Earlier this year we told you about five female Scottish folk musicians and five female English folk musicians heading to the west coast Isle of Eigg to make an album together. The album, called ‘Songs of Separation’ is a highly significant collaborative recording project which reflects, through song, the issue of ‘separation’ in its many forms. The ten participants are Eliza Carthy, Karine Polwart, Rowan Rheingans, Mary Macmaster, Hannah Read, Kate Young, Jenn Butterworth, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Jenny Hill (who conceived the project). We’ll be bringing you more on the album soon but here’s a wonderful insight into the album’s making:
You can hear more here with the advance single Echo Mocks The Corncrake feat. Karine Polwart.
Songs of Separation Live:
21st January: The Convent, Stroud (as part of the ‘Beyond Borders’ tour)
22nd January: Cornerstone, Didcot
23rd January: Bury Met
24th January: Celtic Connections
We’ll be bringing you more on the project soon.
Read more here: www.songsofseparation.co.uk