The Hermit is a concept album written by Colin Cripps in 1975 (who contributed the audio and the history for this) and Coventry lyricist Ray King. It tells the story of Job Senior - a hermit of Ilkley Moor, from birth to death. The songs and the narrative tell the story. The Mountain Ash Band were Colin Cripps - Music / guitar and research / Ray King - Lyrics / Lynda Hardcastle - vocals and recorders / Sean Mansley - Narration / Alan Rose - Vocals and Whistle / Geoff Bowen - Fiddle and recorder / Martin Carter - Vocals and guitar / Graham Jones - Bass / Vocals and recorder. Kevin Slingsby - Drums.