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?
Acoustic guitar, electric slide, mandola, vocals
A Musketeer from the very start until September 2021, Chris continues to craft his ‘George’ guitars deep in the heart of Lincolnshire.
Acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Bass guitar and mandolin
Another tour over, and what an enjoyable couple of weeks. Many thanks to club organisers and to all who came along to hear us – a special mention for Mick who once again put us up on our travels in the north-west.
As aways it was a pleasure to meet up with old friends, and to make some new ones along the way. Let’s hope the dark days of Covid are finally receding.
Looking ahead: band dates for the year will appear opposite as and when. In the meantime Terry (sometimes with Rog) and Doug (across the water in Denmark) will be busy with their solo projects. Details can be found on Terry’s web-site and on Doug’s Facebook page.
Hope to see you all at the New Forest Folk Festival.
A Heart Full of Soul: The Life of the Yardbird’s Keith Relf written by US author David French and published by McFarland Books is now available in the UK. This is the first full biography of the singer and harmonica player.
As Keith produced our 1973 album ‘Hunter Muskett’ David asked us to help him with a few memories from those times, both in the studio and later on tour with the Bradley’s Roadshow. Sadly we were unable to provide a photo of us with Keith (as far as we know none were taken), but David has kindly included the album sleeve in his book.
Many thanks to Yardbird expert Josh Cicek who also helped with the book. Josh contacted us from Australia with some Muskett tracks copied from Keith’s personal tapes – including an alternative version of Laze Around All Day.
To coincide with the book we are, for the first time, making a CD of the ‘Hunter Muskett’ album available. It can be purchased from this site in the usual way, using the links opposite. The CD features:
After performing Terry’s song ‘Leave It With Mine’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, Archie Fisher has now released a live version. It appears on the CD ‘The Best Times After All’ recorded in Canada by Archie along with Garnett Rogers. There is also a projected studio version in the pipeline. This is in keeping with Archie’s habit of recording Terry’s songs twice – he recorded two versions of ‘Silver Coin’ some years ago.
Terry's solo CD 'Falling More Slowly' is now complete. All but two of the songs are Hiscock originals and Terry plays the instruments himself with just a little help from Tom Leary on fiddle. Noel Gander and Gayna Taylor contribute vocals and John Ellis, who did Muskett's 'That Was Then This Is Now' CD, engineered at his Limefield Studio.
We could tell you how good it is but why not read an impartial review in FATEA on-line magazine Terry Hiscock CD review?
Copies of the CD are available by contacting Terry's website or by going to one of his solo gigs also listed on the site (assuming he remembers to take them along).
Copies of our comeback CDs – ‘Unafraid and Sober’ and ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ are still available from this site, along with our second 70’s album ‘Hunter Muskett’.
The band’s debut album ‘Every Time You Move’ remains, for the moment, unavailable.
As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Dates for 2022 confirmed so far:
Fri 25 Royston Folk Club, The Royston Royal British Legion, Mill Road, Royston SG8 7AE
Mon 4 Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF
Wed 6 Dorking Folk Club, Dorking Golf Club, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4BX .
Fri 8 Milkmaid Folk Club, The Thomas Clarkson Centre, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3LT (Behind St Peters Church, parking available)
Sun 10 The Green Fair Music Club, Walled Garden beside Valentines Mansion in Valentines Park Ilford, IG1 4XA
Wed 13 Folk Mob, Blackheath Rugby Club Pavilion, Kidbrooke Lane, London SE9 6TE
Fri 15 Zeffirellis, 2 Compston Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DJ
Sat 16 Water Yeat Village Hall, Water Yeat, Ulverston LA12 8DJ
Sun 17 McCulloughs, Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre, 18-22 Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 5AF
For tickets please click: Barnoldswick Hunter Muskett Tickets
Fri 8 New Forest Folk Festival, Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford SO51 6EE
Tues 12 Bølgen, Jessens Mole 9, 5700, Svendborg, Denmark. (Svendborg Harbour Concert)
Thurs 14 Svendborg Forsamlingshus, Lundevej 2, 5700 Svendborg, Denmark. 7.30pm
Fri 15 Venue TBC
Sat 16 Danesal, Assensvej 267, 5771 Stenstrup, Denmark. (afternoon garden party.)
Thur 17 Wivenhoe Folk Club, The Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9BX
Wed 23 Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8PG
Thur 24 Orpington Folk Club, 6 Pleasant View Place, Via Harrow Fields, Farnborough Village, Kent BR6 7BL
Fri 25 Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP
Sat 26 Green Note, 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN
(Please book tickets via the Green Note site)
Thur 1 Loughton Folk Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX
Fri 2 Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Club, Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DU
Sun 4 The Sail Loft Folk Club, The Swan, High Rd, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 8LP
If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.
Please go to Terry’s Website for a full listing
With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....