Here is a list of commercially-released recordings I've been involved with over the years. I think it's comprehensive, but I could easily have forgotten something — if you know of anything I've missed off here I'd be really grateful if you'd let me know!
McDermott's 2 Hours vs Levellers vs Oyster Band · 2019
Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds · 2019
The Servant's Ball · 2019
Dan Donnelly and Ben Paley · 2018
A few tunes
The Watergrain Band · 2017
This was fun!
The Long Hill Ramblers · 2014
Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys · 2014
McDermott's 2 Hours · 2013
Sara Grey with Kieron Means · 2013
Another great album from Sara and Kieron.
Benjamin G. Nicholls · 2012
Ladies and gentlemen... it's Ben Nicholls!
The Long Hill Ramblers · 2012
Susan Lovell · 2010
Ben appears as a session musician.
Sara Grey with Kieron Means and Ben Paley · 2009
More traditional American music from one of the greats.
The Blind Jack Band · 2008
A collection of Yorkshire songs and tunes in aid of Henshaws Society for Blind People
McDermott's 2 Hours · 2007
McDermott's 2 Hours · 2005
McDermotts live at Fernham Hall, Fareham on March 26 2005.
Kieron Means · 2005
Guitarist and singer of his own and traditional songs.
Sara Grey · 2005
More traditional songs and banjo-playing.
The Sussex Pistols · 2005
English dance music... for dancing!
The Expatriate Game · 2005
Exploring the traditions. Duck Baker and the much-missed Maggie Boyle.
Various Artists · 2004
A compilation of music from Americans who have played at the first ten years of festivals put on by the Friends Of American Old Time Music And Dance in the UK.
McDermott's 2 Hours v. Levellers · 2004
Another helping of Nick Burbridge's beautiful and disturbing songwriting, with members of the Levellers.
Phil Thornton · 1999
New-age music intended to evoke Celtic ritual.
Ben Paley & Tab Hunter · 1999
Damon Albarn & Michael Nyman · 1999
Original motion picture soundtrack
The Pilgrims · 1998
Aussie country/bluegrass. Ben appears as a session musician.
The New Deal String Band · 1998
Old-Time string band music.
Mandragora · 1998
Tom & Ben Paley · 1998
(Swedish fiddle tunes)
Ben and his dad play Swedish fiddle music.
Various · 1996
"A fresh new generation of Britfolk performers"
Bing Lyle & Ben Paley · 1995
Murray Lachlan Young · 1995
Tom Paley and Ben Paley · 1993
Collection of American and Swedish songs and tunes.
The Wild Turkey Brothers · 1992
Infamous Brighton Death-Blue-Metal-Grass merchants. The mighty second album. Download for free!
John Cunningham · 1992
Intimate and skillful songwriting.
The Wild Turkey Brothers · 1991
Infamous Brighton Death-Blue-Metal-Grass merchants. The seminal first album. Download for free!
McDermott's 2 Hours · 1991
Tom Paley and Barbara Lester with Ben Paley · 1991