Anne Briggs (b 1944)

English singer of mainly traditional songs.

(Johnny Moynihan has recorded with Planxty, Maddy Prior and June Tabor and Sweeney's Men)
(Ray Fisher has recorded solo and with the Fisher family)
(Anne retired from singing in 1973, despite the acclaim surrounding her work)


The Hazards of Love (EP) 1963TopicTOP 94 
Anne Briggs1971 Topic12T207
[Reissued on CD]2007 Water199CD
[Reissued on vinyl]2008 Abraxas Records/4 Men With Beards 4M164LP
The Time Has Come1971 CBSCBS 64612 
[Reissue]1995 Epic/ SonyESCA 7578
[Reissue] 1998 Sony/Columbia/ Rewind491689 2
[Reissue] 2007Sony BMG Leegacy 88697057662
[Reissued on vinyl] 2008Abraxas Records/4 Men With Beards 4M165LP
Sing a Song For You (*)1973 ??
[Reissue]2002Fledg'lingFLED 3008
[Reissue] (vinyl)2007 Boweavil 
Classic Anne Briggs  
(* with Ragged Robin. issued 1996)

Bert Lloyd, Ewan MacColl, Anne Briggs, et al

The Iron Muse1963 Topic12T86 

Bert Lloyd, Anne Briggs and Frankie Armstrong.

The Bird In The Bush1966 Topic12T135 


A Collection 1999 (*)TopicTSCD504
(* recorded 1963 - 71)

Best Albums(*).

Anne Briggs 1971
The Time Has Come 1971

(*)Based on critical opinion.

Popular downloads.

She Moves Through The Fair
Blackwater Side
Standing on the Shore
Go Your Way
Fine Horseman

Anthologies - Owen Hand, Ian Campbell Folk Group, Anne Briggs, Lou Killen, Matt McGinn, Hamish Imlach, Jill Doyle et al.

Edinburgh Folk Festival vol 11963Decca LK 4546
Edinburgh Folk Festival vol 2 1964Decca LK 4563


Acoustic Routes (*)1993DemonCode 90
(* one track by Anne Briggs and Bert Jansch, recorded 1993)

Various artists - Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson, Anne Briggs, Liam O'Flynn and Karine Polwart.

Title. year. Label. No.
The Wildlife Album vol 2 [Live in Hope] 2006    

Anthology - Waterson:Carthy, Barry Dransfield, A.L. Lloyd, Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band, Magna Carta, Lindisfarne, Sandy Denny, Oak, Richard Thompson et al.

Title. year. Label. number.
Anthology of English Folk (5 CDs) 2007? Deja Vu  

Anthology - Lonnie Donegan, Ewan MacColl, Ian Campbell, Young Tradition, Shirley and Dolly Collins, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Anne Briggs et al.

Troubadours of British Folk Volume 1 - Unearthing the Tradition 1995Rhino 72160

Anthology - John Renbourn, Anne Briggs, Martin Simpson, Shirley and Dolly Collins, Ewan MacColl, Kate Rusby, Andrew Cronshaw, Mr Fox, Waterson Carthy et al.

The Beginners Guide to English Folk (3 CDs) 2009NascenteNASBOX040 

Various artists - Anne Briggs, Mick Softley, Shirley Collins, Sweeney's Men, Vashti Bunyan, Mr Fox, Ewan MacColl, Isla Cameron, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Donovan, Incredible String Band, Jan Dukes de Grey, Young Tradition, Sandy Denny, Comus et al.

Title. year. Label. no
Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British and Irish Folk 1966 - 1978 (4 CDs)2006 Castle MusicCMXBX 1030

Album tracks.

A Collection. A compilation of recordings 1963 - 1971. Issued on CD in 1999. Running time 76 minutes 35 seconds. Anne Briggs solo vocals on most tracks. Anne plays guitar on "Blackwater Side", bouzouki on "Living by the Water" and "Willie o Winsbury". John Moynihan plays bouzouki on "Willie o Winsbury", Ray Fisher sings on "The Doffing Mistress". All titles traditional except "Go Your Way" and "Living by the Water" both written by Anne Briggs.

Title.Author.Date of recording
1. The Recruited CollierTrad1963
2. The Doffing MistressTrad1963
3. She Moves Through The FairTrad1963
4. Let No Man Steal Your ThymeTrad1963
5. LowlandsTrad1964
6. My Bonny BoyTrad1964
7. Polly VaughanTrad1964
8. Rosemary LaneTrad1964
9. Gathering Rushes in the Month of MayTrad1966
10. The Whirly WhorlTrad1966
11. The Stonecutter BoyTrad1966
12. Martinmas TimeTrad1966
13. Blackwater SideTrad1971
14. The Snow it Melts The SoonestTrad1971
15. Willie O'WinsburyTrad1971
16. Go Your WayAnne Briggs1971
17. Thorneymoor WoodsTrad1971
18. The CuckooTrad1971
19. ReynardineTrad1971
20. Young Tambing [Child Ballad 93]Trad1971
21. Living By The WaterAnne Briggs1971
22. Maa Bonny LadTrad1971

Last updated on 12/02/2011