Silly Wizard

Silly Wizard

A Scottish folk band, the Silly Wizard story started when Bob Thomas (guitar, mandolin) and Gordon Jones (guitar, vocals) met in Edinburgh in 1969. After a few early line-ups they become Silly Wizard in 1972, and shortly afterwords Johnny Cunningham (fiddle, mandolin) joins.

At the end of 1974 Andy M. Stewart joins on vocals and tenor banjo, with Freeland Barbour (later of The Wallochmor Ceilidh Band) on accordion. In '76 Johnny's younger brother Phil takes over on accordion, and with Martin Hadden (bass, harmonium) the band enjoys a steady line-up (although Bob Thomas drops out at some point) and great success until his end on the half 80's.


Silly Wizard Discography


XTRA 1158 Silly Wizard Silly Wizard (Album) XTRA XTRA 1158 UK 1976 Sell This Version
SHY7004 Silly Wizard Caledonia's Hardy Sons (Album) Highway Records (2) SHY7004 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SHY 7010 Silly Wizard So Many Partings (Album) Highway Records (2) SHY 7010 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SHY 7016 Silly Wizard Wild & Beautiful (Album) Highway Records (2) SHY 7016 UK 1981 Sell This Version
79037 Silly Wizard Kiss The Tears Away (Album) Shanachie 79037 US 1983 Sell This Version
RELS 476 Silly Wizard Live In America Rel Records RELS 476 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SIF 3037 Silly Wizard Golden, Golden (Live In America, Volume 2) REL Records Ltd. SIF 3037 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
GLCD 1070 Silly Wizard A Glint Of Silver (Album) Green Linnet GLCD 1070 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
GLCD 3036 / 37, GLCD 3036/37 Silly Wizard Live Wizardry(CD, Album) Green Linnet, Green Linnet GLCD 3036 / 37, GLCD 3036/37 US 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SHY 100 Silly Wizard Take the High Road(7", Single) Highway Records (2) SHY 100 UK 1980 Sell This Version


79048 Silly Wizard The Best Of Silly Wizard (Comp) Shanachie 79048 US 1985 Sell This Version

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