Our Music ...

Time Ashore started off doing mainly sea songs and shanties but in the past few years we have added a lot of more general folk music to our repetoire - including fiddle instrumentals and dance music. We quite often learn songs and tunes for particular events that we are asked to play at - for example songs by Robert Burns for a Burns Night. So the list of songs below is being added to all the time. The sound clips are from live recordings of gigs in Formby Village Hall in February 2007 and The Oaks Community Centre, Penketh in October 2007

Sea Songs & Shanties           English Folk Songs                 Scottish Folk Songs  
Irish Folk Songs                     Other Folk Songs                    Traditional Fiddle
American Old Time                 Christmas & New Year            Folk Hymns
Contemporary Folk Fiddle


Sea Songs and Shanties

Banks of Newfoundland John Kanacha Sailing
Blow the man down Johnny come down to Hilo Sailors' prayer
Can't you dance the polka? Larry Marr Santiano
Do me ama Leave her Johnny leave her Shallow Brown
Donegal Danny Leaving of Liverpool Shenandoah
Drunken sailor Liverpool Packet Shoals of Herring
Ellan Vannin Tragedy Maggie May South Australia
Farewell shanty Mermaid Three score and ten
Four Strong Winds My dollar an' a half a day Time ashore
Hard on the beach oar Pull down below Tommy’s gone away
Haul away Joe Randy Dandy Weigh the anchor
Home boys home Rio Grande Whip Jamboree
Irish Rover Roll the cotton down Windy old weather
 

Scottish Folk Songs

Auld lang syne Gulls of Invergordon Skye boat song
A man’s a man for a’ that Loch Lomond Tak a dram
Card song Mingalay Boat Song Twa recruiting sergeants
Ca’ the yowes My love is but a lassie yet Whiskey you're the divil
Da song o da Papa men Nancy Whiskey Will ye go lassie go
Green grow the rashes O Over the sea to Skye Ye banks and braes
 

Christmas & New Year

Blow your trumpet Gabriel Down in yonder forest Sing we the Virgin Mary
Bright morning star Gloucestershire Wassail The king
Christmas now is drawing near Gower wassail  

English Folk Songs

Banks of the roses Heres to the maiden Streets of London
Dirty old town John Barleycorn Water is wide
Green grows the laurel Liverpool Lou Whiskey on a Sunday
Greensleeves Ramble away Who's the fool now?
Hard times of old England Scarborough Fair Widdecombe fair
Harvest home Wild Rover

Other Folk Songs

Hard times come again no more Lakes of Pontchartrain Sloop John B

Traditional Fiddle

Auld brig o’Don Harvest Home Newcastle
Bloomsbury market Lass of Gowrie Off to California
Bonnie Kellswater Linnen Hall Paddy Cronin's reel
Boulavogue Liverpool Hornpipe Planxty Irwin
Burning of the piper's hut Maid who sold her barley Portsmouth
Corn Riggs Mairi's wedding St Kilda wedding
Da full rigged ship Mason’s apron Sheebeg and Sheemore
Da new rigged ship Morag of Dunvegan Sheffield Hornpipe
East Neuk of Fife Mrs Jamieson's favourite Stack of Barley
Farewell to whisky Music of Spey Swinging on a gate
Frost is all over Neil Gow's brother Sweet is the lass
Flowers of Edinburgh Neil Gow's wife Waterloo Hornpipe

Contemporary Folk Fiddle

Calum’s Road                      Donald Shaw 

Lady Ramsey                         Phil Cunningham

The Pearl                             Phil Cunningham
Eleanor of Usan                   Phil Cunningham  Leaving Lerwick                    Willie Hunter Quendale Bay                      Phil Cunningham

Lady of Ardross                    Stuart Eaglesham

Leaving Stoer                        Ivan Drever

Spring the summer long      Phil Cunningham
 

Irish Folk Songs

Black velvet band Hills of Connemara Spanish lady
Carrickfergus Parting Glass Star of County Down
Easy and free Rare oul' times  Pete St John Waxies Dargle

Fields of Athenry Pete St John

Real old mountain dew Whiskey in the Jar
Galway shawl Rosin the Beau  
 

Folk Hymns

Good old way Morning trumpet Sleep on beloved
How firm a foundation Old Churchyard Who would true valour see

American Old Time

Angeline the baker Going down the river Miss McLeods reel
Arkansas traveller Hawks and eagles Ricketts hornpipe
Boatman Jack Tar Shipping port
Brilliancy Julie Girl Westphalia waltz
Colored aristocracy Little Liza Jane Whisky before breakfast
Fishers hornpipe Midnight on the water Young Jane