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.......... Flyntlocke
.......... King Bill Folk Club
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Peter Sharp (electric guitar)
Peter Sharp (electric guitar)

BEGGARS' HILL

This is the story of the Beggars' Hill folk-rock album from 1976 which is now much sought-after by collectors of vinyl records. In 2010 it was professionally restored and officially released on CD for the first time by Talking Elephant Records.

Songs (.mp3 files - click on a track and a 30-60 second clip will play in your default audio player)
(see table below for performers)
01 - New St George
2:29
CW - lead vocals; JD - 12-string guitar, whistle, vocals; DF - bass guitar, vocals; RH - fiddle; PR - drums; JR - concertina.
02 - Cannily, Cannily
1:57
JB - lead vocals; JD - dulcimer, banjo; DF - concertina; MI - bass guitar; PR - drums.
03 - Jack Hall
5:21
JD - 12-string guitar, lead vocals; DF - autoharp, vocals; RH - fiddle, vocals.
04 - Here's To The Last To Die
2:40
DF - lead vocals; JD - whistle, vocals; RH - mandolin, vocals; PR - percussion; JR - concertina; CW - vocals.
05 - Let It Be Me
2:05
CW - lead vocals; JD - 12-string guitar, vocals; LD - flute; DF - vocals; MI - piano, vocals.
06 - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
5:36
JB - lead vocals; JD - dulcimer, 12-string guitar; DF - autoharp, bass guitar; PS - electric guitar; String synthesizer by Rob Boughton.
07 - When Will I Be Loved?
2:21
DF - bass guitar, lead vocals; JD - 12-string guitar, vocals; RH - electric mandolin; PR - drums; NS - electric guitar.
08 - Sailor Home From The Sea
2:53
CW - acoustic guitar, lead vocals; JD - whistle, vocals; DF - acoustic guitar, vocals.
09 - If You'd Been There
3:40
JB - lead vocals; JD - dulcimer, vocals; DF - acoustic guitar, vocals; MI - bass guitar; PR - bongos.
10 - Poor Ditching Boy
4:42
JD - dulcimer, lead vocals; DF - acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals; RH - fiddle; PS - electric guitar; CW - acoustic guitar, vocals.
11 - Wild Rover
5:38
DF - acoustic guitar, lead vocals; JD - whistle, vocals; RH - fiddle, vocals.
Performers (initials refer to table above)
Jo Battley
JB
lead vocals (3 tracks).
JM Davis
JD
12-string guitar, dulcimer, whistle, banjo, vocals (11 tracks).
Laura Dixon
LD
flute (1 track).
Dave Frohnsdorff
DF
acoustic guitar, bass guitar, autoharp, concertina, vocals (11 tracks).
Robin Hamilton
RH
fiddle, mandolin, electric mandolin, vocals (6 tracks).
Marc Isherwood
MI
bass guitar, piano, vocals (3 tracks).
Pete Roberts
PR
drums, percussion, bongos (5 tracks).
John Rodd
JR
concertina (2 tracks).
Peter Sharp
PS
electric guitar (2 tracks).
Neil Stanford
NS
electric guitar (1 track).
Chris Walker
CW
acoustic guitar, vocals (5 tracks).

Jo Battley (lead vocals) & Laura Dixon (flute)
Jo Battley (lead vocals) & Laura Dixon (flute)

Neil Stanford (electric guitar) in rehearsals
Neil Stanford (electric guitar) in rehearsals

Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar) & Marc Isherwood (bass)
Dave Frohnsdorff (acoustic guitar) & Marc Isherwood (bass)

Pete Roberts (drums) in the recording studio
Pete Roberts (drums) in the recording studio