British Folk-Rock Supergroup Alert!

Featuring members of
Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne, Magna Carta, The Albion Band, Jethro
Tull, Fotheringay and Steeleye Span.
 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Despite its somewhat stilted band name, The Gathering
Britannia should put a buzz in your bonnet if you’re a folk-fock enthusiast,
particularly if you tilt Brit. The group has just released its debut, The Bridge Between, via Philly’s
ItsAboutMusic.com, and the players behind it all are among the most esteemed on
the planet, culled from the ranks of Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne,
Magna Carta, The Hellecasters, The Albion Band, Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span,
Fotheringay and Pentangle. The album features original songs and covers of
favorites from the past along with tunes written by Richard Thompson and Alan
Hull.

 

The Gathering Britannia:

 

RAY JACKSON (Lindisfarne)

DOUG MORTER (Magna Carta/Albion Band)

JERRY DONAHUE (Fairport Convention /Fotheringay/The
Hellecasters)

CLIVE BUNKER (Jethro Tull/Pentangle)

JACK KEMP (Steeleye Span)

KRISTINA DONAHUE (3 time Fairport guest at Cropredy
Festival)

 

Now THAT looks like a supergroup to us… Look ‘em up. You can
go to the band’s page at the label website to preview several of the songs.

 

 

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