The Mariners LP – Best Of Folk 1975

The Mariners LP. 1975. supplied by Tony Davies.

Tony says…Here is a photo of the ” Mariners” album, I have two copies, one original and the other is a rewrite, they were the resident group at the Blackhorse. When they split up Brian Boru, Telham Tinkers, and Plum Duff were formed from members of the group.”



Jim Breeds… I still have my copy of this album and knew most of them well. I was a regular at the Black Horse and Fairlight Cove Hayloft. Garry lived next door to some good friends (the Chaineys) in Churchill Avenue. I was at school with George (or were we in the scouts together? Memory fade).”   Sleeve notes by Shirley Collins!

George Copeland… It was the Scouts Jim. Gang Show? Brian Chainey introduced Garry to the Mariners and probably folk generally. Members of the Mariners also turned up in the Catsfield Steamers, Better Days and many more…..I still have the ‘LP’ too!

Jim Breeds… Good to hear from George! Yes, the mate of mine in Churchill Avenue was Brian. Hoping to run into him again some day.