Terry is a well-known singer and songwriter in North East England. He often accompanies himself on guitar, but is also a fine unaccompanied singer. Liz accompanies Terry on Appalachian dulcimer, sometimes known as the mountain dulcimer, and occasionally, on hammer dulcimer. She has also been known to put occasional harmonies to the choruses of some songs.
Also in our repertoire are English and Scottish traditional ballads, Irish songs, and other traditional songs, many with a historical subject. We have taken commissions to write songs for historical occasions; in 2004 we wrote a song to commemorate the Hexham Riot of 1761.
Over the past few years, we have learned that Terry's songs are now being sung all over the world. His song Fareweel Regality, first recorded on Kathryn Tickell's "Northumbrian Collection" CD has been recorded by Carole and Roger Fyfe in Australia, on their CD "Turtles on the Beach". And most recently Rachel Unthank and the Winterset have included Fareweel Regality on their CD "The Bairns", which was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2008.
Fraser Union, a Canadian band, have re-released their 1991 record on CD "Hello Stranger", which includes Terry's song Walls of Troy, originally recorded by the House Band and later taken up by a Californian band "After the Rain". The Ballad of Erwin Rommel has been sung over the last year in the USA, by Louis Killen. It can be found on our CD "Premier".
Our second CD, "Of Riots and Rabbits" has finally been released. For more details, see Current Releases. After a very traditional-sounding gap of seven long years, it was finally recorded and issued last year and is currently on sale in Roots Music in Newcastle, Core Music and Gojo's in Hexham, or directly from us.