Old Mother Eve

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A subversive retelling of the myth of Adam and Eve in the form of a Somerset Wassail, found in Ruth Tongue’s Chime Child. Tongue attributed it to a William Webber of Taunton in 1906, but many academics are skeptical of Chime Child, believing she made everything up. I am suspending any disbelief, for she evidently had a talent for spinning a good yarn, regardless of whether any of it was true.


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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