1982 - 1987
Line-up: Paul Espinoza, Margie Butler, Lief Sorbye, Florie Brown
Margie, Paul and Lief started off
1982 as a trio, with another tour of Europe. They were joined later in the year by
who actually stepped in to substitute for Lief at the Squaw Valley Festival.
At the end of 1982, Golden Bough started work on "The Boatman's Daughter", which was released early in 1983.
... but became a quartet once again
Original cover photo
(photo by Irene Young)
In 1984, Golden Bough released their third recording,
"Flight of Fantasy". This was a unique
album, in that it contained all original compositions. Both Lief and Paul contributed songs to this
collection, with Margie penning her first instrumental piece. The following year, one of the first
collections of Celtic music for Christmas and winter was released, 'Winter's Dance".
This remains one of the group's most requested albums.
|During The Belfast International Festival, Margie & Florie pose with Michael Palin, The President of the Guinness Brewery and Jane Casidy (Irish folk singer)|
|A promo shot from 1986. Florie took a brief hiatus, while Margie, Paul and Lief kept Golden Bough branching out.|
The end of 1987 was also the end of an era
for Golden Bough. Lief left the group to start his own band,
Celtic rockers "Tempest". Margie, Paul and Florie continued on as a trio ...
1998 - 2008 by
Golden Bough Music