A flavour of East Anglia
Toe-tapping numbers, fun and frolics from this popular ceilidh band.
BARDS OF THE HEATH
12 Tracks (approx 1 Hr) 
Come Sing the Summer, Fairy Piper, Earthheartbeat, Old Shuck, Dandelion Clock, Lover's Rune, Mallory Weaver, Red Road, Witches' Brew, The Tarot Song, Pale Moonlight, Turning of the Wheel.
The Bards are: John Goodluck - vocals/guitar, Jo Arcand - recorder/flute/backing vocals, Pete Gosling - mandolin/violin/cittern, Bill Johnston - melodeon/concertina/mandolin /mandola, Des Hart - bass guitar/cuatro/backing vocals, Rob Lummis - percussion, Andy Mapplebeck - bowed psaltery & Richard Edmondson as Mallory Weaver.
BARDS OF THE HEATH
13 Tracks recorded in the Barn at Blaxhall in August 2014 -
Beachcomber, Calling, Elemental Dance, Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, Kindred Spirits, Lady of the Ways, Moon Magic, Raddle Man, Roslin Castle, Russet Lady, This Sacred Earth, The Werewolf & Witches Familial Things..... Backing Vocals from David & Sheila Haskins
The Bards were - John Goodluck- vocals/guitar, Jo Arcand-recorder/flute, backing vocals, Pete Gosling-mandolin/violin/guitar, Bill Johnston-mandolin/melodeon/concertina, Des Hart- bass guitar, Janine Batchelor-bodhran/backing vocals, Graham Tilt- djembe.
MAGICAL BALLADS (2011)
Recorded at Tin Shed Media, Culpho, Suffolk
With: Jo Arcand readings, recorder and The Carlford Chanting Circle
Tracks: Healing Of The Moon / Maid, Crone And Mother / I Summon My Good Fortune / The Legend Of John Barleycorn & Carolan’s Draught / Earth, My Body / Air I Am / The Broomfield Wager / Hecate, Cerridwen / Cutty Wren / Herne / Black Fox / The King Of The Faeries / Hecate, Hearken Well / The Gardener / Deep Peace / Unicorns / Cauldron Of Changes / Cernunnos / Twa’ Magicians / The Witch’s Reel & The Bear Dance / Invoking Song / Spirit Of The Fire / Behold There Is Magic All Around Us
An album of specialist songs incorporating pagan chants
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SPEED THE PLOUGH (1975)
Traditional Songs of Suffolk
Originally recorded at Mid Wales Sound Studios
With: Brian Dewhurst vocals Chris Parkinson melodeon Hugh O’Donnell fiddle
Tracks: The Crow Boy / Jack The Sailor Lad / Me And Me Dog / The Smugglers Boy & Jimmy Allen / Rufford Park Poachers / Stormy Weather / Cod Banging / Greasy Cook / The Up Be Doing / Candlelight Fishermen & Speed The Plough / Firelock Stile / The Battle Of Sole Bay
A lively collection of songs which led to stage and television appearances and initiated the formation of Trunkles the electric folk band
TRUNKLES TRADITIONAL (1978)
Originally recorded at Mid Wales Sound Studio & Hillside Sound Studios, Ipswich - with extra tracks recorded live at The Corn Exchange, Ipswich
JG vocals, guitar, melodeon
With: Paddy Butcher vocals, guitar, melodeon Geoff Singleton fiddle, mandolin Pete Martin bass Dave Emmerson drums Jim Parr recorder, crum horn
Tracks: Trunkles Delight / John Barleycorn / The Innocent Hare / Joseph The Baker / Rise Up Jock / Benjamin Bowmaneer / Pretty Maggie Morrisey / Winster Gallop / Bobby Shafto / Boscastle Breakdown / Australia / Furze Field / Foxhunters Jig / Broom Bessoms / Balance The Straw / The Lollipop Man / Black Joe / Greensleeves / Fare Thee Well / The Ploughman / La Rotta / Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
Bouncy dance music & song, also featuring Hageneth Morris Side plus a track taken from a live TV appearance
"Speeding the Plough is a lesson in taking the foot off the accelerator of life's insanity and entering a place, of lightness, joy and simple pleasures. Great album John and thank you very much again. BB"
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