Five Hand Reel

Genres: Folk
Descriptive "tags": folk scottish folk rock celtic british folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s


This UK electric folk rock unit formed in 1975, and was often compared with the JSD Band. Originally known as Spencer’s Feat, the first line-up of 5 Hand Reel included Dick Gaughan (Richard Peter Gaughan, 17 May 1948, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Chuck Fleming (fiddle), Tom Hickland (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland; keyboards, fiddle, vocals), Barry Lyons (b. England; bass, keyboards, ex-Trees and Mr. Fox) and Dave Tulloch (b. Scotland; drums, percussion). Bobby Eaglesham (b. 1942, Coatbridge, Scotland, d. 14 October 2004, Falkirk, Scotland; vocals, mandolin, guitar, dulcimer) replaced Fleming before the recording of the quintet’s self-titled debut album, released by the Rubber label in 1976. The material on this album and subsequent releases for the RCA - Victor Records label encompassed Irish and Scottish traditional music, with original contributions from the band. Gaughan left to pursue a solo career and was...

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