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The Woods Band

A band formed of Terry Wood and Gay Wood after the first Steeleye Span split in 1970. Originally a group, it became Terry and Gay and session musicians but they recorded one album in 1971.

The Woods Band resurfaced in 2001 with Terry touring with Dave Brown as an eclectic mix of old trad and new and has been described as:

'The music of The Woods Band is an eclectic mix of Irish songs, old and new. The older material includes The Irish Rover (The Pogues), Waxies Dargle (Sweeney?s Men), Thousands Are Sailing (The Pogues), Finnegans Wake (The Dubliners). Other songs include The Spanish Lady, Dicey Riley and South Australia. The newer material will consist of songs written by Terry in a similar vein.

The sound of the band is the Sweeney's Men meet the Dubliners meet The Pogues with a fair dollop of fun thrown in! The instruments used to create this sound are Cittern, Accordian, Mandolin, Guitar, Uillean Pipes, Whistles and a Bass and Drum Rhythm section, giving a very full band sound.' - The Pogues