Lindisfarne - that wonderful combination of Folk, Rock and a massive dose of Newcastle Brown.

Lindisfarne – Live In Concert – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Lindisfarne - that wonderful combination of Folk, Rock and a massive dose of Newcastle Brown.

Lindisfarne – that wonderful combination of Folk, Rock and a massive dose of Newcastle Brown.

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Since New-Folk has been making inroads towards mass popularity of late, I was reminded of another band, quite a while ago, who also had that magical combination of Folk and Rock and a string of hits to go along with it. Lindisfarne came along right around the time that groups like Fairport Convention were going through changes and embracing a more Rock approach. Morphing into bands like Fotheringay and the short-lived one-off group The Bunch, and many variations in between, Lindisfarne immediately gained a popularity both here and in the UK and continued, in various forms until their breakup in 2004. They have reportedly regrouped and revamped and are now actively touring.

 

Tonight it’s a concert from their early phase – recorded by the BBC for their In Concert series on BBC Radio 1 and hosted by none other than John Peel, Lindisfarne go through  a number of songs from their second release Fog On The Tyne which was poised to hit Number one on the UK charts. It was recorded on July 18, 1971.

A good time was had by all.

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4 Responses

  1. Eric Sawyer says:

    This band wrote some of the finest songs, I’ve ever listened to. Thank-you.

  2. Mike Harron says:

    Thanks Gordon. Although I’ve lived on this side of the pond for many years, I’m actually from Newcastle and was there in the autumn of 1971 when Meet Me On The Corner came out on the Fog On The Tyne album. Great stuff!

    • gordonskene says:

      Great stuff that’s being discovered by a whole new generation of musicians. Further evidence something was right to begin with. Thanks for the kind words. I am feeling a Jack The Lad concert coming up in the next few weeks on this site. Stay tuned!