Mike Billington started his musical career with REBEC in 1975 and was a founder member of the ceilidh bands MADCAP and MAGGOTY. He currently plays with both bands and CORVUS. Mike is interested mainly in traditional folk song and instrumentals but has a keen liking for music of the renaissance. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays recorders, crumhorns, shawm, rauschpfeife (and just about anything else you can blow!) and a variety of bagpipes from England, Scotland, Spain, Bulgaria and Hungary. Also, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele and mandolin are amongst others instruments he tries his hand at. Mike also currently is a member of RADNOR the band formed by Joe Beard. The band perform Legends of the Edge, a multi media show including songs, narration and slide show. Mike produced and presented the folk programme on BBC Radio Manchester back in the 1980s and was agent for Nic Jones and Jez Lowe for a number of years.