Personal Choice


Harry Boardman


Nick Dennerley, Roger Fisken and Bob Morton

Cock Robin Music CRM180



This CD is a remastered issue of Harry's final recording "Personal Selection" made in 1985

Track listing:

The Girls of Lancashire / What ails thee my son Robin / Tom Paget / The Bitch Fox

(medley) The Plodder Seam - Early In The Morning - Chimneys Tall

The Garland / Where’s ta Bin /  The Flying Cloud / Bonny Light Horseman / The Grand Conversation on Napoleon

The Streets of London (Jack of all trades) / The Whaler’s Lament / Ninian South / Owdham White Hare / I’ll tell thi Dick

The Manchester Canal / Fortune Turns the Wheel

Bonus Track - Harry live in 1981 at The Railway Folk Club Reddish nr Stockport telling the story of his dad going down to the Black Horse accompanied by Harry's mum! (Thanks to Mike Kiernan for this recording)


The original recording has undergone digital restoration bringing the pitch up to the correct level and the balance and separation of the performers have been adjusted to give a more lively dynamic to the performance


Copies are available from me for £8.00 inclusive of p+p

Please make cheques payable to "Cock Robin Music" and send to:

Mark Dowding

28 New Acres






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The Original Cassette

The original recording was in cassette format and was recorded by Alistair Miller at Leader Sound. Harry's other LPs had been deleted by this time and he wanted something to sell at his gigs. This set of songs represented Harry’s repertoire of the time.

This was the last commercial recording he made before his death in 1987 although it had no distribution through the shops and is something of a rarity.