Thanks to From Here Records for kindly donating two of their LPs - volume 2 is signed by Cath & Phil Tyler, Mary Humphreys & Anahata!
English Folk Field Recordings Volumes 1 & 2 LP with printed inner sleevenotes
"In 2016 Stick In The Wheel began a field recording project with some of the best loved names in folk music. Recorded on location, produced and curated by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, these brand new recordings offer a different way to hear some distinguished folk names alongside lesser known artists. Renowned for music that's true and unadorned, they invited the musicians to think about what 'From Here' means to them - by way of place or geography, or as a way of exploring their musical origins - 'here's what I am, this is where I'm from'. An investigation not only of the past, but also of cultural identity; what it means to be making folk music now. "Our aim is to connect folk music to a wider audience whilst challenging the perception of what it is - here are important artists, performing in the most traditional way possible - raw and powerful." This carefully curated collection is a snapshot of English Folk music right now, connecting the old to the new, the past to the present. It's an intense, intimate experience for both artist and listener."
"A snapshot of the English folk scene right now - from seasoned professionals to folk club singers, everyone is equal. Recorded on location, in front rooms and kitchens with two pairs of microphones, capturing immediate, intimate performances. For this second volume, we cast our net wider. From old Northumbrian kingdoms, through the Midlands, way over to the Welsh border, with an expanding set of experimental and traditional musicians interpreting the music that roots them, in their own unique ways. This is not the collecting of songs - rather, the documenting of a continuum that thrives, flourishes and persists in this country. This is each artist’s response to what From Here means to them, by way of identity or place, feeling, reflection or memory: “this is who I am, this is where I’m from”."
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