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

Links

Terry's website

Chris George

Chris George

Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals

Links

Chris George Guitars

Doug Morter

Doug Mortimer

Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals

Rog Trevitt

Roger Trevitt

Bass guitar and mandolin

News

Ron Strickland

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the recent passing of our dear friend Ron ‘Stricky’ Strickland. Ron left us in April after a long battle with ill health, he was one of Muskett's greatest friends and fans.

We first met over fifty years ago on one of Muskett's early trips to Lancashire. Ron went to the Lemon Tree folk club in Lytham St Annes expecting to see Mike Harding but got us instead.  We stayed in touch ever since, renewing our friendship when the band reformed eleven years ago.

Ron and I had a special relationship, and many stories could be told of our escapades together, whether at gigs, parties or on our fishing trips together, usually with something liquid attached. He was always a good pal with a smile for everyone, and although our friendship was over a distance, whenever the Musketts played anywhere near the North West, he and his lovely wife Dianne would come and see us. He will be truly missed, and our condolences and thoughts go out to Di and all of Ron’s family and friends.

We will sing ‘Silver Coin’, Ron’s favourite Muskett song, for him and Di when next possible.
Doug

The French Connection
Bradley’s CD to coincide with Keith Relf Biography

A Heart Full of Soul: The Life of the Yardbird’s Keith Relf written by US author David French and published by McFarland Books is now available in the UK.  This is the first full biography of the singer and harmonica player.

As Keith produced our 1973 album ‘Hunter Muskett’ David asked us to help him with a few memories from those times, both in the studio and later on tour with the Bradley’s Roadshow. Sadly we were unable to provide a photo of us with Keith (as far as we know none were taken), but David has kindly included the album sleeve in his book.

Many thanks to Yardbird expert Josh Cicek who also helped with the book. Josh contacted us from Australia with some Muskett tracks copied from Keith’s personal tapes – including an alternative version of Laze Around All Day.

To coincide with the book we are, for the first time, making a CD of the ‘Hunter Muskett’ album available. It can be purchased from this site in the usual way, using the links opposite.  The CD features:

  • Digitally enhanced sound
  • Sleeve based on the original artwork, redesigned by Alex Szyszkowski
  • The nine original tracks plus the single version of ‘John Blair’ as an extra
  • 4 page booklet with information about the session

Many thanks to Disc Wizards who printed and manufactured the whole package for us

Leave It With Mine – Archie Fisher

After performing Terry’s song ‘Leave It With Mine’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, Archie Fisher has now released a live version. It appears on the CD ‘The Best Times After All’ recorded in Canada by Archie along with Garnett Rogers. There is also a projected studio version in the pipeline. This is in keeping with Archie’s habit of recording Terry’s songs twice – he recorded two versions of ‘Silver Coin’ some years ago.

Terry's solo CD

Terry's solo CD 'Falling More Slowly' is now complete. All but two of the songs are Hiscock originals and Terry plays the instruments himself with just a little help from Tom Leary on fiddle. Noel Gander and Gayna Taylor contribute vocals and John Ellis, who did Muskett's 'That Was Then This Is Now' CD, engineered at his Limefield Studio.
We could tell you how good it is but why not read an impartial review in FATEA on-line magazine Terry Hiscock CD review?
Copies of the CD are available by contacting Terry's website or by going to one of his solo gigs also listed on the site (assuming he remembers to take them along).

Still Unafraid and Sober

Copies of our comeback CDs – ‘Unafraid and Sober’ and ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ are still available from this site, along with our second 70’s album ‘Hunter Muskett’.
The band’s debut album ‘Every Time You Move’ remains, for the moment, unavailable.

As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page

Best Wishes

Hunter Muskett

Live Dates

Hunter Muskett FULL BAND Dates

Spring Tour 2021 - all dates for April/May now cancelled

Rescheduled dates for 2021 so far:

October

Tues 5th
Hoy at Anchor, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex
Thur 7th
Orpington Folk Club
Sat 9th
Barnhall Social Club, Wickford, Essex
Mon 11th
Colchester Arts Centre, Essex
Tue 12th
St Neots Folk Club, Cambs
Fri   15th
Zeffirellis, Ambleside, Cumbria
To be confirmed
Sat 16th  
Windermere Golf Club, Cumbria
Sun 17th  
Three Greyhounds Inn, Great Asby, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6EX
Tue 19th
Dartford Folk Club, Kent

November

Sat 20th
Water Yeat Village Hall, Cumbria
Fri 26th  
St Edith's, Sevenoaks, Kent

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

Terry’s Solo/Duo dates:

Please go to Terry’s Website  for a full listing

Available CDs

Hunter Muskett £10, P+P £1.50

Hunter Muskett

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

Zen and Meow

That was Zen this is Meow

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