Ashley Hutchings (born 1945)

English Folk-Rock band leader and bass guitarist. Assembled many groups over the years. One-off projects were "produced by Ashley Hutchings". Recordings made as "The Albion Band" were by musicians who did tours together. All albums include traditional English songs and tunes and contemporary material.

(Ashley Hutchings has recorded with Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Etchingham Steam Band, The Ridgeriders, Chris Leslie, Ray Fisher, The Kipper Family, Steve Ashley and Rainbow Chasers.)
(See "The Albion Band" for cross-references by the artists featured on "Ashley Hutchings" albums.)
(Ken Nicol has recorded with Albion and solo)
("As I Cycled Out One May Morning" is by the Cecil Sharp Collective and consists of Simon Care, Roger Watson, Emily Slade and Ashley Hutchings)


Albums.

Title.Year.Label.number.
Morris On1971 IslandHelp 5
[Reissue on CD]1991Hannibal HNCD 4406
[Reissue] 2002Fledg'ling FLED 3037
[Reissue] 2010Fledg'ling  
The Complete Dancing Master (*)1974 IslandHelp 17 
[Reissue]1976Antilles AN 7003
[Reissue] 1984Hannibal HNBL 4416
[Reissue] 1984Carthage CGLP4416
[Reissue] 2002Fledg'ling FLED 3038
Son Of Morris On1976Harvest SHSM 2012
[Reissued with 2 bonus tracks on CD]1994 HarvestCZ 535
[Reissued with 2 bonus tracks]1994 EMI7243 8 29861 2 6
[Reissued with 2 bonus tracks]2003 Talking ElephantTECD051
Rattlebone and Ploughjack (**)1976 IslandHELP 24 
[Reissue]1997 BGOBGOCD 353
Kicking Up The Sawdust1977 HarvestSHSP 4073
[Reissue] 1994BGOBGOCD 244
An Hour With Cecil Sharp1986  
By Gloucester Docks I Sat Down and Wept1987EMI 
As You Like It1990 Spindrift 
The Guvínor vol 11993 HTD RecordsHTD CD 23
[Reissue]1996 Wildcat Recording CorpWLD-9221
[Reissue] 1999Transatlantic TRACD323
[Reissue] 1999Castle Music America CMACD519
The Guvínor vol 2 1995HTD Records HTD CD 29
[Reissue] 1999Castle Music America CMACD546
[Reissue] 2000Transatlantic TRACD336
The Guvínor vol 3 1995HTD Records CD 38
[Reissue] 1999Castle Music America CMACD547
[Reissue] 2000Transatlantic TRACD326
A Batter Pudding for John Keats1996HTD Records 
The Guvínor vol 4 1996HTD Records HTD CD 66
[Reissue] 2000Transatlantic TRACD340
The Ridgeriders1997  
The Guv'nor (4 CD wallet set) 1997HTD RecordsHTD Box 1
[Reissue]2000 TransatlanticTRACD340
Folk Aerobics   
Over The Downs2001  
Street Cries: A Collection of Dark Traditional Songs2001 TopicTSCD 535 
5 (***)2002Talking ElephantTECD 037 
[Reissued with 2 tracks different] (***)2006Talking ElephantTECD 086
Grandson of Morris On2002Talking ElephantTECD 038
A Word in Your Ear2002 Talking Elephant 
Human Nature2003  
As I Cycled Out One May Morning (+)2003Talking Elephant 
Great Grandson of Morris On2004Talking ElephantTECD 062
Burning Bright (++)2005  
Morris on the Road2005  
If There's No Other Way2006  
My Land is Your Land2008 Esoteric 

(* Ashley Hutchings and John Kirkpatrick. Recorded in 1973, released 1974)
(** Recorded in 1973, released 1976)
(*** The album "5" does not contain the word 'Guv'nor' but by implication it is part of the series as the first four albums. The reissue removed two tracks, and replaced them with two new ones)
(+ "The Cecil Sharp Centenary Collective" - Simon Care, Ashley Hutchings, Emily Slade et al)
(++ Boxed set of 4 CDs with rarities and previously unissued recordings)

"The Bunch" (Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson etc).

Title.year.Label.number.
The Bunch(*)1972Island  ILPS 9189 
[Reissue]1972 A & MSP4354
[Reissue]1986 Carthage RecordsCGLP 4424
[Reissue]2003 Fledg'lingFLED 3042
(*) Rock/Folk-Rock songs.

"Rainbow Chasers" (including Ashley Hutchings).

Title.year.Label.number.
A Brilliant Light (*)2005  
(* "Ashley Hutchings and Rainbow Chasers").

Ashley Hutchings and Ken Nicol.

Title.year.Label.number.
Copper Russet and Gold2010 Park 
(* "Ashley Hutchings and Rainbow Chasers").

Compilations.

Title.year.Label.number.
The Collection1999 Mooncrest?
The Countryside Collection2009 Talking ElephantTECD136

Collaboration - Ashley Hutchings and Ernesto de Pascale.

Title.year.Label.No.
My Land is Your Land2008 Esoteric 

The Lark Rise Band (Ashley Hutchings, Simon Care, Judy Dunlop, Ruth Angell, Mark Hutchinson, Guy Fletcher.

Title.year.Label.No.
Lark Rise Revisited  2008 Talking Elephant 

Best Albums(*).

Title.year.
Morris On1971
The Gov'nor vol 1 1993
The Complete Dancing Master1974
Son Of Morris On 1976
The Gov'nor vol 3 1999
Street Cries: A Collection of Dark Traditional Songs2003

(*)Based on my opinion.

"The Bunch" single.

Title.year.Label.number.
When Will I Be Loved 1972  

Popular downloads.

Title.
Cuckoo's Nest
High Level Hornpipe/ Uncle George's
Princess Royal
Le Halle Place
Saturday Night/ Bobbing Joe/ Beaux Badby
Jupiter's Return/ Bold Eric/ Tailor's Buttons
Sway With Me

Anthologies.

Title.Year.Label.No.
Stepping Up (*)2004TopicTSCD752
The Magic of Morris (**)2005Talking ElephantTECD076
The Magic of Morris vol 22006 Talking Elephant 
A Touch of Morris2007 Talking Elephant 
The Mother of All Morris2007Talking Elephant 
The "Box" Set (Simon Care) (***)2002Talking Elephant 

(*) One track only - High Level Hornpipe/Uncle George's (from The Guv'nor vol 2)
(** 8 tracks - Postman's Knock [Morris On Band 2004], Shepherd's Hey/ Orange in Bloom/ The Quaker [Grandson of Morris On 2002], Sweet Jenny Jones [Grandson of Morris On 2002], Ladies Pleasure {Bledington}[Albion Morris Men, c 2002], Banbury Bill/ Shepherd's Hey [Great Grandson of Morris On 2004], Colne Royal [Albion Morris Men, c 2002], Cuckoo's Nest [The Morris On Band, 2004], Bonny Green Garters [Great Grandson of Morris On 2004])
(*** 4 tracks - Shepherd's Hey/ Orange in Bloom/ The Quaker [Grandson of Morris On 2002], Horseshoe Hornpipe [Albion Band]; Belltower Polka [Albion Dance Band]; Thomas' Morris/ Postman Polka [Albion Band])

Anthology, Various artists - Ian Campbell Folk Group, Ethnic Shuffle Band, Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny, Dave Swarbrick, Albion, Shelagh Macdonald, Etchingham Steam Band,  Marc Ellington et al.

Title.year.Label.No.
Fairport Companion: Loose Chippings from the Fairport Convention Family Tree 2006Castle  

Anthology, Various artists - Martin Simpson, Dougie MacLean, Colin Reece and Ian Cutler, Dave Pegg, Chris Newman, Albion Dance Band, John James, Dave Shepherd and Dave Roberts,  Eavesdropper et al.

Title.year.Label.No.
Buttons and Bows (2 LPS)1984 Dambuster RecordsDAM  003 

Anthology, Various artists - Fairport Convention, Morris On, Grandson of Morris On, Great Grandson of Morris On, et al.

Title.year.Label.No.
A Touch of Morris2007 ? 

Anthology, Various artists - The Morris On Band, Chris Parkinson, John Kirkpatrick, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders Group, Jim Moray, Ric Sanders Group, Ken Nicol, Eliza Carthy and Saul Rose, Jim Causley, Show Of Hands, Fairport Convention, et al.

Title.year.Label.No.
Mother of  All Morris2007 ? 

Session recordings.

Performer.Titleyear.Label.number.
Various artists49 Greek Street1970  
Various artistsClogs 1971  
Steve AshleyStroll On Revisited 1974  
Richard Thompsonguitar vocal1976  
Various artistsButtons and Bows 1984  
Various artistsButtons and Bows 2 1985  
Chris LeslieDancing Days 2004Talking ElephantTECD058

DVDs.

Titleyear.Label.
Ashley Hutchings and Rainbow Chasers 2005 

Album Tracks.

"The Guv'nor" was a series of albums with out-takes and live performances of groups that contained Ashley Hutchings. There were 5 volumes from 1993 to 2002. A box set of the same albums was also issued. In most cases the first one or two tracks generated the most interest because of the huge fan-base for Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny. Since then, some of these tracks have appeared elsewhere - either as "extra" tracks on re-issued versions of albums, or as boxed sets of rarities. Some of the session musicians appearing in the set have had solo careers, notably Richard Thompson, Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, Phil Pickett and Julie Covington. Cathy Lesurf and Alan Prosser were in an early incarnation of the OysterBand. Simon Nicol appears almost as often as Ashley himself. Possibly the most startling tracks are the instrumentals with a recorder and folk-rock backing, since the Albion band were unique proponents of this combination.

The Guv'nor Vol 1. Recorded 1966 - 1988. Released on CD in 1993. Running time 55 minutes 12 seconds. 
Track 1 (Trad) Ashley Hutchings (vocal, acoustic upright bass), Simon Nicol (acoustic guitar), Steve Airey (Acoustic guitar), Willy (kazoo), Bryan King (washboard). 
Track 2 (F & B Bryant) Ian Matthews (vocal), Judy Dyble (vocal), Richard Thompson (vocal, slide guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Martin Lamble (drums) 
Track 3 (Trad) Sandy Denny (vocal), Ian Matthews (vocal), Richard Thompson (slide guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Martin Lamble (drums)
Track 4 (Bob Dylan) Sandy Denny (vocal), Richard Thompson (guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Martin Lamble (drums)
Track 5 (Trad) Peter Knight (fiddle), Martin Carthy (guitar), Tim Hart (dulcimer), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar)
Track 6 (Bob Dylan) Martin Carthy (vocals), Maddy Prior (vocals), Peter Knight (vocals), Tim Hart (vocals)
Track 7 (Trad) Sue Draheim (fiddle), Steve Ashley (harmonica), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Dave Mattacks (drums)
Track 8 (Trad) Shirley Collins (vocals), Ashley Hutchings (acoustic bass guitar), Ian Holder (accordion), Terry Potter (mouth-organ)
Track 9 (Trad) John Sothcott (vielle), John Rodd (recorder), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Michael Gregory (drums),
Track 10a (Trad) John Tams (vocal), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Phil Pickett (recorder), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar)
Track 10b (Trad) John Tams (vocal), Julie Covington (vocal), Phil Pickett (shawm), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 11 (Trad) Ric Sanders (fiddle), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 12 (E Grant, C Montgomery) Doug Morter (vocal, guitar), Martin Simpson (slide guitar), Andy Roberts (guitar), Melanie Harold (acoustic guitar), Barry Dransfield (fiddle), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar).
Track 13 (Trad) Cathy Lesurf (vocal), Jean-Pierre Rasle (vocal, crumhorn), Dave Whetstone (vocal, melodeon), Simon Nicol (vocal, acoustic guitar), Ashley Hutchings (vocal, bass guitar), John Maxwell (vocal, drums).
Track 14 (Phil Beer, Dave Whetstone) Phil Beer (mandolin), Doug Morter (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 15 (Trad) Cathy Lesurf (vocal), John Shepherd (keyboard), Phil Beer (fiddle), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 16 (Bob Dylan) Ashley Hutchings (vocal), Clive Gregson (guitar) John Shephard (keyboard), Pete Zorn (bass guitar), Dave Mattacks (drums), Polly Bolton (vocals), Bill Zorn (vocals).
Track 17 (Trad) Simon Care (melodeon), Keith Hinchcliffe (acoustic guitar), Julie Matthews (keyboards), Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar).
Track 18 (Ashley Hutchinson, Chris While) Chris While (vocals, acoustic guitar), Simon Nicol (vocal, acoustic guitar), Ashley Reed (fiddle), Ashley Hutchings (acoustic bass guitar).
Track 19 (Trad) Ashley Hutchings (vocals, acoustic guitar), Chris While (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ashley Reed (fiddle), Simon Nicol (acoustic guitar)
Title.Group.Date
1. Washington At Valley ForgeThe Ethnic Shuffle Band1966
2. Some Sweet DayFairport Convention1967
3. You're Gonna Need My HelpFairport Convention1968
4. Dear LandlordFairport Convention1969
5. College Grove/ Silver Spear (instr)Steeleye Span1970
6. Lay Down Your Weary Tune Steeleye Span1970
7. Four Hand Reel/ St. Anne's Reel (instr)The Albion Country Band1972
8. Horn FairThe Etchingham Steam Band1974
9. Lament/ RottaThe Albion Dance Band1974
10. (a) A Sailor's Life/ (b) One More DayThe Albion Band1979
11. The Bluebell Polka (instr)The Albion Band1979 
12. Six Days on the RoadThe Albion Band1979
13. The Albion Band is Here AgainThe Albion Band1982 
14. Lost In Space/ Only When I LaughThe Albion Band1984
15. Elements LamentsThe Albion Band1988
16. AngelinaThe Ashley Hutchings Allstars1988
17. 3 Bampton Morris Tunes (instr) The Albion Band1988
18. We Lie (Duet Version)The Albion Band1993
19. Didn't He RambleThe Albion Band1993

The Guv'nor Vol 3. Recorded 1968 - 1994. Released on CD in 1999. Running time 63 minutes 52 seconds. 
Track 1 (Joni Mitchell) Ian Matthews (lead vocal), Sandy Denny (vocal), Richard Thompson (electric guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Martin Lamble (drums). 
Track 2 (Joni Mitchell) Sandy Denny (lead vocal), Ian Matthews (vocal), Richard Thompson (guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Martin Lamble (drums).
Track 3a (Trad) 3b (John Kirkpatrick) John Kirkpatrick (button accordion), Sue Harris (oboe), Martin Carthy (acoustic guitar), Simon Nicol (electric guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Roger Swallow (drums).
Track 4 (Trad) Shirley Collins (vocal), John Sothcott (vielle), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums).
Track 5 (Trad/Trad/Trad) Terry Potter (mouth organ), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 6 (Trad) John Tams (lead vocal), melodeon), Simon Nicol (vocal,guitar), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Phil Pickett (curtal), Pete bullock (baritone sax), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 7 (Trad) Phil Pickett (recorder), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Simon Nicol (guitar), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 8 (Sandy Denny) Julie Covington (lead vocal), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums), Linda Thompson, Melanie Harrold and John Tams (backing vocals)
Track 9 (John Tams) John Tams (lead vocal), Julie Covington (vocal), Phil Pickett (shawm), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 10abcd (Praetorius) Phil Pickett (recorder and shawm), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Pete bullock (keyboard), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums)
Track 11 (Trad) Bill Caddick (vocal), Roger Williams (trombone), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Anthony Ingle (keyboard), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums) "Song from the National theatre production of 'The Passion'".
Track 12 (Trad) John Tams (melodeon), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Anthony Ingle (keyboard), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums), Bill Caddick (triangle).
Track 13 (Trad) John Tams (melodeon), Howard Evans (trumpet), Phil Pickett (curtal), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Pete Bullock (keyboard),  Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums), Bill Caddick (triangle). Tune from the National theatre production of 'Lark Rise'.
Track 14 (Cathy Lesurf) Cathy Lesurf (vocal), John Shepherd (keyboard). Song from the film 'Key to the North'.
Track 15a (Simon Care) 15b (Ashley Hutchings) Ashley Hutchings (calling, lead vocal, bass), Simon Care (melodeon), Phil Beer (vocal, guitar), John Shepherd (keyboard), Trevor Foster (drums), Pete Zorn (vocal, sax, percussion), Polly Bolton (vocal).
Track 16 (Trad) Polly Bolton (vocal), John Shepherd (keyboard), Phil Beer (guitar), Simon Care (melodeon), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 17 (Ashley Hutchings) Ashley Hutchings (vocal, bass), Phil Beer (guitar), John Shepherd (keyboard), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 18 (Ashley Hutchinson) Chris While (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ashley Hutchings (speech, acoustic bass), Simon Nicol (acoustic guitar), Ashley Reed (fiddle). Poem: "Meeting Point" by Louis MacNiece.
Track 19 (Steve Knightly, O'Loughlin) Chris While (vocals, acoustic guitar), Simon Nicol (vocal, acoustic guitar), Ashley Hutchings (vocals, acoustic bass guitar), Ashley Reed (fiddle).
Title.Group.Date
1. Night in the CityFairport Convention1968
2. MarcieFairport Convention1968
3. Harvest Home/ The Gas Almost Works (instr)Albion Country Band1973
4. Fair Maid of IslingtonAlbion Dance Band1976
5. Three Waltzes (instr)The Sawdust Band1976
6. Y'Acre of LandAlbion Dance Band1977
7. Boycott's Bouree (instr)Albion Dance Band1977
8. By The Time It Gets DarkThe Albion Band & Julie Covington1978
9. Pain or Paradise (live)The Albion Band1979
10. Four Tunes From Terpsichore 1612 (instr) (live)The Albion Band1979
11. Moon Shines Bright And The Stars Give A LightThe Albion Band1981 
12. Princess Royal (instr) (live)The Albion Band1981
13. Down the Road (instr) (live)The Albion Band1981 
14. It Doesn't Matter AnymoreThe Albion Band1988
15. Loose Hornpipe/ Dancing Till Monday Comes Around (live) Albion Dance Band1988
16. Spencer The RoverAlbion Dance Band1988
17. The CarthorseAshley Hutchings and Friends1989
18. Brief EncountersThe Albion Band1993
19. The OakThe Albion Band1994

The Guv'nor Vol 4. Recorded 1967 - 1996. Released on CD in 2000. Running time 55 minutes 17 seconds. 
Track 1 (Joni Mitchell) Judy Dyble (lead vocal), Richard Thompson (electric guitar), Simon Nicol (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Martin Lamble (drums). 
Track 2 (Sandy Denny, Warlock) Sandy Denny (lead vocal, guitar), Ian Matthews (vocal), Richard Thompson (acoustic guitar), Simon Nicol (autoharp), Ashley Hutchings (bass).
Track 3 (Trad/ Trad/ Trad/ Trad) Shirley Collins (vocal, hobby horse), Ashley Hutchings (acoustic bass, tambourine), Terry Potter (mouth organ), Ian Holder (accordion).
Track 4 (Trad/ Trad) John Tams (melodeon), Michael Hebbert (concertina), Graeme Taylor (electric guitar), Pete Bullock (baritone sax), Ashley Hutchings ( bass), Michael Gregory (percussion).
Track 5 (Trad) John Tams (lead vocal), Phil Pickett (recorder), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Simon Nicol (vocal, acoustic guitar), Graeme Taylor (electric guitar), Pete Bullock (keyboards), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (percussion)
Track 6 (Trad/ Trad) Ric Sanders (fiddle), Philip Pickett (recorder), John Tams (melodeon), melodeon), Simon Nicol (guitar), Graeme Taylor (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (electric bass), Michael Gregory (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums).
Track 7 (Lennon and McCartney) John Tams (lead vocal), Julie Covington (vocal), Ric Sanders (fiddle), Graeme Taylor (electric guitar), Pete Bullock (keyboard), Ashley Hutchings (bass), Michael Gregory (drums), Albion Morris Men (dancing, whistle blowing).
Track 8 (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone) Cathy Lesurf (lead local), Dave Whetstone (vocal melodeon), Jean-Pierre Rasle (vocal, harmonica, electric bagpipes), Alan Prosser (guitar), Ashley Hutchings (vocal, bass), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 9 (Ashley Hutchings, Dave Whetstone). Ashley Hutchings (load vocal, bass), Dave Pegg (lead electric guitar), Simon Nicol (vocal, electric guitar), Dave Whetstone (vocal, acoustic guitar), Dave Mattacks (keyboard, drums).
Track 10 (spoken word) Ashley Hutchings (speech), Martin Carthy (acoustic guitar), Richard Thompson (acoustic guitar), Dave Whetstone (acoustic guitar).
Track 11 (Trad). Cathy Lesurf (vocals), Doug Morter (vocals), Phil Beer (vocals), Ashley Hutchings (vocals, electric bass), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 12 (Billy Bragg). Phil Beer (lead vocal, electric guitar), Eric Hine (keyboard), Ashley Gutchings (vocal, electric bass), Trevor Foster (drums).
Track 13 (spoken word). Len Hutchings (piano), Ashley Hutchings (speech). Excerpt from "The View From Pa's Piano Stool".
Track 14 (Phil Beer, Ashley Hutchings). Phil Beer (lead vocal, fiddle), Chris While (vocal, acoustic guitar), Ashley Hutchings (vocal, acoustic bass). Recorded live for the T.V. series "The Ridge Riders")
Track 15 (Julie Matthews). Chris While (lead vocal, acoustic guitar), Julie Matthews (vocal, keyboard), Simon Nicol (vocal, acoustic guitar),  Ashley Hutchings (electric bass).
Track 16 (Ken Nichol, Ashley Hutchings). Ashley Hutchings (speech), Ken Nichol (acoustic guitars).
Track 17 (Ashley Hutchings). Ken Nicol (lead vocal, electric guitar), Alison Diamond (tenor sax), Gareth Turner (melodeon), Ashley Hutchings (electric bass), Paul Burgess (drums), Pete Zorn (backing vocals).
Track 18 (spoken word). Len Hutchings (piano), Ashley Hutchings (speech). Text by Andrew Marvell
Track 19 (Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol). Ashley Hutchings (lead vocal, electric bass), Ken Nicol (vocals, electric guitar, drum, programming, sequencing).
Title.Group.Date
1. Both Sides NowFairport Convention1967
2. FotheringayFairport Convention1969
3. Mistress's Health/ Lumps of Plum Pudding/ Sherbourne Jig/ Spaniards CryEtchingham Steam Band1973
4. Quakers Wife/ Little Burnt Potato (instr)Albion Dance Band1976
5. Here We Come A-WassailingAlbion Dance Band1977
6. Holm's Fancy/ Cuckolds All Awry (instr)Albion Dance Band1977
7. I'm Looking Through YouAlbion Band & Albion Morris Men1978
8. A Simple Melody/ Faggot DanceThe Albion Band1983
9. The Electric Guitar Is KingAshley Hutchings & Friends1984
10. Cecil Sharp Show (excerpt - spoken word)Ashley Hutchings1985
11. Personent HodieThe Albion Band1985 
12. Love Gets DangerousThe Albion Band1986
13. Pa's Piano Stool (excerpt - spoken word)Len Hutchings1993 
14. Turnpike ReelBeer, Hutchings & While1995
15. The Willow The Albion Band1995
16. It is Not For The Want of WillAshley Hutchings & Ken Nicol1996
17. Swallow Your GumAshley Hutchings Dance Band1996
18. Pa's Piano Stool (excerpt 2 - spoken word)Len Hutchings1993
19. WingsAshley Hutchings & Ken Nicol1996

Grandson of Morris On. Recorded 2001. Released on CD in 2002
Running time 55 minutes 12 seconds. Chris Leslie (vocals, fiddle), Phil Beer (fiddle, vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar), Simon Care (melodeon), Jon Moore (acoustic guitar), John Shepherd (piano), Martin Brinsford (tambourine, voice, triangle, mouth organ), Ric Sanders (synthesiser, baritone fiddle), Simon Nicol (acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars), Ashley Hutchings (electric bass, vocal), Adderbury Morris Men (morris dance bells), Neil Marshall (drums and percussion), Ken Nicol (electric and acoustic guitar), Mark Rogers (melodeon), Sharon Kilyon (melodeon), Dave Whetstone (melodeon and anglo concertina), Jim Walker (drums), Stephen Wass (melodeon), Stroud Morris Dancers (morris dance bells), John Shepherd (keyboards), Judy Dunlop (backing vocals), Blair Dunlop (backing vocals), Mick Twelves (backing vocals), Barry Goodman (melodeon), Lawrence Wright (melodeon). Produced by Ashley Hutchings.

Title.Author.
1. The Blue-Eyed Stranger/ The Curly-Headed PloughboyTune: Trad/Words: Ashley Hutchings
2. Le Halle PlaceChris Leslie (instrumental)
3. The Life of a FoolAshley Hutchings/Simon Care
4. The Quaker's Wife (spoken)Trad
5. Shepherd's Hey/ Orange in Bloom/ The QuakerTrad (instr)
6. Tom Long's Post (aka Three Jolly Sheepskins)Trad (instr)
7. Jupiter's Return/ Bold Eric/ Tailor's ButtonsDave Whetstone
8. Little Johnny EnglandTrad
9. Hi-ho-fiddle-dee-dee (spoken)Trad
10. Black JokeTrad (instr)
11. Gloucester Hornpipe/ Mr Trill's SongTrad/Ashley Hutchings - Bob Pegg
12. Sweet Jenny JonesTrad (instr)
13. HoratioDave Whetstone (instr)
14. Garland GayTrad
15. Saturday Night/ Bobbing Joe/ Beaux BadbyTrad (instr)
16. He Sits There (spoken)Maida Stanier
17. GlorishearsTrad (instr)
18. The Snake (aka Gypsy Hornpipe)Trad (instr)
19. This Is The Morris My FriendAshley Hutchings - Simon Care
20. Four UpBarry Goodman
21. Four Up - RepriseBarry Goodman

Great Grandson of Morris On. Recorded 2004. Released on CD in 2004
Running time 55 minutes 12 seconds. Roger Wilson (vocals, fiddle), Ken Nicol (guitars, vocals), Simon Care (melodeon, concertina), Ashley Hutchings (electric bass, voice), Guy Fletcher (fiddle, drums, vocal), Bryony Griffith (fiddle), John Spiers (melodeon) (track 3), Jon Boden (fiddle, stomp-box) (track 3), Neil Wayne (concertina), John Shepherd (electronic keyboards, sampling), Lawrence Wright (melodeon, spoken voice), Mark Rogers (melodeon), Will Hampson (melodeon). "Occasional brass" (on tracks 12 and 14)(consisting of Martin Battersby (conductor), Peter Broadbent (baritone), Darryl Jackson (trombone), Matthew Challender (flugel), Mark Wardle (cornet), James Pickering (tuba)), Judy Dunlop (vocals) (track 13). Produced by Ashley Hutchings.

Title. Author.
1. At the May Day celebrations Tune: Trad/Words: Hutchings/Nicol
2. Swaggering Boney (instr) Traditional
3. Banbury Bill (Bampton)/Shepherd's Hey (Abingdon) (instr) Trad
4. Winster Morris Reel (instr) Trad
5. London Pride (instr) Trad
6. Now mind you this (spoken) Jinky Wells
7. Highland Mary (instr) Trad
8. The field and the farm Ashley Hutchings/Ken Nicol
9. The Devil's Details/ The Low Down (instr) Ken Nicol
10. Comes the morris dancer in (spoken) Text from 1667
11. Bonny Green garters (instr) Trad
12. Every year when the Wakes come along Tune: Trad/Words: Hutchings/K Nicol
13. First day at t'mill Mabel F Harrison/Bernard Wrigley
14. The Godley Hill set (instr) Trad
15. Happy the Age (spoken) Text from 1654
16. The Rose (instr) Trad
17. Jack-in-the-green on Saturday night Tune: Trad/Words: Hutchings/K Nicol
18. Under the old myrtle tree/ Morning star/ Billy Boy/ Banks of the Dee Traditional (instr)
19. Washing day (instr) Trad

The Magic of Morris - CD 1. Recorded 1945 - c 2005. Released on CD in 2005. Running time 73 minutes 13 seconds. (only the tracks that include Ashley Hutchings are shown here)
Track 7 Live at Huntingdon Hall June 2004.
Track 18 From the Grandson of Morris On. Talking Elephant Records TECD038.
Track 20 From The Grandson of Morris On. Talking Elephant Records TECD038.

Title.Morris Side/musician.Field/studio
7. Postman's Knock (song)The Morris On BandStudio
18. Shepherd's Hey/ Orange in Bloom/ The QuakerGrandson of Morris On BandStudio
20 Sweet Jenny JonesGrandson of Morris On BandField

The Magic of Morris - CD 2. Recorded 1945 - c 2005. Released on CD in 2005. Running time 72 minutes 31 seconds. 
Track 6 From the album Albion Morris Still Dancing After All These Years FOAD 30CD.
Track 15 The Great Grandson of Morris On. Talking Elephant Records TECD062.
Track 16 From the album Albion Morris Still Dancing After All These Years FOAD 30CD.
Track 19 From the album Albion Morris Still Dancing After All These Years FOAD 30CD.
Track 20 Live at Huntingdon Hall June 2004.
Track 25 The Great Grandson of Morris On. Talking Elephant Records TECD062.

Title.Morris Side/musician.Field/studio
6. Ladies Pleasure (Bledington) Albion Morris MenStudio
15. Banbury Hill/ Shepherd's HeyGreat Grandson of Morris OnStudio
16. British GrenadierAlbion Morris MenField?
19. Colne RoyalAlbion Morris MenStudio
20. Cuckoo's Nest (song)Morris On BandField 2004
25. Bonny Green GartersGreat Grandson of Morris OnStudio

Book: "Ashley Hutchings: The Guv'nor & The Rise of Folk Rock" by Brian Hinton and Geoff Wall (2002)

Website:

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Last updated on 22/03/2010