Hilary James

English mandolin player and singer, performing traditional songs, bluegrass, classical, nostalgia and her own compositions.

(Not to be confused with the American Hilary James, daughter of Bob James)
(Beryl Marriott has recorded with Dave Swarbrick and solo)


Burning Sun1983 ? 
[Reissue] 1997Acoustic Records 
Love, Lust and Loss 1996Acoustic RecordsCDACS 029

Collaboration - Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginians (Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Andy Baum).

Sweet Nicotina (single)1988 

Collaboration - Hilary W James and Simon Mayor.

Musical Mystery Tour vol 12000 
Children's Favourites1998 
Musical Mystery Tour vol 22000 
Musical Mystery Tour vol 32000 
Musical Mystery Tour vol 42000 
Musical Mystery Tour vol 52000 
Laughing at the Moon2004 

Collaboration - Simon Mayor and Hilary James.

Title.year.Label. Number
The English Mandolin1995 Acoustics Records  CDACS 025

Collaboration - Simon Mayor (with Hilary James).

Title.year.Label. Number
Music from a small Island1995 Acoustic RecordsCDACS 055

Album Tracks.

Love Lust and Loss Running time 46 minutes 55 seconds. Released in 1996. Recorded at Acoustics Studio, Reading. Produced by Simon Mayor. Hilary James (vocals, double bass), Beryl Marriott (digital piano), Simon Mayor (fiddle), Chris Leslie (vocals), Rhiannon Fentien (double bass), Phil Fentimen (double bass).

Title Author
1. Salisbury Plain Trad
2. The Snowy-Breasted Pearl Trad
3. Johnny O'Braidiesley Trad
4. Corn Rigs Robert Burns
5. Barbara Allen Trad
6. Come To the Bower Trad
7. Appleton Fair Hilary James/ Beryl Marriott
8. The Dreamless Sleep Hilary James/ Beryl Marriott
9. Thornaby Woods Trad
10.Anna Water Trad
11. Searching For Lambs Trad
12. Bruton Town Trad
13. The Water Is Wide Trad

Last updated on 05/12/2010