26-27-28 july 1974

01 Raggle Taggle Gypsy (4:24)

02 The national seven (2:56)

03 The city of New Orleans (4:26)

04 Samson & the warden (2:59)

FM > reel-to-reel (mono, 1st gen) > wav > flac
hanwaker doubled the mono track to left and right channel
otherwise all untouched unclemeat transfer
[ from the french gentleman collection]
there are some statics..

i also think that this might derive from an old grey whistle test episode ( bc 1974-09-24)

check for this video

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL, A HISTORY - Ten Years Of Folk 1974(96 Pages)
This 11'' x 8'' booklet was part written by Ken Woollard. It contains full page black & white photographs of Arlo Guthrie, Derek Brimstone, Jon Betmead, Ralph McTell, Tom Rush, Luke Kelly, Davey Graham, Odetta, Artie and Happy Traum, Roy Harper, Rev. Gary Davis, Aly Bain, Stefan Grossman, Colin Scott, John James, Martin Carthy, Stephane Grappelli, Alan Stivell, Johnny Silvo and Dave Moses. The many other smaller photos include one of the Dubliners playing the Octopus Jig. Three pages at the back list the artists who played at the festival over the first ten years.


My favourite Planxty performance was at the 1974 Cambridge Folk Festival which they played as a five piece, and their set was so clean and pure, and at the same time alive with invention and nuance. It was the first time Paul Brady had appeared with the group and he was basically supplying mandolin and rhythm guitar, that Planxty that day were at the very summit of their awesome ability.