Muskett was lucky to be around in those heady days when record companies paid for studio time, students got grants, gigs were plenty and someone had to sit on the engine.
Fast forward (remember that?) 36 years to 2010 and the same, not too rusty, Muskett ‘reloads’ at the Aspinall Arms in Clitheroe. It didn’t make the front pages but the room was full, it was great fun, so why not?
So ends the November tour and, as always, huge thanks are due to those who made it possible, in particular the club organisers, and all who provided us with such excellent hospitality along the way. Special mention therefore to: John, Christine and Yvonne at Grizebeck, Mick and Kate at Brigsteer, Clive, Godfrey and Sheila in Stockport, Chris, Murial and Tom in Lincs, Liz at Bury St Edmunds, Mark at Royston, Elaine at Colchester, Steve at the Hoy, Chris & Pamela in Lewes, Gary & Steve at Loughton, and Keith and team at St Edith.
Thanks also to everyone who came to see us; wonderful audiences everywhere and as always such a pleasure to see so many familiar faces amongst the many new ones.
For now the house-lights are dimmed once more, the pa is safely back in its box and Muskett has gone into hibernation until the time comes to venture forth once more in spring. As always details will appear opposite as and when.
Archie Fisher tells us that he performed Terry’s song ‘Leave It With Mine’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Many thanks to Archie who also recorded ‘Silver Coin’ - twice.
Given that Terry and Doug perform Muskett material in various solo/duo settings for much of the year we have decided to include these outings in a separate section of the ‘Live Dates’ list for those interested.
It is gratifying that the new Muskett CD ‘Unafraid and Sober’ continues to receive excellent reviews. Extracts and links can be found on the ‘Our Story’ page, together with full CD details
Copies of both our comeback CDs - ‘Unafraid and Sober’ and ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ - are available from this site and at our gigs.
Unfortunately neither of the 70s albums is officially available at the moment
As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Mon 4 Feb Concert Artistes Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP – Terry
Wed 6 Feb: Contemporary Folk, Bury St Edmunds - Terry
Fri 8 Feb: Running Well, Barnhall Social Club, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, EssexSS11 7JP – Terry
Thurs 14 Feb Icarus Club Pelton Arms, Pelton Rd, London SE10 9PQ – Terry
Tues 5 Dartford Folk Club, (Supporting Alden, Patterson & Dashwood), Dartford Working men’s Club, 40 Essex Road, Dartford, kent DA1 2AU - Terry
Fri 15 St Edith Folk Club, (Supporting) St Edith Hall, High Street Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6NA - Terry
Tues 19 Hoy at Anchor, 7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9NG - Terry
Fri 22 March Icarus Club, Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park
Beckenham, BR3 1SY - Terry
Wed 27 March Icarus Club, Royal Standard, 44 Vanbrugh Park Road, SE3 7JQ – Terry
Wed 3 Bishops Stortford Acoustic Club, The Half Moon, 31 North Street, CM23 2LD - Terry
Sun 14 End of Pier Festival, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EE - Terry
Sat 29 Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex - Terry
Wed 10 Bishops Stortford Acoustic Club, The Half Moon, 31 North Street, CM23 2LD - Terry
Thurs 11 Icarus Club, Pelton Arms, Pelton Road SE10 9PQ - Terry
Fri 12 Royston Folk Club, The Old Bull Inn, 56 High Street, Royston, Herts SG8 9AW – Terry
Sat 13 Slackfolk, Piatto Café, 17-19 Priory Walk, Colchester CO1 1LG – Terry
Sat 20 Ash Green Festival, Fordham Heath Football Field, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex
4 August: Thameside Folk Club, Thurrock Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road, Sanford-Le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN - Terry
Sun 27 Sail Loft, The Swan, High Rd, Horndon on the Hill, Essex SS17 8LP - Terry
Sun 27 Running Well, Barnhall Social Club, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, EssexSS11 7JP – Terry
Fri 3 Zeffirellis Jazz Bar, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AD
Tues 7 Green Note, 106 Parkway, London, NW17AN
Wed 8 Haverfolk, The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, Essex RM1 1HR
Fri 10 Running Well Acoustic Club, Barnhall Social Club, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7JP
Sat 11 St Albans, Private Party
Wed 15 George Hotel, 20 High Street, Leadenham, Lincs LN5 0PN
Tue 14 St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH (Guest Spot)
Fri 17 Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP
Sun 19 Stanstead Abbots Ceilidh Society, Stanstead Abbots Parish Hall, SG12 8HN
Sun 25 Summer Shindig, Royston Road, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DG
Tues 29 Hoy at Anchor, 7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex SS0 9NG
Fri 1 Hadleigh Folk Club, Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh ,Suffolk IP7 5DU
If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.
With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....