Strawhead

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This UK folk group comprised Chris Pollington (b. Christopher Harvey Pollington, 1948, Manchester, England; organ, vocals, recorder, guitar), Malcolm Gibbons (b. 1949, Chorley, Lancashire, England; bass…
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This UK folk group comprised Chris Pollington (b. Christopher Harvey Pollington, 1948, Manchester, England; organ, vocals, recorder, guitar), Malcolm Gibbons (b. 1949, Chorley, Lancashire, England; bass drum, vocals, guitar), and Gregg G. Butler (b. 1946, Brixton, London, England; cornet, vocals, recorder, snare drum), evolving from a four piece, in 1974, who were all members of the Garstang Morris Men. They became a trio in 1976, the same year they played the Fylde Folk Festival. Strawhead represented Britain for the BBC in an international folk festival in Belgium. They were involved in a project commemorating Preston Guild in 1992. It featured the history of Preston, Lancashire in song up to 1900. The project also included a show, ‘The Old Lamb And Flag’, for which a book and album are planned. The group’s sense of history is evident in most of their work, accentuated by their effective use of instrumentation. This was demonstrated on Sedgemoor, the story of Monmouth’s rebellion in 1685.