Silly Wizard

Formed 1972. Disbanded 30 May 1988
Silly Wizard
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Silly Wizard

Silly Wizard Biography (Wikipedia)

Silly Wizard was a Scottish folk band that began forming in Edinburgh in 1970. The founder members were two like-minded university students—Gordon Jones (guitar, bodhran, vocals, bouzouki, mandola), and Bob Thomas (guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, concertina). In January 1972, Jones and Thomas formed a trio with their flatmate Bill Watkins (guitar, vocals, fiddle) and performed occasionally (unpaid) under various band names in Edinburgh folk clubs. In the spring of 1972, Watkins returned to Birmingham and, in June 1972, Chris Pritchard (vocals) came in as his replacement. In July 1972, this newly formed trio were offered their first paid booking at the Burns Monument Hotel, Brig O' Doune, Scotland, and needed a band name in a hurry. The name "Silly Wizard" was chosen and the continuing stream of bookings ensured that the name became permanent. In September 1972, the trio recruited a rather youthful Johnny Cunningham (1957-2003) (fiddle, viola, mandola, vocals) and Silly Wizard started to take off ...

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The Ramblin' Rover
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The Ramblin' Rover
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The Queen of Argyll
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The Queen of Argyll
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The Banks of the Lee
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The Banks of the Lee
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Ale Is Dear
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley / The Ale Is Dear
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Golden, Golden
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Golden, Golden
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John and Phil Reels
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John and Phil Reels
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The Valley of Strathmore
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The Valley of Strathmore
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Scarce O' Tatties / Lyndhurst
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Scarce O' Tatties / Lyndhurst
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The Green Fields Of Glentown / The Galtee Reel / Bobby Casey's Number Two
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The Green Fields Of Glentown / The Galtee Reel / Bobby Casey's Number Two
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Isla Water
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Isla Water
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Green Fields of Glentown / The Galtee Reel / Bobby Casey's Number Two / Wing Commander Donald MacKenzie's Reel
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Green Fields of Glentown / The Galtee Reel / Bobby Casey's Number Two / Wing Commander Donald MacKenzie's Reel
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The Broom O' the Cowdenknowes
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The Broom O' the Cowdenknowes
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Donald MacGillavry
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Donald MacGillavry
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Donald McGillavry / O'Neill's Cavalry March
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Donald McGillavry / O'Neill's Cavalry March
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My Love's in Germany
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My Love's in Germany
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