Too Hot In The Kitchen is Beltain's newest collection of songs and dances.
A version of this album was recorded and issued on cassette tape in 1996 by Beltain vocalists Mikkel and Morgan McDow. This new version of the album incorporates elements from those original master tapes; David's charrango parts and Morgan's vocal on I Am A Maid to name a few, though most of was recorded in early 2013.
Track listing: 1) Princess Royal 2) Gathering Pescods / La Bastraigne 3) I Am A Maid Who's Deep In Love 4) I'll Drink To Scotland No More 5) Three Playford Dances: Chestnut / Confess / Childgrove 6) The Wild Geese 7) Robin Was A Reckless Lad 8) Reels: The Chorus Jig / Rakish Paddy 9) La Cucaracha 10) Two Playford Dancesl 11) General Ludd 12) Too Hot In The Kitchen.
Buttons And Bells was first issued as English Country Garden* in late 2010.
We took the eps Morricide, 4 x 3 and Yuletide and squeezed them onto one CD. Then we extended Reynardine all the way down to Elfland, and finally we added Lovely Joan for some extra villainy. The result is Beltain's first full length CD of exclusive material since Jongleur And Other Stories.
Track listing: 1) The Happy Man 2) Morris Call / Morris On / Lads A Bunchem 3) Reynardine 4) The Blue Eyed Stranger 5) Lovely Joan 6) Young Collins / London Pride 7) Somerset Wassail 8) Trunkles 9) Bud & Blossom / Un Deux Trois 10) Captain Kidd 11) English Country Garden 12) John Barleycorn 13) Sleights Sword Dance 14) Morris Off.
*ECG did not include all of Morricide but did include The Underwater Chantey. After adding the rest of Morricide we took the opportunity to change the title.
A Medieval Feast (expanded edition) by Morgan McDow was recorded and issued in 2005. Additional music was recorded in 2009 for this reissue edition.
Morgan says, "These songs have been my companions for many years now and I am so glad to be able to share them with you. I played all the instruments and sang all the parts."
Track listing: 1) Douce Dame Jolie 2) Puisque Je Voy 3) Tristan's Lament / La Rotta 4) Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene 5) Quant Je Voi Yver 6) Rufty Tufty 7) La Tricotea / Abbot's Bromley* 8) If All The World Were Paper* 9) Gathering Pescods* 10) Angelus Ad Virginem 11) The Nightwatch* 12) Salterello 13) Alle Psallite 14) Nova Nova 15) Pucelete 16) Danse Royale 17) Memento Mori 18) Once, Twice, Thrice* 19) Pucelete (alternate mix)* 20) La Rotta Explotta*.
*indicates songs or dances added to the album in 2010.
Palimpsest collects the most popular songs from Beltain (1995) Merry Begot (1999) Trebuchet (2006) and Jongleur & Other Stories (2008) onto one CD.
Some of the tracks included are alternate versions from the original releases.
Track listing: 1) The Jolly Highwayman 2) Far Between (You & Me) (acoustic version) 3) Uncle John's Band* 4) Jongleur 5) Douce Dame Jolie 6) Any Port Town 7) Dance The Magic Round (remix) 8) Drawing Down The Moon 9) Circle Of Light (electric version) 10) Bedlam Boys 11) Wild In The West 12) Billy Taylor 13) Trebuchet 14) Kilmainham Gaol 15) Evergreen (single version).
The bandcamp download adds these three selections: Wild Rover, Reels: The Morning Dew / Dowd's #9 / Toss The Feathers #1 & (Living With Your) Pride.
*Uncle John's Band is exclusively available on the Palimpsest CD.