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Monday August 18th 1969

friars aylesbury phase one - new friarage hall, walton street, aylesbury


Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
related friars history (click on date)
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre Monday October 13th 1969
Based around the first album - "Soundtrack" and others that haven't survived in any form -thanks to Root Cartwright for the information
band line up
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre
Root Cartwright  Belinda Bourquin  David Jones  Lyn Edwards  Viv McAuliffe Martin Stellman Jeremy Ensor  Les Adey  Harry Housman
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



Root Cartwright: I remember we played at Friars at least once but it was an awfully long time ago and beyond that I can't really recall anything about it !" 

note the mis-spelling!

odds and trivia
what happened?
Principal Edwards: Some 'new' material was recently released of songs recorded in 1974 which had never previously seen the light of day.

As for the band.....over to Root Cartwright, who kindly supplied the following in 2008 for this website

Belinda Bourquin became interested in Scandinavian fiddle and dance music after a trip to Sweden in 2003 and has recently formed a band which features a blend of English, French and Swedish material combined with original compositions. She also teaches music theory and piano.

Root Cartwright developed other interests after a few frustrating years as freelance musician. These included garden design and, later, photography, exhibiting his work widely in art galleries through the country. Having recently resumed composing and playing music, he is currently planning his first solo album of acoustic music.

David Jones now lives in Mumbles, on Swansea Bay, and has been running his own editorial services company ( since 1989.

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Principal Edwards official site
sound and vision
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - McAlpine's Dream

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