June 26, 2010

The Mildew Leaf - The Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree

Fruit of the Deserted Village collective, this 2004 debut would seem to document travels around the UK, northern France, Channel Islands and the isles and captures performances in both English and Gaelic.

Traditional sounding but – like all the best folk music - one with a feeling of strangeness running through its heart. Those who can’t get enough of The Wicker Man soundtrack would do well to look here.

New release Soup and the Shilling reckoned good too.

Some Magickal Folk the other day, or "4 Get Lost on Geography Field-trip":

Track-listing in Comments

Oddi wrth y brawd


Y Brawd said...

1.1 In Aimsir Bhaint An Fhéir(2:41)
1.2 Spencer The Rover (3:43)
1.3 Le Bon Marain (3:35)
1.4 The Blackthorn Tree (2:09)
1.5 Twa Corbies (1:40)
1.6 Is Iomaidh Coiscéim Fada (3:23)
1.7 Time To Go Home (1:54)

Pastaman Vibration (ye-ah!) said...

I concur as regards the quality of "Soup and the Shilling" which, as the linked website points out is this one and the follow-up EP plus a bunch of new stuff (of varying but mostly decent quality). I love Le Bon Marain and have a soft spot for their version of Spencer. Good call that Brawd!

Y Brawd said...

Diolch PV(Y!) - and folks, he is too modest as he has writ his own review of Soup and shilling at the thrilling online review site terrascope: