Judy Dyble


Judy Dyble is a legendary British singer, best known as the original vocalist with Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1968. The group recorded their first album Fairport Convention with her. It featured her on vocals, piano and autoharp.


After Fairport Convention Dyble performed with Giles, Giles and Fripp, a group that would later become King Crimson. Later she was one half of the duo Trader Horne with Jackie McAuley, releasing one album, Morning Way in 1969, and two highly prized collectible vinyl singles. She also guested on The Incredible String Band's 1968 album The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (on The Minotaur's Song) and on the G.F. Fitz-Gerald 1970 album Mouseproof.


From 1973 onwards, Judy left the music business but after a thirty year gap released a new album, Enchanted Garden in 2004, followed by Spindle and The Whorl in 2006. Occasional live appearances have seen her appear at Cropredy, with what was virtually the original Fairport line up in 2007.


Judy released a single in March 2008 with northern band The Conspirators. The single, a double A-side featuring Judy's vocals on a remake of Fairport Convention's song One Sure Thing and The Conspirators song Take Me To Your Leader, entered both the BBC indie and HMV download charts


More about the new album Talking with Strangers here.