At the end of the sixties the hippie hangover was being shook from weary heads of a generation who thought they would change the world. Disillusioned, they went looking for new kicks to feed their head.

In America singer songwriters dabbled with introspective loner folk, Xian folk, and morphed into the cocaine cowboys, of Laurel Canyon.

In the UK a few musicians moved back to a folk path with a more progressive styling, shapeshifting experimentation and acoustic avant-grade. This series of mixes looks at a group of musical wayfarers on this scepter’d isle who dipped their toes into the slowly winding river of the type of folk I like. I call them Wayfarers All.

Wayfarers All is a collection of British music with folk sensibilities lovingly curated by me, Paul Hillery.

They contain a few artists not usually associated as folk but give it a whirl I think you’ll dig it.


Wayfarers All : Volume One

Wayfarers All : Volume One

Open The Box (Must Get Back To The Time
Machine) by The Occasional Word
What Was I Thinking by Al Jones
River Lane by Melton Constable
Letter To Hermione by David Bowie
The Mutant by Trader Horne
Rolling And Tumbling by Synanthesia
The Good Mr. Square / She Was Tall She Was High by The Pretty Things
Sleepy Hollow by Manfred Mann
The Evil Venus Tree by The Occasional Word
Rowena by Meic Stevens
Sally Free And Easy by Marianne Faithfull
Umber Rag by Claggers
Fly High by Bridget St. John
Love Is Come Again by Parchment
Stargazer by Shelagh McDonald
Life Is A Long Song by Jethro Tull
Jig-saw by Del Richardson
Freewheel by Hard Meat
River by Terry Reid
Sucking On The Sweet Vine by Humble Pie

Time Machine by Mick Softley

Wayfarers All : Volume Two

Wayfarers All : Volume Two

Cirrus Minor Intro by Pink Floyd
A Day A Way by Bridget St. John
Sweet Sunlight by Shelagh McDonald
Rose Hip November by Vashti Bunyan
Willow’s Theme by Lodestone
March Rain by Michael Chapman
Green Is The Colour by Pink Floyd
Autopsy by Fairport Convention
All In A Dream by Steve Tilston
Green by The Lion & The Fish
Commune by Roy Harper
Rainmaker by Traffic
Lady Of St. Clare by Daylight
Staggered by The Battered Ornaments
Forest And The Shore by Keith Christmas
Whims And Ways by Bryn Haworth
Clifftop by Richmond
The Family Theme by Mr. Brooks
Can You Hear Me Now by Mick Softley
Wayfarers All Vol 3

Wayfarers All : Volume Three

Where I Like To Stand by Vashti Bunyan
Flowers by The Sun Also Rises
Sand All Yellow by Kevin Coyne
Bottles by Belle Gonzalez
Scarborough Fair by Deena Webster
Trafalgar Square by Synanthesia
Upon Reflection by Heron
Edge Of The Sea by Prelude
JLT by T2
Love Song With Flute by Caravan
Visionary Mountains by Joan Armatrading
Ania by Claggers
My Music by Ritchie Francis
Dream by Terry Reid
B.C. People by Nadia Cattouse
Early Morning Eyes by The Parlour Band
Rosemary Hill by Fresh Maggots
You Know What Has To Be by Frozen Tears
She’s Far Away by Foggy

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