Monday, 18 November 2013

The Furrow Collective

'Hirta Songs', the fine new collaborative album by Alasdair Roberts and poet Robin Robertson, has barely had time to seep into my consciousness since the CD dropped onto my doormat late last week and yet already comes news of Alasdair's next project, The Furrow Collective. The Collective, who tackle 'the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest', consists of folk luminaries Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman, Rachel Newton as well as Alasdair himself and their debut LP, 'At Our Next Meeting' is scheduled for a February 2014 release. A couple of teasers from the record have already been unleashed, one of which is 'Hind Horn'.


Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of this project, which I doubt I would have heard about otherwise. Definitely an album that will be a 'must buy'. Must try to hear the latest by Mr. Roberts, too.

The Swede said...

Sounds a bit special doesn't it? Follow the link to sample the whole of 'Hirta'.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Very quaint and so different....i will have to look further in to this...thanks for the direction

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