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Recent news from Hux Records is that finally they seem to be making progress in their long battle to get Polygram to release the rights to the Gay and Terry Woods back catalogue. As you know, the first three albums (the last one, Tenderhooks, is already out) are held by them but in the past they have been reluctant to either release them themselves or else let someone else license them. Hux seemed to have achieved the impossible when they announced a compilation from them earlier this year but once again the record giants have been stalling on the final contract - to the extent that Hux were beginning to look at other options. The label had already had to cut proposals to get the whole lot put out because of the high price tag put on the license. Anyway, indications are that the whole protracted process may be getting closer to a resolution. Again, watch this space for details..... Hopefully we'll be looking at a release date soon.October 2002
Gay and Terry on their last album 'Tender Hooks' - their best says me !
It is with some regret that I have to announce the passing of the mailing list from this site. After all the fuss of getting it together and you all sending in your details the whole thing was lost during an upgrade of the ed's computer, thanks to a dodgy disc. Frankly the idea of starting again gives me the screaming heeby geebies. Please keep checking the site and this page. If anything happens, it'll be reported here as soon as possible !
April 2002


Journalist and writer Colin Harper is working on a new book - based on his articles previously published, about Irish music and its key players.Included would be the extended version of the Woods Band sleeve notes, researched for the release of the album on CD last year. In addition and of most interest, there would also be his, as yet unpublished, 11,000 word feature on Sweeney's Men (of which Terry Woods) was a part. With other reviews and items on leading figures from the Irish scene - especially of course, Gay Woods,the book promises to be an exciting insight into a much neglected area.
No release date has been set as yet but with interest from the publishing world already, it shouldn't be too long before we know more.May 2002
Gay was special guest at the opening of a new art exhibition featuring works by her brother Terry Corcoran  on September 1st at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght in Ireland.Terry is most well-known to fans of Gay for his 'Self Portrait Looking Up' which featured on the front cover of last years Auto Da Fe CD 'Songs For Echo' and his early work on their concert posters. Gay was pleased with the opening nd described it as going 'extremely well'. She didn't provide the music though. It came from Riogh Rua, the traditional Irish group that backed her at last years concert at Tinahely.september2002
'Self Portrait Looking Up' by Terry Corcoran
The Irish Times is reporting that the new line-up of The Woods Band started by Terry Woods last year has recorded a CD entitled
Music From the Four Corners of Hell
which is  awaiting release (although there are no reports yet as to whether they are signed to a label). The band which is sans Gay are currently touring in Ireland and their return marks a milestone for Terry who had been away from live performance for a while before his re-emergence with the Pogues last year.Earlier this year he also recorded a reworked version of Dreams from the first Woods Band album with Gay and a group provisionally called The Legends although this has yet to be commercially released so watch this space for more details.sept2002
Gay has said she will return 'soon' to music giving rise to speculation that she may be about to proceed with her long awaited solo album.Having been gathering material for a while she admitted to having a 'burning desire' to get back to recording again.

sept02 - Oct02