Paul Dickinson and Angela King

paul and angela

Angela and Paul have been singing together at Spalding Folk Club since 1983. They sing their own songs (mostly Angela’s, with some comic doggerel from Paul) and some by other writers. They enjoy singing traditional songs, too, especially heart-rending depressing ballads, but also heart-warming choruses. Paul adds the guitar, concertina and harmonies, and occasionally, the fiddle. They also play some traditional dance tunes on concertina and recorder.  Angela used to try out new songs by singing them to her goats but what they thought about this has never been discovered. Somebody once summed them up as: “mellow vocals, imaginative guitar work and catchy harmonies both on their own compositions and a few established classics.” They have performed at folk clubs, pubs, churches, beer festivals, village halls, libraries, parties, theatres, weddings and community groups (including some for people with disabilities). They have played live on the radio (ok, just Radio Lincolnshire) and appeared once on TV and  are open to any reasonable offer to play anywhere else.

Their most recent CD, released in November 2013, is called Twine and Twist.  It has 15 tracks, including 3 originals by Angela, some favourite traditional songs and some by other writers.  It looks like this:
cover shot

The tracks are (click on some of the titles for samples):

Laganside Tommy Sands
Showing you Angela King
Catch me if you can Trad
My dearest dear Trad
Blackberry blossom Michelle Shocked
High Germany Trad
Underneath her apron Trad
Old sessions house Angela King
Mr Harding's garden Maggie Holland
The seeds of love Trad
Moth Anne Lister
Two sisters Trad
Shady grove Trad
This singing Angela King
Parting song Judy  Goodenough
This CD costs 10 plus 1 p&p (UK only)
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As well as writing songs Angela makes decorative rag rugs, one of which features on the cover of their previous CD. She exhibited a selection of this work at Stamford Arts Centre in 2001, at Corby Glen in 2004 and at Alford Craft Market in 2009. She also runs rugging workshops from time to time - details on the Alford Craft Market site. This is the bit of rug that's on the CD:

All the tracks on this CD were written by Angela except Old Abandoned Music Hall and Sweet Violet which were written by Sharon Childs, and Spring Song where Paul wrote the tune.

Flowers from the Field

Old Abandoned Music Hall
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Begum's Ring
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Early Days
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Like St Swithin

Spring Song

Hear their Cries

Salisbury Plain
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Sweet Violet

Museum Trip

Rocked in your Arms Again
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Bodies in the Water

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Sun Moon and Apple Tree

Sorry you can't buy this CD now - it's sold out.  Authorised bootleg copies  might be available  - please contact us via e-mail
Some years ago they produced a tape of their own songs which featured a cover by  well-known  illustrator Liz Underhill, which looked like this:

If you'd like a copy of the CD's and dont want to use PayPal, you can order one by e-mail using the link below. The tape is now sold out but hand-made copies on CD are available on special order to patient customers - please e-mail using the link below.

Live performances 2019

Sunday 4 Aug - 600 Whiskies Folk Day, George Hotel, Leadenham.   

Contact us

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or write one of those old-fashioned letter things to
Angela King, The Cottage, Leaveslake Drove,  West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs PE11 3QJ

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