THE MOTHS - BACK TOGETHER AND GIGGING AGAIN!

 

Since meeting up in 2009 after a break of 39 years, The Moths have played at Richmond Live in 2018, and twice at the Dionysus Festival of Psychedelia - in 2017 and 2019. Our flautist, Neil, was unable to make the Richmond Live gig, but we were very fortunate that Helena Bidder was able to join the band for the day, playing oboe.

See The Moths performing 'Amelia' at Richmond Live 2018.

See The Moths performing 'Run and Hide' (at the Dionysus Festival 2017).

Download and watch The Moths rehearsing Heart to Heart.

Just before the coronavirus crisis The Moths spent 2 days at The White Rooms studios in York laying down guide tracks for 17 songs that will feature on our new album. Unfortunately, the social lockdown has meant that further work on the album has not yet been possible.

It's fifty years this summer since we got together and made our first album: it has a life of its own and just keeps coming around.

Our history

39 years after we last played together, The Moths met up in the autumn of 2009, in an isolated cottage in the depths of the Lake District, to record 4 brand new tracks.  Since then we spent a weekend in June 2010 rehearsing a further dozen songs, and, in April 2012, spent a weekend in studios in York recording a new album, The Return of The Heron's Daughter, now available here.

And in November 2016 the band played its first gig for 46 (yes, 46!!) years. An enthusiastic audience at the lovely Royal Oak pub in Wetton witnessed the historic event.

Our 1970 recordings have now been released on LP on the Guerssen record label.

One of the tracks recorded in 1970 is featured on the 3 CD anthology "Dust On The Nettles".