Folk Songs

For 15 years now we’ve been writing new music in the language and spirit of traditional song and dance. Our instinct has always been to keep pushing forward, keep testing what elements can be woven around the old idioms to make them new and keep them true. This is our first real foray into the traditional canon proper, and what drives us is the same as ever. Why the old songs now? Because 2020. Old stories feel important. Like all performers everywhere, we’ve been forced off the road, and now felt the moment to reflect and reground. We’ve inhabited rather than written these five songs, and their emotional fire has swept us away.”

 

  1. The Banks of Red Roses
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  2. Polly on the Shore
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  3. The Cruel Brother
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  4. Ca’ The Ewes
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  5. The Witch of the Westmorelands
    Archie Fisher

Mixed by Lau & Stuart Hamilton
Recorded in Edinburgh, Pathhead & Glasgow, Autumn 2020
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios
Produced by Lau

Kris Drever – Vocal & guitar
Martin Green – Accordion & production
Aidan O’Rourke – Fiddle
Inge Thomson – Vocals

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Label: Reveal Records

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For 15 years now we’ve been writing new music in the language and spirit of traditional song and dance. Our instinct has always been to keep pushing forward, keep testing what elements can be woven around the old idioms to make them new and keep them true. This is our first real foray into the traditional canon proper, and what drives us is the same as ever. Why the old songs now? Because 2020. Old stories feel important. Like all performers everywhere, we’ve been forced off the road, and now felt the moment to reflect and reground. We’ve inhabited rather than written these five songs, and their emotional fire has swept us away.”

 

  1. The Banks of Red Roses
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  2. Polly on the Shore
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  3. The Cruel Brother
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  4. Ca’ The Ewes
    Trad Arr. Drever, Green, O’Rourke
  5. The Witch of the Westmorelands
    Archie Fisher

Mixed by Lau & Stuart Hamilton
Recorded in Edinburgh, Pathhead & Glasgow, Autumn 2020
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios
Produced by Lau

Kris Drever – Vocal & guitar
Martin Green – Accordion & production
Aidan O’Rourke – Fiddle
Inge Thomson – Vocals

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