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The Silvery Tide out now

Saturday 28 September, 2019

The fourth song from From Ella Mary Leather is out now, telling the story of a cruel murder and how the killer got his comeuppance.

The Silvery Tide

Third song from From Ella Mary Leather announced

Friday 9 August, 2019

Following on from previous monthly releases The Mountains High and Chapel Park, the third of six recordings of songs drawn from the Ella Mary Leather manuscript collection will be entitled The Foundling.

The song relays the intricate story of a young woman’s plan to take revenge on a former lover, who deserted her to go off to sea a year earlier. This arrangement is based on incomplete transcriptions from Leather’s collection (under the name Eggs in her Basket), drawing on other versions of the song to fill in the gaps.

The Foundling will be available to stream and download from Friday 16 August.

The Foundling

New monthly song project—From Ella Mary Leather

Friday 7 June, 2019

Announcement! It’s been a long time coming, but the first track from my monthly song project, From Ella Mary Leather, will be released in all the usual places on Friday 21 June.

The project explores six songs in Leather’s manuscript collection, held at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House. Leather collected songs and dances in Herefordshire, and is best known for writing The Folk-Lore of Herefordshire, a seminal text on English folklore.

From Ella Mary Leather

The False Young Man featured in Fatea Showcase Session

Thursday 2 August, 2018

The latest showcase session from Fatea Magazine is available to download for free, featuring The False Young Man, the second single from the Chamber Folk EP.

Download now

Fatea Showcase Session

Chamber Folk out now

Friday 8 June, 2018

Three years in the making, the Chamber Folk EP is finally available on all of the usual streaming and download platforms, with CDs available via Bandcamp.

Chamber Folk