Chris Parkinson

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Chris Parkinson (born 31 March 1950) is a folk musician from the UK. He was a co-founder of the British folk band The House Band (1984-2001), playing accordion, harmonica, melodeon and keyboards.[1] He has also performed with John Kirkpatrick in the accordion duo, 'The Sultans of Squeeze', who were included in nominations as 'duo of the year' in the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards[2][3]


Chris Parkinson has played music since the age of 5, starting with the harmonica. Other instruments include the piano, guitar, concertina, tin whistle, melodeon, piano accordion, keyboard and fiddle.[4]

He has worked with Ralph McTell, Steve Phillips and Billy Connolly[4]

Parkinson's tune Mr Isaac's Maggot appears on the accordion box set Planet Squeezebox.[5]


Solo work

  • Parky - CPCD313
  • Out of his Tree - Pan Records PAN147

With The House Band

  • The House Band - Topic 12TS439
  • Pacific - Topic 12TS445
  • Groundwork - Green Linnet 1132
  • Word of Mouth - Topic 12TS451 - Green Linnet 3045
  • Stonetown - Harbourtown HAR019 - Green Linnet 3060
  • Rockall - Green Linnet
  • Another Setting - Green Linnet
  • October Song - Green Linnet

With John Kirkpatrick

With Steve Phillips

  • Been A Long Time Gone - Clarion Records CL CD001

With Steve Phillips & The Rough Diamonds

  • Everyone A Gem - Good 'Ol Boy Music GOB:00:003
  • Live At The Grosvenor - Clarion Records CLCD003
  • North Country Blues - Clarion Records CLCD004


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