“The Devon singer and fiddler has made some bold moves over her previous five albums (a Björk cover, for example), but here she mostly cleaves to tradition. Old songs such as Robbers’ Retreat and The Devil and the Farmer’s Wife are reprised with exuberance, while new material like Chris Sarjeant’s title piece – a touching…
The Independent reviews Jackie Oates‘s The Spyglass and the Herringbone and by all accounts they seem to have fallen in love with it. “..one of the folk albums of the year so far.”
Jackie Oates talks about the making of The Spyglass and the Herringbone album and the upcoming tour. Some lovely snippets of the tracks too, enjoy!
Is this the most unusual and unlikely collaboration so far in folk and rock music? Simon Emmerson, leading light in both The Imagined Village and Afro Celt Sound System, teams up with Lush Cosmetics co-founder Mark Constantine for a set of CDs that draw deeply on both a love of folk music traditions and bird song.