Wild Mountain Thyme

The Wild Mountain Thyme

by Revel Players
     
 
For The Wild Mountain Thyme, Massachusetts folk and choral ensemble the Revel Players -- best known for their peerless Christmas performances -- delve into the changing of the seasons. Focusing primarily on tunes from the British Isles, the group takes the listener through spring, summer, and autumn with work songs

Overview

For The Wild Mountain Thyme, Massachusetts folk and choral ensemble the Revel Players -- best known for their peerless Christmas performances -- delve into the changing of the seasons. Focusing primarily on tunes from the British Isles, the group takes the listener through spring, summer, and autumn with work songs ("Sheep-Shearing Song"), children's songs ("Sweet Potatoes"), hymns ("Summer Is I-Cumen In"), and carols ("The Mayday Carol") with joy and precision. The Revels Company is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on donations and gifts, and each recording feels like the culmination of hard work, love, and dedication. The record sounds like a last rehearsal before the big night, and like a small-town musical, they do nothing to polarize their (imaginary) audience, allowing the music to speak for everyone in the building. Wild Mountain Thyme is a testament to their tenacity, and it rivals only Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning as their finest work.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/1995
Label:
Revels Records
UPC:
0723721530952
catalogNumber:
1094

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. The Helston Furry
  2. Summer Is I-Cumen In
  3. Country Life
  4. One Man Shall Mow My Meadow
  5. Dance Medley: Jack's Maggot Gathering Peascods
  6. Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
  7. Charlie's Neat, Charlie's Sweet
  8. The Lark in the Morn
  9. Hey Ho! To the Greenwood
  10. The Merry Horn
  11. Sheep-Shearing Song
  12. Pace-Egging
  13. The Barley Mow
  14. John Barleycorn Is a Hero Bold
  15. Let Union Be All in Our Hearts
  16. The May Day Carol
  17. O Spirit Sweet of Summertime
  18. Staines Morris
  19. Symondsbury Travelers' Tune
  20. Bartholomew Fair
  21. John Barleycorn
  22. Old Roger Is Dead
  23. Sweet Potatoes
  24. Jolly Is the Miller Boy
  25. Captain Kidd
  26. Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
  27. Doodle Dandy
  28. Dance Tunes Medley: Petronella the Girl With the Blue Dress On
  29. Harvest Hymn
  30. Going Down the Valley
  31. The Medicine Wheel
  32. Calon Lan
  33. The Wild Mountan Thyme
  34. Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Revel Players   Primary Artist
John Langstaff   Track Performer
Peter Barnes   Piano,Penny Whistle,Track Performer
Hildur Colot   Bagpipes,Flute,Dulcian,Shawm,Bamboo Flute
Jeff Davis   Banjo,Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Ruthie Dornfeld   Violin,Track Performer
George Emlen   Piano,Accordion,Concertina,Conductor
Jermone Epstein   Concertina,Conductor,Vocals,Track Performer
John Fleagle   Bagpipes,Cornet,Rebec,Cornetto
Janet Fuchs   Percussion,Recorder,Sackbut
David Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Jones   Vocals
Mary Lea   Fiddle,Violin,Viola,Track Performer
Eric Levenson   Double Bass
Neal MacMillan   Bagpipes,Violin,Northumbrian Smallpipes
David Rose   Vocals
Susan Ward   Recorder,Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Warner   Guitar,Concertina,Jew's Harp,Vocals,Track Performer
Christopher Wells   Vocals
Revels Children's Choir   Track Performer
Sarah Tenney   Percussion,Electric Piano
Marshall Barron   Violin
Robert Aguero-Hoffman   Vocals
Claire Blumenson   Vocals
Thayer Christodoulo   Vocals
Murray Cion   Vocals
Jim Congo   Vocals
Leigh Deacon   Vocals,Track Performer
Mark J. Deck   Vocals
Ruth Dorfman   Fiddle,Violin,Track Performer
Kathie Fiveash   Vocals
Polly Fiveash   Vocals
Victoria Hart Gaskell   Vocals
Mimi Gredy   Vocals
Mac Howland   Vocals
Nancy Hurlbut   Vocals
Shelly Kellman   Vocals
Henry Kettell   Vocals
Judith Lyon-Mitchell   Vocals
Lakshmi Nayak   Vocals,Track Performer
Keith Ohmart   Vocals
Jameela Pedicini   Vocals
Paul Rahmeier   Vocals
Kate Silver-Heilman   Vocals
Carl Corey   Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald   Vocals
Lew Kimball   Vocals
Ben Soule   Vocals
Gerret Warner   Vocals
Sandra Spring   Vocals
Heather Woodcock   Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Olds   Vocals
Mark Dooley   Vocals
Hannah Emlen   Cello,Vocals
Jamie Jaffe   Vocals,Track Performer
Revels Chorus   Track Performer
Ron Mitchell   Vocals
Adelaide Aitken   Vocals
Alexander Haring   Vocals
Audrey Rose   Vocals
Peter Aitken   Vocals
Tommy Elder   Vocals
Sybil Johnson   Vocals
Tim Van Ness   Vocals

Technical Credits

Watersons   Arranger
John Langstaff   Art Direction,Artistic Director
George Emlen   Arranger,Copy Writer
Jermone Epstein   Arranger,Composer,Copy Writer
William Lee Golden   Composer
John Hughes   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
David Griesinger   Engineer
John Playford   Composer
Susan Cooper   Composer,Liner Notes,Introduction,Program Notes
Marshall Barron   Arranger,Copy Writer
Jeremiah Ingalls   Composer
Francis McPeake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Gayle Rich   Producer

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