and Contemporary Song in Four-Part Harmony
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... ?
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.
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 Londons
Later, Jinks became a founder member of Cornwalls oldest
shanty group RUM AND SHRUB, performing in maritime
festivals in the UK, Europe and latterly the USA. Together
with Graham OCallaghan 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.
has sung in many choirs and many venues - from St Pauls
Cathedral to the Birmingham Hippodrome. Despite his long-term
interest in folk music he didnt 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!
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. Helens 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
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