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Performer: The House Band
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Pacific
Released: 1987
Style: Celtic, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1665 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1614 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1826 mb
Rating: 4.3
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The House Band was a musical group formed in Edinburgh in 1984 by musicians Ged Foley (vocals, guitar), Jimmy Young (smallpipes, flute, whistle), Iain Macleod (guitar, mandolin) and Chris Parkinson (melodeon, keyboards, piano accordion and harmonica). They played original compositions and traditional music in a Celtic/British folk style, with influences from reggae, country, pop, jazz and world music.

Listen free to The House Band – Pacific (Diamantina Drover, Joy After Sorrow and more). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. There are at least two bands called "The House Band" 1. The House Band was formed in Edinburgh in 1984 and released only one, eponymous, album. The line up was: Ged Foley (vocals, guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes, mandolin); Roger Wilson (vocals, fiddle, guitar); Chris Parkinson (vocals, harmonica, accordion, melodeons); John Skelton (flutes, bombardes, whistles). Additional personnel: Bernie Nau (piano, keyboards); Mark Hellenberg (bodhran, dumbek, shakers, log). Some of the members later went on to form The New House Band.

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The first two albums from the House Band, their eponymous first release and Pacific, were only released on the tiny Topic label in Britain. This compilation of the best cuts from both was the one that introduced the band to the rest of the world. The material here is typical of their work, if anything can be said to be typical of a group who meanders through so many musical styles.

The House Band ‎– Pacific. Label: Topic Records ‎– 12TS445. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Photography By – Michael de Camp. Producer – The House Band.

Pacific - The House Band. Songs: 14. Artist: The House Band. Songs: The House Band - Pacific (The Cobb/Unknown/The Metric Fox) 04:15. The House Band - Diamantina Drover 06:49. The House Band - Joy After Sorrow 03:14. The House Band - In at the Deep End (The Four Courts/The Fox on the Prowl) 03:09. The House Band - Old Man River 05:22. The House Band - The Pit Stands Idle 03:54. The House Band - Going Places (Kato Sta Limonadika/The Trip to Amnesia) 05:25.

The House Band was formed as a quartet by Ged Foley (vocals, guitar, Northumbrian pipes), Chris Parkinson (accordion, harmonica, melodeon, keyboards), Iain MacLeod (ten-string mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Jimmy Young (smallpipes, flute, whistle). They were together for just over a year and recorded the band's self-titled debut album. A native of County Durham, England, Foley had performed on the British folk circuit before joining the Battlefield Band in the early 1980s. The band's newest member, Roger Wilson (guitar, fiddle, vocals), joined shortly before the recording of the House Band's seventh album, Rockall, in 1996. Tracks from the House Band's first two albums, The House Band and Pacific, were released in the United States as Groundwork in 1993.

The House Band - The Tornado Two-Step/The Cooper/The Woodpecker 04:41. The House Band - Here's the Tender Coming 03:43. The House Band - Major Harrison's Fedora 04:13. The House Band - War Party/Lost Night 04:16. The House Band - An Erminig Hag an Greskenn/The Anti-Social Worker 04:00. The House Band - The Pitman's Grievance 04:12. The House Band - E I Ah Could Hew 03:20. The House Band - Green Fields of Canada/The Amalgamation 05:14. The House Band - Cawsand Bay 04:21.

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A1 Pacific 4:03
A2 Diamantina Drover 6:35
A3 Joy After Sorrow 3:02
A4 In At The Deep End 3:02
A5 Old Man River 5:14
B1 The Pit Stands Idle 3:42
B2 Going Places 5:15
B3 For The Sake Of Example 10:48
B4 Blazing Ruse 3:07


  • Bouzouki, Keyboards, Whistle, Vocals – Brian Brooks
  • Engineer, Producer – David Kenny
  • Executive-Producer, Design – Tony Engle
  • Flute, Whistle, Bombarde – John Skelton
  • Guitar, Mandolin, Bagpipes [Northumbrian Pipes], Vocals – Ged Foley
  • Melodeon, Keyboards, Harmonica, Whistle, Vocals – Chris Parkinson
  • Photography By [Back Sleeve] – Dave Peabody
  • Photography By [Front Sleeve] – Michael de Camp
  • Producer – The House Band


Recorded at Ideal Sound Recorders, London