The Poachers folk group, 1981

After the successes enjoyed by the Threewheelers folk group in 1975 and 1978, it was felt another folk evening should be offered when a gap in the production diary came free – in fact it was just the following year after that second Threewheelers performances, so well-received were they; this was the Poachers second visit to us, having graced the boards for the first time in 1979.

No physical ephemera for the Poachers has survived but amazingly webmaster Graham unearthed an audio recording of their performance. Once we’ve contacted that group for permission to use the tape, it’ll be included here.

It’ll be worth listening to even a short amount of music if only to appreciate the clarity of the auditorium’s acoustic – something the BBC sound engineers themselves commented on when recording the With Great Pleasure episode for broadcast in 1979, and upon their return in 1980 and again in 1986.