Jack

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Inspired by ‘The Wonder of Wonders’, a broadside from 1760 about a Sea Captain who slept through a storm whilst all his crew rowed to safety. It recounts the strange dreams he had of ivory castles and a beautiful woman surrounded by serpents. But when the captain awoke, his waking visions were just as strange: lost at sea on an abandoned ship, he was greeted by a mermaid who leant a compass to guide him home. Back on the shore, Jack wouldn’t return home, but waited for the mermaid to return as promised, to reclaim her compass.

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from Hatchling, released July 16, 2012

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Emily Portman Liverpool, UK

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player from Glastonbury and hailed as ‘one of the new British folk scene’s most beguiling presences’ (Uncut). Emily is the 2013 holder of the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song; an accolade which reflects her power to conjure darkly surreal netherworlds where folklore and myth collide with urban landscapes. ... more

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