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The Black Shawl

The Black Shawl also know as Do You Love An Apple, is a traditional song that was found and recorded all over the British Isles and Ireland by the early victorian collectors, with many variations. I don’t sing many love songs, usually preferring those about the darker side of life, and The Black Shawl is [...]

Fire Song.

    Thank You everything that can possibly be thanked, it’s March at long last, and I have made it through another English winter without killing anyone and I still have my major faculties and all my own teeth. Not only is March fantastic because Spring is on its way, bunnies are hopping, the birds [...]

The Ancient Music of Hedgerows

This week I have had the very great fortune of parking my tiny home right next to an abundantly wild and tall hedgerow. I have often been inspired by the beauty and complexity of hedgerows; there is one in particular that I have had the pleasure of walking slowly along, almost every day for several [...]