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Discography

 

 

 

    'Herbs On The Heart'    Fellside    FE038    1984

 

Whitby Whaler, Death Of Nelson, Faithful Sailor Boy, Every Time, Isles Of Shetland, Days At An End, Princess & The Beggarman, Willie O'Reilly, Weaver & The Factory Maid, Teesside& Yorkshire.

RG Vocal & Guitar  Linda Adams - Vocal

 

 

      'Darklands'        Klondike       1989     

 

Give Me a Job, Last Light On The Row, Lowlands Of Holland, Grey Cock, Whalermans Lament, Chemical Workers Song, Barricades,Born Today, Evergreen, Farewell To Angus, The Old Pubs.

Richard ( Vocal & Gtr), Wilson Family (Vocals), Chris Harvey (Keyboard), Angie Bladen (Vocal), Dick Miles ( Concertina)

 

 

        'Home Routes'         Brewhouse      1990    

 

Alimony Run, The Whitby Whaler, Farewell to Angus, When Sheepshearings Done, Rap 'er T Bank, Flying High,Farewell To The Monty,Buffalo Skinners, Celebrated Working Man,Cornish Wassail.

Richard (Gtr & Vocal) Dick Miles (Concertina & Vocal)

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      'Thunderwood'          Folksound    1994   

 

Silent Spring, The Mermaid, Mulgrave to Eskside, Ghost Of Old Solem, Foxhunting Song, Thunderwood, Old Whitby Town,Tunes: Golden Grove etc, Northern Town Bay, Grove Fisherman. Polly On The Shore, Streets Of Kings Cross, Mallaig Moorings.

RG - Gtr & Vocal, Chris Parkinson - Keyboard, Melodeon

 

 

    'Town In Time'              Klondike KCD 001   1999

      

Middlesbrough (The Klondike Song) , Linthorpe Reel/Middlehaven , Ballad Of James Readman ,  Trying Hard To Make Ends Meet -Come Along By - The Procession - Ring Of Iron - Cleveland Brew - Teesside & Yorkshire - Teesside Bridges - Day In Redcar - Chemical Workers Song - Steelmen - Last Light On The Row - Give Me a Job - Football Songs Medley -Mujhe Apni Sharan Mein / Middlesbrough Mela/Ayresome March - The Evening Gazette - Roll River Flow

RG - Gtr & Vocal, Ron Angel Vocal Harmonica,Kazoo, Whistles, The Wilson Family (Vocals) Klondike Band also includes Mick Shorttle, Helen Pitt, Steve Dawes, John Lawson, John, Joy and Olivia Rennie et al...

 

 

            Wings Of Angels    EP       Klondike      2002

 

 

Zetland, My Love Is On Board, Anchor Up, Pity the Poor Sailor, Eastscar Rocks

RG - Vocal & Gtr , Stormy Weather Boys - Vocal, Ron Angel- Whistle & Harmonica

 

               A Full Head Of Steam       Northern Sky          2002       

 

Celebrating 175 years since the birth of The Stockton & Darlington Railway Co.

Songs from various north-eastern folk performers including Richard Grainger's 'Diesel & Coal'

 

              A Northumbrian Anthology     MWM   2002

 

Richard joins with Vin Garbutt, Sting, Johnny Handle, Robson Green, Billy Mitchell,Judy Dinning, Alan Price and Alex Glasgow in this collection of songs in celebration of Northumbrian History and Culture. Richards tracks include his own composition 'A Day In Redcar', and  two Graeme Miles songs 'Ring of Iron' and 'The Moulders Wedding'

 

              2003   'On Stormy Seas'   Klondike KCD

                               

Scarborough Fishermen - Endeavour Shanty - Way Down South - Bold Princess Royal - Yellow Girls - George Vancouver - Saltpetre Shanty - Sunderland Press Gang - Haul Away Joe - Ghosts Of Heroes - Rueben Ranzo - Trawler Gaul - Haul on The Bowlin - Ship In Distress - Fire Down Below - British Sailor. 

Richard Grainger Vocal & Guitar   Endeavour Shantymen (Vocals)  Helen Pitt (Vocal)

 

 

               2004      On Heather & Clarty Moor      Klondike

 

Lyke Wake Dirge - Ghost Of Old Solem - Darklands - Ironstone Miners Testimonial - Last Coble Fisherman - Mary Of The Dale - Foxhunting Song - Teesside & Yorkshire - Come Along By - Willy Went To Westerdale - T'auld Wife Of Coverdale - Lass O Dalogill

 

Richard -Vocal & Guitar, Moira Clarke - Melodeon, Ron Angel -Vocal & Whistle/Flute , Tricia Lucas - Fiddle, Steve Dawes, Helen Pitt and John Rennie  - Vocal , Joy Rennie - Keyboard. Flossie Malavialle - Harmony Vocal on 'Mary Of The Dale'

 

 

                 2008    War Horse      Klondike     KCD006

 

John The Miller - Land & Sea - Bold Trincomalee - Rocking The Cradle - Celebrated Working Man - Scarborough Fair - Like The Snow - Whaleboat Essex - Brigg Fair - Wild Goose - Haulin The Nets - Dark Eyes

 Richard- Vocal & Gtr.

 

 

   'Stormbound'- The Rohilla Disaster Whitby 1914     KCD009       2014 

Overture - Anchor Up , Ship Ahoy/Rule Britannia, Hospital Ship, Gale Force 9, Black Wine, My Love Is On Board, Pull for The Shore, Let the Lower Lights be Burning, Hills Of Lancashire, Henry Vernon & The Gallant 50, Come On My Bonny Lads

Richard Grainger Vocal & Guitar, Chris Parkinson (Accordion & Keyboard) - Monkeys Fist (Vocal) - Sara Dennis (Vocal on 'Black Wine), Ivan Hall (Narration), Polly Buxton (Vocal) - Rowena Morton (Cello) - Students of Eskdale School & Caedmon College , Whitby.

 

 

 

 

                       'Hard Road To Prospect Hill'   Klondike     2015 

 

Girl On The Scarborough Shore - Bushes & Briars - Iron & Steel - Greenland Whale - Stepping Stones - Flower Of Norton Hill - Promised Land - Good Earth - Hesleden - Diesel & Coal - Change In The Weather - Death Of Nelson.

Richard - Vocal & Gtr, Chris Parkinson - Keyboard, Accordion & Vocal, Helen Pitt/Steve Dawes - Vocal, Helen Lancaster - Fiddle, Rebekah Findlay -Fiddle(Girl on the Scarborough Shore')

 

 

 

                   'Ghosts Of Heroes'         Klondike          2017  

Produced by Richard Grainger for Festival On The Moor's, Heritage Lottery Funded WW1 Project. Richards tracks include two songs written specially for the project, namely No Mans Land and Two Shepherds.

Other  contributions came from Helen Pitt, Whitby Actor Ivan Hall, People from the Past Iain McNicol & Karen Mason, Caedmon College Students, Pippa Mesley, Jayden Brown & Austen Chilton, Singers Kevin Young and Steve Dawes. Musicians of Whitby Music Centre conducted by Bob Butterfield. 

 

 

On Tour

  • April 25, 2019
    Lymm Folk Club, Lymm, Cheshire
     

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