Plant Life Records was a record label that existed from 1977 until 1984. It was formed by Nigel Pegrum, at that time drummer for Steeleye Span. Maddy Prior recorded one album for the label, as did Wizz Jones in 1977. Its most successful recordings were by The Tannahill Weavers and Blowzabella. Most of the thirty or so albums were produced by Pegrum and seven were produced by Paul James. Late in its life, the label began issuing records under licence from other labels and was linked to the Burlington record label, which was also issued with the Plant Life logo on the later labels.[1]

Plant Life Records
FounderNigel Pegrum
Country of originUnited Kingdom

Discography edit

Year Artist Title Catalogue Number
1976 The Tannahill Weavers Are Ye Sleeping Maggie PLR 001
Noel Murphy Performs PLR 002
1977 Johnny Silvo Time Enough To Spare PLR 003
Jon Betmead A Vision of Heaven PLR 004
Alex Atterson Pushing the Business On PLR 005
Peasants All A Handful of Pleasant Ditties PLR 008
Wizz Jones Magical Flight PLR009
1978 The Tannahill Weavers The Old Woman's Dance PLR010
Alan Roberts & Dougie MacLean Caledonia PLR 012
Rosemary Hardman Eagle Over Blue Mountain PLR014
1979 The Tannahill Weavers The Tannahill Weavers PLR017
Cambridge City Jassband Cambridge Blues PLJ004
Hot Vultures Up the Line PLR 018
The Chester Recorders The Chester Recorders PLR 019
Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band Behind the Mask PLR 020
Holly Tannen & Pete Cooper Frosty Morning
1980 Dougie MacLean Snaigow PLR 022
Peasants All Broadside On
PLR 024
Peter Harrison Salley in Our Alley PLR025
Jester Kemp's Jig PLR 026
Rosemary Hardman Stopped in My Tracks PLR 023
1981 The Tannahill Weavers Tannahill Weavers IV PLR028
Celebrated Ratliffe Stout Band Vanlag PLR 030
Shusha, Maddy Prior, Melanie Harrold, John Kirkpatrick, Robert Johnson & Sydney Carter Lovely in the Dances: The Songs of Sydney Carter PLR032
1982 Skyboat Ship in Distress PLR035
The Maddy Prior Band Hooked on Winning PLR 036
Blowzabella Blowzabella PLR 038
Heritage[UK] Living By the Air PLR040
Philip Astle, Paul Williamson & Paul Hillier Miri It Is: English Medieval Music From the 13th and 14th Centuries PLR043
Steve Womack Northern Comfort PLR044
Bucca An tol yn pen an telynyor (The Hole in the Harper's Head)
1983 Robyn Archer Take Your Partners for the Ladies Choice PLR 045
Cantabile Town & Gown: The Humours of Bath and Cambridge PLR047
Rosemary Hardman The Weakness of Eve PLR 053
Six Hands in Tempo Desperate Digits PLR054
Nigel Pickles The Mexborough English Concertina Prize Band PLR 055
Peter Please Uffington PLR060
Tansey's Fancy Tansey's Fancy PLR065
Les Penning Willow Fair / Baskerville Down PLRS 003
Les Penning Should Have Been Forever / Merlin's Welcome Home PLRS 04
1984 Donald Swann Requiem for the Living PLR061
Julie Mairs Give Me a Sign PLR062
Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, Jon Gillaspie Tam Lin PLR063
Blowzabella Bobbityshooty PLR 064
Flash Company Inc. Castle Keep PLR 067
Mara! Images PLR 070
1985 Graham & Eileen Pratt[2] Hieroglyphics PLR068
Nigel Pickles The New Mexborough English Concertina Quartet PLR 071
1987 Robin Williamson Winter's Turning PLR 075
1988 Roger Watson & Debbie McClatchy Radioland PLC079
Robin Williamson Ten of Songs PLCD 081
Blowzabella A Richer Dust PLR 080
Pat Halcox Seventh Avenue PLJ 002
Cantabile Overture PLR 027
Cambridge Silver Jubilee Youth Choir A Song for All Seasons PLR031
London Pro Musica Italian Renaissance Music PLR066

References edit

  1. ^ "Plant Life". Discogs.
  2. ^ "Graham and Eileen Pratt Official Website".

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