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Bryony

Around twenty five years ago the trio of Ailsa Mackenzie, Cathy Barclay and Alison Younger, alias Bryony, were regulars at the Black Swan in York and indeed Alison was the club’s resident MC for quite a while. After finding considerable success on the national folk scene they eventually split up and went their separate ways. Alison, for example, worked with Strawhead and remains a member of The Mrs Ackroyd Band, with Les Barker, while Cathy sang with the vocal quartet Beggars Velvet alongside Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman. 
Fairly recently Bryony got back together, they continue to specialise in strong vocals and sweet harmonies, with an unusual musical accompaniment which takes in Appalachian and hammered dulcimers, Celtic harp and recorders.

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