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John Barleycorn Reborn

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pd, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    I don't know if anyone listens to "folkcast". It's a wonderful monthly podcast done by Ken Nicol and Phil Widdows, see http://www.folkcast.co.uk/

    Last episode they had some preview tracks from a new "Dark Folk" compilation called John Barleycorn Reborn, and this set has just become available for instant download and also for purchasing on old-fashioned CD. See http://www.john-barleycorn-reborn.com/ for full information.

    It might be of particular interest to Harperites, since one of the bands on the compilation is "Mary Jane", and features Jo Quinn who's active on the email version of stormcock (not sure if she looks in here). The songs are, well, varied and interesting. Suggest you give the last folkcast a listen first and see if you like the samples they play there. I'm very taken with it so far though I've only listened to the first of the 3 CDs you get on the download version.

  2. Oreb

    Oreb I've got a zappy little nappy

    I've enjoyed the CD set very much. It's patchy, as is the nature of such complilation, but the best stuff has that dangerous thrill to it the smacks of some rich vein (sorry - I can't think of a better way to put it).

    My favourites at the moment:
    Charlotte Greig & Johan Asherton "Lay the Bent to the Bonny Broom"
    Pumajaw "The Burning of Auchindoun"
  3. jo_maryjane

    jo_maryjane I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for the mention. I am just investigating this forum thing ;0) There is now a new companion download a limited edition for Samhain, some really good tracks including one from Mary Jane (of course)


  4. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Hi Jo, I thought you'd discover the post here eventually :)

    I already bought the Samhain set as well, it's good apart from a bit too much of the "when the boat comes in" verbal diddly (if you know what I mean... I don't know what the actual term is for that style of singing).

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