Mudcat Café message #3159798 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138058   Message #3159798
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
24-May-11 - 12:35 PM
Thread Name: British Folk Art
Subject: RE: British Folk Art
Lovely. As a kid I'd marvel at the gibbetted weasels, crows, daws and moles hung on fences midst blasted Northumbrian hedgerows; all part of the lore of the land, and replete with menacing overtones of a ceremonial something or other that lingers to this day...

They still do it in Shopshire anyway: Gamekeeper's Gibbet

Next album I do is going to be packaged using handmade covers fashioned from dead weasels and other such vermin interwoven with cornstalks and rowan berries. No two covers the same; limited edition of three copies, 320 each. Two songs: The Molecatcher (17.45) and The Sheep Stealer (16.00 - actually the same version you can download for nowt on my An Oblique Parallax of English Speaking Folksong blog which I can't link to because I've already used my link on this post already but for the truly curious a Google search will get you there - that's all about Folk Art as well in a way).