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Hilary Spencer (b. 22 January 1949, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, Britain), Jacey Bedford (b. 26 Sept 1950, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Britain) and Brian Bedford (b. 7 August 1949, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Britain) began performing jointly in 1984. Performing a cappella agreements of mainly modern and traditional materials, aswell as original music by Bedford, they released their initial record on cassette in 1986, as well as the same season appeared on the Bracknell Celebration in Berkshire. By 1978, Artisan was obtaining regular function all over Britain, including clubs, main celebrations and radio function. LOOKING FOR Yorladale mixed the poetry of Dorothy Una Ratcliffe using the solid harmonies that the music group was becoming popular. Artisan also supplied music for the Parson’s Improvement on Yorkshire Tv, and in 1989, quit their day careers to function full-time in music. In 1989, they received an Arts Council Task Award to analyze and rehearse traditional materials. They have made an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Evaluating Records and Kaleidoscope, and on Radio 2’s The Arts Program, Folk On 2 and Artisan In Concert. Their function has broadened to add concert halls and arts centres, furthermore to folk night clubs and celebrations, and THE GROWING SEASON Of Holly And Ivy, as the name suggests, collected several festive songs, once more featuring the solid harmonies that are associated using the group. In 2005, after twenty years, Spencer as well as the Bedfords made a decision to disband Artisan. Spencer continuing to execute with Give Baynham in Quicksilver so that as a member from the Mrs Ackroyd Music group. Jacey and Brian Bedford created the Brian Bedford Music group alongside William Pint (b. USA; acoustic guitar/vocals), Felicia Dale (b. USA; fiddle/whistle/vocals) and Ben Walker (b. Manchester, Britain; multi-instruments/vocals).

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