Where There's Brass by Tom Kitching with Marit Fält (2024)

1 Grub Street 2.48

2 South Island 6.41

3 A Long Time Between Sunsets 3.58

4 The Old Country 4.42

5 Shoulders of giants 3.48

6 Nightsoil 4.33

7 Sally Forth 4.30

8 The Brentford Lullaby 4.36

9 The Churn 4.04

10 Polska For a Lost Rubber Duck 5.21

The album half of the project. All original material, firmly in the tradition. Featuring guest spots from Jon Loomes and Rakoczy. Recorded on location by Talking Cat studios.

Source by James Kerry (2023)

1. Brighton Camp
2. Goat of Dunsdale
3. Staffordshire Hornpipe
4. The New Land
5. Golden Slippers / Soldier’s Joy / Great North Run ’86
6. Trip to Kitchen / Upton Upon Severn Stick Dance
7. Lili’s
8. Blue Eyed Stranger
9. Portobello Hornpipe / Barham Down
10. Verticulos

I was honoured to be asked to perform on James Kerry's first solo album, alongside Danny Tonks and James Delarre. Recorded in Margate November 2022, and toured in 2023 to great success, it's a cracking good English instrumental album, and I do recommend you grab a copy.

CDs and Downloads here.

Seasons of Change by Tom Kitching (2020)

1) Old Molly Oxford
2) Belt-Driven
3) Grimstock/Greesleeves Morris
4) Miss Firth's/Eglantine
5) Hellebore/Ice House Schottische
6) In Store Bakery
7) Lamaload/Bean setting
8) Staines Morris/Trip to Paris
9) Tom Tolley's Hornpipe/Pidge
10) Women and Wine/Old Age and Young
11) La Fanatique/Infinite Espresso

5 years after my first solo album; 'Interloper', this is the musical half of the Busk England project. It accompanies the book of the same name. It's the soundtrack to 18 months of busking around England, trying to get under the skin of a country I thought I knew. An exploration of acoustic and tone.

I was delighted to be able to continue my partnership with Marit Fält, the nordic mandola player. She contributes enormously to this, playing with power, invention, and precision.

The album was recorded 'live' in Danebridge Methodist chapel in early December 2019.

Buy it here!

A Boat Of Promises by Amy and Gavin Davenport (2019)


I play on 'The Spade' on this lovely album. Get it here.

Earthly Delights by Daria Kulesh (2019)

I'm delighted to have been asked to play fiddle on the track 'Golden Apples' on Daria's new album. If you hear fiddle anywhere else on the record, that would be that nice man, Phil Beer. :)


You can get the album here.

Stand and Deliver by Pilgrims' Way (2017)


  • 1. Caveat For Cutpurses
  • 2. Ibson, Gibson, Johnson
  • 3. Shoot Them All! (Box On Her Head)
  • 4. Cadgwith Anthem
  • 5. Saucy Bold Robber
  • 6. Robin Hood & The Bishop
  • 7. Gaol Song
  • 8. Turpin Hero
  • 9. Adieu, Adieu
  • 10. The Elms of Tyburn
  • 11. Stand & Deliver

Buy it here, digital, CD or Vinyl!

Pilgrims' Way present a new album packed full of highwaymen, robbers, and brigands, their stories told through traditional English folk song and 1980s disco.
A magnificent tour-de-force by a band at the absolute peak of their overdraft.


Binary by Albireo (2017)

My dance band's new double album, with CDs for listening and for dancing, although there's plenty of overlap.


Nearly two hours of English dance music.


Get it here.

Small Brown Birds by Zoe Mulford (2017)


  • 1. Answer the Knock at the Door
  • 2. Back Door Key
  • 3. February Thunder
  • 4. One Damn Thing
  • 5. The Queen of Skye
  • 6. Snow on the Junkyard
  • 7. Speak True
  • 8. The President Sang Amazing Grace
  • 9. Blackbird
  • 10. Small Brown Birds
  • 11. Zillionaire
  • 12. Won't You Come On In?

Available here

I play on most of this, transatlantic singer-songwriter Zoe's fifth studio album. One of the two tracks I don't play on has since been covered by Joan Baez, on her Grammy award nominated album 'Whistle Down The Wind', which at 2 steps removed is likely to be as close as I get to a major music award. I'll take it.

Diffractions by Ollie King (2017)


  • 1. Austria / Thaxted
  • 2. Sweet Lemeney
  • 3. Linden Lea
  • 4. Hornpipes
  • 5. First of March
  • 6. Roses
  • 7. White Joak / Adson’s Sarabande
  • 8. Ruins By The Shore
  • 9. Winifer Odd
  • 10. The Long Day Closes

I play on four tracks of this lovely, intelligent record.

Buy it here.

Elfin Bow by Elfin Bow (2017)


  • 1 - The First Red Leaf of Autumn
  • 2 - Sweet Jonathan
  • 3 - Daffodilly Down
  • 4 - Bull of the Freeway
  • 5 - The Sleep of Reason
  • 6 - Grimshaw and the Fingerclaw
  • 7 - Edith's Song
  • 8 - The Wisdom
  • 9 - Hey Auld Friend
  • 10 - Holler in the Hollows
  • 11 - City Beach
  • 12 - Prairie Madness

I play on most of this, the debut album from Elfin Bow.

More about her here

Red Diesel by Pilgrims' Way (2016)

With 5 stars in the Telegraph, this is our acclaimed if slightly overdue second studio album.

Buy it here.

  • 1. Rout of the Blues
  • 2. Howden Town
  • 3. Maybe Then I'll Be A Rose
  • 4. Magic Christmas Tree
  • 5. Mount Hills/Ride In The Creel
  • 6. The Light Dragoon
  • 7. True Lover John
  • 8. Six Dukes
  • 9. The Boy In The Bubble
  • 10. Boston City

Poor Strange Girl by Alice Jones (2016)


  1. Poor Strange Girl
  2. Woody Knows Nothing
  3. The Larkman/the Heron Tree
  4. The Cruel Mother
  5. Green Bushes
  6. Wedding Mazurkas
  7. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
  8. When I Am Far Away
  9. Digerrpolskan/The Duhk Strut Reel
  10. Adieu To Old England
  11. The Castle By The Sea
  12. Long Long Trail A-Winding

I play on about half of Alice's lovely debut album. Buy it Here.

Interloper by Tom Kitching (2015)

  1. Rufty Tufty
  2. La Rotta
  3. Slow Jigs
  4. Buffoon
  5. Cobbler’s
  6. Elvin
  7. Fair Play
  8. Gall Bladder
  9. Cheshire
  10. Fast Dance

An outward facing, forward looking English music album.

The Sunday Express awarded it 5 stars, a place on their list of albums of the year, and said it was "the most beautiful instrumental playing of the year." The 2 star review on Amazon said it was "not as good as the Fureys." I'll let you decide.

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Looking For The Girl by Lesley Curtis (2015)


  • 1. Broken Promises
  • 2. Sally Didn't Mind
  • 3. Looking For the Girl
  • 4. Extraordinary
  • 5. I Don't Want Your Money
  • 6. One Tear
  • 7. This Love of Mine
  • 8. Leave You Behind
  • 9. I'm Not the One
  • 10. The Fourth of July
  • 11. A Woman Like Me
  • 12. Two and Two Make Five

Country Album by singer-songwriter, Lesley Curtis. I play on about half this album.

See Lesley's website here.

Red House by Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer (2013)

  1. The Rambling Shuiler
  2. The Shoemaker Set
  3. Benjamin Bowmaneer
  4. Stumpie
  5. The Sheffield Apprentice
  6. The Red House Set
  7. The Proposal
  8. Trad II
  9. The Private Still
  10.  The Old Bark Hut
  11. The Bolinder Set

I guest on tracks 1 and 11. My boat's engine can be heard as the basis for the last track. More information here.

The Bone Orchard by Gavin Davenport (2013)

  1. Whitby Lad
  2. Castle By The Sea
  3. Farewell To Yorkshire
  4. Fair Rosamund
  5. Long Legged Lurcher Dog
  6. From the Bone Orchard
  7. Creeping Jane
  8. Jim Jones In Botany Bay
  9. Wooden Swords And May Queens
  10. Bold Dragoon
  11. Banks Of Yarrow
  12. Hymn For The New Year

I play on the majority of this lovely record. You can buy it here.

Shining Gently All Around by Pilgrims' Way (2011)

  1. Shining Gently All Around (Chinese White)
  2. The Light Dragoon
  3. Howden Town

Our attempt to crack the Christmas market, but without making anything needlessly cheesy. I feel we achieved the second target, at least.

Buy from Itunes!

Wayside Courtesies by Pilgrims' Way (2011)

  1. Only a Soldier
  2. The Handweaver And The Factory Maid
  3. Martinmas Time
  4. Adieu Lovely Nancy
  5. Young Men Are False
  6. Tarry Trousers
  7. Alfaz del Pi
  8. Dark eyed Molly / Snowy Monday
  9. My Generous Lover / Det Tømte Mjødkruset
  10. A Pilgrim's Way
  11. Framus / Jig Iolo

Buy it here.

This is Pilgrims' Way's first full studio album, and it got us to the BBC Folk Awards, where we didn't win the Horizon award. Our journey to the Lowry centre in Salford was made by vintage oil tanker through the ice, a journey documented by Mike Askin in a film that has now had over 175,000 hits on youtube, easily eclipsing the modest success of the album.

Northern Cross by Albireo (2010)

  1. The Brazilian (Roseira do Norte)
  2. Kempshott Hunt
  3. The Railway / Rogues March
  4. Gathering Peascods
  5. Morning Star / Three Jolly Sheepskins
  6. Hudscales / Cat's Cradle / Treacle Town
  7. The Hole in the Wall
  8. Arkansas Traveller / Bill Cheatham's Reel / The Kitchen Girl
  9. Gyspy's Hornpipe / Gloucester Hornpipe
  10. The Gallery / The Venus of Levenshulme
  11. Alfaz del Pi
  12. Graemsay Jig / The Star Above the Garter
  13. Elzic's Farewell
  14. Weaver's March

My dance band's debut album. Mostly English dance music! Get it here, digital or physical.

EP Demo by Pilgrims' Way (2010)

  1. Tarry Trousers
  2. The Handweaver and the Factory Maid
  3. Adieu Lovely Nancy
  4. Andro
  5. Maybe Then I'll be a Rose
  6. A Pilgrim's Way

Discontinued! I think I have 3 left but you'd have to make a really good offer. This is the EP that launched the Pilgrims' Way ship. We got 22 festival bookings off the back of this. I don't recall sleeping much during the summer of 2011, and we ended up in the list of the top ten hardest working acts in the UK for the year. It was a brief moment of fleeting success!

Boundary by Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching (2009)

  1. Dressed To Roll
  2. Green Beds
  3. Malcolm's / Lass from Barrow
  4. Grateful For A Home
  5. Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea
  6. Old Sir Simon the King
  7. Norman's Christmas
  8. Russian Song
  9. Raspberry Bourree
  10. Into Night
  11. Parson's Farewell
  12. Different Rooms
  13. No More Auction Block
  14. Autumn Wasp / Boris in the Bathroom
  15. Dreams Lay Heavy / Jess's Waltz

The second of my two records with Gren Bartley. Check out his more recent work here.

Gren has variously described me, on stage, as looking like 'All the Guess Who tiles at the same time', 'like someone made out of the leftover bits following the creation of a police identikit picture', and simply 'An egg in a cape.' We remain the best of friends.

Rushes by Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching (2007)

  1. Clyde Street
  2. Davy Lowston
  3. City of Sleep
  4. Young Love
  5. An t'Athair Jack Walsh / The Howlett and the Weazle
  6. Window
  7. Standing at the Judgement
  8. Record Lovelies
  9. Long John
  10. Low
  11. Old Molly Oxford
  12. Somebody On Your Bond
  13. Peg 'n' Awl
  14. Rainy Morning

Many millions of years ago, I spent five years touring with Gren Bartley. We made 2 records of which this is the first. We had no idea what we were doing. This album was once described as being like a best-of compilation where none of the tracks were good enough to make the cut.

Faster, Faster... by Love Ends Disaster (2006)


  • 1. Cut your hair
  • 2. Fort Washington
  • 3. The Russian Greats
  • 4. An Equation

I play on track 2 of this E.P. This session saw me make a trip to High Wycombe where I was ejected from a pub for drunkenly playing my fiddle too loud, following which I attempted to buy a baseball cap with the logo 'Mr Cod' from a chip shop employee. £40 was my final offer, and sadly, he refused to part with it. I have pretty much no other memories of this. The online information says the fiddle was played by  'Matt Kitching'. Probably just as well.

e°g° by Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching (2006)

  1. Autumn / Boris
  2. Davy Lowston
  3. Standing at the Judgement
  4. Long John
  5. Peg and Awl
  6. Old Molly Oxford
  7. Barrack Street

The EP that lunched a thousand chips.

Another Door Closes by Paul Sullivan & Tom Kitching (2005)

  1. 6 Dukes
  2. O Good Ale (click to hear)
  3. Dorset
  4. Fighting
  5. Lowlands Away
  6. The Fast Dance
  7. Grave News
  8. Mayday Song
  9. Lord Rendal
  10. Knit the Pocky
  11. Sailor's Life
  12. Cruel Mother

Discontinued! Is this the worst record cover ever? I can probably do you a CDR of this if you ask really nicely. I'm actually still rather proud of this one.