Grace Notes

Dear Friends
The Albion Chronicles
Wolfe (One Last Time)
Shropshire Bedlams
Albion Heart
Albion Folk
The Written Word
Sway With Me
Hard Cash
Life's Little Ironies
The Dorsetshire Labourer
The Transports
25 Years Later
The Road To Colchester
A Daughter of Albion
Rupert Bear
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Poor Murdered Woman
In Merstham Tunnel
The Murder of Maria Marten
Grace Notes
They Called Her Babylon
Sweet Themmes Run Softly
The Albion River Hymn
Hark The Village Wait
Hark! The Village Wait: Lyrics and Notes
Stories I Have Tried To Write
Swan Arcade
Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy
Two Unsolved
John 'Babbacombe' Lee
The Summer Before The War
Meet On The Ledge
Mr Fox
A Picture of Britain
Elegy Written In A Country Church Yard
The Duck Race
Morris Off

Grace Notes [click for full size image]
Maggie Boyle, Helen Hockenhull & Lynda Hardcastle

Grace Notes are:

Maggie Boyle - vocals, flute, bodhran
Lynda Hardcastle - vocals and recorders
Helen Hockenhull - vocals and keyboards

Down Falls the Day


Maggie Boyle, vocals, flute, bodhran;
Lynda Hardcastle, vocals, tenor recorder;
Helen Hockenhull, vocals, keyboards, lap organ

with guests
Mike Hockenhull, 5-string banjo;
Steve Tilston, acoustic guitar;
Alan Rose, acoustic guitar


  1. Roll Around Heaven All Day [Gillespie / Smith] (3:15)
  2. A Stitch in Time [Mike Waterson] (2:21)
  3. How Can I Keep From Singing [Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (2:51)
  4. Trouble in Mind [Richard M. Jones] (3:14)
  5. Sometime [Ysaye Maria Barnwell] (3:35)
  6. The Black and Bitter Night [Peter Bellamy] (3:35)
  7. Reynardine [Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (4:26)
  8. Down Falls the Day [Steve Tilston] (5:33)
  9. Gathering Mushrooms [Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (2:13)
  10. Bread and Roses [James Oppenheim / Mimi Fariña] (3:20)
  11. River [Joni Mitchell] (3:14)
  12. Tom's Song [Burns / McCornville] (5:21)
  13. The Bramble and the Rose [Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (3:32)

Recorded at In A City Studio, Bradford
Engineered by Carl Stipetic
Produced by Mike Hockenhull.
Dedicated to Sean Mansley.

Red Wine & Promises


Maggie Boyle, vocals, flute, bodhran;
Lynda Hardcastle, vocals;
Helen Hockenhull, vocals, keyboard


  1. All That Is Gold [Brooks Williams, JRR Tolkien] (3:22)
  2. Spirit Song [Bill Staines] (5:00)
  3. Magdalen Laundry [J. Mulhem] (3:31)
  4. Gypsy Davey [Trad.] (2:37)
  5. Lies [Stan Rogers] (4:34)
  6. Finistere [John Drury] (3:50)
  7. Red Wine and Promises [Lal Waterson] (3:58)
  8. Banks of the Sweet Dundee [Trad.] (4:59)
  9. The Goose [Alfred Lord Tennyson, Mike Hockenhull] (2:46)
  10. In the Light Tonight [Steve Tilston] (2:40)
  11. Welcome Sailor [Trad.] (3:09)
  12. The Quiet Land of Erin [Trad.] (4:59)
  13. Witch of the Westmorelands [Archie Fisher] (4:41)
  14. Withered and Died [Richard Thompson] /
    I'll Follow the Sun [Lennon, McCartney] (4:41)

Recorded by Paul Adams
Produced by Paul Adams and Grace Notes.
Artwork by Mary Blood
Cover Painting by Sophie Tilston
Photograph by Janet Kerr.

Anchored to the Time


Maggie Boyle, vocals, flute, bodhran;
Lynda Hardcastle, vocals;
Helen Hockenhull, vocals, keyboard


  1. Blue Jay / Migrating Bird [Trad. arr. Grace Notes / Lal Waterson] (3:37)
  2. The Oak and the Laurel [Lewis] (4:08)
  3. Long Way from Home [Trad. / Adam] (3:31)
  4. Two Sisters [Trad. adapted Andy Irvine] (3:00)
  5. Siobhan's Lament / Reaching Out [Maggie Boyle / Steve Tilston] (4:19)
  6. John Ball [Sydney Carter] (2:38)
  7. King Sun [Bill Caddick] (5:16)
  8. Cockleshells [Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (3:27)
  9. Stockinger / Bone Lace Weaver [Wheatcroft/Harris / Trad. arr. Grace Notes] (2:39)
  10. Dying of Thirst [Jones / McDill / Lee] (4:18)
  11. Don't Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim! [Kirsty MacColl] (2:58)
  12. Lullaby [Seals / Vanhoy / McGettigan] (3:34)

Recorded by Paul Adams
(except track 6 recorded by Mike Hockenhull at Brook Row Studios)
Produced by Paul Adams and Grace Notes.
Cover design by Mary Blood
Cover artwork by Sophie Tilston
Photograph by Nancy Hudson

Down Falls The Day [click for full size image]
Grace Note Records GNCD1 UK, 1993

Red Wine and Promises [click for full size image]
FECD126 , UK, 1998

Anchored To The Time [click for full size image]
FECD163 UK, 2001

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a traditional singer and musician.
through her ballads she continues
the tradition of music and storytelling
passed on by her Irish family
and a member of Grace Notes,
" a voice the angels would kill for"

Fellside Records
Grace Notes record label

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Thank You Marie


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