Radnor was formed in 2013 by Joe Beard who rose to prominence with the legendary Purple Gang back in the 1960s. Indeed, the band had a hit with "Granny Takes a Trip" that was the subject of a knee-jerk reaction by the BBC to ban the song due to its ambiguous song title. Careful listening to the song, released on Transatlantic records and produced by Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention and Nic Drake), will show that any connection with illegal substances was unfounded. Joe co-wrote "Granny" and the song still features in Radnor's repertoire along with "Aunty Monica" and "Kiss Me Goodnight Sally Green".
Radnor originally came together to perform the 80 minute long suite of songs that comprise Legends of The Edge (see the separate tab for full details of this gothic masterpiece). However, the band are available for a non-Edge performance of other material. Incidentally, the band's name is the old name for Alderley Edge.
The band comprises Joe Beard (vocals/guitar), Rosa Sheard (vocals/percussion), Andy Stark (keyboards), Sean Brennan (violin) and Mike Billington (guitar/ukulele/vocals/woodwinds and percussion).
Radnor's repertoire for folk clubs and other events comprises selections of songs from "The Edge", some folk songs such as "The Nutting Girl", songs from the 1920s like "Button Up Your Overcoat" and the well known "Bide Awhile" written by Tom Yates.
However, a key part of the band's current repertoire is a selection of new songs written by Joe including "Photograph", "Ghosts in the Castle", "Almost Got it Together Once" and "Gone to the Dogs".
Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call on 01625 877 813.