Many thanks to Andy Inns for playing ‘Time’s Dark Wing’ from our new cd on Black Dog Radio No.91, and for saying nice things. Cheers Andy!
PS We’re about 1hr 23 mins in to the show
Thanks to Tom Franks of FolkWords for reviewing The Distance:
“There’s a subtle understanding verging on tenderness permeating this album, combined with a quiet authority that allows the songs to come to you through their poetic lyrics, delivering their messages and holding your attention throughout.”
The Distance (2017)
” ‘The Distance’ is rich with lyrical gems, from ‘Time’s Dark Wing’ and ‘Jessie’s Gone’, through ‘Whose Angel Child’ and ‘You’ve Got To Love This Road’, to ‘In The Fall’ and ‘The Rule Of The Heart’ – each one leaving you trapped in their magic and aching for it to remain.”
Read the full article here.
We are delighted to announce that our new album, ‘The Distance’ is now available from Folkwit Records. Produced by Steve Benford, it features the full band on a selection of original songs by Phil. Cover photography is by Max Langran, and artwork by Tom Partridge.
Tracks include ‘Time’s Dark Wing’, ‘Sky Gathering’ and ‘To Be Continued’, the latter co-written by Phil with Jamie MacRae and Grace Morton at Moniack Mhor.
Here’s a few comments on the opening song ‘Time’s Dark Wing’
“Oh that is lovely. A good song and very moving performance. I am very pleased to have listened to that before bed.” – Teddy Thompson
“That’s a great tune. Prine & Van Zandt would approve!” – Roddy Woomble
“I love that song so much.” – Kathryn Williams
For words to all the songs go to the lyrics page.
The Oxjam ceilidh featuring The Beeston Ceilidh Collective on Friday 24th November at the British Legion Club is sold out. There is a waiting list in case you know anyone who wants a ticket and would like to go if we get any returns. Always a highlight of the year the ceilidh band features Steve Benford as caller
Our cd preview gig at Cafe Roya on Sunday 12th November is now sold out. If you’ve made a reservation but find you can’t attend please contact Roya on 0115 9221902 as we now have a waiting list.