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Songs in the sunshine!

We’re looking forward to some fun festivals this summer!

Posted 290 weeks ago
<p>We’re really looking forward to playing this cosy community event. There’s loads of great local music, dance, art, craft and all sorts of entertainment, all for free. It’s going to be a lovely day.<br/><a href="http://www.thecrayfestival.co.uk/" title="The Cray Festival" target="_blank">http://www.thecrayfestival.co.uk/</a></p>

We’re really looking forward to playing this cosy community event. There’s loads of great local music, dance, art, craft and all sorts of entertainment, all for free. It’s going to be a lovely day.
http://www.thecrayfestival.co.uk/

Posted 291 weeks ago
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What a joy it was to hear Holly Taymar and Christopher Bilton play live last night at Folking Live. Being English they write songs about the weather (so do we) and we loved this song. Check them out, we love their songs, we think you might, too.

Posted 291 weeks ago
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We had a wonderful time playing at Artree Music’s Folking Live at the Southhill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell last night. Playing support for Laveer was a privilege and a very great pleasure. We particularly liked this song. Check out their songs, they’re beautiful.

Posted 291 weeks ago

Foldable, printable, customisable paper CD cases

Look what we found!

http://www.papercdcase.com/ have a fantastic online template for making foldable paper CD cases. They’re great, and if you open the PDF output file in Libre Office (free download), you can edit it to add your own graphics, background and text. Brilliant for a smart-looking DIY album or EP release. We LOVE this!

Posted 291 weeks ago

Lovely, lovely sounds from Kate Rusby.

Posted 291 weeks ago
<p>This Saturday (22nd June)</p>
<p>Tickets £8: <a href="http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/?lid=11781#buytickets" title="Buy Tickets" target="_blank">http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/?lid=11781#buytickets</a></p>
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<p>Folking Live Bracknell is the monthly roots music event taking place every forth Saturday of the month in the intimate setting of The Cellar Bar, part of South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire. Each night of music will offer the best in English Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and World Music from performers both local and further afield.<br/>__________________</p>
<p>Holly Taymar and Christopher Bilton are two Yorkshire-bred twenty-somethings with a talent for writing and arranging beautiful acoustic originals, featuring a multitude of genres: acoustic, folk, country, jazz, doo-wop and a hint of hip hop.<br/><a href="http://www.hollytaymar.com" title="Holly Taymar" target="_blank">http://www.hollytaymar.com<br/></a>__________________</p>
<p>Laveer are four, tea spilling musicians who favour acoustic instruments and like making songs together. They began when Dan Adsley and Stephen Moyse began playing their guitars at each other. The resulting noise was pleasing but needed a voice – step forward Aimee Herbert who added singing, more guitar and lots more songs. To fill in the gaping holes in the lower register was James Gaydon and his firm-but-gentle bass hands.<br/><a href="http://www.laveer.net/" title="Laveer" target="_blank">http://www.laveer.net/<br/>___________________</a></p>
<p>DaylightSaving is a songwriting duo with a sound that combines elements of jazz, pop, folk and Latin and features soft acoustic guitar, folksy vocals, flute, penny whistle and melodica. Having been told they weren’t ‘pure jazz enough’ by a UK radio station that shall remain nameless, Richard and Kate delight in describing themselves as http://www.daysave.co.uk/

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This Saturday (22nd June)

Tickets £8: http://www.southhillpark.org.uk/?lid=11781#buytickets

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Folking Live Bracknell is the monthly roots music event taking place every forth Saturday of the month in the intimate setting of The Cellar Bar, part of South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire. Each night of music will offer the best in English Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Americana and World Music from performers both local and further afield.
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Holly Taymar and Christopher Bilton are two Yorkshire-bred twenty-somethings with a talent for writing and arranging beautiful acoustic originals, featuring a multitude of genres: acoustic, folk, country, jazz, doo-wop and a hint of hip hop.
http://www.hollytaymar.com
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Laveer are four, tea spilling musicians who favour acoustic instruments and like making songs together. They began when Dan Adsley and Stephen Moyse began playing their guitars at each other. The resulting noise was pleasing but needed a voice – step forward Aimee Herbert who added singing, more guitar and lots more songs. To fill in the gaping holes in the lower register was James Gaydon and his firm-but-gentle bass hands.
http://www.laveer.net/
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DaylightSaving is a songwriting duo with a sound that combines elements of jazz, pop, folk and Latin and features soft acoustic guitar, folksy vocals, flute, penny whistle and melodica. Having been told they weren’t ‘pure jazz enough’ by a UK radio station that shall remain nameless, Richard and Kate delight in describing themselves as 'mongrel dogs of jazz-pop fusion and proud of it’. That half of their songs sound more like contemporary folk than either pop or jazz is neither here nor there.
http://www.daysave.co.uk/

Posted 292 weeks ago

(I’d advise you to read it slowly, while thinking of someone you love, friend, child, parent, lover…)


Of the terrible doubt of appearances,
Of the uncertainty after all, that we may be deluded,
That may-be reliance and hope are but speculations after all,
That may-be identity beyond the grave is a beautiful fable only,
May-be the things I perceive, the animals, plants, men, hills,
shining and flowing waters,
The skies of day and night, colors, densities, forms, may-be these
are (as doubtless they are) only apparitions, and the real
something has yet to be known,
(How often they dart out of themselves as if to confound me and mock me!
How often I think neither I know, nor any man knows, aught of them,)
May-be seeming to me what they are (as doubtless they indeed but seem)
as from my present point of view, and might prove (as of course they
would) nought of what they appear, or nought anyhow, from entirely
changed points of view;
To me these and the like of these are curiously answer’d by my
lovers, my dear friends,
When he whom I love travels with me or sits a long while holding me
by the hand,
When the subtle air, the impalpable, the sense that words and reason
hold not, surround us and pervade us,
Then I am charged with untold and untellable wisdom, I am silent, I
require nothing further,
I cannot answer the question of appearances or that of identity
beyond the grave,
But I walk or sit indifferent, I am satisfied,
He ahold of my hand has completely satisfied me.

“Of the terrible doubt of appearances” — Walt Whitman (via stephen-fry-me)
Posted 292 weeks ago

New Myspace

Yikes! It looks as if classic Myspace has gone, and all accounts have been transferred to the new Myspace. Interesting times…

myspace.com/daylight_saving

Posted 293 weeks ago
Posted 293 weeks ago