Straw Horses

Straw Horses: Calendar

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Artist: Straw Horses

Artist: Straw Horses
Title: Calendar

This debut release from the Straw Horses features a wide range of acoustic folk instruments, sublime string and woodwind arrangements, and enticing male and female vocals. The band's sound creates the perfect feel for this album's subject matter: twelve British historical events and traditions - each connected to a month of the year - lovingly and skilfully retold as charming, touching, folk-flavoured songs. With hints of The Wicker Man's evocative soundtrack countered by moments of singalong simplicity, the album blends mystery and reflection with the spirit of celebration and will take you on a moving and rousing journey around Britain's rich and fascinating past. This album evokes deep affection for the stories it tells and the characters it recalls. There's reverence in the artfully crafted lyrics and an honesty and sensitivity in the production that will draw you in, time after time. The Straw Horses' website has background information and stunning original artwork to accompany each track, to be enjoyed alongside this unique and highly accomplished album.

1.1 The Winter of 1684
1.2 The Devil's Footsteps
1.3 Here's to Maybella
1.4 April Fool
1.5 Shick Shack
1.6 The Heart of the Year
1.7 Running Down the Line (Mallard's Story)
1.8 Farewell, My Lammas Love
1.9 Calling the Mare
1.10 To the Mop Fair
1.11 The Barrel Rollers of Ottery St Mary
1.12 The Lord of Misrule

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