I don't know how much interest or awareness folks have regarding Alan Simon and his projects, mainly The Excalibur Trilogy, but I'm sure many of you will know that Martin was involved with this for five or six years along with Fairport Convention, who also boast Peggy, and other ex-Tullies and Tull collaborators, so I'd be surprised if there wasn't some.
If you don't know, the Excalibur Trilogy, which Martin was mostly involved with, comprises of three albums created over a 12 year period, all an eclectic blend of Celtic folk, rock, some prog-ish and orchestral music. As well as Martin and the Fairports, Alan Simon enlisted the support of many prog and folk luminaries, including Jon Anderson (Yes), Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Jon Wetton (Asia, Family, King Crimson), Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Jacqui McShee (Pentangle), Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span) and Moya Brennan (Clannad), who all make contributions.
Here's a clip - Jon Wetton (with Martin and the Fairports). Lugh
My own personal journey of discovery peaked in July '12, when the Good Lady Stoyne and myself arranged a few days in Brittany to take in this:
Quizz Kid: Well, we tried to spread the love and the word, build bridges, but when you get booted and blocked by twats for no reason it's a bit like the trash taking itself out for collection, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Jul 12, 2017 23:36:42 GMT
Gerrald Bostock: 'well ....to "their" own pressing problems and the hate they must unwind.....Leaves me with "Nothing to Say"
Jul 14, 2017 11:55:58 GMT