The mighty ‘Bellowhead’ do a lively version of the song ‘Prickle-Eye Bush’ at Celtic Connections 2005 in in this video.
Note that there is an even more entertaining 2007 version of this song by Bellowhead on YouTube here, but embedding has been disabled so I couldn’t post it directly here!
The membership of ‘Bellowhead’ seems to be somewhat fluid – you may notice that it includes Jon Boden, John Spiers, Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick, all of whom have already appeared in this series – but they are definitely some of the most talented young folk musicians in Britain today. You can find out more about them on their website here; they have a number of excellent and highly entertaining CDs out, all of which are readily available. They gave a memorable performance at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival a few years ago.
‘Mainly Norfolk’ has a good article about the song ‘Prickle-Eye Bush’ here. Apart from the Spiers and Boden version mentioned in this article, the only other version I’m familiar with is one by Nic Jones, although Nic changes the tune quite a bit, as he often did! You can find it on the 2001 compilation ‘Unearthed‘.