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
Thompson. That year saw Tudor Lodge touring Holland where they featured on
Dutch Radio after which the group disbanded with their various careers
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
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 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 — “Wittfest” — 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.