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Keith Kendrick

Summary


Keith has worked in the national and international folk scene for some 35 years, first coming to prominence with the all-round folk band The Druids', which also contained John Adams, Mick Hennessey, Dave Broughton and Judy Longden ultimately specialising in a unique blend of four-part harmony singing. The Druids also formed and became the resident band for the the 'Druids Folk Club' in 1968 and from there went on to play most of the major folk clubs and festivals in England. They produced two of their own albums and several project recordings for the 'Argo' label including 'Songs and Music of the Redcoats' with Anglo/Australian songster Martyn Wyndham Read.

After 'The Druids' came `TUP', a three piece accapella group with Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson (now of Coope, Boyes and Simpson). Around the same time Keith founded and led the all-singing, all-dancing English Country Dance Band 'Rams Bottom' producing just one, but widely acclaimed album, 'The Young May Moon'.

Just to show what a tangled web we weave, Keith also sang with Barry Coope for nigh on 12 years until his move to Kent in 1988. Amid all this came a four year stint with the last line-up of the much lamented 'Muckram Wakes'.

Despite a return to his native Derbyshire in 1995 Keith still performs with Kent based ceilidh band 'The East Kent Hoppers' and maritime duo 'The Anchor Men' both formed while living in the South East, the latter having produced one CD 'Nautical but Nice' (VOR) in 1994.

Keith returned to full time performing in 1991 but this time as a soloist and since then he has again guested at many of the folk clubs and festivals in England and all over the world. More recently he has been singing in duos with both Lynne Heraud and Sylvia Needham as well as performing marititime material with Geoff Higginbottom and Derek Gifford as Three Sheets to the Wind.


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Albums featuring this artist

Well Seasoned WGS317CD



Other appearances

Well Dressed WGS387CD

Dusty Diamonds WGS359CD