Regret Not Me!

It is with great excitement that I announce the existence of my first solo EP, Woop Woop ! I think one is meant to call it a launch actually, but existence feels more accurate. I have spent many years as a musician filled with urges to have my own solo cd. There seems to be [...]

The Brisk Young Butcher

Also known as: the Butcher and the Chambermaid; The Copshawholme Butcher. This comical 19th Century Broadside ballad tells the story of an unpleasant butcher who takes advantage of a young maid working at an Inn. He pays her a sovereign to lay with him, and in the morning he tricks her out of the money; [...]

Dear Sylvan,

My dearest Sylvan, I hope that this letter finds you in the peak of good health, I am sorry that I have not been there for you lately; somehow I just haven’t been able to find the time. Even though we can measure many years together now I still know so little about you, I [...]

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 [...]