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Playing Camp Bestival mainstage - 19 August 2022

Playing Camp Bestival mainstage – 19 August 2022

We’re off to Weston in Shropshire to play at Camp Bestival : ) So happy to be invited by Sarah at Twisted Agency to play at this iconic – but most importantly fun – festival. We’re on Mainstage Friday early afternoon and at the Carvanserai stage on Sunday – at 3 40 in the afternoon....
New Single - out 19th August 2022 to coincide with our Bestival performances. The first release from forthcoming album 'Sakura'.

New Single – out 19th August 2022 to coincide with our Bestival performances. The first release from forthcoming album ‘Sakura’.

Listen here : ) https://jonathanday.bandcamp.com/track/isolde Isolde is a love story – it’s autobiographical (always a treacherous area of inspiration : ) and the story I lived has strong echoes and resonances with the Arthurian story of Isolde, Tristan and King Mark. But that’s enough said – I’ll let the song tell its story : )...
Summer Tour

Summer Tour

Delighted to be packing up the instruments loading the van and heading out to a bunch of festivals over the summer. They are all delightfully different: Bellan is a boutique festival in an American War of Independence era naval fort. Strange to think people were this afraid of an American/French invasion in the 1770s… I’m...
Summer tour 2021 – launch concert for Refugee Week

Summer tour 2021 – launch concert for Refugee Week

We’re launching our summer festival tour with a special intimate concert at the gorgeous IN GOOD HANDS in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, supporting REFUGEE WEEK. Would love to see you there x
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 - available here

A Spirit Library – available 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 Evelyn Waugh’s...
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.