Monthly Archives: August 2014

Calling The Mare

Our September song is ‘Calling The Mare’ and concerns an old farming tradition of lobbing a rudely fashioned straw horse over your neighbour’s wall to let him know you’ve finished your harvest.  As you throw it, you shout ‘Mare! Mare!’  He … Continue reading

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The Heart Of The Year

I’m letting this summer song jump the queue. It’s dark outside, and cold, and raining noisily – none of which I object to at all, but all of which now offer a strong contrast to my still fresh memory of visiting the … Continue reading

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