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?
Happily when the band takes to the road again for a couple of dates at the end of March Muskett will be a four-piece once more, with Chris fully recovered and restored to stage left (and a lot less room for the rest of us). Before then it will be back to the wilds of Lincolnshire to knock off the rust and polish up with a spot of rehearsal and, with luck, the odd new song.
There is much to look forward to in 2018. The Hertford date on 29th will be notable as Doug’s significant birthday celebration (UK leg). After this we can truly live up to our billing of ‘a night from the 70s’.
Muskett last ventured onto the continent during the, very cold, early months of 1974. Those were the misty days of carnets, waiting in line at customs posts and sharing a cup of Bovril (I exaggerate but only slightly). This time we will add Germany and Denmark to our Dutch itinerary winding up (and probably just as well) with the European leg of Doug’s birthday festivities. Very much looking forward to meeting Tom Steenbergen once again – Tom used to set up our Dutch tours in the 70’s – and finally meeting the rest of ‘Then Came The Wheel’.
As always looking forward to seeing you out there.
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.
Wed 24 Haverfolk, Romford Essex – Terry & Rog
Fri 11 Hadleigh Folk & Music Club, Suffolk – Terry & Rog
Fri 18 t'Eekoornnest, Soest, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Sat 19 t'Eekoornnest, Soest, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Sun 20 Netherlands- details to follow
Mon 21 Flensbourg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Wed 23 Jens Falck's Barn, Arhus, Denmark
Fri 25 Stenstrup, Svendborg, Denmark - with ‘Then Came The Wheel’
Sat 26 Stenstrup, Svendborg, Denmark –with ‘Then Came The Wheel’ (DW Morter Danish birthday bash)
Thurs 1 Grizebeck Community Hall, Grizebeck, Cumbria, 17 7XH
Fri 2 Brigsteer and Helsington Village Hall, Brigsteer, Cumbria
Sun 4 Bothy Folk Club, Southport, Lancs
Fri 9 Royston Folk Club, Herts
Tues 13 Hoy at Anchor, Essex
Thur 15 Loughton Folk Club, Essex
Fri 16 St Edith Folk Club, Kent
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....