The Early Days: 1978 - 1979
|In the first few
months of existence the band entered a local talent competition.
They came second, but were highly acclaimed. They also
had their first ever venture into recording at Douglas
Bentley's Viking Vision "studio", which was
actually his front shop. This led to the release of the
first album – "First Swig" – which,
with the harmony mandolins on "Gardebylaten"
(Swedish Polka) and the songs "Greenland Whaling"
and "Banks Of Newfoundland", featured what was
to become the recognised sound of HOM BRU. This album
also had the country songs "Delta Dawn" and
the Don Williams classic "Till The Rivers All Run