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

Musical Traditions

Steeleye Span Mk.1

A 'wait' is a musician or group of musicians, employed by a town to play on ceremonial occasions (historical) and (in plural) persons who welcome in Christmas by playing or singing out of doors at night. In this case the group of musicians are:

Tim Hart, electric guitar, 5-string banjo, electric dulcimer, harmonium, fiddle, vocals;
Ashley Hutchings, electric bass;
Maddy Prior, vocals;
Gay Woods, vocals, autoharp, concertina, bodhrán;
Terry Woods, mandola, mandolin, 5-string banjo, electric guitar, vocals;
Gerry Conway, drums on [2,3,5,6,7,8];
Dave Mattacks, drums on [4,10,11,12]
Engineer: Vic Gamm, Sound Techniques.

The Official Waites Website

Hark ! The Village Wait. 1970 [click for larger]
RCA SF 8113 (LP, UK, June 1970)

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