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Black Joak

Black Joak was an English ceilidh band based in the Bristol area. It was formed in the late 1970s from the members of Hit Shot Morris (associated with the folk club at the Lamb in Iron Acton) who decided to play folk dance music when too few people turned up to practices.

Initially the band had seven members:

In the early 1980s Barbara and Dewi left the band and some of the other band members had started playing other instruments, leading tto the line-up below.

This line-up lasted for about 3 years appearing at several folk festivals and at Cecil Sharp House.

In the late 1980s, for a period of about two years, the band reformed as a quartet consisting of: