The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most popular and respected folk groups of the British folk revival of the s. Founded in in Birmingham as as the Clarion Skiffle Group, the band renamed the Ian Campbell Folk Group in and performed a mixture of British traditional folk music and new material, including compositions by Campbell (also singer and guitarist).
The band was renamed the Ian Campbell Folk Group in and became one of the most respected, popular and influential folk groups of the British folk scene of the s. The group's first recordings included the EP, Ceilidh at the Crown, which was released in and was the first live folk club recording to be released on : Folk music.
The Campbell Group's first recordings on the Topic label included the EPs, Ceilidh At The Crown and Songs of Protest, the former being the first ever live folk club recording to be released on vinyl, in In , the Ian Campbell Folk Group was signed to Transatlantic Records and released their first album, This is The Ian Campbell Folk.
· Their first recording was an EP, Ceilidh at the Crown, in The following year they were signed by Transatlantic and made This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group, the .
· In , the group changed their name to the Ian Campbell Folk Group and in recorded Ceilidh At The Crown, at the Crown Inn in Station Street Birmingham, their regular venue. It was the first ever live folk recording to be released on vinyl.
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