Principal Edwards Magic Theatre

Principal Edwards Magic Theatre were an English folk-rock/psych band from Exeter, Devon, that released two albums on Dandelion Records between 1969 and 1971, followed by a third as simply “Principal Edwards” on Deram in 1974.

Members: Root Cartwright (guitar, mandolin, recorder), Belinda Bourquin (fiddle, piano, recorder, vocals), David Jones (percussion), Martin Stellman (vocals, 1968-71), Vivienne McAuliffe (vocals, 1968-71), Jeremy Ensor (bass, 1968-71), Joe Read (bass, 1968-71), Terry Budd (drums, 1968-71), Roger Swallow (drums, 1968-71), Lyn Edwards (percussion, 1968-71), Nick Pallett (vocals, guitar, 1972-74), Richard Jones (bass, vocals, 1972-74), Geoff Nicholls (drums, 1972-74)


  • Soundtrack (1969)
  • The Asmoto Running Band (1971)
  • Round One (1974 • Principal Edwards)
  • The Devon Tapes (2008, live 1974 • Principal Edwards)

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