We have a very special video premiere from Three Cane Whale who recorded their third album Palimpsest earlier this year in Real World Studios in Wiltshire.
The performance of Gurney Oak, which you can watch above, was filmed at St George’s Bristol, in January this year by Brett Harvey and Adam Laity. The tune, which featured on Palimpsest, is a little elegy for a lost poet and a lost place. Gurney’s Oak was once a pub, now a private house, on the English-Welsh border. Ivor Gurney played the ‘baryton’ (a kind of bass cornet) in the 2nd/5th Battalion Gloucester Regimental Band, which inspired the use of the rotary-valve tenor-horn (in some countries apparently called a ‘baritone horn’) in this tune.
Palimpsest (Fieldnotes / Little Toller 2016) was released in January 2016 and features a number of guest musicians including Estonian violinist Maarja Nuut and British cellist James Gow augmenting the line-up on a number of tracks.
There will be a vinyl reissue of Palimpsest later this year which we’re definitely looking forward to. Keep an eye on their website for details: www.threecanewhale.com
Three Cane Whale have a number of live dates coming up including Priddy Folk Festival where they will once again be playing in the Village Church. I can tell you from past experience that the setting is perfect for their music. They also performing twice at Sidmouth Folk Week and on Bristol’s Ballast Seed Floating Garden situated in the docks. See dates below.
Three Cane Whale Live Dates
Tue July 05 – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Thu July 07 – Kelston Barn, Somerset
Sat July 09 – Priddy Folk Festival
Sun July 10 – Cinema 3, Watershed, Bristol
Fri July 22 – Ballast Seed Floating Garden, Bristol Docks
Sat July 30 – The Winemakers Club, Holborn Viaduct, London
Sun July 31 – Sidmouth Folk Week
Sat October 15 – Homegrown Festival, Bury
Sun October 16 – The Folk House, Bristol
More details here: www.threecanewhale.com/gigs