Trader Horne

Trader Horne was an English/Irish folk-psych duo that released a standalone single and the album Morning Way, both on Pye-subsidiary Dawn in 1970. The duo comprised ex-Fairport Convention vocalist Judy Dyble and former Them/Belfast Gypsies multi-instrumentalist Jackie McAuley, who issued a self-titled solo album the following year. Members: Judy Dyble (vocals, electric autoharp, piano), Jackie […]


Them was an Irish R&B–beat group from Belfast fronted by Van Morrison. Between 1964 and 1966, they released eight singles and the Decca albums The Angry Young Them and Them Again. Their popular songs include “Baby Please Don’t Go,” “Here Comes the Night,” “Mystic Eyes,” and the much-covered “Gloria.” When Morrison launched his solo career, […]

Trader Horne ‎– Morning Way (1970)

Morning Way is the sole album by English folk-rock combo Trader Horne, released in 1970 on Dawn/Janus. “The Mutant”: plucked acoustic progression with chromatic bass-descent from Am, McUley vocal (emphasized 5ths) over Dyble piano… light harmonized wordless refrain… soft flute over instrumental passages of the progression… fade-in/out piano coda … seemingly about the mutations people […]

Jackie McAuley

Jackie McAuley (born Dec. 14, 1946) is an Irish singer/songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist from Coleraine who briefly played with Belfast beat group Them in 1965. The following year, he turned up in rival group the Belfast Gypsies, which cut two singles and a 1967 album on Sonet. At decade’s end, he formed the folk-psych duo […]