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?
Another one completed and, as always, great fun. On every tour it’s such a pleasure to catch up with old friends, as well as meeting some new ones along the way.
It was good to get some new material into the set this time around too, as well as brushing up a couple of the earlier ones. We can’t quite believe how many of the old LPs keep appearing out of the woodwork.
None of this happens without the help of those who are willing to take a chance and book us, or those who take an even bigger chance and put us up the night. Particular thanks to: Stan and the crew at Zeffirellis and also to John and Christine for trusting us with their house after the gig, also to Ali at Haverfolk, Chris and kelvin at the Running Well, Alan & Sophie at St Albans (oh to be 50 again!), Roger and Patti at St Neots, Tom at Leadenham and Radio Lincs, Robin at Cambridge and Beth and Bob at Stanstead Abbots. Thank-you all.
Looking forward to the next one already.
This summer Muskett, as well as Terry and Doug in their other guises, will be appearing at a number of folk festivals across the land:
Muskett will appear at Royston Folk Club’s Summer Shindig on August 25th
Doug will be taking his all-star band ‘Then Came The Wheel’ to the New Forest Folk Festival on Friday 5th July, whilst next day, on Saturday 6th July, Terry will be appearing with Richard Digance.
Terry will also appear at:
The Leigh-on-Sea Folk Festival on 29/30th June
The Eight Ash Green Festival on 20th July
The Cambridge Folk Club Tent at the Cambridge Folk Festival on 3rd August
Cropredy Festival on 10th August (as special guest at Richard Digance’s Saturday lunch-time session)
The Cressing Folk Festival on 15th September
Details of the these and all other forthcoming dates are shown in the ‘Live Dates’ section opposite
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 of 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 although we are looking at ways to finally make the Bradley’s ‘Hunter Muskett’ recording available on CD later in the year.
As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Sat 29 Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex - Terry
Fri 5 New Forest Folk Festival, Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford, Hants SO51 6EE – Doug & Then Came The Wheel (5.30pm)
Sat 6 Terry will be appearing with Richard Digance (12.55pm)
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 – Terry (5.00pm)
Thurs 25 Icarus Club, Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR
Sat 3 Cambridge Club Tent, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, CB1 8DW - Terry
Sun 4 Thameside Folk Club, Thurrock Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Road, Sanford-Le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0RN - Terry
Sat 10 Cropredy Festival, Cropredy Oxfordshire OX17 - Terry
Sun 15 Cressing Folk Festival, Cressing Temple Witham Cressing Barns CM 77 8PD - 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
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
Tue 14 St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH (Guest Spot)
Wed 15 George Hotel, 20 High Street, Leadenham, Lincs LN5 0PN
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
Fri 1 Hadleigh Folk Club, Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh ,Suffolk IP7 5DU
Sun 3 Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, 53 Hoe Street, London E7 4SA
Wed 6 Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8PG
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....