The latest Simple Folk Radio is hosted by Dillon and features Darren Hayman and The Short Parliament in session to mark the release of ‘Bugbears’ on Fika Recordings.
Darren Hayman on ‘Bugbears’..
I recently made an album called ‘The Violence‘. It concerns itself with the East Anglian witch trials during the English Civil Wars. During my research I started to come across folk songs of the seventeenth century and Stuart era. I didn’t seek to achieve forensic detail when finding these songs, but was keen to have a sense of the flavour of the music of the era. As a side project to the album, I started to record and adapt some of the songs, and now they are collected here.
Consider this an accompanying volume to The Violence, a scene setter, a spin off.
Although I did a fair amount of research, these are not meant to be definitive or historical readings of the songs. I have revised, edited and even rewritten in places.
Seven Months Married
Bugbears is released 15 July 2013 on Fika Recordings