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Thread #157872   Message #3729058
Posted By: GUEST,guest
09-Aug-15 - 05:00 AM
Thread Name: The Rakes (of Gravesend)
Subject: The Rakes (of Gravesend)
Just flicking through Mudcat on a wet morning- I can find no trace of the above band, who were, for me, the major traditional English band of the revival's early days.

Quite apart from their days with Bob Davenport, they were a tremendous and influential band in their own right. Yes I know their material was mainly Irish, but what a rhythm they had for dancing! Totally unlike the staid EFDSS bands of the time.

I'm using the past tense but believe they are still operating?
It's just amazing there's absolutely nothing on Mudcat about them, or have I missed something?