Peter Bellamy (1944 - 1991)

English singer, concertina player and song-writer, playing traditional songs, contemporary songs and settings of poems by Kipling.

("The Transports" is a ballad-opera written by Peter, with contributions by Dolly Collins, Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson and many others)
(Peter Bellamy also recorded with The Young Tradition, Louis Killen and The Kipper Family)


Title.Year.Label. no
Mainly Norfolk1968 TransatlanticXTRA 1060 
Fair England's Shore1968 TransatlanticXTRA 1075 
The Fox Jumped over the Parson's Gate1969 Topic12T200 
Oak Ash and Thorn1970 ArgoZFB 11 
Won't You Go My Way1971 ArgoZFB 37 
Merlin's Isle of Gramarye1972 ArgoZFB 81 
Barrack Room Ballads of Rudyard Kipling1975Green LinnetSIF 1002 
[Reissue]1975 Free ReedFRR 014
Peter Bellamy1975Green LinnetSIF1001
Tell It Like It Was1975TrailerLER2089
The Transports1977 Free ReedFRRD 021/022
[Reissue]1995 TopicTSCD 459
[Reissue]2008 Free ReedFRRRCD10
Both Sides Then1979 Topic12TS400 
[Reissue]1992 Fledg'ling 
[Reissue] 2009 Topic 
Keep On Kipling1982 FellsideFE 032 
Fair Annie (cassette)1983 Privately issued 
Second Wind1985 EDFSSES002 
Mr Kipling Made Exceedingly Good Songs1989 Dambuster 
Soldiers Three1990 Privately issued 
Songs and Rummy Conjurin' Tricks (cassette)1991 FellsideFSC5
The Transports (*)2004    

(*) Re-issue of 1977 recording together with a new (2004) recording featuring Simon Care, Simon Nicol and Fairport Convention

Multi-volume albums.

Title Year. Label. number.
Mr Bellamy, Mr Kipling and The Tradition (*) 2001Fellside FECD162
Fair Annie (2 CDs) (**)2004 FellsideFACD187
(* "Keep on Kipling" and "Songs and Rummy Conjurin' Tricks")
(** "Peter Bellamy (1975) plus "Fair Annie" (1983) plus 4 previously unissued tracks)


Wake The Vaulted Echoes (*)1999  Free Reed14 
The Ballads of Peter Bellamy: Big, Broadside and Barrack Room 2008 Free ReedFRRR16
Fair England's Shores: English Traditional Songs2008 FellsideFECD216
(*) contains 16 previously unreleased tracks

Best Albums(*).

The Transports 1977
Wake The Vaulted Echoes 1999
Oak Ash and Thorn1970
The Fox Jumped over the Parson's Gate1969

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Anthology - Frankie Armstrong, Maddy Prior, Cyril Tawney, The Watersons, Peta Webb, A.L. Lloyd, Roy Bailey, Linda Adams, Peter Bellamy, Patti Reid, John Kirkpatrick, Martin Carthy, Shirley Collins, Swan Arcade, June Tabor et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Voices - English Traditional Song 1992 Fellside  

Anthology - The Watersons, A.L. Lloyd, Swan Arcade, The Young Tradition, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Regal Slip, Ram's Bottom, Peter Bellamy et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Voices In Harmony - English Traditional Song 2001 Fellside  

Anthology - Peter Bellamy, Frankie Armstrong, Bob Fox and Stu Luckley, Martin Carthy, Malinky, Alva, Magpie Lane et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Songs of Witchcraft and Magic2007 Wild GooseWGS341CD

Anthology - Various artists including Ewan MacColl, Roy Harris, Louis Killen, Peter Bellamy and A.L. Lloyd.

Round Cape Horn1998 TopicTSCD 499

Various artists - Peter Bellamy, Robin Dransfield, Roy Harris, Vic Gammon, Eddie Upton et al.

The Tale of Ale (2 LPs)1976 Free ReedFRRD 023/024
[Reissue]1993 Free ReedFRCD23


Title. year. Label. number.
The Fellside Song Sampler1987 FellsideFSC 2 
Flash Company1986 FellsideFE 050

Popular downloads.

Down the Moor
The Shepherd of the Downs
Santa Fe Trail
The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite
Fair Annie
Rag Fair
Down By the Green Groves
On Board a '98
The Maid of Australia
Bungay Roger

Session recordings.

Performer. Titleyear.Label.number.
Matt McGinnMatt McGinn 1968Transatlantic TRA SP 18
Tony Rose Young Hunting1970 TrailerLER 2013
Various artistsThe Tale of Ale1982?  
[Reissue]The Tale of Ale 2007Free Reed 


Last updated on 25/01/2011