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December 2013


I’m enjoying listening to Ollie Dollboy‘s new Words on Tracks /40 mix, which includes a track of mine, along with great tracks by Angèle Davide-Gillou, Bill Calahan, Robert Wyatt, among others.


If you’re interested in landscape-inspired music, take a look at this blog entry at some LANDSCAPES, which talks about ‘Pilgrim Chants & Pastoral Trails’, along with Glenn Jones‘ ‘My Garden State’ and The Memory Band‘s ‘On the Chalk’, in an extensive survey of recent landscape-related music.


There’s a nice review of PC & PT  at Ghetto Raga, the website of the Third Ear Band, and another couple of reviews in Italian at Ondarock and Rockerilla. The album’s mentioned in No Words‘ Best of 2013 list.

Oh, and whilst I was away last month The Wire gave PC & PT a nice review along with a couple of other Second Language releases.


I’m covering a spooky song  called ‘When Father Hanged the Children’ about a real life hangman who was given the task of hanging two children for stealing on ‘Yesterday, Perhaps: Songs of the Kitchen Cynics’ alongside other Kitchen Cynics covers by Alasdair Roberts, Josephine Foster, PG Six and Adrian Crowley, among others.

Kitchen Cynics’ Alan Davidson is a fine and prodigious songwriter, and it’s great to hear his songs reinterpreted in diverse ways.

Copies can be ordered direct from Alan: kitchencynics@googlemail.com


Ysbyty Cynfyn Concert Photos

Some photos from the Christmas concert at Ysbyty Cynfyn with Harriet Earis:

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A cd of winter songs, carols and tunes recorded with Harriet Earis at St. John’s Church at Ysbyty Cynfyn is now available on Bandcamp.