The Albion Band
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional and neo-traditional folk and folk/rock
Band broke up in 2002. Final release, An Albion Christmas (2003)
Wikipedia's entry on The Albion Band
Along the same lines as Morris On, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, though it has its own flavour.
Traditional and own
The Albion Band has had a long musical career from the late 1970s through to 2002, when according to their website they broke up. The band has had an ever-changing line-up of Celtic folk luminaries, producing many albums and having a rich life of live shows over the years. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Rise Up Like the Sun is by far my favourite of the albums I've heard
1978—EMI Harvest; 1992—EMI Harvest 0777 780058 2 7 (CD re-release)
Highly, highly recommended for folkrock fans
John Tams—vocals, melodeon
Kate McGarrigle—vocals on 3 tracks
Joe Boyd and John Tams
Just what is it about this album that I've been listening to it for around 20 years? Something to do with the energy and enthusiasm the group brings to their traditional and neo-traditional material. They sing and play with such verve that it's hard not to enjoy the music as much as they clearly do. This album is a classic. (Neile)
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