Author Archives: Mark Fry

White Hart Sounds, Wolvercote, Sun 24th Sept 2017

At quite short notice, we’ve been asked back to The White Hart in Wolvercote (OX2 8PQ). Music starts about 8pm. Admission is free, but you won’t be allowed to leave until you’ve put some money in the jug 😉

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Videos from Ipsden

A friend of the band brought her iPhone to our gig at Ipsden church on Sunday and has posted some video on YouTube. Thanks Millie! Marrow Bones / The Railway Just As The Tide Was Flowing Warning: includes spoons playing … Continue reading

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New Album Ready For Sale

Here it is! I’ve just been over to Oxford Duplication Centre in Kidlington and picked up 3 cartons of these little darlings. I managed to sell one before I even got home.  

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Folk Weekend Oxford – T-Shirts

At long last, we’ve got our name on the back of a festival t-shirt. That’s another ambition achieved! It’s not on the top line, and not even one of the names in the largest type, but it’s a start.

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Scythe, Sword and Anchor – Track list and details

John Barleycorn Cold Haily Windy Night The Grey Funnel Line The Half Century A Song for Cyril Only Remembered As the Sun Was Setting The Agincourt Carol The Rose of No Man’s Land Night Piece / Mad Dick John Ball … Continue reading

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John Barleycorn – The Video!

I’ve made a simple photo montage to go with the first track on the album, John Barleycorn, and posted it on YouTube. You can watch it here: John Barleycorn – Three Pressed Men It’s not going to give Godley and … Continue reading

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First Look, First Listen…

Here it is, the wonderful cover illustration that Tom Bower has created for Scythe, Sword and Anchor. Compare it to the back-cover photo posted last month – see what we did there? Also, here are excerpts from three of the … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

Naming an album is a tricky thing. It needs to be snappy, memorable, unique, relavant to the group and the material on the album. Designing a cover illustration to go with it is just as important…

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St Mary’s Church, Ipsden, 14th May 2017

This is one of a monthly series of “Afternoon Tea Recitals” held in a pretty little church on the edge of the Chilterns. As the name suggests, tea is served afterwards. There’s only a limited number of seats in the … Continue reading

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Wallingford Methodists, 20th May 2017

We’re back for a third performance at this friendly venue with its excellent acoustic. As before, our advice is to book in advance and get there early. On both previous occasions the church was full, including the gallery!

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