As a “Robson”, I’m a descendant of one of the border clans (the “Reivers”) who from the 13th to the 17th century carried out murderous raids both ways across the English/Scottish border and steal cattle and sheep, possessions, take hostages, engage in blackmail and burn each others homes. They…read more
This song’s all about global warming and whether we believe it’s happening or not (and I believe it, nature is making up its own mind and acting accordigly. Taken from a news story about humpback salmon appearing for the fist time in the River Tay in Scotland.
Went to our local folk club in Reading UK called Readifolk, and the guest was a five piece acoustic band called Lisa Fitzgibbon and the Power Folk Quartet who made such a great sound. Lisa sang some pretty pointed songs presumably about ex partners. I was wondering what it must be like to recognize…read more
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I’ve flipped around the gender of the common story of Reynardine, the “magical” and deceitful man, who is a fox but appears as man to spirit away unsuspecting maids. In this song it is the vixen who appears as an alluring woman.
A quasi mediaeval-sounding song about the art of making stained glass windows in churches and the contrast between the common people and the powers that built the churches. Still has resonance for todays’ world I feel.