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Chapter four – The New Era
by Steve Matthews and Rosie Eade

With the departure of Richard and Kendra, the future of Hedgepig looked bleak, with Steve and Mark considering calling it a day. However, in 2001 Rosie Eade joined the band, providing vocals, sax and whistles, and she brought with her a wealth of her own excellent material – both self-penned and darkened versions of traditional material. With Rosie’s arrival, the band was re-energised.

Steve W




The Wrestlers 03-02-2001

Gary (The Locomotive 15-05-2004)
Simon Hall left in February 2001 to concentrate his efforts with Nice Planet WTI, and he was replaced on drums by Gary Cates.

Steve W . . . Jim ... Gary . . . Mark
Ely Folk Festival Weekend, 10-07-2004

However, during this period of creative energy, Hedgepig had not forgotten their roots. They continued to regularly delight audiences all over Cambridge - always around to help celebrate the important occasions such as Burns' Night (2005 = The Earl of Beaconsfield), St Patrick's Night (2005 = The Cricketers) and the occasional wedding. They could be seen squeezing drumlessly into the tiny corner of the Radegund and firing rocking folk music to the many corners of a packed Locomotive. Some gigs were made particularly special with the appearance of guest musicians, especially the gradual return of Steve Matthews.

Steve M, Steve W, Rosie, Mark

Steve W, Jim, Rosie, Mark
Burns' Night, Earl of Beaconsfield, 22-01-2005

Steve M, Rosie, Mark, Steve W
St. Patrick's Night at The Cricketers, 17-03-2005

And it is at this point that Rosie began the new and improved and fairly regularly updated Hedgepig.org website. This line up recorded the third album - concentrating mostly on Rosie’s material (original and trad re-writes), supplemented by Mark’s and Steve M’s tunes and songs. "the best Hedgepig recording to date"...