The Crofton Stokers
Traditional and original folk and blues from Britain, Ireland and America
Performing in Wiltshire and surrounding areas
We can be found playing quite often at The Blue Boar in Aldbourne, The Crown and Anchor in Ramsbury, The Red Lion in Baydon in gigs or general sessions.
We also perform for special events such as on Kenavon Venture canal boat in Devizes, Wilton Windmill and of course Crofton Beam Engines!
Clive Buckinghamhas been playing guitar and singing contemporary and traditional folk music for the past 48 years. In the 1960's he played in many of the London Clubs including Les Cousins, the Crypt, Scots Hoose and The Troubador and later held a weekly residency, for almost fourteen years, as a member of a duo called 'Brackenwood', in London's Bunjies Folk Cellar. This duo also enjoyed frequent appearances in clubs and festivals throughout Europe in the 70's and 80's. His main influences include the music of Bert Jansch, Jackson C. Frank and Christie Moore. He now lives and plays in Wiltshire taking part in many pub sessions and various fund raising events and recently at Chippenham folk festival.
Jonathan Causebrookis a singer-songwriter and has been playing melodeon and chromatic button accordion for a number of years. As well as his own songs he also likes to sing traditional songs from the British Isles as well as classic Irish Ballads. His influences include the music of Sharon Shannon, John Kirkpatrick, Belshazzar's Feast and Luke Kelly. He lives and plays in Wiltshire taking part in many pub sessions and various fund raising events.
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Joe Phillipshas been playing guitar and singing contemporary and traditional folk music for the past 40years. Mainly using finger picking style, in various tunings, he performs Country Blues, Engish Folk and Ragtime songs. His influences include the music of Ralph McTell, Jackson Browne, Dougie MacLean, Richard Cox-Smith and Guy Chant!. He lives and plays in Wiltshire taking part in many pub sessions and various fund raising events and recently at Chippenham folk festival.