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John Knight's Recordings


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I've recently come across an archive of John Knight and others recordings on soundcloud. Especially of interest to anglo players here will be Paddy Murphy (recorded 1972) and Packie Russell (recorded 1973). But for English system players there are also quite a few recordings of John's son Andrew. Its a huge archive with many Irish Trad musicians and singers that John recorded in the 1970s for you to dig into, as well as UK folk names.

 

It's got many sad memories for me as I spent years playing with John's eldest son Simon (a brilliant button accordion player, far right in the photo) in 'The Velvet Bottom Band' for dances all over the Mendips, and picked up many Irish tunes from him.  Although I only played guitar in the band, Simon knew I also played concertina for Morris and Stave, and gave me a copy of the Packie Russell tape. The photo shows John's four sons.

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