Traditional and Contemporary Song in Four-Part Harmony



Peter Wray, Jinks Jenkin, Steve Lavington and Helen Reynolds are Baldrick's Plan, a harmony group specialising in traditional and more recent folk song, mainly English but with a nod and a wink to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Who's Who... ?

Peter Wray

Peter hails from the North East of England. He is a long-established singer and musician, and has performed at many clubs and festivals throughout the country, whether singing unaccompanied, a capella with renowned 70's group WILLARD'S LEAP, or with multi-instrumentalist Irish-influenced band, ROUSTI, as well as pursuing a well-respected solo practice. In addition to his group work, Peter has also worked as a duo with strings maestro John Burge and currently enjoys working whenever possible with singer, raconteur and concertina player, Alistair Brown. Peter enjoys a reputation as a fine interpreter of traditional and contemporary song and as a performer who truly sings from the heart.

Jinks Jenkins

Jinks' Initial folk interest began during the 60s revival period, attending Botallack Count House and Pipers club in West Cornwall. He moved on to male voice choir singing for a number of years, performing throughout the country, including London’s Albert Hall.
Later, Jinks became a founder member of Cornwall’s oldest shanty group RUM AND SHRUB, performing in maritime festivals in the UK, Europe and latterly the USA. Together with Graham O’Callaghan and Mike Kessell Jinks formed JINKS'S STACK, famed for its close harmonies and boisterous presentation, followed later by HUNTER'S MOON with Niall Timmins and Mike Kessell, a short-lived close harmony group, nonetheless much respected for its “off the wall” harmonies
Throughout the last 20years Jinks also performed as THORN AND ROSES with Sylvia Fletcher and Rowena Metters.

Steve Lavington

Steve has sung in many choirs and many venues - from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Birmingham Hippodrome. Despite his long-term interest in folk music he didn’t sing in the genre until joining Stanchester Choir in Somerset, run by Eddie Upton through Folk South West. On moving to Cornwall, he started singing with the PERANNERS in Perranporth and several other choirs. His first solo performance was at Penzance Folk Club in 2012. His fine singing got him noticed and by 2013 he was singing with BALDRICK'S PLAN. Steve can. from time to time, be 'creative' and may make his own adaptations to material, which have become affectionately known as 'Steveisms'. Fortunately, he has been trained not to attempt this during live performance!
Helen Reynolds

Helen is a traditional singer and musician, having grown up in the folk scene in Cornwall before moving to Belfast to study music. She sings and plays whistle and fiddle with KRELYS, a fast paced Irish trad band, based in Cornwall and is delighted to have now found a natural outlet for her vocal skills in BALDRICK'S PLAN. Helen’s knowledge of traditional song came from her Dad, Pete Reynolds, along with other stalwarts of the folk scene. She very much enjoys a new found aptitude for harmony singing.... along with a sea swim before most practices!
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