Fledg’ling has 3 exclusive releases planned for Record Store Day on Saturday April 22nd.
The tenth annual celebration of independent record shops and vinyl record collecting is sure to see lots exclusive re-issues and new releases – the perfect reason to visit your local independent record shop.

wing-1005-webSHIRLEY COLLINS ~ Shirley Sings Irish At the beginning of SHIRLEY COLLINS’ recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7″ vinyl EPs for the Collector Label. Originally released in very short press runs, these early recordings have been hard to find for nearly five decades. For Record Store Day 2017 we are releasing a newly-remastered edition of Shirley Sings Irish (her fourth Collector EP). Just like the original, this comes in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.
track list: Love Is Teasing, She Moves Through The Fair, The Bold Irish Boy, Must I go Bound, Dennis O’Reilly

wing-1007-webMARTIN CARTHY & DAVE SWARBRICK ~ No Songs Equally as rare are original copies of MARTIN CARTHY and DAVE SWARBRICK’s instrumental No Songs EP. First released, fifty years ago, in 1967 – this record captures Carthy and Swarbrick at a peak moment of their early career. Dave Swarbrick would later take several of the tunes with him when he joined Fairport Convention and the No Songs repertoire has been a seminal influence for generations of musicians. Released to commemorate the life of Dave Swarbrick our newly-remastered edition comes in a facsimile, front-laminated, flipback sleeve with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.
track list: Gillen’s Apples / Snug In The Blanket, Grey Daylight / Jenny’s chickens, The Banks, The Bee’s Wing / The Irish Washerwoman, The Ash Plant / Bonny Kate, The Reconciliation.

fivelp020DAPHNE’S FLIGHT ~ Knows Time, Knows Change Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singers of their generation found themselves at the Cambridge Folk Festival. They decided to sing some songs together… magic happened and DAPHNE’S FLIGHT took off. Now, two decades after their impressive and much-loved debut album, CHRISTINE COLLISTER, MELANIE HARROLD, JULIE MATTHEWS, HELEN WATSON and CHRIS WHILE are gathering again – “older, wiser and twice as powerful”.
For Record Store Day 2017 we are releasing an exclusive 180g vinyl LP of their second album Knows Time, Knows Change (official CD release will follow on Friday May 5th). The songs cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop including a vibrant new arrangement of Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’.
Track list: Lay Fallow, Let My Ship Come Sail In, Goddess Of Mann, My Heart 2, Count Me In, Shipbuilding, How Glad I Am, No One Knows His Name, Heart Of Stone, Split.
More information about the Daphne’s upcoming tour can be found at: