Fledg'ling

"Fledg'ling Records reissues Stereo Death Breakdown by Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band, a lost gem of the British blues scene of the 1960s -- remastered from the original tapes, including two contemporary bonus tracks. At the height of the British...

Anne Briggs is a too little known UK folk singer, with a marvelous voice, who recorded a couple of albums and then decided she couldn't stand 'the scene' and walked away from music and her career. This previously unreleased album is her final work. "Re...

Another classic Shirley Collins recording, this time from 1974 and long out of print. Beautiful interpretations of Southern English songs and toasts with some fine arrangements by Dolly. Shirley Collins with Albion Morris Men (dancing); Dolly Collins (...

Our campaign to see all of Shirley's albums reissued on compact disc finally comes to an end with this release of her debut album. Probably her rarest album, False True Lovers was first released in 1959 on the prestigious Folkways label and has never b...

"Sweet England, along with its sister album False True Lovers, was recorded in the spring of 1958 when I was twenty-two years old. I had been living for the previous two years in London with Alan Lomax, the American folklorist, working for him as...

Classic 1967 recording finally appears on CD. Produced by Joe Boyd with exquisite arrangements by Dolly Collins and contributions from Robin Williamson and Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band, and Bram Martin (cellist on the Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigb...

Nice to see this real rarity of UK folk, featuring the legendary, but only-now being rediscovered guitarist Davy Graham, issued on CD for the very first time by the wonderful Fledg'ling label. "Another classic record from 1965. An experimental recordin...

"Fledg'ling reissues on CD Shirley And Dolly Collins' For As Many As Will, first released in 1978. The Collins sisters were brought up on the Sussex coast with a strong love and understanding for English traditional song. Through a remarkable series of...

"Fledg'ling Records are very proud to announce the release of a powerful collection of historic recordings from Shirley & Dolly Collins. The recordings of Shirley Collins hold a pivotal place in the English folk song revival of the 1960s and '70s. Thro...

Includes 20' of live bonus material from 6/28/70! "Fotheringay's beautiful debut album was recorded in 1970, and has long been regarded as one of the greatest achievements of British folk-rock. Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson...

"Invisible Means is the second oddball masterpiece from four of the world’s finest experimental master musicians, was originally released in 1990. John French was the original drummer with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Fred Frith is an experimental...

"The album Live, Love, Larf & Loaf was first released in 1987 and is a wonderful and rare collaboration between four experimental world-class master musicians: John French (original drummer with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band); Fred Frith (founder of...)

The most famous album by this legendary guitarist. Considering when this was made, it really is an amazing work. "Folk, Blues & Beyond was first released on Decca Records in 1965, and is one of the most important recordings from the 1960s folk revival....

"First released in 1969 on Decca Records, Hat has not previously appeared on compact disc. The album is a rounded portrait of Davy Graham's remarkable guitar style - drawing together Willie Dixon, Charles Mingus, The Beatles, Henry Purcell and Indian...

Fledg'ling Records are very proud to announce the release of this classic album on CD. First released in 1968, Large As Life And Twice As Natural is a tremendous acoustic-folk-blues-jazz masterpiece. As always with Davy Graham the music seems to defy c...

First released in 1967, Watch The Stars is a remarkable long-lost gem from the mid-sixties British folk revival. A beautiful collection of folk, blues and haikus, the album melds a folk-boom topicality with a fine 'beat' sensibility; uniting the Afro-A...

The Home Service that went into Raezor Studios in Wandsworth in December 1985 to make their third LP was a band with a pedigree second to none in its field of English music. That third LP was Alright Jack and it found the band on a creative streak. At ...

"After 25 years, the mighty Home Service return with a new live album taken from a recently-discovered 1986 tape. For many fans, the near legendary live Home Service shows were the high-point of British folk-rock. This remarkable recording captures the...

"Every Mortal Place, the new album from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2010 John Kirkpatrick, is an absolutely extraordinary new solo recording from the English "Squeezebox" King, concentrating on a traditional repertoire from...

"Originally released in 2001 by Fledg'ling, Mazurka Berserker, by renowned UK folk musician and instrumental virtuoso John Kirkpatrick, is a stunning series of collaborations with some of his favorite musicians. Recorded by Oliver Knight in Robin...

"Originally released in 2004 on Fledg'ling, The Duck Race sees UK folk virtuoso John Kirkpatrick exploring the Morris Dance tunes of Shropshire -- tunes from the repertoire of the Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish, the two dance teams..

"Originally released in 2005 by Fledg'ling, The Sultans Of Squeeze is a splendid collaboration between two of England's finest squeezebox maestros -- masters of all that needs squeezing. John Kirkpatrick, well known from his prolific solo work and from...

"Iain Matthews of Fairport Convention, Southern Comfort, and Plainsong fame, returns after a long absence, with a stunning collection of new songs and beautiful arrangements performed with some of Holland's finest jazz players. On paper the pairing...

This is a total surprise to anyone and everyone who followed the career and releases of Chris; this is a previously unreleased and also previously unknown solo album from very late in his life.

Half-correct pirated versions of test-pressings of this album have circulated among collectors of Brit-jazz for literally 4 decades(!) - I had a cassette of one such 'test pressing' for over 20 years (on the other side was the unreleased session that...

Despite the fact that for some reason this album was released as being by The Chris McGregor Group, this is the ONLY album ever made by Chris and The Blue Notes in the 1960s (there are some live recordings that were released later, but this is...

"Fledg'ling Records are very proud to present April Cruel, the new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason McNiff. This long-awaited collection sees Jason delivering on the promise of his highly-regarded previous albums. What keeps one fascinated...

With great honour Fledg’ling Records announce a deluxe reissue of Andy Robert’s splendid 1973 album - and the Great Stampede - originally released on the legendary Elektra label. One of this country’s under-acknowledged guitarists and song-writers...

"Martin Simpson’s excellent 1985 album Sad Or High Kicking was originally released by Topic Records. The record includes powerful readings of Randy Newman’s ‘Living Without You’, Anne Lister’s ‘Moth’ and ‘Icarus’, alongside a rollicking Cajun ‘The Lakes..

"Ten classics from the American folk song tradition receive a series of gorgeous remakes by the remarkable Snakefarm. It has been a long ten years since Anna Domino and Michael Delory made their debut with the widely-praised Songs From My Funeral...

Linda Thompson was an aspiring folk singer in the early 70's, when she performed on a Richard Thompson album, soon becoming Richard's wife and musical partner for a series of excellent albums, culminating in the great (and final - for their marriage an...

Joe Boyd was at least somehow involved (and often at the centre of the action) with many legendary happenings in music; Dylan's famous electric shows in the UK in 1965. The establishment of the UFO Club, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine's 1st single, the fi...

"In 1975 as the Incredible String Band dissolved Robin Williamson relocated to Los Angeles. He soon began work recording a tremendous body of new songs and a backlog of material that didn’t fit the repertoire of the late period String Band. These songs...

"The live reputation of the mighty Young Tradition lives long in the memories of all who heard them during their brief career. Live recordings were thought not to exist until, 45 years later, an American fan remembered the reel-to-reel recording he'd...