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A Spirit Library - buy new album here

A Spirit Library – buy new album here

    PRESS RELEASE:  a Spirit Library for media enquiries please contact Neville Street @ Stella Six on 01743 246917 or nev@stellasix.com 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 in two diverse locations – SFG...
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...
NORWAY -  looking for light and wilderness between recordings

NORWAY – looking for light and wilderness between recordings

There’s something about light. Light wrapped around the day, driving away all but a relic of night. Sun from the north, across the top of the world, preternatural. Full bright on wind blown, mare’s tail waterfalls and a wonderfully strange, quiet, midnight gloaming. Light bursting inside a huge chunk of glacier, city block sized, mint...
FOLK RADIO interview

FOLK RADIO interview

Recent interview with Folk Radio Uk, click the image to view  : )
Music and Myth Festival '17, Thailand - the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

Music and Myth Festival ’17, Thailand – the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

  Soft warm wind on the worm brown water, a coiling slither from the deep green heartland, the Temple of Dawn sparkling in the darkness, water around and in everything. A hall painted with shifting light, a hundred instruments new and strange – pulsing the life-beat of these ancient lands, with me astonished and inspired...
Vagabond Language tour '17

Vagabond Language tour ’17

Evelyn Waugh captures the evanescence of song so beautifully in these lines from Brideshead Revisited: Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; vagabond-language scrawled on gate-posts and paving-stones… We scrawl songs and stories as signs, for our selves and each other, of the mystery as we pass. They are joyful outbursts, full of...
Fundraising for 'World of Hope' Hothouse Flowers, Linda Thompson, Peggy Seeger, Lau, Kris Drever and the Oyster Band,

Fundraising for ‘World of Hope’ Hothouse Flowers, Linda Thompson, Peggy Seeger, Lau, Kris Drever and the Oyster Band,

                                Very happy to be able to support POSTCARDS FOR PEACE’s fundraising and awareness project A WORLD OF HOPE. Postcards for Peace works in peace, diversity and inclusion advocacy with young people around the world. The contributors pay tribute to the esteem...
National Poetry Day – performance film

National Poetry Day – performance film

Delightful experience with Shrewsbury Poetry at the LOFT, Milk Street, Shrewsbury debuting a number of new pieces, including this : )    
Performance in Iona Abbey cloister - a film about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

Performance in Iona Abbey cloister – a film about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

8th century celtic poetry, translated, woven into a song and performed in the beautiful ancient Iona Abbey cloister. A film from the white sands and azure sea, about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.
The INDEPENDENT newspaper features new book 'LYRIC'

The INDEPENDENT newspaper features new book ‘LYRIC’

The Independent newspaper features ‘Lyric’ – a new book I’ve curated, introduced and illustrated – which brings together song lyrics from a range of writers and presents them as poetry.   ARTICLE, full text “So Shakespeare is now officially 400 years dead. This enormously wonderful and argued over figure who may be responsible for some...