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Waterfall - Three Birds

UK issue

Avada 104

Condition EX/EX - back cover autographed.

Gorgeous melodic folk from this 3-piece band. Beautiful (Kate Bush-like vocals) from Gill Darbey and some lovely haunting violin too.

Avada was a very obscure Cheltenham based label and everything on it is worth a listen.

£75.00


Tim Laycock - Lydlinch Bells

UK Issue

Forest Tracks - FT 3012

Condition - NEX/EX

Tim Laycock, Jimmy Cooper & John Timpany present a record of dialect poems of William Barnes (of Dorset)  in this scarce 1977 album on the collectable Forest Tracks label.

£100.00


Peasants All - Broadside On

UK Issue

Plant Life - PLR024

Condition - NEX/EX

Scarce 1980 album from this male duo who specialise in songs and dance tunes from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.

£60.00


White Hart - In Search Of Reward

UK Issue

Tradition - TSR 033

Condition - EX/EX

Scarce 1979 issue on the collectable Tradition label. White Hart were a 3-piece band (2 men, 1 woman) from Cheshire who performed traditional material.

This is one of the most difficult to find on the label. 

£100.00


Mike Donald - Yorkshire Songs Of the Broad Acres

UK Issue

Folk Heritage - FHR 021S

Condition - EX/EX

Scarce 1971 album of self-composed material by this obscure folkie. Mike leads a 3-piece band in songs which celebrate the life of the Yorkshie dales.

£50.00


Bridges - New City London

UK Issue

MSR - MID 1367

Condition - EX/EX

Lovely straightforward Christian folk album with original material and winning performances. Band member Paul Gateshill went on to form the more acidic Presence. 

£120.00


Harbour Light - Rebirth

UK Issue

Echo - ECR 343

Condition - NEX/EX

Six-piece religious folk group perform a musical sequence depicting the Easter story. It's from 1972 and very well executed.

The cover's almost home-made and very evocative. 

£80.00


Jack Hudson - Sunday Morning Coming Down

UK issue - Folk Heritage FHR017S

Condition - EX/EX

Early Folk Heritage issue from 1971 and a tough one to find. Jack tackles James Taylor and Kris Kristofferson tunes along with self composed stuff. The sort of album which established Folk Heritage's reputation.

£60.00


Dave Swarbrick - Rags Reels & Airs

UK issue - Polydor 236514

Condition - EX/EX

Joe Boyd production from 1967 and Swarbrick is ably assisted by Martin Carthy on traditional fiddle material. Dance yourself dizzy!

£60.00


Moira Kerr - Folk Warm & Gentle

UK Issue - Beltona SBE 102

Condition - NEX/EX

1969 album from the Scottish ex-shot putter turned folk singer. The material is a mix of traditional and contemporary folk.

£75.00


Fastest Bat - Cold Haily Windy Night

UK Issue - Human

Condition - EX/EX

Splendid trad folk in a modern style issued in 1985 on this obscure label. This 4 piece band quickly established a reputation for great interpretations of classic material. Some self composed tunes too.

£40.00


Various - Songs From the Davylamp Folksong Club

UK Issue - Davylamp DLFC 110

Condition - EX/EX

The Davylamp folk club was in Washington in the North East of England and this private pressing from 1974 is a terrific legacy of the place. The artists featured are Bob Fox, Barrie Dipper, Frank O'Neill, Terri & Eric Freeman and Don Day.

£75.00


Face To Face - Turning To You

UK Issue - Acorn AC001

Condition - NEX/EX

Rare issue from 1978 by this Christian folk-rock band. The material is mainly self composed and very nice too.

£75.00


20th Century - A Folk Passion

UK Issue - Reflection RL 305

Condition EX/EX

Very obscure album issued in 1972 on Reflection. It's a concept piece on the story of Jesus and features a full band  and 3 vocalists. This copy has the elusive lyric insert.

£100.00


Spredthick - Spredthick

UK Issue - Actual ACT 003

Condition - EX/EX

Scarce 1979 album from this 3-piece performing a mix of traditional and contemporary folk. Some great violin work and nice female vocals.

£60.00


Water For a Thirsty Land - Same

UK Issue - MRA - ST P 100

Condition - NEX/EX

Private pressing from 1974 by this large folk band. The material has a religious flavour but not overly so. Some of the tracks are a bit too jaunty for me but there are some lovely poignant songs in there too with nice femal vocals. 

£60.00


Shakespear - Stay With Shakespear

UK Issue - Real -  RR2001

Condition - EX/EX

Another one of these tiny labels with a connection to Folk Heritage and, indeed, this album was engineered by Alan Green. It was issued in 1975 and Shakespear were a 2 piece, Pete Shakespear and Michael Tame, who played a mix of folk, pop and country. It is, of course, horribly rare.

£75.00


Hennessys - Down the Road

UK Issue - Cambrian - CLP 593

Condition - NEX/EX

1969 album of Welsh & Irish folk issued on this tiny Welsh label by this 3-piece Welsh group. Tracks include Whisky In the Jar, Manchester Rambler and Rifles Of the IRA.

£50.00


Steeleye Span - Hark the Village Wait

UK Issue - RCA SF 8113

Condition - EX/EX

The first and most important Steeleye album and quite possibly their best. The line has Tim Hart, Maddy Prior and Ashley Hutchings, of course, but for this one album they are joined by Gay & Terry Woods who had talent to burn. This line-up exploded after this album, a great pity, but all of them went on to make great music and great albums. This copy has the elusive insert.   

£50.00


Triban - Coming Down In Three Part Harmony

UK Issue - Black Mountain  BM7

Condition - NEX/EX

Triban were a 3 piece (one man, two women) from Wales playing a nice mix of folk, pop and country. This 1978 outing is pleasant enough and includes a nice version of After the Goldrush.

£40.00


The Leesiders - Travelling On

UK Issue - Ash  ALP106

Condition - EX/EX

Rare 1971 album and the second from this amiable folk-duo who play trad and contemporary along with a smattering of originals. Another obscure label that issued tiny quantities. 

£40.00


Dave Goulder - Requiem For Steam

UK Issue - Big Ben  BB 0004

Condition - NEX/EX

The rarest of Dave's albums and the most sought after. Dave is helped out by Martin Carthy, Trevor Crozier and Maddy Prior which explains why it's so collectable but the material must be irresistable to train enthusiasts!

£60.00


Tundra - A Kentish Garland

UK Issue - Sweet Folk  SFA 078

Condition - EX/EX

Lovely 1978 album from this Kentish duo - Doug and Sue Hudson - who are supported by Fiddlers Dram on this collection of traditional songs.

The album was produced by Joe Stead, engineered by Alan Green and has a beautiful gatefold sleeve.

£60.00


Frank Purslow & John Pearce - Rap a Tap Tap

UK Issue - Folklore  F-LEUT 1

Condition - NEX/EX

Now this is rare! It's the 1960 issue put out by Doug Dobell and includes notes on the songs by him. The material is drawn from the EFDSS and is described as "earthy" but seems a little tame now. Great period piece in a suitably saucy cover.

£50.00


Saint Anthony's Folk - St Anthony's Folk

UK Issue - Deroy 1231

Condition - NEX/EX

1975 album on the immensely collectable Deroy label.It's one of those large groups formed at a church (in Preston) and they cover a mix of folk and religious material. Lots of nice female vocals - pleasant and, like all Deroy recordings, rare.

£40.00


Stoneground - Sunstruck

UK Issue - Nut 11

Condition NEX/EX

This particular Stoneground were a male duo singing and playing their own compositions on this rare 1979 album. They are both multi instrumentalists and are accompanied by a flute & bass players. The wonderful Heather Whittaker provides backing vocals.

A lovely record with a lovely cover. 

£60.00


Shirley Collins - A Favourite Garland

UK Issue - Deram SML 1117

Condition - VG/EX

Shirley Collins is now rightly considered to be the finest English folk singer and this rare Deram album confirms it. It is a collection which includes tracks from the albums she made with Davy Graham and various Fairports.

£40.00


Various - A Pinch Of Salt

UK Issue - HMV  XLP 50004

Condition - NEX/EX

Rare 1960 album of British sea songs performed by Cyril Tawney, Isabel Sutherland, Shirley Collins, Seamus Ennis and others. Now almost 50 years old but will still get your feet tapping!

£50.00


Talisman - Sylkie

UK Issue - Reel -  PEG 018003

Condition - EX/EX

Very limited private pressing issued in 1980 by this male duo, Phil Shackleton & Andy Nutter, based in the North of England. They tackle a mix of their own songs and contemporary folk. The back cover has been autographed by both of them. 

£60.00


Various - The Bird In the Bush

UK Issue - Topic  - 12T135

Condition - VG/VG

Original copy of this rarest of the Topic collections which features A.L.Lloyd, Frankie Armstrong, Alf Edwards, Dave Swarbrick and, most importantly, four tracks by the peerless Anne Briggs.

The material is traditional erotic songs and is essential for any serous folk collector.

£40.00


Woody Guthrie - Bound For Glory

U.S. Issue - Folkways FA 2481

Condition - NEX/EX

This stuff sounds very dated to my English ears but there's no denying the mans' influence on Bob Dylan and thus on pretty well everything that's happened in popular music since 1963. This copy comes with the elusive booklet containing lyrics and biography. An important historical collection.

£40.00


Water Into Wine Band - Hill Climbing For Beginners

UK Issue - Myrrh - MYR 1004

Condition - EX/NEX

This religious folk outfit continue to gather admirers and this album is the reason why. It's just fabulous stuff - great playing and great songs that just leave you wanting more. Not a bad track on it and the best tracks are close to the peak of acid-folk. This is the "white" cover, as opposed to the "brown"cover and features a slightly different mix to the "brown" version. It doesn't make any difference - both versions are great!

£100.00


Vo & Rachel Fletcher - English Air

UK issue - Paradise  PAR 1001

Condition VG/EX

Hopelessly obscure 1983 album by this talented duo. There are 2 covers of Richard Thompson songs and the rest are composed by Vo Fletcher. They are backed by a terrific array of musicians including Andrew Cronshaw and Ric Sanders.

£50.00


Mannin Folk - King Of the Sea

UK Issue - Kelly  MAN 2

Condition - EX/EX

A four piece band based in the Isle Of Man and performing mainly traditional folk material. This was recorded in Dublin (probably easier to reach than London!) and is truly a private pressing issued in 1976 on the band's own Kelly label. The performances are of a high standard and the material - Spanish Ladies, King Of the Sea, Jug Of Punch etc - suits them well.

The 

£75.00


Tundra - The Kentish Songster

UK Issue - Greenwich Village

Condition - NEX/EX

Now here's a goodie. A 1970's album of traditional material by Doug & Sue Hudson (Tundra) on which they are supported by Fiddlers Dram and the Oyster Ceilidh Band amongst others. Engineered by Joe Stead too so quality is guaranteed.

£50.00


City Waites - Gorgeous Gallery Of Gallant...

UK Issue - EMI  EMC 3017

Condition - NEX/EX

Always a sought after album, the City Waites, a four-piece, play popular music from the 12th to the 17th Century. Not likely to be played on Radio 1 but great for your medieval banquet!

£50.00


Plexus - Plexus

UK Issue - Look   LK/LP 6175

Condition - NEX/EX

Very scarce private pressing from 1977 by this duo from the North of England. A mix of traditional and contemporary material and they are supported by Bob Pegg and Martin Allcock amongst others.

Fabulous sleeve too.

£60.00

Dafydd Iwan - Fuoch Chi Rioed Yn Morio

UK Issue -  Sain  H 1005

Condition - NEX/NEX

Another of these horribly obscure Sain pressings from Wales. This is undated but is almost certainly a 70's pressing and it comes with the elusive booklet.

Dafydd is a big noise in Welsh politics these days but here he is backed by a full band on some intense Welsh folk. 

The cover is a gem.

£50.00

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