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Alan Bell - The Cocklers
Alan Bell is a veteran singer/songwriter from the North-West of England. His best-known songs, amongst many, are Windmills and Bread And Fishes - the latter was recorded in several countries and was a hit in Japan. Alan also wrote for a number of radio and TV productions.

He was a member of the famous Blackpool Taverners Folk Group who performed in clubs, concerts, on radio and television and released four LPs. They also sang at a Royal Command Performance.

It was in the 1960s that Alan began writing songs in the folk idiom about the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. Over the years his songwriting developed and he explored other musical genres. He wrote song cycles for choral societies, musical suites for brass bands and songs for Radio Ballads. The Blackpool Taverners sang many of Alan’s songs before the group disbanded after twenty years.

The songs on this album are about events and people within the North of Britain.

On this album he is accompanied by members of his Alan Bell Band - Andrew Green (guitar), Eddie Green (bass) and Sue Jennings (fiddle) - plus Chris Carter (piano and snare drum) and Becky Hoyle (backing vocals).

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