spriguns of tolgus: rowdy, dowdy, day
  • spriguns of tolgus

  • rowdy, dowdy, day (LP)

  • sku: GUESS229
  • Condition: Brand New In Stock
  • 24.90
  • $26.15

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Guerssen
  • Genre: Folk, Psychedelic
  • First ever vinyl release with original artwork in hard cardboard sleeve
  • Remastered from the original master tapes
  • Insert with liner notes by Mandy Morton and photos

Originally released as a private cassette only release in 1974, this is the debut album of progressive folk-rock band SPRIGUNS.

Homemade, charming folk-rock with the lovely voice of MANDY MORTON, 12-string guitars, dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle… Fabulous covers of “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme”, “Matty Groves” and more!

Formed in the early 70s, Spriguns of Tolgus evolved from the folk duo of Mandy & Mike Morton and the scene centered around their Anchor Folk Club in Cambridge. In 1974, the band (Mike and Mandy plus Rick Thomas and Chris Russon) decided to produce a recording to raise funds for new equipment. Using a small tape recorder and mixing desk, “Rowdy Dowdy Day” was recorded live in the dining room at the band’s rented house. A small number of cassettes were produced and subsequently sold at the Anchor Folk Club.

With the original cassette impossible to find now, we’re glad to present a new vinyl edition.

Track Listing

  • A1 Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
  • A2 The Jolly Tinker
  • A3 The Laily Worm & The Mackerel
  • A4 Spanish Ladies
  • A5 Matty Grooves
  • A6 The Trees They Do Grow High
  • B1 Three Drunken Maidens
  • B2 Scotia Reel
  • B3 Keys Of Canterbury
  • B4 Sir Brian Botany
  • B5 Troopers Nag
  • B6 Cuckoos Nest