Richard Youngs presents Living Room Scene Report, featuring Steeleye Span, Keith Hudson, Dick Gaughan, Neil Campbell, Jah Shaka and The Fall.
“My mate David Howcroft likes to listen to his bootleg recordings of Sunken Paths shows on his personal cassette player whilst walking the lonnens of his Northumberland stomping grounds during his daily COVID-19-freindly exercise sessions, dictaphone in hand and making field recordings as he goes. I suppose I go on similar treks in my head when I’m in the mix, though not bound by the physical constraints of any given topography. I’m certain too that David goes to places other than the ones his feet traverse, music will do that for you. That the creations from these wonderful artists of sound sets us on and carries us through these journeys, literal and metaphorical, is one of the few things keeping me sane (or just about, anyway). Wherever this mix takes you, I hope you find the experience to your liking and come back again sometime. You are always welcome.” Darren
New High Jinks features no less than three tracks from Blackford Hill Transmissions Vol 1, out on Blackford Hill in April. It’s a substantial 2 CDs of really excellent tracks and highly recommended. Profits from the release go to Shelter. Some great forthcoming releases from 12th Isle, Denovali, Gizeh Records are also in the mix alongside new work from Daniel Avery and Kevin Richard Martin.