Lord of the Dance (Elektra EPK-801)  1966 UK * EP




While I was doing research the the previous Sydney Carter album I came across this EP.  It was found here. I don’t know if any of the other track are like ‘Lord Of The Dance’ or not but Sydney wrote that song in 1963. So this would be the first recording of it for the public.   diakoneo

Born in Camden Town, London, on 6 May 1915, and educated at Christ’s Hospital and Balliol College Oxford, Sydney spent his early years as a schoolmaster before enrolling for wartime service with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit in Greece and the Middle East, where his encounter with traditional Greek dance made a lasting influence.

Associated with Stainer & Bell for forty years, Sydney’s songs have offered inspiration and support to countless individuals. In the corpus of songs that include One More Step, When I Needed a Neighbour and Lord of the Dance, there lies Sydney’s enduring legacy. Died 13th March 2004 aged 88.

The above 2 paragraphs were taken from Here.

Sydney Carter, vocals;
Martin Carthy, guitar;
Johnny Scott Trio [1, 2, 4, 6];
Mike Sammes Singers, chorus





Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Lord of the Dance
1-2Bitter Was the Night
1-3Friday Morning
2-1The Devil Wore a Crucifix
2-2Son of Man
2-3George Fox