1967 : No Songs

No Songs RSD2

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick

Side One:

01 : Gillen’s Apples / Snug in the Blanket
02 : Grey Daylight / Jenny’s Chickens
03 : The Banks

Side Two:

01 : The Bee’s Wing
02 : The Irish Washerwoman / The Ash Plant
03 : Bonny Kate / Reconciliation


7″ vinyl EP released in the UK 1967 by Fontana Records TE17490 (mono only)

Issued the same year as Swarbrick’s “Rags, Reels & Airs” album, this also showcases the duo’s instrumental repertoire, which formed a significant part of their live set but was never favourably represented on their albums.

No full CD release to date but “The Irish Washerwoman / The Ash Plant” and “The Banks” appear on various early 70s compilations and on the “Carthy Chronicles” box set. They also appear on the “Selections” CD alongside “Grey Daylight / Jenny’s Chickens”. “The Bee’s Wing” is on the 2011 “Essential” 2-CD compilation.

No Songs RSD2imageNoSongsWING1007Disc
Re-issued on remastered 7″ vinyl with facsimile laminated outer sleeve and new illustrated inner sleeve for UK Record Store Day, 22 April 2017. Fledg’ling Records WING1007.

Read blog post on this release HERE

One Response to 1967 : No Songs

  1. […] appearance for “The Bee’s Wing” from Carthy & Swarbrick’s 1967 “No Songs” EP. What we largely miss out on however is that period during the early- to mid-70s where […]

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