Brian Willoughby

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Brian Willoughby
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Background information
Born (1949-09-20) 20 September 1949 (age 71)
Origin Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Genres Rock, folk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Acoustic and electric guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin.
Years active1960s–present
LabelsCabritunes Records
Associated acts Cathryn Craig, Strawbs, Mary Hopkin, Dave Cousins, Nanci Griffith, Monty Python, The Monks, Bridget St.John, High Society, New World, Jim Diamond, John Wright, Tom & Barbara Brown, Jack Hudson, Pete Ryder, Bob E Baker, Reckless Johnny Wales, Michael Snow, Bill Lloyd, Brian Connolly, Brian McDade, Mary Dawson, Bonnie Dobson, Maureen Kennedy-Martin, The Sharpees, Damian Wilson, Kenny Speirs.

Brian Willoughby (born 20 September 1949) is a British guitarist. He has worked with many musicians, notably Dave Cousins and The Strawbs, Mary Hopkin, as well as releasing solo work. [1]



(UK releases unless stated otherwise)



  • Black and White (1998)
  • Fingers Crossed (2004)

With other artists

  • Old School Songs – with Dave Cousins (1979)
  • The Contractual Album – Monty Python (1980)
  • Suspended Animation (The Monks) (UK band) (Gold Album in Canada 1981)
  • Don't Say Goodbye Strawbs (1987)
  • Ringing Down the Years Strawbs (1991)
  • The Bridge – with Dave Cousins (1994)
  • Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) – Nanci Griffith (1998)
  • Baroque & Roll – Acoustic Strawbs (2001)
  • Pigg River Symphony – Cathryn Craig (2001)
  • I Will – with Cathryn Craig (2002)
  • Blue Angel – Strawbs (2003)
  • Full Bloom – Acoustic Strawbs (2005) live at Natural Sound, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (2004)
  • Live at the Royal Festival Hall – Mary Hopkin (2005)
  • Calling All Angels + Cathryn Craig (2009)
  • Real World + Cathryn Craig (2013)
  • Painting by Numbers + Mary Hopkin (2013)
  • In America + Cathryn Craig
  • St.Pancras Old Church, London + Cathryn Craig

Countless other albums as session player – 1969 – present.


Countless other singles as session player 1969 – present.


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  1. "Brian Willoughby at Strawbsweb" . Retrieved 26 November 2010.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)