Hunt The Hare - A Branch of May

by Lisa Knapp

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A collection of songs inspired by the month May including both traditional and original material. The title track Hunt The Hare, a 2-part piece produced by Gerry Diver, features fine singer and songwriter Alasdair Roberts on vocal and guitar duties with Bellowhead's Pete Flood adding percussion.

"It's like opening up a Victorian music box to hear the most beguiling and captivating singing and sounds. An original concept throughout and utterly disarming... Her song *Green Jack is very fine indeed and if it doesn't win a folk award for best new song I may well eat my May Garland!" ~ Shirley Collins

"Lisa takes us out of our comfort zone and plants us in a garden of England we didn't know was there, but it's one we'd like to explore further. Her singing and arrangements suit the mood perfectly... Enchanting." ~ Fiona Talkington BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

"Hunt The Hare excels with ingenuity and magic and sets Lisa at the forefront and heart of the English Folk Renaissance. Incredible." Folk Radio UK

The opening track, (May Garland) a traditional May song from Northampton, conjures the atmosphere of an English summer with compelling subtlety whilst magically retaining an air of menace.
Track 4, again a traditional song set in driving, contemporary style yet true to the original. Track 5 - an exploration into a locally revived tradition, that of the Deptford Jack In The Green, where Lisa has explored excerpts of interviews from print to make a song describing a Jack In The Green from a bygone era.

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released 05 January 2012

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