Release Date: Feb 19, 2016
Record label: Soundpost Records
It’s been nearly four years since Fay Hield’s last solo album, and she has spent much of that time working on an extensive digital archive of English songs, and performing some of them with The Full English band. She’s a folk scholar as well as a singer, and the new set offers an intriguingly varied selection of narrative songs that ‘help us explore rights and wrongs’. There are stories of witchcraft and betrayal, along with a charming Nineteenth Century attack on the judiciary system, an allegorical tale involving a hornet, beetle and woodpecker.