Here’s the set I did at this year’s Chilled Cider, organized by former Big Chill head honcho Pete Lawrence. It was a great afternoon and the sun shone all day despite there being a wind-chill factor of about minus 10 degrees. It’s real shame it totally pissed with rain all day on the Sunday.
Here are some more pics from my visit to Cardiff the other week, at Chris Brick’s shop Folk Farm, taken with my Digital Harinezumi:
Do check out the excellent Brick Channel on Youtube too for a unique take on Englishness (Welshness?).
On the music front I’ve been mostly diggin stuff out to play at Chilled Cider, actually trying to avoid stuff I’ve played at previous Chill events but inevitably coming up with some dub and roots faves, such as Linton Kwesi Johnson’s “Sonny Lettah”:
and from the same era, acerbic poetry from John Cooper Clarke:
It being a fairly folksy event I had a delve into Andy Votel‘s excellent “Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word” series and picked a couple of quirky tracks to play. Here‘s a great Votel mix done last October for Dublab)
The Alexis Korner track “Sunrise” however has lyrics that leave rather a lot to be desired – surely a case of some late-night studio action with Alexis blearily reaching for his biro as the sun came up to pen something (anything) to get the session finished. So I made a vocal-free edit which makes a nice instrumental interlude. Hear it on the latest Mixcloud session.