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Jim, Alison, Kath and Dave.

Jim, Alison, Kath and Dave.

The following is an excerpt from Clive Gregson's quote found on the CD cover.

It's often said that the success of a folk club can hinge on the quality of the resident act. They had to have an extensive and varied reprttoire in order to play the same venue week in and week out, without boring the punters. They also had to be of sufficient an attraction in their own right to allow the club orginiser to experiment with guest acts, so that if he made a mistake, the residents were well qualified to pull in a crowd and keep them entertained.

Tickawinda were perfect for this role. In Alison and Kath, they had two great singers, and in Dave and Jim, two highly capable musicians. Their repertoire combined traditional material that they made their own and songs written by the best contemporary writers around, some of them from and about our local region, the North West of England. Their relaxed onstage style and delivery were the result of long hours of rehearsal and their popularity with the audiences soon expanded their date-sheet way beyond the Rose and Crown into many other clubs, festivals and concerts.