Track number 2 from the Reverenzas EP ‘How We Roll’.  A tale of religious devotion, maternal love and eaten offspring.  Far away on a lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks.  I understand it’s based on a true story.

This song has that unmistakeable feel to me of Music Hall song.

Jamie Huddlestone, who plays melodeon on this track, used to entertain us in rehearsals with tales of how he’d heard people sing this at sessions by dragging out the line “oh for the life on the roooooooooooooooooo…lling sea” for as long as they possibly could.  After which he would politely applaud.  And then punch them in the face.

Don’t make fun of mermaids, kids.

Randall Monroe, author of xkcd, What If? and Thing Explainer, came to Oxford last weekend to talk about his books, and the logistics of devoting a sizeable portion of your living space to creating a ball pit.

I videoed a little bit of it.

And probably shouldn’t have, because the video is shit.  But there we go.  For some reason I thought I could use some basic audio effects like speech enhancement in YouTube.  But if you can, I don’t know how to do it.

Anyway, the talk was brilliant, and Mr Monroe seems like a genuinely lovely guy.  And the video was only really for me to show off that I was there. Continue reading


So, it happened!  Didn’t really have time to write about it last month.  We managed to get thirteen acts in to perform – and it was all a bit magical, really.  And already I think there were definitely some contenders for Folk Weekend Oxford 2017.

We’re hopefully going to do another one at the end of October – just juggling those logistic with wedding prep right now.  But once again, if you’re Oxfordshire based and fancy showcasing your folk music superpowers, do come along and do just that.

More on this story as it unfolds.

Oh yeah, and did I post our fancy promo video?  Here’s our fancy promo video: