Chris T-T’s Midnight Campfire episode #47
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posted on July 15th, 2015

Here’s Midnight Campfire episode #47, one of my favourite shows for a while. The second hour is themed on hunting, to coincide with the government bottling out (for now) of revisiting the hunting bill. The playlist isn’t partisan though, because the folk canon is full of great songs that eulogise hunting, as well as some great anti-hunt songs. It gets very trad towards the end. I also profile Union Music Store’s new compilation of protest songs Land Of Hope And Fury, plus Townes Van Zandt sings this week’s Campfire Songbook entry. As usual I’ll stick an audio link here soon as I can – and here’s what I played…

Ezra Furman – Watch You Go By (Perpetual Motion People, Bella Union)
Gilmore & Roberts – Cecilia (Conflict Tourism, GR!)
Kathryn Williams – Mirrors (Hypoxia, One Little Indian)
Owl & Mouse – Octopi (Departures, Fika)
Isaac Guillory – Steamboat (Isaac Guillory, Atlantic)
Jackson Browne – Running On Empty (Running On Empty, Asylum)
Lucy Ward – Bigger Than That (Land Of Hope And Fury comp, Union Music Store)
Old Man Leudecke – The Girl In The Pearl Earring (Domestic Eccentric, True North)
Marianne Faithfull – This Little Bird (A Stranger On Earth: An Introduction, Decca)
Sarah MacDougall – I Want To See The Light (Lost From Our Eyes)
(Grand Canyon, Rabbit Heart Music)
Elliott Morris – Love & War (It Seemed To Make Sense At The Time EP, self-release)
Will Varley – The Sound Of The Markets Crashing
(Land Of Hope And Fury comp, Union Music Store)
Danni Nichols – A Little Redemption
(Land Of Hope And Fury compilation, Union Music Store)
* Townes Van Zandt – Waitin’ Around To Die (Townes Van Zandt, Fat Possum/Domino)

Steeleye Span – The Fox (Tempted And Tried, Shanachie)
Julian Cope – Reynard The Fox (Fried, Mercury)
The Style Council – Blood Sports (Our Favourite Shop, Universal)
The Watersons – Swarthfell Rocks (For Pence And Spicy Ale, Topic)
Shirley Collins – A Keeper Went Hunting (Sweet England, Supreme Media)
The Young Tradition – The Innocent Hare (live) (Oberlin 1968, Fledgling)
Laura Veirs – The Fox (Tumble Bee, Bella Union)
June Tabor – Hunting The Cutty Wren (Aways Box Set Disc C, Topic)
Pentangle – Hunting Song (Basket Of Light, Sanctuary)
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – The Poacher (Skin & Bone, Topic)
Fay Hield – The Huntsman (Looking Glass, Topic)
Fairport Convention – Medley: The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/
Foxhunter’s Jig/Toss The Feathers (Liege And Leaf: Deluxe Edition, Universal/Island)
The Albion Band – Hunt Music (Lark Rise To Candleford, Talking Elephant)
Four Men & A Dog – Foxhunters Reels (Barking Mad, self-release)

* this week’s Campfire Songbook entry, for Sarah and Sophie of Gut Feelings zine.


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