The Devil's In The Detail

by Tippin' The Wink

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The Whisky Priests singer & bass player Mick Tyas' folk trio collaboration with Richard & Sylvia Doran. Also features The Whisky Priests drummer (1993-95) Nick Buck on percussion (as a guest musician).


"Tippin’ the Wink are a folk trio based in County Durham. They formed in 2009 but all members have enjoyed playing traditional music for many years and have played several local folk festivals including the Barnard Castle Big Bash 2010 and 2011 Sedgefield Folk Festival. The album is filled with memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics. They put the kick back into local folk music with many string driven arrangements and twin bouzoukis providing rhythm, accompanied by strong vocals from all members which complement each other perfectly. Opening track Bay Of Biscay welcomes the playful interaction of multi-layered harmonies and intricate shimmering vocal melodies. It is dreamy, possessing a strange enchanting beauty. The tracks on the album weave in and out of intimate ballads to roaring chorus songs that lend further depth and variation to the sound. Singer Sylvia Doran, has a voice which is both soft and gentle which is particular mesmerizing in track Dainty Davey. The Devil's In The Detail overflows with natural potential."

(Sophie Stratford, Lancashire Telegraph, 24 Nov 2011)

"Bloody brilliant!"

(Waldo Kinks Markham, Celtic-Folk-Punk Blog-Zine)


released November 1, 2011

Recorded and mixed at Trinity Heights Studio, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, June 2011
Engineered by Fred Purser
Produced by Tippin The Wink and Fred Purser
Cover design by Keith Lawrence Palmer

Tippin The Wink:
Richard Doran - Bouzouki, Dulcimer, Vocals
Sylvia Doran - Vocals
Mick Tyas - Bouzouki, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Vocals

Guest musicians:
Nick Buck - Percussion
Brian Fisher - Northumbrian Pipes
Fred Purser - Slide Guitar, Piano



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The Whisky Priests Durham, UK

The Whisky Priests (1985-2002) was founded by twin brothers, Gary & Glenn Miller (“the Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of Folk Music”). The band was internationally renowned for its energetic live shows, released a number of critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively and developed a worldwide cult following. ... more

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