New Video - Flutterbye

A music video for the song "Flutterbye" created and edited by our good friend Leigh Hooper. To view in High Quality on YouTube - Click here

'Rabbitskin' - album mastering completed

We're pleased to announce that the mastering process has been completed for 'Rabbit Skin' the mastering was done by our good friend Peter J Croissant at his Grand Master Audio studios in Southampton - we're very pleased with the results. A digital version of the album has been submitted for online mp3 distribution and we'll add links as soon as it's available, we're also working on getting CDs and artwork ready for postal distribution as soon as possible.

Railway Inn - June 18th

Thanks to all who came to see us supporting Ella Edmondson at The Railway Inn in Winchester on the 18th, we had a great evening and enjoyed performing a selection of new tunes from our forthcoming album 'Rabbit Skin'. We'll be back at the Railway Inn to support 'Arbouretum' on 28th July. Thanks to Ken for the photograph. Hope to post more pictures soon.

An introduction to British Folk Music

Here's an interesting potted history on the commercial origins of British Folk Music...

A music movement that arose in the late 1960s, British Folk is characterized by the incorporation of blues, jazz and lofty poetics into the straightforward folk canon. The male/female harmonies and group virtuosity of '60s artists Fairport Convention and Pentangle are fine examples of the ensemble work often inherent within British Folk, and the use of mandolin and dulcimer has never been uncommon in this, arguably the most organic of musical styles. Beginning with the intricate fingerpicking of Bert Jansch, and later progressing to the overt politics of Billy Bragg, British Folk also encompasses the experimental Singer-Songwriter bent of Nick Drake and John Martyn. Respectively, Drake's and Martyn's records Bryter Layter and Solid Air together reflect the jazzy arrangements and stark introspection usually affiliated with British Folk.
For those interested in the genre, here is a list of British folk music artists that have inspired us over the years...

  • Fotheringay
  • Ashley Hutchings
  • Bert Jansch
  • Davy Graham

  • Fairport Convention
  • John Martyn
  • John Renbourn
  • June Tabor
  • Linda Thompson
  • Martin Carthy
  • Nick Drake
  • Pentangle
  • Peter Bellamy
  • Ralph McTell
  • Renaissance
  • Richard Thompson
  • Roy Harper
  • Sandy Denny
  • Shirley Collins
  • Steeleye Span
  • The Incredible String Band
  • The Strawbs