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Norfolk and Joy

Norfolk were Les Russell, Dick Walinck and Billy Cranston; Joy was Joy Greigs. They seem to have been active in Edinburgh, probably in the 1970s (their LP came out in 1979), and apart from that I know nothing about this outfit. I heard recently that Billy Cranston died in a car accident in Holland in 1984. Any further information about the band would be gratefully received (email me).



Scotsounds (Dara MPA 031, 1979)

Side One: Mason's Apron; Peggy Gordon; Dainty Davie; Braes of Mar; Glencoe Massacre (McLean); Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
Side Two: Hen's March; Leezie Linzay; Lowlands Away; Bonnie Dundee; John Anderson My Jo; Come By the Hills (W G Smith)

All songs traditional except where indicated

Les Russell (lead vocals, guitar); Dick Walinck (bass guitar, double bass); Billy Cranston (fiddle, whistle, mandolin, bouzouki); Joy Greigs (vocals)