Folly Bridge Records of Oxford

The Company

The aim of Folly Bridge Records is to bring to disc and to public notice, the work of some fine Oxfordshire acoustic musicians.

Folly Bridge, mid 18thC

Folly Bridge is named after a landmark just south of the old city of Oxford; a stone bridge over the Thames (or 'Isis') above which used to stand a toll-booth tower.

There in the 12th century, lived and worked the great alchemist Roger Bacon - who watched the stars, and dared to believe that the world was a sphere.

Recording Services

Get the results you dream of with Folly Bridge Recording Services - please visit the page on this site for further details.

Some Performers

Frank Underwood

Blues, Folk, and Early Music

Frank, a veteran performer best known for his work with Annie Lennox in the mid 1970's, continues to delight discriminating audiences with a unique programme of 'Baroque'n'Roll'! He has repeatedly received invitations to perform at the Edinburgh Festival, to the Hastings and Charlbury festivals, at charity events around Oxford, and at venues elsewhere around the UK.

Read more on the Frank Underwood page.


Frank has teamed up with the inestimable singer Gillie Tunley in the summer of 2011, to form a duo performing music from Jane Austen's songbooks, and other material from the Regency period; a CD has just been released, 'An Innocent Diversion'.

Read more about Austentation on their website.


Acoustic Jazz

Fiddlebop are impressive performers of acoustic jazz of all periods. They did some demo sessions in the summer of 2007 and continue to develop style, repertoire and expertise.

They are available for events of all kinds, so visit their page on this site, and get in touch with them direct for bookings and more information.

Matthew Barnett

Popular songs

Matthew is a fine songsmith who received appreciative feedback from Micky Most, and enthusiastic support from many others. A period in the West of Ireland gave a new authority and inspiration to his songs.