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Roy Bailey

There are at least two performers having the name Roy Bailey. 1. Roy Bailey (born 20 October 1935, in London), is a British socialist folk singer. Roy began his singing career in a skiffle group in 1958. Colin Irwin from MOJO magazine said Roy represents "the very soul of folk's working class ideals... a triumphal homage to the grass roots folk scene as a radical alternative to the mainstream music industry."

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Dave Swarbrick

Dave Swarbrick (born 5 April 1941) is an English folk musician. He plays violin, viola, mandolin, and guitar. He was born in New Malden, Surrey and grew up in Birmingham. He learnt the rudiments of the violin from a local fiddler and attended the Birmingham College of Art (now the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design) in the late 1950s. Playing guitar, he joined Beryl Marriot's Ceilidh Band in Birmingham. Beryl encouraged him to take up the fiddle again.

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Slow Loris

Slow Loris are an instrumental rock band from Toronto, consisting of Daryl Smith (guitar, engineering), Dave Walsh (bass), and three members of guh: Jason Clarke (guitar), Brian Cram (trumpet and keyboards) and Blake Howard (drums). Because of lounge elements in their music, and their use of trumpet, they are most usually compared to Tortoise, though Slow Loris music has a grittier edge and is more improvisational in character, resembling on occasion the extra-terrestrial timbres of Pram, or the wheezing melodies of Home.

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Methera

Methera are: Miranda Rutter, Lucy Deakin, John Dipper and
Emma Reid. A string quartet drawing their material and inspiration from both traditional and contemporary sources. Best seen in intimate surroundings they are as endearing to watch as they are entertaining to listen to. They are excellent musicians and talented composers and arrangers and improvisation adds a huge enjoyment to their live sets.

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Spiers & Boden

Spiers and Boden are an English folk duo. John Spiers plays melodeon, concertina and other squeezeboxes, while Boden plays fiddle, sings, and stamps out the rhythm on a piece of board. They began playing together in 1999 and their first album as a duo was Through and Through (2001). In 2002 they were both session musicians on Eliza Carthy's album Anglicana, and toured with her as part of her band The Ratcatchers.

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