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Offline Stephenw

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Oak, Ash and Thorn
« on: Wednesday, November 17 2010 07:02PM GMT-1 »
There's a new album coming out in January on the Folk Police record label, The Oak, Ash and Thorn Project.. The songs are reworkings of Peter Bellamy's Kipling settings performed by such artists as Jackie Oates, Fay Hield, and Tim Eriksen. Jon has contributed Frankie's Trade and you can listen to it on the Folk Police website. It's strange and rather haunting.

http://www.folkpolicerecordings.com/the-oak-ash--thorn-project.html
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #1 on: Friday, November 19 2010 08:58PM GMT-1 »
Oooh, just had a listen. Very dark, especially with what I guess is a wax cylinder recording of Peter singing along with Jon. Can't wait for this.
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #2 on: Friday, November 19 2010 10:24PM GMT-1 »
Looking forward to this release.

Good to see that Trembling Bells will feature.........currently one of my favourite bands :aemo_spibodjmp:
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #3 on: Friday, November 19 2010 10:26PM GMT-1 »
Can tell from the image!   I love that album too  :)  Beautiful cover as well.

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #4 on: Friday, January 21 2011 12:52PM GMT-1 »
Evening All,

Hope this doesn't count as over-blatant self-promotion but just to update you, the CD version of the Oak, Ash and Thorn Project hits the shops on 21st February. It will also be available as a high quality download via Bandcamp. For those who can't wait that long, the CD is already available from the Folk Police on-line shop.

Blowing ours own trumpets for a moment, we're massively pleased with this album. All the artists who recorded tracks for it have produced stirling efforts and really risen to the challenge. Not least Mr Boden, whose opening track, "Frankie's Trade," is a real corker.

Here's what Folkwords have to say: http://www.folkwords.com/albumreviews_56809.html.

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #5 on: Friday, January 21 2011 01:19PM GMT-1 »
Thanks for the update Nigel. Looking forward to hearing this.
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #6 on: Friday, January 21 2011 07:35PM GMT-1 »
funnily enough just the other day I read about this elsewhere and it's on its way to me  :)

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, January 22 2011 12:09AM GMT-1 »
Welcome Nigel!  Must order a copy of the CD.
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, January 22 2011 03:26AM GMT-1 »
Oh dear! Yet another "must have".  ::)  Welcome, Nigel.  ;D
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, January 22 2011 01:47PM GMT-1 »
I've had this CD in and out of the player for the last week and can highly recommend it.

Highlights for me are, naturally, Jon Boden's contribution and also the tracks from Trembling Bells, Jackie Oates, The Owl Service and the Fay Hield Trio.

You folks will love it too ;)
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, January 22 2011 06:40PM GMT-1 »
This is great, I just listened to Jon's contribution, fantastic!! How great would it be if Jon will make a new solo album in the near future.

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, January 23 2011 05:33PM GMT-1 »
Listening to this at the moment. Very impressed so far. Some really interesting artists involved, most of whom we like a lot.

We thought it was odd that Damien Barber was not involved.

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #12 on: Monday, January 24 2011 02:13PM GMT-1 »
Hi Annie! We did ask Mr Barber, who was very enthusiastic about the project... it was simply a question of time, what with him being one of the hardest working folkies in showbusiness, etc, etc. We'll be sure to ask him again if/when we do the sequel, though!

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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, January 25 2011 07:40PM GMT-1 »
I shall wear my Folk Police badge with pride Nigel!
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Re: Oak, Ash and Thorn
« Reply #14 on: Saturday, January 29 2011 08:45PM GMT-1 »
I shall wear my Folk Police badge with pride Nigel!

badge? I didn't get a badge ::)