Stick In The Wheel Presents From Here: English Folk Field Recordings Volume 2
Once again, Ian Carter and Nicola Kearey of Stick In The Wheel took up their recording equipment and ventured to new places within England, both physically and metaphorically.
Featuring Nancy Kerr, Rachel Unthank, Chris Wood, Kathryn Tickell and many others.
Asking folk and traditional musicians what ‘From Here’ meant to them: this impulse to make music- From Here- where does it come from? What does it mean to be making this music in 2019, using the framework of English tradi- tional music and culture? England is divided, and we may well look to the past to make sense of the future- in such times of chaos and political uncertainty, these are timely questions.
Asking folk and traditional musicians what ‘From Here’ meant to them: this impulse to make music - From Here - where does it come from? Throughout the journey, trying to figure out who we are, as a nation. What does it mean to be making this music in 2019, using the framework of English traditional music and culture?
“The more we travelled the less we found we knew. At every turn, surpris- ing, frustrating. And identity to grasp, or to push away. To try and understand who we are, where we are going, where we came from. Now more than ever, our identity is important, this culture and canon of music is a living, breathing thing, to be respected and taken seriously.” Nicola Kearey
1. Gan Tae The Kye/Peacock Followed The Hen - Nancy Kerr
2. The Sand-gate Dandling Song - Rachel Unthank
3. Cottenham Medley - C Joynes
4. The Almsgiver - Richard Dawson
5. Ladle/Richmond - Cath & Phil Tyler
6. BarbaraAllen - Mark Humphreys & Anahata
7. The King of Rome - June Tabor
8. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy - Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp
9. Two Lovely Black Eyes - Co-hen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
10. A Young Woman’s Tale - Grace Petrie
11. Nightin-gales - Belinda Kempster
12. Bonnie Pit Laddie/Lads of Alnwick - Kathryn Tickell
13. So Much to Defend - Chris Wood
14. Nancy Clough - Sandra & Nancy Kerr
Artist: Various Artists
Label: From Here Records
Genre: Folk, Country & Americana
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: SITW0011
Released: 19 April 2019