JK joins a newly-regrouped Home Service band, taking over the lead vocal role and adding his inimitably masterful accordion.
The CD of John’s new show of Songs from the First and Second World Wars. Popular Songs from the time, and some parodies sung by the troops. JK’s four sons join him on some massive unison choruses.
THE COMPLETE JOHN KIRKPATRICK BAND
John Kirkpatrick, 2013 Fledg'ling Records, FLED 3091
Pepper in the Brandy / The Seven Coloured Linnet
The Cheshire Rounds / The Old Lancashire Hornpipe
Medley of four Morris Tunes: La Mouresque / The Winster Morris Reel / London Pride / Glorishears
Menage O Trois
White Fryer's Hornpipe / Shreds and Patches
Black Against the Snow
Step and Fetch Her
Bread and Jam Waltzer / Mr Gubbins' Bicycle
Seventeen Come Sunday
The Oakham Poachers
The Gas Almost Works
The Swirling Serpent / Beast of Burden
Long Odds / Dr Cosgill's Delight
Step Dance Tunes
The Golden Grain / The Golden Cornpipe
Fields of Gold
Welcome to Hell
On the Road to Freedom
Fill 'em up Rosie
49003 / 55005
A two-for-one re-issue of the JK Band CDs from the mid-1990's - 'Force of Habit' and 'Welcome to Hell'. JK in folk-rock mode, with Paul Burgess, Graeme Taylor, Dave Berry and Michael Gregory. Double CD.
A double dose of live recordings - CD + DVD - capturing the revitalised six-piece band on tour in April 2012. The two trumpets lead a glorious trawl through Brass Monkey's past catalogue, climaxing with the stunning new showstopper "The King's Hunt".
A whole CD devoted to the traditional folk music of Shropshire, where John has lived since 1973. Four instrumental tracks and eleven songs featuring voice and squeezebox, with some big harmonies on a few choruses provided by JK and Sally Kirkpatrick, and a beautiful sleeve design by David Suff.
The CD of John's new one-man village hall show - "The Victorian Farmer's Year in Song" - a selection of traditional songs celebrating the work on the farm and those who did it. Solo voice and squeezebox with some big chorus harmonies by JK and Sally Kirkpatrick, and two instrumental items.
JUMP AT THE SUN
The John Kirkpatrick Tunebook, 2010 Quarry House Publishing
Above the Bank
An Unexpected Pleasure
As The Sun Was Setting
Beast of Burden
Beating The Oak
Benders in the Vestry
Black Stallion, The
Blossom Made of Fire
Boar Hunters, The
Bobby Shafto Gone Bonkers
Bread and Jam Waltzer
Bridget's Delight and Fancy
Broken Rifle, The
Burning The Water
Canonical Monocle, The
Charabanc Schottische, The
Chomping The Barley
Citroen Took Unleaded After All, The
Cocking The Chafer
Dance of the Demon Daffodils, The
Dark Queen, The
Devil Among The Tailors, The
Duck Race, The
Family of Foxes, The
Fifty-Five Thousand and Five
Find The Lady
Fishing on a Bicycle
Fits and Starts
Following The Banner
Footing The Bill
Fork Stuck Under The Door, The
Forty-Nine Thousand and Three
Four Lane End
Freda Chucked a Sock
Frolicking on the Prom
Fulham by Gaslight
Gas Almost Works, The
George's Fairground Waltz
Golden Cornpipe, The
Green Man, The
Hafren Hornpipe and a Half, The
Haggling The Toss
Hammersmith Flyover, The
Harry Tuffin's Musical Ride
Hauling Down The Line
Henceforward Lover, The
Horse Goddess, The
Hunting the Deer
Jubilee Clip, The
Jump At The Sun
King's Sadness, The
Laird of Dunlour, The
Living in Sin
March Hare Mazurka, The
Ménage à Trois
Mob-Cap and Patchwork
Mr Gubbins' Bicycle
Mrs Fox Dances
Nodrog's Woofing Waltz
Nutcrackers and The Sugartongs, The
Olive Branch, The
On Pulling Down the Rail of Parky's Shower Curtain
On The War Path
One Armed Bandit, The
Palindrome Polka, The
Pepper In The Brandy
Petal of Spice
Picking of Sticks
Pickpocket's Mazurka, The
Pig on a Tricycle, The
Pig-Swill Quadrille, The
Pineapple Patch, The
Pleasure Gardens Polka, The
Queen of Hearts, The
Raddled Tup, The
Ragged Robin Rag
Rant of The Rushing River
Rat-a-Tat Polka, The
Rosy Cheeks and Purple Bloomers
Round-Bottomed Wok, The
Scraping The Mould Off The Marmalade
Seven-Coloured Linnet, The
Shreds and Patches
Singing Devil, The
Sleazy-Beat Three-Step, The
Sleeping King, The
So There I Was
Source of The Thames, The
St Llonio's March
Sweet and Lovely
Swirling Serpent, The
This Way Up
Three Piece Suite
Three Shepherds, The
Three Speed Plough, The
Threepenny Ha'penny Treacle
Top Sawyer's Tripling Tensome
Tripping to the Quintles
Tristan and Iseult
Trout in the Crown, The
Tun Dish, The
Tuppenny Two-Step, The
Uncle Jeremy's Winking Rabbit
Welsh Fisherwoman, The
Windfall Polka, The
Wizard in the Mist, The
Wriggley Tin Tattoo, The
NOW REDUCED FROM £13.00 TO JUST £10.00!
Over 130 original compositions (plus a handful of tantalising “Additives”) suitable for all melody instruments, grouped according to tune type, and with chords throughout, plus a Discography and Index. 80 pages in A4 size, with a staple binding and heavy coated paper to fold flat for easy use.
A solo instrumental CD consisting entirely of tunes composed by the artist, and performed on the full range of push-pull squeezeboxes. A shameless advert for the JK Tunebook due to be published soon.
A new selection of traditional English songs and tunes, with JK, Martin Carthy, Martin Brinsford, Roger Williams, and introducing new trumpeter Paul Archibald.
A double CD set of brand new recordings of the current repertoire - absolutely solo - just voice and squeezebox. Each disc represents one half of a typical evening’s performance, with 18 tracks in all, including five instrumentals and two unaccompanied songs. Two CDs for the price of one! A bargain!
A new selection of traditional and self-penned songs and carols connected with Christmas and mid-winter, with a few choruses in full harmony supplied by the artiste and Sally Kirkpatrick. Otherwise solo voice and squeezebox on fifteen joyfully seasonal tracks, including two instrumental items.
A second helping of Shropshire Morris Dance Tunes from the repertoire of The Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish. Solo performances on one-row and two-row melodeons and anglo concertina, with a little bit of studio trickery sneaked in. The follow-up to "Sheepskins".
New studio recordings of traditional English songs and dance tunes - acoustic folk with brass. Martin Brinsford, Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, Roger Williams, and JK.
An equal number of songs and instrumentals, traditional and self-composed, many of them duets with other musicians, featuring contributions from James Fagan & Nancy Kerr, Alistair Anderson, Bob Johnson, Kevin Dempsey, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, Ray Fisher, and Hijaz Mustapha.
A new recording of mainly traditional material, with JK, Martin Carthy, Martin Brinsford, Howard Evans, and BOTH trombonists – Richard Cheetham and Roger Williams. Some massive brass arrangements.
ONE MAN & HIS BOX
John Kirkpatrick, 1998 Music & Words, MWCD 4024
Temporarily out of stock
For the first time, a selection of songs and tunes, all solo, exactly as if live. Twenty tracks, mostly traditional with multi-tracking on just two.
John Kirkpatrick, 1998 Music & Words, MWCD 4022
Temporarily out of stock
Originally released as a Squeezer LP (SQZ 124) in 1987. Band settings of John's own songs featuring JK, Richard Thompson, Ruari McFarlane, Gerry Conway, Howard Evans, Roger Williams, Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, Sue Harris.
A selection of mostly self-composed songs and tunes, with some big harmonies on a few tracks. JK on button accordion, anglo concertinas, handbells & vocals, with Greta Howell (vocals), Richard Beaumond (vocals), Sally Turner (vocals & handbells), Jobie Kirkpatrick (guitar & vocals),
Benji Kirkpatrick (mandolin + vocals) and Michael Gregory (drums & percussion)
A traditional celebration of English midwinter - the CD of the stage show that toured in 1995, '97 & '98. Featuring JK, Rosie Cross, Georgina Ie Faux, Michael Gregory, Jane Threlfall and Carl Hogsden.
First released as a Squeezer cassette (SQZC 125) in 1988. Morris Dance music from Shropshire, the repertoire of the Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish. Solo performances on bass, baritone and treble anglo concertinas plus one-row and two-row melodeons.
John Kirkpatrick, 2007 Free Reed, FRRR 01
Temporarily out of stock
An all acoustic band play lengthy selections of Cotswold Morris dance music in the re-release (with two bonus tracks) of an album from 1976. JK, Martin Carthy, Martin Brinsford, Fi Fraser and Sue Harris.
The re-issue of the 1978 LP of original songs and tunes, performed by a huge supporting cast in a wide variety of styles, ranging from very traditional to extreme folk-rock. Two bonus tracks - both sides of the rare 1980 single.
The two 1980s LPs ("Brass Monkey" and "See How It Runs") on one CD - offering mainly traditional songs and tunes in a unique acoustic group including trumpet and trombone. Featuring JK, Martin Brinsford, Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, Richard Cheetham, & Roger Williams.
Morris Dance Tunes get the folk rock treatment in one of the most popular records of English folk music ever issued. First released in 1972. JK, Barry Dransfield, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, and Shirley Collins.
English Country Dance Music through the ages, with authentic lead instruments and a folk rock backing, interspersed with readings about dancing by prominent actors. Cast of thousands, first released in 1973.
The John Kirkpatrick Songbook
48 original songs plus one monologue - words, melodies, chords, notes on the songs, a biography, and a discography. 118 pages in A4 size with a spiral binding.
Double DVD box
PAL format only
Originally published as a series of three tutorial videos, this has now been repackaged into a single box with two DVDs. The programme gives you a complete one-to-one lesson, starting from absolute scratch and ending up out beyond Mars! No musical notation, no complicated tablatures, and no impossible diagrams – this is teaching by ear and by sight, using, for the first time on a tuition video, traditional English tunes and songs.
Keeping the running order of the three videos - with over forty sections in all, split into equal parts over the two discs and directly accessible from the main menus - the DVD format allows for further precisely timed sub-sections and clearly labelled titles as each new tune is introduced.
NB: Available only in PAL format. The disc will play on PAL format DVD players/TVs in the UK and Europe, but not normally on NTSC format systems in the USA, Canada or Japan. It should, however, play on any computer system wherever you live.
The original descriptions were as follows:
VOLUME 1, MCRV 9991, 1999
What a melodeon is, where the notes are, getting the two sides playing together, all the basic dance rhythms, a long look at dynamics and ornamentation, and a thorough exploration of the possibilities of sticking to one row. 82 minutes.
VOLUME 2, MCRV 9992, 1999
Secrets Revealed – discovering the wider musical potential of the two-row melodeon – playing three or more chords, looking at minor scales and modes, changing key, crossing the rows, and making full use of the basses. 60 minutes.
VOLUME 3, MCRV 1004, 2001
The Masterclass – How to achieve clarity at speed, and a long look at chords on the right hand, both as accompaniment and as rhythmic stabs under a tune, with advice on how to get the fullest effects in minor keys, and hint at chords that aren’t there. 56 minutes.
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