Anglicana is taken off our album Mirabilia.
'Floodplains' is a track taken off our album 'Mirabilia'.
Girl in the Moon' is a track taken off our album 'As turn the Seasons' - the Winter part of the CD.
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Filmed at the wonderful Three Tuns Inn and Three Tuns Brewery in Bishop's Castle (one of our favourite places in Shropshire). We chose to record a video for John Barleycorn at these two locations because the tune is all about brewing beer!
p.s. There is a pretty cute extra right at the end of the video, so keep watching to the end ;)
'Far from the Sea' is from our album 'As turn the Seasons', so to go with the nautical title we (Sarah) decided we'd have a piratey theme... For those of you that don't know, as soon as we recorded the track, we thought the music sounded like a sea faring kind of tune, which is a bit ironic because we all live in Shropshire, which is completely land locked. Hence the title! So that's the back story, have a watch and see what you think :)
'Into the Wind' is off our album 'As Turn the Seasons', written in the springtime it was inspired by the sight of some Jackdaws taking off into a stiff breeze from some chimney pots of the cottage below Whalebone Towers.
Originally taken from our 'Summer' EP, this is our version of The Beatles tune 'Here Comes The Sun.' It now features on our album 'As Turn the Seasons' which follows the year throughout Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, 4 tunes for each season. Needless to say this makes up the Summer section of the album, along with our take on a traditional tune called 'John Barleycorn', and 2 original Whalebone tunes called 'Dragonfly Sky' and 'Far from the Sea'. It was filmed in and around Shropshire in the summer of 2014.
This is our version of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'. This tune is off our album 'As Turn the Seasons' - yep, you got it, the Winter section of the album! Along with our interpretation of the Pogues tune 'Fairytale of New York', the traditional tune and carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter' and one our original tunes 'Girl in the Moon'. It is our first foray into using a green screen too!
This is our take on The Rolling Stones' classic 'Paint it Black' along with a Cape Breton traditional tune that we first heard being played by Ashley MacIsaac called 'Devil in the Kitchen. The video was filmed by Quite Big Media and the track appears on our album 'Runes'.
When Steve first heard the Taylor 8-string Baritone guitar, what immediately attracted him to it was the 'otherworldliness' of the sound it made, with its deep rumbling bass notes and shimmering, haunting double strings. The tone seemed to be almost primeval, hinting at hidden depths and half-forgotten memories, and he instantly fell in love with it.
We now use the instrument on several tunes, including this solo piece called 'Justify', which is in two parts, a slow ethereal section followed by a faster reel. We thought it would be fun to make a short video to accompany the first part, so the start of May saw us filming in the depths of Shropshire, trying to produce images to match the music (and making ourselves dizzy in the process!). The complete track is on our album 'Runes'.