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Young Hunting [demo]

Demo unaccompanied version: https://dharley.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/young-hunting.mp3

A traditional ballad (Child 68). Nick Cave recorded a version of an American variant called Henry Lee. So Wikipedia tells me… 426 more words

David Harley

Shrewsbury Folk not dead yet

Last week I went to the 50th anniversary reunion of Shrewsbury Folk Club, which hasn’t run as a weekly event for many years, but still manages to get swarms of the old crew back together from time to time for some sort of get-together. 730 more words


A headline of little importance

This is a depressing headline: Survey: Mac users more educated, less Harley-loving. ;)

It’s actually quite an old story (2011) that popped up in my search engine while I was looking for something completely different, but you may find it interesting. 137 more words

David Harley

March diary [beta]

Now posted to this page.

The information was accurate (errors and omissions excepted…) – to the best of my knowledge – as of 15th February 2015. 123 more words


Handsome Molly [demo]

Not the most traditional of versions, either in the tempo or instrumentation, but I felt like indulging in a little experimentation, and I like this enough to intend to go back to it in due course. 59 more words

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17 year itch [demo]

At the time I wrote this, even being forty didn’t seem something I needed to identify with: all the other stuff seemed far, far away. So not too many biographical clues here. 201 more words

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Doesn't Anybody Know My Name [demo]

Rod McKuen’s recent death reminded me of this song of his. Actually, learning it has been on my to-do list for at least 20 years. I’m not well acquainted with his other material except some of the Brel translations – in fact, I’ve not sure I’ve ever heard any of his own recordings – but this one fits nicely into the folk-bordering-on-country (Paxton, Lightfoot, Nancy Griffiths) bag that sometimes appeals to me. 33 more words

David Harley