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Three Danish Galleys – the full studio recording

A Viking raid on an English village, with terrible consequences for both sides. Collected over a hundred years ago, and described as ancient then, Three Danish Galleys tells the story of a raid by 3 Viking ships on the English … Continue reading

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The Day The Bank Closed Its Doors

It turns out this is a theme so many people can relate to, from all over the country and from many countries; a rural town no longer the thriving centre it once was. Symbolised by how the once fine and … Continue reading

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One Word War – the story behind the song

I remember just a couple of family stories about the First World War. Grandad was in the medical corps, front line. He saw the worst of everything but refused to shoot back. There’s a silver cigarette case, swapped with a … Continue reading

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“Meet in the dining room at 1pm. Bring shoes.ā€

“Meet in the dining room at 1pm. Bring shoes.ā€ And that was the start of something very special. Actually it started a day or so before. I didnā€™t quite know what to expect going to the 2018 Outland sessions, but … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair

I first discovered this haunting song on an album by a band calls All About Eve. Loved it ever since, so on my return to folk music a few years ago I started singing it again, with a newly developed … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Song – Ship of Dreams

Go out to your ship of dreams Time to leave the shore Row out to your ship of dreams Don’t stand there waiting for your ship of dreams for ever more If you have a song, A song you’d like … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Song – Roll on the Day

Roll on the Day is a sad, haunting ballad created by UK folk singer Allan Taylor. It tells of the health difficulties suffered by a working man from the north of England struck down in retirement by a typical industrial … Continue reading

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The making of an album – #1

Now THAT was an experience. So I have been in studios before (mainly radio and TV, but still with mics and other bits & pieces you don’t have at home) and done some bash recording, but nothing is quite like … Continue reading

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