Independent label: Free Reed Records was a Folk Music label from Duffield, Derbyshire. Free Reed was owned by Neil Wayne. It issued records from 1976 to 1978, and had prominent artists such as John Kirkpatrick and Peter Bellamy on its books; there were also promising newcomers like the Old Swan Band and Flowers And Frolics. Most of the company's releases were albums, but they managed a sole single: Les Barker's, 'Holland's Meat Pies' (FRY-1; 1977), which was reportedly only available at gigs. The single's label was plain black-on-white, in contrast to the more decorative album label. Free Reed was reborn in the CD age and is flourishing today with boxed sets of historic material by the likes of Fairport Convention and Ashley Hutchings, as well as reissues of its '70s LPs. It is now based in Belper. Distributed By Free Reed Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
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