pic by Maartin Allcock during rehearsals
for Royal Festival Hall concert with Ralph McTell












 

 

here are a few old pics
from the archives;-

 


with Alistair Russell
on tour in Germany,
photo by Peter Morlok


with Robin Garside circa 1978
photo by Bryan Ledgard


with Robin Garside July '05 at
The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
photo by Sue Coe




The Old Dispensory,
Stone Town, Zanzibar
pic taken by C.Parkinson
during 1991 tour of Africa with
The House Band

                        
CHRIS                      PARKINSON.

Discography
.

Lake Wanaka S. Island New Zealand Nov 2011




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This is more or less the complete discography (as requested by many visitors to this site) dating from approx August 1975. Latest releases & work in progress at the top of the page. Compilations will also be listed at the bottom of the page.
If you require any information about The House Band just click on the following link :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_Band


                            
photo by Stuart Trumper




photo by Mark Tucker



photo by Bryan Ledgard




photo by Bryan Ledgard




photos by Chris Parkinson

The Magical Christmas Tree

with Pete Morton,
Emily Sanders &
Chris Parkinson

A Glass and a Mile

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Alistair Russell &
Chris Parkinson

This Land Of Time

Pete Morton
Hard Road To Prospect Hill Richard Grainger
Stormbound -
the story of The Rohilla disaster - Whitby 1914
(released 1st Nov 2014)
also available on iTunes

Richard Grainger
- together with cast members from the live show including students from Eskdale School and Caedmon College, Whitby
North Country Blues Steve Phillips &
The Rough Diamonds
The Frappin' & Ramblin'
Pete Morton
Pete Morton
DVD - "Piano Accordion For Absolute Beginners"
Chris Parkinson
A Simple Sleight Of Hand Peter Burke
Somewhere Down The Road Ralph McTell
The Gift Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson
You And Me Joe Longthorne
Casa Abierta -
ten songs in different tongues
Pete Morton
Ziggurat Steve Tilston
The Whisper Tom Bliss
The Grosvenor Sessions 2008
recorded by Steven Ayckbourn at the Grosvenor Hotel, Robin Hood's Bay over a few Tues nights in Spring 2007

Steve Phillips
& The Rough Diamonds
Flossie Sings Brel - 2007
10 songs from Jacques Brel
Flossie Malavialle
The Mother Of All Morris 2007 various artists
1 track - The Gallant Hussar/Valentine
John Kirkpatrick &
Chris Parkinson
a.k.a. The Sultans Of Squeeze
Reaching Back - 2007
5 CD Box Set

Steve Tilston
Island Stories - 2007
2 tracks from The Pipers Sons
Tom Bliss And Friends
Celtic Session Guitar Accompaniment DVD - 2007
from Mrs Casey Music
with Alistair Russell on guitar and
Chris Parkinson melodeon/accordion

Alistair Russell
The Journey - 2006
4 CD Box Set
Ralph McTell
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - 2006
featuring award nominees
2xCD set
John Kirkpatrick &
Chris Parkinson
A.K.A. The Sultans Of Squeeze
1 track - Liberty Bell
The Gates Of Eden - 2006
Ralph McTell
Norma Waterson -
The Definitive Collection - 2006
2 tracks
Norma Waterson
Mixed Moss - 2006
one track - Jack Hall
Tom Bliss
Guitar Maestros Series 1
2006

DVD from Sound Techniques
Steve Tilston
Flying An Unknown Flag - 2006 Pete Morton
Rubber Folk - 2005
various artists
40th anniverary of release of Beatles LP Rubber Soul
1 track - Michelle
Smooth Operations / BBC Radio 2
broadcast Nov '05
Now available on CD from
the Gott Disc label
Ralph McTell
The London Show (DVD)
- 2005

Live At The Royal Festival Hall
Ralph McTell
The Working Party - Live At The Mill - 2005
In Concert at
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
The Working Party
The Sultans Of Squeeze - 2005 John Kirkpatrick &
Chris Parkinson
Of Many Hands - 2005 Steve Tilston
Kind Letters - 2005 Martin Simpson
Evolving Tradition 4 - 2004
compilation from Mrs Casey Records
Oliver Knight
Serving Suggestion - 2004 Maartin Allcock
Time To Learn - 2003
4 track CD
John Wright
Long Dance Of Summer
release date to be decided
Jessica Radcliffe &
A Select Company Of Players
Songdance - 2003  John Wright
City Light - 2003 Rahel Guzelian
Only The Truth - 2003 Terry Swaysland
Cropredy Festival - 2002 
2 x CD set - 1 track
"Red & Gold"  
by Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell - guitar & vocal
Maartin Allcock - keyboard
Chris Parkinson - piano accordion
Ship To Shore - 2002 Derek & Dorothy Elliott
Night Blooming Jasmine - 2002 Jessica Radcliffe
featuring Martin Simpson
Mysterious Day - 2002 Oliver Knight
A 19 - 2002 Alistair Russell
Celtic Crossroads - 2002
Magnetic Music compilation

Alistair Russell &
Chris Parkinson
Paddy Goes To Huddersfield - 2001 Alistair Russell &
Chris Parkinson
The Very Best Of
The House Band - 2001
The House Band

12th St. Patrick's Day Celebration Festival - 2001
Magnetic Music compilation

Alistair Russell &
Chris Parkinson
Shackleton No 5 - 2001 Phil Shackleton
The Bramble Briar - 2001 Martin Simpson
Sweet Is The Melody - 2001 Rosie Clegg
Bright Shiny Morning - 2000 Norma Waterson 
Red Sky - 2000 Ralph McTell
Everyone A Gem - 2000 Steve Phillips
& The Rough Diamonds
Jangle - 1999 Kieran Halpin   
The Very Thought Of You
- 1999  
Norma Waterson 
Huntingdon Folk 2
Folk At The Hall - 1999
The House Band - 1 track
Signs Of Life - 1998 Martin Carthy
Polly Swallow - 1998 Ray Randall  
October Song - 1998 The House Band
Season Of Mists,
A Collection Of Celtic Moods
- 1997

Green Linnet Records
The House Band - 1 track
Parky - 1997 1st solo album re-released on CD
Piping Hot, A Celtic Bagpipe Collection - 1997
Green Linnet Records
The House Band - 1 track 
Far And Back Again - Keepers Celtic - Morning Show Favourites - 1996
Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis
The House Band - 1 track
Summer Concert Souvenir
- 1996

Augusta Heritage Center,
West Virginia

The House Band - 1 track 
Rockall - 1996 The House Band   
Been A Long Time Gone - 1995 Steve Phillips 
Planet Squeezebox - 1995
(3 CD box set and booklet from Elipsis Arts, New York)
1 track - Mr Isaac's Maggot taken from solo CD "Out Of His Tree"
Pandemonium #1 International Series (Pan Records) 1994 1 track - "Schottishes" taken
from solo CD Out Of His Tree
and 1 track - "Son ar Skorf" taken
from John Skelton's solo CD
One At A Time
Out Of His Tree - 1994 2nd solo album
Stark Naked - 1994 Roger Wilson
Another Setting - 1994 The House Band 
Thunderwood - 1994 Richard Grainger
Angel On The Mantlepiece
- 1993 
Charles O`Connor`s
Resolution Suite
The World Is A Wonderful Place- Richard Thompson songs performed by various artists for
Hokey Pokey Records 1993
The House Band - 1 track - Pharaoh
One At A Time - 1993 John Skelton
Groundwork - 1993
compilation from two LPs -
The House Band & Pacific
The House Band 
Stonetown - 1991 The House Band
Parky - 1988 
on cassette only - limited issue
1st  solo album
 Word Of Mouth - 1988
LP only on Topic Records, later released as CD on Green Linnet Records 
The House Band
Pacific - 1987 LP    The House Band
Bomber's Moon - 1986 Mike Harding
The House Band - 1985 LP The House Band 
Moving On - 1983 LP Pat Ryan
An Old Family Business
- 1980 LP
Yorkshire Relish
- Derek, Dorothy and Nadine Elliott
& Chris Parkinson
Can't Fool The Fat Man
- 1979 LP
Dave Burland
Leaboy's Lassie - 1977 LP Pat Ryan
Follow That With Your Sealions - 1976 LP Brian Dewhurst
Speed The Plough - 1975 LP John Goodluck
Songs Of The Hunter And The Hunted - 1975 LP Tom Tiddler's Ground
   
 
   
Television -

Jericho (ITV Films)
8 part TV series screened in 2016


member of the Navvy Band which was seen and heard in the first two and the last episodes of the series
"Billy Connolly's World Tour Of England, Ireland & Wales "
series for BBC TV 2003

Co-writing, with Ralph McTell, music for the soundtrack
Mike Harding's TV series
"The Harding Trail"
BBC TV 1984

.Session musician - (accordion & fiddle)

Ballad Of The North West, shown on BBC TV 10th June 1975 –
Private McCaffery’s Revenge

Session musician & singer

 

Just in case you missed them in the "big list" here, once again are the compilations...
16 to date

THE MOTHER OF ALL MORRIS
various artists 2007

The Sultans Of Squeeze
1 track - The Gallant Hussar/Valentine

REACHING BACK - 2007
5 CD Box Set
Steve Tilston
EVOLVING TRADITION 4 - 2004
compilation from Mrs Casey Records
Oliver Knight
1 track - A Sweet Lullaby, taken from the album Mysterious Day
CELTIC CROSSROADS - 2002
Magnetic Music compilation

Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson
1 track - The Star Of The County Down

CROPREDY FESTIVAL 2002 
2 x CD set - 1 track "Red & Gold"  
by Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell- guitar & vocal
Maartin Allcock-keyboard
Chris Parkinson - piano accordion
THE VERY BEST OF THE HOUSE BAND - 2001 The House Band
12th ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION FESTIVAL, Magnetic Music 2001 Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson
3 tracks - Salonika, The Earl's Chair / Yellow Tinker, Star Of The County Down
HUNTINGDON FOLK 2 -
FOLK AT THE HALL 1999
The House Band
 1 track - Seven Yellow Gypsies
SEASON OF MISTS, A COLLECTION OF CELTIC MOODS - Green Linnet Records 1997 The House Band
1 Track - Grimstock
PIPING HOT, A CELTIC BAGPIPE COLLECTION - Green Linnet Records 1997 The House Band
1 Track - Grimstock
SUMMER CONCERT SOUVENIR - 1996
Augusta Heritage Center, W.Virginia
The House Band
3 tunes for the Hanter Dro
FAR AND BACK AGAIN - KEEPERS CELTIC - MORNING SHOW FAVOURITES - 1996
Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis

The House Band
1 track - Hernon's / The Phoenix
GREEN LINNET 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1996 2 CD SET The House Band
1 track - Pharaoh
PLANET SQUEEZEBOX - 1995
3 CD box set and booklet from Elipsis Arts, New York

1 track Mr Isaac's Maggot from solo CD "Out Of His Tree"
PANDEMONIUM #1 INTERNATIONAL SERIES
Pan Records 1994
1 track - Schottishes taken from the
solo CD "Out Of His Tree"
and 1 track - Son ar Skorf taken from the
John Skelton solo CD "One At A Time"
THE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL PLACE - Richard Thompson songs by various artists Hokey Pokey Records 1993 The House Band
1 track - Pharaoh