In the absence of live gigs during lockdown Mick and Chris decided to collaborate on a “distanced” recorded version of a live favourite. It’s a version of Alan Hull’s Winter’s Song
The Humber Session
In January 2020 we set up at The Humber Hotel in Coventry to play some songs and sets of tunes. We filmed the performances and we’ve called the resulting series of videos The Humber Session.
This is a song written by our own Mick Bisiker – Ball and Chain.
This is one of our current favourite sets of tunes – The Tongadale Set
And this is our version of a song by Ian Cambell – Dublin You’re Breakin’ Me Heart
This is our take on the traditional song – New York Girls.
Here we play a set of tunes that kicks off with the one that gives the set its name – King of the Fairies.
This is the Rose of Allendale followed by the traditional tune Sheebeg Sheemore.
Finally we take on Richard and Linda Thompson’s Down Where the Drunkards Roll.
We are so grateful to Lynne and Eddie at The Humber for allowing us to use their recently refurbished function room for our videos – thanks guys! Thanks also to Steff Hutchinson (from Firedaze) for filming and directing the camera work and Louis Radley for additional camera operation and also being a tech op for the recording.
Finally – here is a performance filmed at the Wurzel Bush Folk Club (when it was in Brinklow) playing Mick’s song Both Ends of the Street.