The Dollymopps are Virgil & Dorana Philpott and Justin Smith. They sing songs in harmony from the folk tradition of Southern England and in particular, songs collected from their native Isle of Wight. They have been singing together since 2005, during which time they have drawn favourable comment from the likes of Chris Wood, Shirley Collins and Heather Wood (of the Young Tradition).
The group started, out very much, as Copper Family aficionados but have long since developed an individual sound based upon rare source material, inventive arrangements and occasional use of open-tuned guitar accompaniments.
Their first CD Long Songs was released on their own Rattletrap Records label in May 2011. It featured traditional English folksongs from the collection of Nineteenth-Century Islander, W. H. Long.