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The Yetties of Yetminster at Auction

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece of folk music history as The Yetties memorabilia comes up for auction in Sherborne.

OK, so it’s not on the same scale as the Freddie Mercury auction, but on Monday, 2nd October, fans of the legendary folk band, The Yetties, will have a unique opportunity to own a piece of music history. Charterhouse Auctioneers is set to auction off items from the estate of the late Malcolm “Mac” McCulloch, a renowned band member of the much-loved folk group.

The Yetties, hailing from Yetminster, Dorset, shot to fame and success after turning professional in 1967. Over the decades, their music resonated globally, leading to tours in countries as diverse as Malaysia, Nepal, Hong Kong, India, and Canada. In addition to these international performances, they had a notable presence in the UK, with numerous concerts, television, and radio appearances. Throughout their illustrious career, they released over 40 albums, marking their significant contribution to the folk music genre.

“The Yetties from Yetminster were immensely popular and have left an indelible mark on the music industry,” commented Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctioneers (pictured above, holding one of Mac McCulloch’s guitars). “The band announced their retirement in 2010 and held their last concert, in Sherborne, in 2011.”

Sadly, Mac McCulloch passed away a decade later, in December 2021. In light of his passing, Charterhouse Auctioneers were entrusted with the sale of the contents of his house. The upcoming auction will prominently feature Mac’s personal collection of Yetties-related memorabilia as a part of their specialist sale of music and film items.

Among the items up for grabs are Mac’s guitars, a banjo, various other musical instruments, records, and a rich collection of both personal and professional photographs. Additionally, fans can bid on unique ephemera and other Yetties-related items. Intriguingly, all these items will be sold without reserve, ensuring that fans have a genuine chance to own a piece of the legacy left behind by Mac McCulloch and The Yetties.

For those interested, the auction promises to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane, celebrating the life and career of a music legend.

For more information, head to the website of Charterhouse Auctioneers.