Brass Monkey

English group playing English traditional tunes and singing English songs.

(John Kirkpatrick has also recorded with The Albion Band, Steeleye Span, Umps and Dumps, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Shirley Collins, Frankie Armstrong and Roy Bailey)
(Martin Carthy also recorded with The Albion Band, Steeleye Span, The Watersons, Waterson-Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Maddy Prior, Roy Bailey and Peter Bellamy)
(Martin Brinsford has recorded with the Old Swan Band, English Country Dance Band and John Kirkpatrick)
(Howard Evans has recorded with Albion, and classical orchestras)
(Not to be confused with the American psychedelic rock band (1971) of the same name)


Brass Monkey1983 Topic12TS431
See How it Runs 1986 Topic12TS442
The Complete Brass Monkey1993 TopicTSCD 467
Sound and Rumour 1999Topic TSCD501
Going and Staying2001 Topic TSCD531
Flame of Fire2004 Topic 12TS550
Head of Steam 2009 Topic TSCD575

Multi-volume albums.

The Complete Brass Monkey (*)1993 TopicTSCD 467
(*)("Brass Monkey" and "See How It Runs")


Title. year. Label. number.
The Definitive Collection 2005 Highpoint HPO6011

Anthology - Robin Dransfield, Brass Monkey, Nic Jones, Watersons, Cyril Tawney, Louis Killen, John Kirkpatrick et al.

Anthology of English Folk (5 CDs)2006 Deja VuDEJ5026

Session recordings - Carthy, Brinsford and Evans.

Performer. Titleyear.Label.number.
Loudon WainwrightMore Love Songs1986   

Best albums(*).

Brass Monkey 1983

(*) Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

The Maid and the Palmer
The Foxhunt
Old Grenadier
Jolly Bold Robber
Waterman's Hornpipe
The Handweaver and the Factory Maid

Last updated on 05/02/2011