Week of October 26, 2008

Spud

Personnel:
Austin Kenny - Guitar, Vocals
Don Knox - Vocals, Fiddle
Dermot O'Connor - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Smith - Bass, Vocals
Dave Gaynor Drums
Ken Wilson - Various

Albums:
Silk Purse (Philips 9108 002) 1975

The Happy Handful (Philips 9108 003) 1975
CD: Kissing Spell KSCD954, 2008

Smoking On The Bog (Sonet SNTF 742) 1977
CD: Kissing Spell KSCD955, 2008

An Irish folk-rock group whose albums are bound to be of interest to Celtic music lovers. Their debut album includes a competent version of the well-known traditional song "Blackleg Miner" amongst others. The third album comes with a lyric sheet. By this time of its release, O'Connor had been replaced by Dave Gaynor (drums) and multi-instrumentalist Ken Wilson also joined. This is generally regarded as their best album, a sorta good-time folk offering, but they've been dormant since.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson ISBN 1 899855 04 1


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