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From Here: English Folk Field Recordings

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From Here: English Folk Field Recordings
From Here: English Folk Field Recordings


In 2016, following their ground-breaking debut album release, radical folk band 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.


  1. Name
  2. Jack Sharp - Bedfordshire May Carol
  3. Eliza Carthy - The Sea
  4. John Kirkpatrick - Here's Adieu to Old England
  5. Bella Hardy - The Ballad of Hugh Stenson
  6. Martin Carthy - The Bedmaking
  7. Nicola Kearey - Georgie
  8. Jon Boden - Fathom the Bowl
  9. Lisa Knapp - Lavender Song
  10. Spiro - Lost in Fishponds
  11. Samuel Lee - The Wild Rover
  12. Stew Simpson - Eh Aww Ah Cud Hew
  13. Fran Foote - The Irish Girl
  14. Sam Sweeney - Bagpipers/Mount Hills
  15. Fay Hield - Bonny Boy
  16. Peta Webb & Ken Hall - Just A Note/Wild Wild Whiskey
  17. Rob Harbron - Young Collins/Getting Up Stairs
  18. Men Diamler - 1848 (Sunset Beauregard)
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