After leaving The Ramrods, Tony started performing traditional music in folk clubs.
He became a resident singer at the St. Albans Folk Music Club when Tim Hart and Maddie Prior left because their other commitments were too great (they had formed Steeleye Span by then) and he performed at various clubs all round the country. They had a particularly good set of residents. Several groups and individuals playing clubs in their own right (Tony was in a group called "Leather Ferret"), and their “residents only” nights were a regular sell-out – often getting a better audience that the visiting artists. He has sung with Bert Lloyd, Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger, supported Steeleye Span, Boys of the Lough, and lots of other folk music legends, been on Radio (including a session on BBC's "Folkweave"), played at Sidmouth and other Folk festivals in the UK and in Europe. He later played electric guitar in Celadon, a sort of hard-rock ceilidh band – along the lines of Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span but playing music mostly for dancing.
He also became an accomplished Morris Dancer, dancing, teaching and accompanying on concertina.