The Barrow Poets

The Barrow Poets

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The Barrow Poets started out selling poems from barrows in the late 1950s, then moved into performing in pubs. Their first record, was recorded at the home of Manx poet William Bealby-Wright and violinist Susan Baker.
They fixed up mikes and egg-boxes and recorded a number of poems and pieces of music. “Harley (Usill of Argo records) said that if the result was of professional standard it might be released on Argo. It was.”
At the time they were doing pub performances under Plays and Poetry in Pubs, a brewers’ funded outfit which had some connection with the Arts Council. They advertised and performed in bars.
Sales of The Barrow Poets’ records were never high. They sold them at gigs and they were in some shops. But the records got lots of work elsewhere. They were at our best as a live performing group.
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The Barrow Poets Discography

Albums

RG 360 The Barrow Poets An Entertainment Of Poetry And Music(LP) Argo (2) RG 360 UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Barrow Poets Folk Rhymes Tunes and Verses Fontana, Fontana UK 1968 Sell This Version
SF 8110 The Barrow Poets Joker(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 8110 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ZSW 511 The Barrow Poets Magic Egg(LP) Argo (2) ZSW 511 UK 1971 Sell This Version
ZSW 508 The Barrow Poets Outpatients(LP) Argo (2) ZSW 508 UK 1972 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

B.R.1 The Barrow Poets The Barrow Poets At The Printer's Devil(7", EP) Barrow Records B.R.1 UK 1967 Sell This Version
TF 939 The Barrow Poets Letter In A Bottle(7", Mono) Fontana TF 939 UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Barrow Poets The Pheasant Plucker's Song (Single) BBC Records Australia 1980 Sell This Version

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