G'day Joe Offer and all,
I was impressed by Sydney Carter's singing - he has a sense of rhythm that is often submerged by the technicalities of accompaniment on guitar/whatever. He uses only natural rhythm instruments like drums and jinges and works very well with them.
As a songwriter, he has covered a wide, professional range of subjects doing special spots for the BBC, etcetera, but his religious songs do have a special power of unprejudiced open joy that makes them appeal far beyond any denomination.
I note that Joe provided a link back to the Port Mahon thread where I listed the full contents of the four books I have. I also have three recordings and these have a few items not in the books. Sydney Carter had a long writing career (and, I hope, is still writing and singing) and I'm sure there are publications later than the four I have ... I would be interested to hear if anyone has more books and knows where to get them.
I suspect that the success of 'Lord of the Dance'had a strange effect of hiding all the other good songs.