlantic collaboration between UK-based Jess & Richard Arrowsmith(Melrose Quartet, Hekety) and Canadian folk music veteran Ian Robb (Finest Kind. Jiig, Friends of Fiddler's Green).
All the SaltThe SmilerThe Handloom Weaver's LamentThe January ManOn a SundayThe New MistressHaste to the WeddingThe Trees They Do Grow HighThe Old Red DusterYe Mariners AllThe Mermaid and the SwallowBright New YearSet de la Baie-Saint-Paul/The Old SodWelcome Home My Sailor
For more information go to the trio's website at www.artrio.ca or www.artrio.co.uk
$22 CAD postage included
Friends of Fiddler's Green: Old Inventions FOFG4 (2015)
The first release by "The Friends" for over 2 decades, the first with our old friend and new "Friend", Ian Bell, and the first without the band's long time and much missed front man Tam Kearney, this is a selection of songs and tunes you might hear at any Friends concert, recorded as much as possible "off the floor" over the course of a few days in James Stephens's studio in Chelsea, Quebec.
Twelve and a Tanner a BottleAll Around My HatDavid Parry/Laughin' in BaffinIf You Want to Change the WorldThe Reason WhyWaiting for Emilie/The Old Sod/Mickey Chewing BubblegumWhen the Hauling's OverRoll the Woodpile DownHector the Hero/The Drops of BrandyI'm Very Fond of WaterIn My LifeDa Slockit Light/Glencoe/Swedish JigDoon in the Wee RoomTill We Meet Again
$22 CAD postage included
Finest Kind: For Honour & for Gain FAM09 (2010)
On Finest Kind's fifth CD, Ian, Ann, and Shelley show what nearly two decades of singing together sounds like: brilliant harmonies, innovative arrangements, and immaculate performances that range over a vast expanse of repertoire--old ballads and country classics, fun parodies, songs of protest and heartbreak, and a cool, new Christmas carol.
Bay of BiscayShe Thinks I Still CareClaudy BanksShort Life of TroubleThomas & NancyBully in the AlleyHe Comes Like Rain(Like Wind He Goes)Song of the Lower ClassesLowlands LowJohn Barleycorn DeconstructedWhy Should I be Lonely?Tenting on the Old Camp GroundChristmas TrilogyThe Lass That Loved a SailorFrom Dover to CalaisThe Riley BoysFarm! Farm!By the Green Grove
$20 CAD postage included
Tim Radford: Home From Home FAM08 (2005)
Tim Radford, an English singer now living on Cape Cod, has recorded again after a period of near thirty years, his singing inactivity being due to decades of concentration on Morris dancing in the villages of Adderbury and Kirtlington, Oxfordshire.
Now back to his first love, this recording contains songs old and new with 10 accompanied and 7 unaccompanied tracks. It includes a range of material from chorus songs to ballads, mainly traditional material but with a scattering of composed songs, some written by old friends. There is a strong commitment to songs collected in the south of England, particularly from Hampshire and Dorset, a part of the country where Tim was born and raised.

Come, Come my FriendsJohn BarleycornThe Bird in the BushFair Maid of AustraliaWinter Man (Chris Leslie)New Year (Jehanne Mehta)The Month of JanuaryCupid's GardenThe Brokendown GentlemanLove in JuneLymington Round & Round (Rick Keeling)The Spotted CowWashing DayGeorge CollinsThe Rolling of The StonesHere is My Home (Si Kahn)
$22 CAD postage included
Ian Robb: JIIG FAM06 (2005)
Ian Robb teams up with three great players in James Stephens, Ian Clark and Greg T. Brown for a wonderfully varied selection of old and new songs and tunes. A long-awaited follow-up to his 1994 recording From Different Angels, Jiig again offers everything from great solo ballad singing to jigs reels and waltzes. Guest appearances from Grit Laskin, Ben Grossman, Philip Murphy and Finest Kind's Ann Downey and Shelley Posen.
2005 Canadian Folk Music Award: Awarded Best Singer - Traditional, and nominated for Best Album - Traditional
Chicken on a Raft Missing the F in C, Shindigo Jig, The End of Winter. The Oggie Man I Should Like to be a Policeman The Rambling Sailor Fen’s Bedtime, The ConundrumThe Rose in JuneThe Female Rambling SailorThe Gallant Frigate AmphitriteAngeline the Baker, Abe’s RetreatSweet Thames Flow Softly The Bonny Black HareThe Rose of Allandale, Swannanoa
$20 CAD postage included
Finest Kind with John Huston: Feasts & Spirits FAM07 (2004)
The rich and sparkling vocal harmonies of Finest Kind are a natural setting for Christmas carols and wassails. Add some classic excerpts from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully delivered by Mr. Dickens himself, and you have all the ingredients of a spirit-raising feast for the ears. Canadian actor John D. Huston is known for his acclaimed one man show Charles Dickens Reads A Christmas Carol.
Shepherds Arise A Tight-Fisted Hand at the Grindstone Horsham Tipteerers' Song The Face in the Knocker Gower Wassail Party at Fezziwig's The Holly and the IvyThe Cratchit's Christmas DinnerWhile Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by NightThe Two Children–Ignorance and WantThe Homeless WassailGrieving for Tiny TimThe Cradle CarolChristmas Morning O Little Town of Bethlehem The End of It Please to See the KingOh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
$20 CAD postage included
Finest Kind: Silks & Spices FAM05 (2003)
Finest Kind's third CD, another great mix of songs old and new sung in the trio's inimitable and glorious vocal harmony.
Bright Shining MorningFair Maid WalkingAt the End of a Long Lonely DayThe Ten Dollar BillThe Maple Leaf ForeverAs I Roved OutJack the Jolly TarShepherd of the DownsJohn BarleycornSweet Forget-Me-NotShepherds AriseBlackest CrowThe Painful Plough The Times They Are a-Changin'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
$20 CAD postage included
Finest Kind: Heart's Delight FAM03 (1999)
Following in the footsteps of Lost in Song, Finest Kind's second release demonstrates once again why they are considered among the most exciting exponents of vocal harmony on the scene. Like the first recording, this one is crammed with a rich and varied mixture of mostly old songs from Canada, England and the U.S., plus a few more recently penned gems including a couple written by band members Shelley Posen and Ian Robb. Includes guest appearances by Ian Clark, Ken Harper and James Stephens. A Sailor's Life Fond Affection The Fugitive's Lament Jordan Jack Ashton If You Can't Get Five, Take Two Brigg Fair Someday You'll Call My Name April MorningIn Praise of Alcohol Down at the End of Memory's Lane Homeless Wassail The Mermaid Squid Jiggin' Ground Home in Pasadena No More Fish, No Fishermen Who Will Sing for Me
$20 CAD postage included
Finest Kind: Lost in a Song FAM02 (1996)
Finest Kind's debut CD from Ian Robb, Shelley Posen and Ann Downey. Lost in a Song is a collection of old and new songs from Britain, Canada and the US, all delivered with Finest Kind's trademark hair-raising vocal harmonies. The songs are about half-and-half capella and accompanied, and the latter feature some very tasteful fiddle and mandolin back-up from producer James Stephens, in addition to the trio's own guitar, bass, banjo and concertina.
The Banks of Sweet Primroses Give me Just a Little More Time The Miner's Dream of Home Blue Mountain The Sussex Drinking Song The Night Pat Murphy Died The Storms May Roll the Ocean Goodnight-Loving Trail Only RememberedFa-Sol-La Going to the West A Handful of Maple Leaves Gower Wassail What Was I Supposed to Do I Heard the Bluebird Sing The Faded Roses of December A Pilgrim's Way
$20 CAD postage included

4 CD Special

All four full length Finest Kind CDs: "Lost in a Song", "Heart's Delight", "Silks & Spices", "For Honour & For Gain".

$50 CAD for the four CDs, postage included.


Note: These jewel-cased CDs are not packaged in a boxed set, so can be used as separate gifts. The set will be mailed by the least expensive service available. ie: surface mail for overseas.

Xmas Special

Finest Kind's two Christmas CDs: "Feasts & Spirits" and "I Am Christmas".

$30 CAD for the two CDs, postage included.


Will be mailed by the least expensive service available. ie: surface mail for overseas