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FIRST DATES and Last Dates Until the End of the World

EP released today : ) Listen here https://jonathanday.bandcamp.com/album/first-dates-and-last-dates-until-the-end-of-the-world
Orphans of the Storm - four track EP: "I fell in love as soon as I heard it - different,  gorgeous - honestly beautiful" BBC Introducing, "a balm for the soul" Angeline Morrison

Orphans of the Storm – four track EP: “I fell in love as soon as I heard it – different, gorgeous – honestly beautiful” BBC Introducing, “a balm for the soul” Angeline Morrison

LISTEN here: https://jonathanday.bandcamp.com/album/orphans-of-the-storm Four songs of love and loss, a distillation of years spent wandering and playing. Presenting stories from a frozen midsummer’s night on a Danish island, the deep countryside of Belarus, streets in Bali and the wide black land of Minnesota, these compositions take their heart from time, silence and the mad, mundane and...
A Spirit Library - buy new album here

A Spirit Library – buy new album here

    PRESS RELEASE:  a Spirit Library Following Carved in Bone and Atlantic Drifter, Shropshire borderlands based singer songwriter Jonathan Day releases his third studio album a Spirit Library, at the beginning of April. Recorded at SFG studio in the Berwyn Mountains and at the Magic Garden, the new album’s working title was Vagabond Language; taken from...
a Spirit Library chosen for Folk Radio's Albums of the Year

a Spirit Library chosen for Folk Radio’s Albums of the Year

Delighted that a Spirit Library is a Folk Radio Album of the Year for 2019. Thanks so much to all at FRUK – for me the most innovative and considered voice in the music I love. Thank you, with all my heart, to everyone who has been to a show, shared a kind word, listened to a...
a Spirit Library: Reviews

a Spirit Library: Reviews

Jonathan Day – A Spirit Library (Album Review) _ Folk Radio UK
a Spirit Library on Film - song videos

a Spirit Library on Film – song videos

A selection of visual representations of songs from a Spirit Library  
In Dreams a Crossing of Great Seas – An animation made with Shiyi Li

In Dreams a Crossing of Great Seas – An animation made with Shiyi Li

In Dreams a Crossing of Great Seas. My thanks to amazing animator Shiyi Li for giving light and colour to the dreams, intuitions and memories of which this song is spun.
Spirit Library launch tour: Jamaica, Hong Kong, Austria, Italy, Bangkok, Oswestry

Spirit Library launch tour: Jamaica, Hong Kong, Austria, Italy, Bangkok, Oswestry

Live footage from the launch tour
JONATHAN DAY –SINGING INTO SILENCE: a documentary by Henry Rose

JONATHAN DAY –SINGING INTO SILENCE: a documentary by Henry Rose

Making a Spirit Library with silicon and oxide

Making a Spirit Library with silicon and oxide

Recording between a Garden and the sea…   The new album kind of started with an impromptu. Fingal’s cave in Scotland had the most stunning acoustic, sound sparking off the mostly hexagonal basalt lava columns, spinning in the most entrancing way. Deep in the cave in the almost black, on a narrow ledge above pulsing...