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The Somerset Paddies

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Who Are The Somerset Paddies?

The Somerset Paddies play a blend of Somerset and Irish songs and music. The band performs as a duo, trio or four-o, singing songs by the late Adge Cutler, The Wurzels, Brendon Shine, The Pogues, Dubliners, and others - with plenty of audience participation.

The band's line-up is:

  • Billy Wicks who plays guitar and vocals with a infectious stage presence. He used to be a solo star as Just William, and also part of Bristolian duo The Whiskey Chasers with Roger.
  • Roger Gordon plays accordion with electronic bass and vocals, and formerly the other half of The Whiskey Chasers.
  • Landfill plays wash board pots and pans.
  • Pete Cook plays fiddle; a fantastic musician, he also performed as a solo artist for many years.

The Mangledwurzels

Billy Wicks (guitar and vocals)

The Mangledwurzels

Roger Gordon (accordion, electronic bass and vocals)

The Mangledwurzels

Pete Cook (fiddle)

The Mangledwurzels

Landfill (wash board pots and pans)

The Somerset Paddies Discography

CD Albums    


Refuel: Live At The Wellie CD

Drink Up Thy Cider / Pub Crawl / Moonlight On The Malago / Tractor Song / Blackbird / Dirty Old Town / Whiskey In A Jar / Tell Me Ma / Vertuette Industrial / Fields Of Athernrye

Recorded live at the Wellie Beer & Cider Fest 2008

August 2008


Not A Paddie In Sight CD

Whiskey In A Jar / Dirty Old Town / Fields of Athenry / Red Haired Mary / Tell Me Ma / Black Velvet Band / Sweet Sixteen / Seven Drunken Nights / Pub Crawl / Star of the County Down / Green Fields of France / Last Ciggerette / Leaving of Liverpool / Rattlin' Bog

Recorded live at the Wellie Beer & Cider Fest 2008

July 2009

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Thanks to:
- Roger Gordon
for information received.

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