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Tudor Lodge was originally formed in 1968, featuring John Stannard and Roger Strevens. The group started playing at the White Horse in Reading, England and later made appearances at other clubs on the folk circuit. In 1969 Lyndon Green replaced Roger. Lyndon had just returned to England after treading the hippy trail to Turkey and within a year they were joined by American singer and flautist, Ann Steuart. Tudor Lodge then toured the English folk circuit for over two years, teaming up with manager Karl Blore in March 1970, and releasing their first album in 1971: “Tudor Lodge” (Vertigo 6360043). Later that year, the group appeared at the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival and also at Weeley Festival in Essex.

Annie left the group in 1972 and was briefly replaced by Linda Peters, who became better known through her work with husband Richard Thompson. That year saw Tudor Lodge touring Holland where they featured on Dutch Radio after which the group disbanded with their various careers diverging.

John, Lyndon and Annie did get back together in 1980 but Annie left soon to live in New Hampshire. Lynne Whiteland replaced her, and in 1988 Lyndon retired from performing. He is currently living and working in Japan. Since then Tudor Lodge has been a duo presenting their own brand of music: New and Old, Original and some well known songs — Humour, Harmony and a touch of Nostalgia.

In September 1999, Tudor Lodge went to Japan and played two very successful gigs in Tokyo. Lynne and John were joined on stage by Lyndon and two excellent Japanese musicians, Bice (keyboard and vocals) and Shimizu Hirotaka (bass). The group performed songs from all four albums, to the delight of their many Japanese fans. The popularity of Tudor Lodge is set to continue: their CD “Runaway” was released on May 24, 2003, and their fifth studio CD “Unconditional” was released in September 2006.

May 2013 saw the release of Tudor Lodge’s 6th full studio album, “Stay”, featuring 14 new songs by Lynne and John. This album was three years in the making and Lynne and John are thrilled with the result. There is a fuller, more complete band sound throughout and the additional musicians, including orchestrations on three tracks, makes it even more special. The feedback so far has been terrific, with listeners describing the album as “... absolutely the best work you’ve ever done.”

The first video below is one of the outstanding tracks from the “Stay” album: “Emily’s Song.”

Tudor Lodge played at the 14th Annual Wittenham Free Charity Music Festival on Saturday 29th June 2013. It was a great success having followed closely behind the most excellent Boars Bridge Festival.

On October 19th 2013, Tudor Lodge played at Milk, a bar in Reading, as part of Oxjam – Reading Takeover, a charity event for Oxfam.
John and Lynne recorded an interview in which they talked about the history of the group and their reminiscences of their meeting and getting together. Click here to watch the interview.

The latest Tudor Lodge studio album, “SPACES,” was released in June 25th 2016. Click here to place your order.

The most recent offering from Tudor Lodge is their Christmas EP, “The Season Of Christmas” (2017).

Lynne and John: Tudor Lodge
Annie Lyndon

Also, some 42 years after the first Tudor Lodge album, founder member John Cee Stannard launched his first solo project. “The Doob Doo Album,” released in May 2013; a blues based album which mainly features songs written by John Cee during the previous two years. A second album: “Bus Depot Blues” was released in 2014, followed by “Stone Cold Sober” (2015), “It’s Christmas Time” (2016), and “To The River” (2017). For more info visit the John Cee Stannard STORE

We are very happy to announce that John has written a novel: “The GRiPPENHAM Tales — The Hidden Truth.” Published by Austin Macauley in both paperback and e-book formats. Please go to John C. Stannard for more information.

During the past ten to fifteen years, Lynne has embarked on a parallel, more spiritual path which has led to her becoming a qualified hypnotherapist and a crystal healer. Following her love for the power of crystals, she now gives talks and conducts workshops on the subject. For more information, and dates of courses, etc. please visit A Crystal In Your Pocket.

Do You Have A Copy Of The Original Tudor Lodge Album?

We would love to hear from you! If you own a copy of the original album, or have any recordings of any of our live concerts or club gigs from the 1970s, please let us know! We would really like to hear from you to help complete our archives. Please send us an email!

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Tudor Lodge has recorded at Outhouse Studios: (Let’s Talk, Runaway, Dream, Stay, most of Unconditional, and additional tracks for It All Comes Back)
Wild Oats Records, Nashville, Tennessee (Unconditional — 4 tracks)
Whitehouse Studios, Reading (Tudor Lodge at Christmas, SPACES)

Tudor Lodge are frequent visitors to:
The Windmill Acoustic Music Sessions
(most Thursdays at Albert Hall, Albert Street Social Club, 47 Albert Street, Fleet, Hants.)
as well as Poppy’s Folk and Acoustic Music Club.

Vertigo Swirl Web Site
Weeley Festival 1971 Web Site

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