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 Creme sleepless nights, but it’s a departure from my normal steam trains…

Mark.

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First Look, First Listen…

Front cover illustrationHere 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 songs. 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… Continue reading

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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 side-chapel, but we’re told that you’ll hear perfectly well from the nave, even if you can’t see everything. 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! Continue reading

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Scythe, Sword and Anchor

3PM Interior

Mark Fry (English concertina), Dick Wolff (melodeon) and Ian Wheeler (Anglo concertina) rehearsing at Sundial House, Littlemore, Jan 2015.

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

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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!

The festival takes place alongside the harbour in Weymouth, Dorset. Better yet, it’s free – though there will be lots of collecting pots around, so please give generously! 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. Continue reading

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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 23rd April – St George’s Day! 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. Continue reading

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