He Who Feeds The Raven – an unreliable account.

21 May 2017 // Music

Words and video: Stephen Cracknell The gallows hardly looked big enough to take a grown man’s weight, under a skylight in one of the back buildings of Oakham museum the timbers seemed too slender for the gruesome work they had carried out. But there they stood, survivors from history. The very gallows upon which John […]

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Caught by the River at Port Eliot Festival 2017

27 April 2017 // Port Eliot Festival

Port Eliot Festival, St. Germans, Cornwall Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 July, 2017 With the summer on the horizon, it’s time think about the Caught by the River stage’s return to Port Eliot festival, and those amazing Cornish vistas that make for one of the most spectacular festival sites in Britain. This year — our […]

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Antidotes

5 March 2017 // Antidotes

Having noticed how well our irregular, jam-packed Antidotes posts go down, we’ve decided to give you a mini round-up of things each of us, plus some special guests, are enjoying, a little more regularly. We’re trying a weekly thing, but don’t hold us to that. This week’s recommendations come from Jeff Barrett, Andrew Walsh, Robin […]

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The Way Of The Hare – an unreliable account

25 February 2017 // Landscape //Music

Memory Band founder-member Stephen Cracknell visits the landscape which provided the inspiration for their latest LP, A Fair Field: It took me a while to get out of Norwich. Needing a map, I had to climb the hill to a bookshop from the train station, slipping through the early lunchtime crowds. Then, confused by road […]

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Outlandish Rites in Arcadia – an unreliable account

27 November 2016 // Music

Memory Band founder-member Stephen Cracknell visits the landscape which provided the inspiration for their new LP, A Fair Field: A train to Salisbury, then off into the countryside on a bicycle. ‘The Romans, indeed, habitually travelled from Old Sarum to Dorchester via the vale of Chalk. But no modern traveller, save, perhaps, a stray commercial […]

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