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Song of Wandering Aengus Discography

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Subject: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: bill kennedy
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 01:04 PM

For what it is worth, here is a cleaned up and more complete discography. Please add any recordings or performances that I have missed or am unaware of. For more discussion of the song see the other thread: Tune Add: Song of Wandering Angus, and other threads about the song. Thanks for everyone's help, I am tracking down a couple of leads and will report back.

Here are five categories, by year & artist:

1- recitations, with & without musical background:

1956 - Siobhan McKenna - Spoken Arts 707 - 'Irish Ballads, Folksongs & Lyrics read by Siobhan McKenna' - title - 'The Song of Wandering Angus'

1959 - William Butler Yeats, Siobhan McKenna, Michael MacLiammoir - Spoken Arts 753 'The Poems of William Butler Yeats read by....' - title - 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' - read by Michael MacLiammoir

1964 - Seraffyn, the Last Great Troubadour (Seraffyn Mork) - 'Of Love, of War, of Many Things' - title - 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' - lute exercise, & background soprano vocalizing by Carolyn Wilmshurst

1995 - Tommy Makem - Shanachie 52040 'From the Archives' - title - 'Song of the Wandering Aengus' - spoken, guitar accompaniment

2 - Sung more or less to Yeats' own tune,

1958 - Burl Ives - Decca DL 8444 - 'Burl Ives: Songs of Old Ireland' titled - 'The Wandering of Old Aengus' - acapella

1960 – Bud & Travis – Liberty – 'Naturally' title – Golden Apples of the Sun – vocal & guitar duet, & later on 'In person at Cellar Door' (1964), 'Best of Bud & Travis' – Collectors Choice cd – CCCD5 (1998)

1962 - Judy Collins - Elektra EKS 7222 - 'Golden Apples of the Sun' titled - 'Golden Apples of the Sun' - guitar accompaniment, fingerpicking - later on 'So Early in the Spring' (1971) & re-released on CD in 2001 as double cd with 'Maid of Constant Sorrow' on Wildflower label

1966 - Dave Van Ronk - Verve/Forecast F23 3309 - 'No Dirty Names' - title - 'Song of the Wandering Angus' - guitar, droning strum style - later live version recorded in 1967 on 1997 Collectors Classics CD (Just a Memory) JAM 9132-21997 - 'Live at Sir George Williams University'

1974 - Richie Havens - Polydor SF S 6201 - 'Mixed Bag II' - title - 'Wandering Angus' - guitar, droning strum style

1986 - Christy Moore - Green Linnet SIF 3302 (recorded march 1984) - 'Ride On' - title - 'Song of Wandering Aongus' (yes, with an 'o'!) - guitar -later on compilation 'Now & in Time to be, A Musical Collection of Works of W. B. Yeats' Grapevine records, 1997 GRA CD 219 - now spelled 'Aengus'

1987 - Jean Redpath - Philo CD PH -1110 - 'A Fine Song for Singing' - title - 'Song of Wandering Aengus' - guitar, cello

1997 - Karan Casey - Shanachie 78007 - 'Songlines' - title 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' - violin, guitar, waltz time

3 - Sung to tunes other than Yeats'

1971 - Donovan - Pye Records Dawn DNLD 4001 - 'H. M. S. Donovan' - title - 'The Song of the Wandering Aengus' - music by Donovan Leitch - later reissue Beat Goes On cd - BGO 11p6 1998

1973 Chris Thompson – Village Thing VTS21 'Chris Thompson' title – 'Song of Wandering Aengus' reissued on cd Scenescof, SCOF1008 (2001)

1992 - Ceoltoiri (Connie McKenna, Sue Richards, Karen Ashbrook) - Maggies Music, MMCD 202 - 'Silver Apples of the Moon' - title - 'Song of Wandering Aengus' - set to Northumbrian tune by Sue Richards, 'Gan to the Kye wi' me'

1993 - Bill Douglas - Hearts of Space 11035 - 'Kaleidoscope' - title - 'Golden Apples of the Sun' - - piano, orchestra, and vocals by Therese Schroeder Sheker, Bill Douglas original composition

1995 - Susan Shore – Buckthorn – 'Old 281' –title 'Song of Wandering Aengus' original composition

1998 – Sean Tyrrell – Longwalk Music 'Orchard' – title 'Song of Wandering Aengus' original composition

4 - recordings I have not heard yet

1986 - Angelo Branduardi - 'Angelo Branduardi canta Yeats' - sung in Italian! (using the melody of Donovan Leitch)

2000 – Martyn Bates & Alan Trench – '12000 Days in Garden of Wild Stars'- title 'Song of Wandering Aengus' original composition

2000 – Roger Latzgo – 'Wild Nights' - title 'Song of Wandering Aengus', original composition

2000 – Carla Lother – Chesky Records SACD207 - 'Ephemera' - title 'Song of Wandering Aengus' original composition

Barbara Blatner/ Urban Myth (?)

5 - Song performed but not recorded (?)

Don Firth Jake Walton Danny Spooner (1986) Port Fairy Folk Festival workshop Joyce Hope Suskind


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Crane Driver
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 06:41 PM

Martyn Windham-Read sings it unaccompanied on "Emu Plains" - haven't heard the other versions, so don't know which tune it is, but he misses a line out of the third verse, compared with the original poem. Who did that first?


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Big Tim
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:24 AM

A tremendous achievement there Bill, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Bearheart
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:18 PM

Hi Bill, I have a lovely CD by Hanz Araki who plays with Setanta now that has a very nice version. Hanz also plays with the Casey Neill Trio (not strictly Irish music). He's based on the west caost. He plays Irish flute and sings, Finn McGinty backs him up on his first Cd just called Hanz Araki- Traditional Irish Music. That's the CD that it's on.

Bekki


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 04:28 PM

I bow to your achievement, but I still wonder about why you say that the "Judy Collins" genetic stream is "more or less" like Yeat's own version. I may be tone deaf, but I can hear nothing similar from your transcription, except the monotone line of the chorus. Less, certainly.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,yeats fan
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 10:09 AM

don cooper did a great version of this poem on his lp 'what you feel is how you grow' from 1972


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Tinkerscuss
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 05:16 PM

Jake Walton did the best ever version of this song and it is likely to be on his forthcoming anthology ! He is still out there performing and occasionally guesting with anglo-celtic band Tinkerscuss so check them out and perhaps you'll get to see Jake too !


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 06:27 PM

Tom Rapp, who used to be the heart and soul of Pearls Before Swine, sang a version on his 1998 album, Journal of the Plague Years. His setting is with an original melody, more singable than Collin's version (my own opinion).


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,julia L
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 07:18 PM

I'd like to hear Tom Rapp's song.In my opinion, Yeats' melody does not do the poem justice. I myself have set the poem to the tune of the Wexford Carol and recorded it, first in 1986, then again last year with harp and flute accompaniment on Castlebay's album "Bards & Blarney". Audiences respond favorably...
cheers- Julia Lane


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 11:15 PM

I'm not sure if the Rapp version is on youtube, some of his songs have been put up there with visual effects. I expect you could find it on I-tunes.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 08:45 AM

Hear Terry Masterson's wonderful version of this song which is being used to advertise his upcoming Lewes Folk Festival appearance in October at http://www.myspace.com/lewesfolkfestival


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 10:31 AM

This is a beautiful piece of music. Bill, thanks for posting the result of your work.

If this link works there is list of versions of Song of Wandering Aengus found on emusic. I believe there are a few versions not listed here. With a 30 second preview one might be able to determine which tune is used.   

emusic index


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Beth
Date: 21 Nov 12 - 06:56 PM

On the Chris Thompson version who plays the flute? I found it on youtube but don't know where else it may have appeared.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 12:14 AM

Caroline Herring recorded it to a tune that I think she wrote on her 2009 album, Golden Apples of the Sun.

A live recording is here.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 04:22 AM

Jake Walton sings the Richard Dyer-Bennet setting on the Trailer album Times and Traditions for Dulcimer (1976) with Roger Nicolson and Andrew Cromshaw. Nice though it is, it's Jake's setting of the E J Coatsworth poem St Eval (as Follow the Plough, described in the sleevenote an anonymous Cornish poem no doubt to avoid copyright issues) that's the standout song on the record. Read about it here:

http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/folk/records/rogernicholson.html


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 05:56 AM

http://www.maryhampton.org/store/

mary hampton does a very interesting version on her second EP. Not sure if you can hear it without buying it though!


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Steve Pollitt
Date: 21 Apr 16 - 02:09 PM

Mary Hampton's version is very interesting indeed. (She specializes in interesting). A good new version is on Solas latest release All
These Years.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Eddie McNulty
Date: 17 Sep 16 - 11:25 AM

Check out Sean Tyrell's version, for me the best


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Gealt
Date: 17 Sep 16 - 04:26 PM

Deirdre Starr accompanies herself on piano on her cd 'The Long Finger'
(2005 sloan-starr state of mind) track 8. I've enjoyed listening to this cd for 10 years.

http://www.deirdrestarr.com/cds-long-finger.html

Track order on Ms Starr's website does not coincide with cd's.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 17 Sep 16 - 09:32 PM

Donovan's version has always been my favorite. I used to listen to Donovan sing it from his album over and over again. Of course I am a huge Donovan fan and love all of his folk ballads.
Also love Judy Collins version as well.

The group Golden Bough from Northern, California (now living in Oregon I believe) did a very nice version on one of their older albums.
I have seen them in concert several times over the years and they have a lot of albums.

Folksinger, Larry Siegel has a good version as well.


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Rex
Date: 19 Sep 16 - 12:48 PM

I am very fond of this song and was checking this thread for any stories I may not know of it. Ah but it is a discography as I now see it plainly says. Very well, I recorded this on my Ladies' Choice CD with 12-string guitar, some tin whistle and John Phillips wrapping it up with uilleann pipes. While recording some starlings took up a racket outside and I jumped up and flung open the window of the studio and we caught them adding their chorale to the ending. Here is a clip of the recording. I would paste the entire song here if I knew the means.



Song of the Wandering Angus/ Ladies' Choice


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Subject: RE: Song of Wandering Aengus Discography
From: Rex
Date: 22 Sep 16 - 12:24 PM

I forgot, my Ladies' Choice CD is on Spotify. You can listen to the entire track # 9 of Song of the Wandering Angus there.


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