incarnation of The Girls included Rose
Kemp (Maddy's daughter) and Abbie
Maddy & Abbie
They toured and
made a CD, Bib & Tuck, based mainly on
traditional and folk styles. The CD featured a
selection of songs by Maddy, Abbie and Rose,
favourite folk classics, contempory songs and The
Cotton Triangle a song suite that
described the Slave and Cotton trade of the 18th
Rose bowed out to
pursue her own career of songwriting and singing.
She was replaced by Claudia Gibson
and the whole endeavour took a sea-change.
three-part harmony as a base they looked to
current and recent writers for material, only
using songs where they could radically change
This led to
extraordinary versions of songs by Sam
Brown, Keane, The
Levellers, 10CC, Chrissie
Hynde and others.
The CD they made is
Under the Covers.
There are no plans
at present to tour.
Prior & The Girls, Bib
& Tuck CD Park
Records PRKCD61 2002
Prior & The Girls,, Under
The Covers CD Park
Records PRKCD84 2005
are available from Park