folk Tag

Pent Up Folk

Pentangle were a British folk-jazz band active in the late 60s and then again from the early 80s when the band reunited after pursuing solo careers or leaving music altogether. The new line-up - which included mainstays Jacqui McShee and Bert Jansch - continued to record studio albums, including Open The Door (1984), In The

The Song Remains The Plain

Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Iain Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort, and Andy Roberts, previously of Everyone and The Liverpool Scene. Released in 1972, the band’s debut album In Search Of Amelia Earhart became Record Mirror’s Contemporary Folk record of the Year. The band split soon after release,

Putting Down Roots

Ian A. Anderson is an English folk musician, broadcaster and founding editor of the popular folk magazine fRoots. He started the record label The Village Thing and was one of the pioneers of psychedelic/acid folk, as well presenting shows on BBC Radio 2, BBC World Service and Jazz FM. Cherry

Say It Again

SAYDISC was at the forefront of recording unusual, historic and traditional music, speech and sounds since 1965 and built up a worldwide reputation for innovation, dedication and quality. Saydisc’s output ranged from national, traditional and regional music and dances to unusual instruments and world music. We now have non-exclusive representation

Spri-ghtly Does It

Spriguns of Tolgus were a British folk rock group formed in 1972 by Mike and Mandy Morton. Having circulated a cassette album Rowdy Dowdy Day, they signed with Decca and released two albums. They were much hyped within the folk scene (prompting comparisons with Steeleye Span, whose

A Huge Folk Heritage!

From the late 1960s to the 1980s, Alan Green was a one-man cottage industry, recording and releasing over 200 folk and country albums, based largely around local acts playing in Wales and the North West of England. Alan ran several labels, including Folk Heritage, Midas and Westwood. As the records were pressed in

No Strangers to Folk Rock

Released on the Grapefruit label on 29 March, Strangers In The Room is a new 3-CD box set devoted to the UK Folk-Rock boom of the late 60s and early 70s. Cherry Red control the rights to many of tracks, from acts on John Peel's