Watch Jim Moray’s latest offical video for ‘If it’s True‘ taken from his new album Skulk.
If It’s True was written by Anais Mitchell from her folk opera Hadestown. She invited me to sing the role of Orpheus when it came to London, and I enjoyed singing the song so much I wanted to record my own version. The original recording was by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and quite dark and almost low-key, so I wanted to make it a lot more British sounding as a contrast.
Jim has always forged his own path in interpreting folk music and this album was no exception. When we interviewed him he admitted that the real departure on this album was in the two Child Ballads – Lord Douglas and Hind Etin – and the reconstruction work that he did. Read the full interview here.
Sat, 9th June – Memorial Hall, Trelawnydd
Sat, 30th June – Crawley Folk Festival
Sat, 7th July – Abbotsbury Festival
Sat, 28th July – Warwick Folk Festival
Wed, 15th August – Malmesbury Carnival
Fri, 24th August – Biggleswade, Rhythm Festival
Sat, 25th August – Shrewsbury Folk Festival