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A Winter Solstice Mix by Michael Tanner

A Winter Solstice Mix by Michael Tanner

Playing tracks by

Maurice Jarre, Shirley Collins, Jean Ritchie, Dick Gaughan, John Fleagle and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #folk chart, 1st in the #acoustic chart and 1st in the #alternative chart.

This is another collection of hymns, carols, folk standards and field-recordings from the past 800 years. Many of these artists carry over from the previous FRUK mix put together a few years back - which made me wonder why, despite several attempts, so few artists manage to evoke winter particularly well? In my opinion, these are the select few that stand up to scrutiny. Whether it's the pointed, bird-like quality of Jean Ritchie's bare-branch voice or the hollow, reverent filigree of Dolly Collins portative organ, something about their use of minimalism perfectly captures the stark landscape, stripped of colour and commotion. A place which, when fortified and protected, is not an unpleasant place to be.

Michael Tanner - http://iamplinth.bandcamp.com/

More on this mix here: http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/12/michael-tanners-winter-solstice-mix/

Comments

forest.discotheque

Tranquil.

Markef
Markef

Are we going to be treated to another of these magical winter excursions- I sooo hope so!

Mojojee
Mojojee

Works well for me today, and maybe for a long time to come...

Bea Steiner

Duad guad

meteors
meteors

fantastic mix - thanks a lot !

leetee
leetee

Beautiful- thank you!

Frank Raubenheimer

chilled