In 1979 "Tickawinda" were the resident group at the Rose & Crown, a folk club in Stalybridge hosted by Dennis Hayward. "Tickawinda" had an extensive and varied repertoire and were well qualified to pull in a crowd and keep them entertained.
"Tickawinda" were Jim Schofield, Alison Tulloch, Kath Richmond and Dave Birchwood.
They combined traditonal material that they made there own, with songs written by the best contemporary singers around.
Click on the photographs opposite to visit the 'Tickawinda' website, there you will find you can sample some favourites such as 'John Barleycorn', 'Old Pendle' and 'Rosemary Lane' These and others are all available on CD Originally issued on vinyl.
A regular floor singer at the Rose & Crown, whose aim was to be a professional musician, was a young Clive Gregson who was flattered when asked to help out when "Tickawinda" were recording an album!
This was Clive's first experience in a recording studio. Within weeks he was making a debut single of his own... and the rest they say is history....!