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On Other People’s Recordings

These are mostly CDs where I’ve played a bit of accordion or piano, sang or contributed by playing something on someone else’s recording. I always feel like I haven’t played much on other people’s stuff but actually I’ve done quite a lot as a session musician

HandlessMaidenUrsula Ursula Holden-Gill: The Handless Maiden’s Daughter
Homespun Records 2013
Playing piano

PeterCoxRidingTheBlindsPeter Cox (Go West): Riding The Blinds 2013
Dream Theatre Music B00B0BP09Y
Playing accordion on A Long Way To New Orleans
Don'tMoveDon’t Move: The New Pop Sound Of Don’t Move
(Now known as Batsch) 2009
Tin Angel Records TAR005
Playing French horn, trumpet and accordion

DavePegg60thDave Pegg: 60th Birthday Bash
Live at Birmingham Town Hall 2007
Matty Grooves Records MG2CD047
Playing and singing Dance With Me grand piano
with Oonagh Ryder

BoxofPeggsCD2Dave Pegg: Box Of Peggs 2007
Matty Grooves Records MG4CD046/2
Disc 2 – Dance With Me taken from 60th Birthday Bash

PJWrightPJ Wright: Hedge Of Sound
HOSCD022 2005
Playing accordion and French horn

Keith Donnelly: Too Busy Being Free
Smiley Records 004
Playing keyboards accordion, percussion and vocals

OVerTheNextHillFairport Convention: Over The Next Hill
Matty Grooves Records MGCD041 2004
Playing accordion on Si Tu Dois Partir

Such+SuchSteveTilstonSteve Tilston: Such & Such
Market Square Music MSMCD124 2003
Playing keyboards, accordion, French horns + singing backing vocals

BorrowedMomentsBobFoxBob Fox: Borrowed Moments
Topic Records Ltd TSCD544 2003
Playing accordion, trumpet + singing backing vocals

Brimstone+BlueNigelStonierNigel Stonier: Brimstone and Blue
Flying Sparks Records TDBCD063 2002
Playing brass on World In Denial and One For The Ditch

Fairport-AHistoryFairport Convention: Fairport UnConventional – A History
Box Set by Free Reed Records FRMCD36
Revival Masters’ Series 2002
Disc One – The Crowd taken from XXXV
Playing French horns, accordion, penny whistle and singing

Cropredy2002Cropredy 2002: Another Gig Another Palindrome
Woodworm Records WR2CD039
Playing accordion on Cajun Woman (Richard Thompson)

XXXVFairport Convention: XXXV
Woodworm Records WRCD038 2001
Playing French horns, accordion, penny whistle and singing
The Crowd, My Love Is In America and Madeleine

LittleJohnnyEnglandLittle Johnny England LJECD1 2000
Playing brass

StagesChris While and Julie Matthews: Stages
FATCD008 2000
Playing French horn

SwarbAidDave Swarbrick with Fairport Convention: SwardAid
Woodworm Records WRCD032
Playing accordion on When I Paint My Masterpiece
Live recording from Birmingham Symphony Hall 1999
ThisOtherEdenDavidHughesDavid Hughes: This Other Eden
The Folk Corporation TFCCD2003 1999
Playing French horns, trumpets, accordion and singing

I‘d love to do more especially stuff like arranging and performing vocals or brass. It’s really interesting and fun to be invited to record with people because it’s something different and you never know what kind of thing it’ll be.

If you want me to be a session musician on your stuff – here’s what I can do:

Singing, harmonies and vocal arrangements French horn and low-mid trumpets, and brass arrangements Piano and keyboards Accordions Electric harmonium Funny-tuned guitars Various and many other interesting instruments including strawkestra and bicycle pump…