Author Archives: Mark Fry

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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Scythe, Sword and Anchor

17 years after we released Plain English, and 12 years since we started working on it, our “difficult” third album is nearly ready.

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Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth, 2nd-4th June 2017

Three Pressed Men have been invited to take our music to the seaside in the first weekend of June. We’ll be playing on Saturday 3rd, in the afternoon for about 45-50 minutes. UPDATE: our slot starts at 3pm. How appropriate! … Continue reading

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Oxfolk Ceilidh, 13th May – Interval Spot

Three Pressed Men will be performing a few songs during the interval of May’s Oxfolk Ceilidh. The dance band that night is Out of Hand, with caller Rhianwen Davies.

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Folk Weekend Oxford, 21 – 23 April 2017

Following our well-received performance in Blackwell’s bookshop at the 2016 festival, we’ve been invited to perform at the 2017 event. We will be performing at the Oxford Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre in St Ebbe’s at 3:15pm on Sunday … Continue reading

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Sustainable Wallingford Family Ceilidh, Sat 25th Feb 2017

“Roll up, roll up for a night of fun. Sustainable Wallingford is holdingĀ a barn dance on Saturday 25th February in the Great Hall at Cholsey Meadows (OX10 9HH), featuring popular local band, Traction, with their caller Pete North.

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