Album number eight with thirteen new songs, eight of them written during the recording process. "Ashes & Dust" doesn't pull any punches - very much an album for our time.
“If you already own some or all of this outstanding duo’s previous releases, you know why you need to add this to your collection. If not, herein lies one of your most treasured album purchases of 2016” - Nigel Schofield, Living Tradition
Our first album as full-time musicians, officially launched at Derby Folk Festival on 5th October 2013.
Thirteen original tracks plus one cover (the first we've recorded, but written for Kip's Mum by our good friend Nick Keir who had recently passed away). Some of the songs were written while we were on the path to redundancy ("Consultation bullshit blues") and the title track is dedicated to anyone else who has taken a leap of faith and followed their dreams.
A bit of a departure this - 9 songs, all written about the history of Sleaford and the River Slea, released May 2012
These songs formed the backbone of the show "Footprints", which was performed as part of the 2012 Sleaford Live Festival.
Three of the songs are performed by friends of ours from the town - Roger Cook, Brian "Sid" Statham and Soyka Krupa.
Thanks are also due to Pauline Dobson, whose play inspired the project, and Jeanne Furnival, whose research into the writings of David Smith was the foundation of the whole project.
Winter Wilson's album number 5, released November 2010 - 13 original tracks and all completely acoustic.
A real mixed bag of songs with some great stories ranging from lost love via Irish immigration to the Middle East war. "These are the things" features "I wish I could turn back time" a song telling of an ex miner's struggle to find work. This song has found its way into the repertoire of many a floor singer around the folk clubs of the UK.
Thanks go to Chris Watson, whose poem "Two Million Soldiers" formed the basis of the song of the same name.
Our third album, released 2004. As with the previous albums all of the songs are written by Dave.
Again the album has Mike Wilson playing drums on one track and the strings on "Orange Trees" were played by Sleaford's Dan Mayfield. There's also the added bonus of our sodding dog on track 13! Dave was about fifteen seconds short of completing a live take of "Caroline" when the hound decided to get in on the act. Dogs - don't you just love 'em!!
"A hauntingly beautiful album" Fizgig magazine
PLEASE NOTE, THIS ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE SOLELY BY DOWNLOAD.
Now settled in Sleaford, we put together a home studio which gave us time to experiment a little and add a few overdubs on some tracks with Robbie Law playing harmonica, Nokka Creasey adding melodeon and Mike Wilson (Dave's son) playing drums on one track.
Despite the overdubs "Matter of time" is still essentially an acoustic album and it received positive reviews from Froots and Living Tradition magazines.
Our first album was recorded in 1996 at Paul Smith's Shakespeare Studio in Lichfield - a marvellous experience, unless you were our livers.
When we sold out, we realised that with the experience gained on albums 2, 3 & 4 we could improve upon our performances, so we re-recorded it from scratch, in the home studio, and added a bonus track for good measure.
Please note - only the physical copy of this abum contains the bonus track (Mr O'Malley). Downloads are of the original "By the Skin of Our Teeth".