I've decided to share a halloween treat with you.
Below is a link to the demo of a new track of mine, 'Hazel Wood' - a
rendition of W.B. Yeats' tale of magic and obsession, 'The Song of
This will be available to listen to for all hallow's eve only. So enjoy it while you can.
Last week I had a long chat with the dedicated new music hunter and Moth Rah supporter, Jamie Downes, for his online music review project, 'A Lonely Ghost Burning'. The interview appears in full on his website.
"For me, making art of any kind is basically the conservation of life. It's a spiritual kind of process; it's being in touch with what it is to be human." - MOTH RAH
Here's a clip from last Sunday's live rendition of 'The Elder Tree' performed at the mystical weekly event, 'Sun at Night' at Shoreditch Church. 'Sun at Night' is an evening of story telling, music and fire dancing (!) hosted by the fabulous Butterfly Wheel band on Sundays. The last 'Sun at Night' was ghost story themed so my narrative song, 'The Elder Tree' was a perfect fit.
A child or a princess, a girl in a blue dress, with bluebells and lilacs laced into her petticoat, Oh! take me by the ribbon in your hair, And lead me the way of the dreamer.
I seek you inhaling the blood of the poppy. I look for your name in the smoke of the drowsy leaves.
Oh, take me by the ribbon in your hair And lead me the way of the dreamer.
There, I can see you at the gate of your garden! A foolish, enchanting truth in your eyes. Turn from me, you know I will follow, Til you tell me with laughter, The reason I wander, forever through mazes That vanish into dark.
Oh take me and let me dissolve in the sound of forever and ever. I trust you and follow but where do you lead me? Through sunlight and haze and nightingale song. You lead me with singing until I have lost you and never can follow but fall to the ground As sleep gently pulls me away.