Welcome to the Hunter Muskett website.

That was then…

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.

This is now…

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?

Hunter Muskett then and now:

Terry Hiscock

Terry Hiscock

Acoustic guitar, electric slide, mandola, vocals

Chris George

Chris George

Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals

Links

Chris George Guitars

Doug Morter

Doug Mortimer

Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals

Links

Doug's website

Rog Trevitt

Roger Trevitt

Bass guitar

News

October/November Tour

Almost time to get the van out again.

As always we’re really looking forward to getting back on the road, meeting old friends, and hopefully making some new ones.

Before that we’ll get together for the usual few days of preparation in the wilds of Lincolnshire.  As well as running through the back catalogue we’ll have a look at some new ones and see how they fit in. It goes without saying that there will be lots of early nights and a few press-ups just to make sure we’re in shape.

The New CD - Unafraid and Sober

It is gratifying that the new Muskett CD ‘Unafraid and Sober’ has been so well received. Full details of can be found on the ‘Our Story’ page, together with some of the reviews to date.

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

Tom Paley

Very sad to learn of the recent death of Tom Paley.

After a remarkable career spanning more than 60 years Tom was still a regular fixture at the folk clubs around N1 until this summer.  To find yourself chatting to a man who had played with Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and whose ‘New Lost City Ramblers’ had influenced Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead was almost unreal.  Ry Cooder acknowledged his debt to Tom at this years ‘Folk on 2 Awards’.

For all his achievements (he also attended Yale and taught maths) Tom was unfailingly courteous and encouraging to other performers. A video of Muskett at Islington shows him, sitting in his usual the front row seat sharing a joke with Doug in the intro to ‘That Was Then This Is Now’. At the end of the song he told us ‘Uncle Dave and The Fruit-Jar Drinkers were my favourite band’. As Terry put it: ‘Thank-you Tom, we’ll treasure that’.

Allan Thomas Paley - 19th March 1928 -30th September 2017

As always

If you would like to get in touch with us please do feel free.  Our e-mail link is on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Hope to see you on tour

Best Wishes

Hunter Muskett

Live Dates

October

Wed 18th October BBC Radio Lincolnshire 6-7pm “The Music” presented by Chris Berrow with Tom Lane

Fri 20 Zeffirellis Jazz Bar, Ambleside Cumbria, LA22 9AD
Sat 21 Water Yeat Village Hall, Cumbria, LA12 8DJ
Sun 22 Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall,  Brigsteer, Cumbria, LA8 8AL
October
Wed 25 Green Note 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN
Thur 26  Arts Coritani, Swineshead, Lincs PE20 3LH
Sat  28 Faldingworth Live, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Lincs, LN8 3SE
Sun 29th October - The Blue Boar Maldon, 3 - 7 Silver Street, Maldon CM9 4QE. Support by John Campling

November

Sat 4  Fairbourne Village Hall, Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2PQ

If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.

Available CDs

Unafraid and Sober £12, P+P £1.50

Unafraid and Sober

That was Then, This is Now £10, P+P £1.50

That was then this is now album cover

Available CDs

Zen and Meow

That was Zen this is Meow

With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....