Reference Material :
Canal Recordings - pre 2000





A Cry from the Cut

Radio Ballad.

BBC Midlands Home Service radio programme.

Broadcast 1962.



Released in 1969 by BBC Records (REB 56M) and re-issued on Argo (ZTR 142) in 1975.


They Brought the Sea to Manchester

Radio Ballad.

BBC radio programme.

Broadcast 1969.

Straight from the Tunnel's Mouth

Songs of the Inland Waterways
by The Boatmen
Sweet Country and Folk, SFA 018 (LP 1975)

The Bold Navigators

The Story of England's Canals in Song
Jon Raven, John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris, Gary and Vera Aspey,
Tradition Sound Recordings, TSR 019 (LP 1975)
Re-issued with additional tracks by Brian Peters and Ian Woods, Fellside Recordings FTSR4 (CD 1999)

The English Canals

Songs, Narration, Contemporary Extracts
Jon Raven, John Kirkpatrick, Sue Harris

Broadside Records BRO 118 (LP 1976)
(Now available on CD)

Down the Cut

The Canal Age in Song

by Pumpkin Pie
SayDisc LP SDL 272 (1976)

Lower the Funnel

Songs of the Inland Waterways

Folktrax Cassette 418 (1988)

Reflections on the Canal

by Nick Dow
Old House Music, Tape OHMSP 604 (1994)
(Now available on CD)

They're Coming Back to the Water

by Jeff Dennison and Benny Graham

CD : Folk Sound Records FSCD 47 (1997)

Video : First Light Services (2002)

Tales from the Towpath

BBC Radio programme about the building of the Manchester Ship Canal

First broadcast 1997

Water and Rain

by Buz Collins

Fellside Recordings FECD 139 (1999)

Songs and Stories Cut Through Time Memories Cargoes Keepers Lock

Songs and Stories

KLCD 001 (1997)

A Cut Through Time

KLCD 002 (1998)


KLCD 003 (2000)

Canals and Cargoes

KLCD 004 (2003)

by Keepers Lock