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Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull


Yesterday in Hull, the family of renowned folk singer Lal Waterson returned to the city for the unveiling of a plaque in her honour at her former home. Lal's two children, Marry and Oliver, sister Norma, niece Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy [...]

Lal Waterson plaque unveiled in Hull2021-09-06T09:20:26+00:00

Various Artists – Shining Bright


In 1972 Mike & Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs - Bright Phoebus - on Bill Leader's Trailer label. This magical collection of very English songwriting as long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements [...]

Various Artists – Shining Bright2019-10-24T09:42:10+00:00

The Watersons – Green Fields


Another masterful performance by the latter-day Watersons. Again, an original album by the full group has been supplemented with solo tracks by Mike and solo and duet tracks by Norma and Lal. In keeping with its title, the album focuses on songs [...]

The Watersons – Green Fields2019-10-28T11:15:44+00:00

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight – A Bed Of Roses


A Bed Of Roses was the second album from Lal Waterson and Oliver Knight. Another collection of luminous songs and riveting performances. Sadly, this was to be Lal Waterson's last recording, completed just before before her death in 1998. Mojo magazine has [...]

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight – A Bed Of Roses2019-11-01T17:09:15+00:00

Lal & Norma Waterson – A True Hearted Girl


In 1977 Lal and Norma Waterson, as a side project, recorded A True Hearted Girl - an album of solos, duos and trios (with Lal's daughter Maria). Lal and Norma varied the tried and true vision of The Watersons on this outing, [...]

Lal & Norma Waterson – A True Hearted Girl2019-11-01T17:02:19+00:00

The Watersons – Frost And Fire


The original classic album recorded in 1965 is now released in a re-designed package with extra photographs and with unbeatable remastered sound quality that makes it feel as though the group is in the room with you. Seasons of anxiety, seasons of [...]

The Watersons – Frost And Fire2019-10-28T10:18:35+00:00

The Watersons – Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy


For the first time on CD, the complete album as recorded in 1977 with Lal, Mike and Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy. Remastered for outstanding sound quality and presented in a redesigned digipack. On this record The Watersons give us a panorama [...]

The Watersons – Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy2019-11-05T14:06:11+00:00

The Watersons – For Pence And Spicy Ale


For pence and spicy ale introduced the "new" Watersons of the 1970s - when Martin Carthy joined the group. Two music papers judged it Folk Album of the Year in 1975 and, for many, it is the best album that The Watersons [...]

The Watersons – For Pence And Spicy Ale2019-11-07T15:01:58+00:00

The Watersons – Early Days


Introducing these recordings on their first appearance in the mid-'60s A.L. Lloyd wrote of this new singing group's 'hand-crafted harmonies, an immediately recognisable and uniquely distinctive group sound which is uninhibited, spontaneous seeming and rich in texture.' What became of The Watersons [...]

The Watersons – Early Days2019-11-05T14:31:35+00:00

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight – Once In A Blue Moon


Lal Waterson, an original member of The Watersons, and her son, guitarist Oliver Knight, have written some of the most captivating new songs to have been heard on the folk scene in many years. Other members of the Waterson clan often joined [...]

Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight – Once In A Blue Moon2019-11-12T12:16:36+00:00
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