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Bully Wee Band

The initial line-up formed in 1970 and comprised founder users brothers John Yardley (b. 7 January 1946, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran) and Jim Yardley (b. 23 Oct 1944, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin), as well as Frank Simon (b. Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Eire; acoustic guitar, whistles, vocals). Ian Cutler (b. 22 Dec 1953, London, Britain), a classically qualified violinist, became a member of in 1975, augmenting his capability by playing viola and keyboards. Colin Reece (b. 28 Sept 1947, London, Britain; vocals, acoustic guitar) rejoined in 1979, having remaining the group in 1974. Fergus Feely (b. July 1953, Dundalk, Eire; cello-mandolin, vocals) became a member of others in 1976, the same 12 months that Simon remaining. The band performed modern and traditional tunes and tunes inside a rock-based format. Following a launch of Enchanted Woman, the group toured European countries during early 1977. The Madmen Of Gotham (offering Cutler, Reece, Feely and Jim Yardley) included six traditional tunes showing the band hadn’t lost their experience for their roots. Later on, in 1981, these were became a member of by Martin Allcock (b. 5 January 1957, Manchester, Britain; electric guitar, bass, bouzouki, mandolin, keyboards), who still left in 1983 to create a duo with Feely. Allcock eventually joined up with Fairport Convention in 1985 and afterwards joined up with Jethro Tull, furthermore to doing very much session function. Feely continued to become listed on the Steve Ashley Music group, then caused the San Franciscan Cajun music group Le Rue for a while. Cutler and Reece created IN PERSON in 1982, before Reece proceeded to go single, releasing one record, Well Kept Secrets, in 1985. Carrying out a support tour with Elkie Brooks, Reece transferred in to the cabaret field, support comedian Jim Davidson. Jim Yardley continued to play within a single capability in Norway, while Cutler continuing to check out a folk path, playing in ceilidh rings and Albion Morris. In 2004 Bully Wee reformed with Reece, Cutler and Feely and afterwards Jim Yardley, and released their 5th album 3 years later.

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