Beside of FAIRPORT CONVENTION one of the first UK Folkrockers formed by
ex-FAIRPORT Ashley Hutchings, together with an english Folk-Duo
TIM HART & MADDY PRIOR and Irish members GARY & TERRY WOODS
(ex-SWEENEYS MEN) which lasted into the early 70s.
Hutchings formed a new band the ALBION COUNTRY BAND, and the Wood-Brothers
moved first to irish band DR.STRANGELY STRANGE before forming the WOODS BAND
and in the mid 70s releasing some albums as a Duo.
With MARTIN CARTHY joined a highly respected folk musician for the next 2 LPs and
with RICK KEMP (Ex & Pre-MICHAEL (Mike) CHAPMAN) joined a well known bass player.
Some fine albums followed till 1975, but with ALL AROUND MY HAT they went more and
more commercial. With many lineupchanges the band is still active.
MADDY PRIOR left in 1997 to rejoin in 2002, since 1978 she released solo Lps too,
backed by JETHRO TULL on her first solo WOMAN IN THE WINGS.
Other Side-projects are recordings as a member of the SILLY SISTERS (incl. June Tabor)
and with the CARNIVAL BAND.
Fairport Convention ; Sweeneys Men ; Tim Hart & Maddy Prior ; Hal Blaine ;
Albion Country (Dance) Band ; Jethro Tull ; Bob Johnson & P.Knight ;
Martin Carthy ; Michael Chapman & Rick Kemp ; Gnidrolog ; Staus Quo ;
John Kirkpatrick ; Woods Band ; Maddy Prior & Carnival Band ;
Tim Hart - vocals, guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, harmonium; Maddy Prior - vocals, perc.,banjo;
Ashley Hutchings - bass; Gay Woods - vocals, concertina , autoharp , bodhran;
Terry Woods - vocals, guitar, concertina, mandola, banjo, mandolin;
Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Ashley Hutchings +
Martin Carthy - vocals, guitar, banjo, organ; Peter Knight - vocals, fiddle, mandolin, organ, bass;
Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Peter Knight +
Rick Kemp - bass; Bob Johnson - guitar, vocals;
1972 Lineup + Nigel Pegrum - drums, perc . (ex-Gnidrolog)
Tracks: if not shown otherwise traditional songs arr. by the band
The King 1982 Soundcheck rehearsal
Thomas the Rhymer 6:47 full length version 1974
Elf Call (Hart-Prior-Kemp) Single edit. Australia 1975
Gaudette 1973 original single version
Lanercost (M.Prior-R.Kemp) UK single 1985
I live not where I Love 1982 Live in Adelaide
The Boars Head Carol 1977 single release
Montrose (Hart-Prior-Kemp-Carthy-Kirkpatrick) 1978 Live in Bournemouth Australian single edit
The Holly & The Ivy 1973 single B-side with Christmas Greetings
Like the Wind (Davy Rohl) The MANDALABAND with MADDY PRIOR 1978
I have a Wish (P.Knight arr. Steeleye Span) 1982 Soundcheck Adelaide
Rag Doll (Bob Crewe-Bob Gaudio) 1972 US single with HAL BLAINE - drums
Rave on (West-Tilgham-N.Petty) 1972 UK single
Fire on the Line (Rick Kemp) RICK KEMP & MADDY PRIOR 1991
Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp) rare track from 1994
Autumn to Spring Medley 1984 Live at PERTH CONCERT HALL
The Spring will bring us together
Betsy Bell and Mary Gray 1986 Live in Eastbourne UK
Stookey (M.Prior-R.Kemp) by MADDY PRIOR & RICK KEMP 1978 (UK Children TV-Theme)
The Royal Forester 1982 Live Royal Opera Thestre Adelaide
All round my Hat 1996 STATUS QUO with MADDY PRIOR