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Lindisfarne (band)

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Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren).[1] The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums).[2]

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Lindisfarne at a festival in 1991
Lindisfarne at a festival in 1991
Background information
Also known asBrethren (1968)
Lindisfarne Acoustic (2002–2004)
Ray Jackson's Lindisfarne (2013–2014)
Rod Clement's Lindisfarne (2015–present)
OriginNewcastle upon Tyne, England
GenresFolk rock
Years active
  • 1968–1975
  • 1976
  • 1978–2004
  • 2013–present
MembersRod Clements
Ian Thomson
Dave Hull-Denholm
Steve Daggett
Paul Smith
Past membersRay Jackson
Ray Laidlaw
Charlie Harcourt
Simon Cowe
Alan Hull
Kenny Craddock
Tommy Duffy
Paul Nichols
Marty Craggs
Steve Cunningham
Billy Mitchell
Paul Thompson

They are best known for the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971) (which became the biggest selling UK album in 1972), Dingly Dell (1972) and Back and Fourth (1978), and for the success of songs such as "Meet Me on the Corner", "Lady Eleanor", "Run for Home", "Fog on the Tyne" and "We Can Swing Together".[3]