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I’ve covered Shirley Collins for a new compilation

I’ve recorded/rewritten a Shirley Collins song for a new compilation to help fund a film about her. See the video below: Shirley Collins comes from Sussex and and wrote and performed as a key member of the English folk revival of the 1950s. It’s her role in the legendary Lomax recordings that also form her […]

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Immortality anyone? Going in search of a legendary Mermaid

Gilgamesh famously failed in his bid for immortality, but I’ve always been tempted by the idea, and so this Easter weekend represents a rare chance at actually achieving it thanks to an old legend in the Peak District, England’s oldest National Park. Once a year, on Easter Eve, legend has it that an ancient Mermaid goes for an […]

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