Monday, 26 February 2018

Songs from the Black Meadow - The End...


We are very proud to announce that Songs from the Black Meadow - The Album has SOLD OUT.

This album was created by a group of artists from around the world to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Save the Children. It was released by Mega Dodo in 2016.

The album raised  £1381.49 for the two charities.

The album garnered very positive reviews with Record Collector calling it a "deeply involving and atmospherically congruent undertaking"; DC Rock Live stated that it "was a great pleasure to listen to" and House of Prog called "a legend for a new kind of perception."

Songs from the Black Meadow

This is the end for the physical release of the album however you are able to download it on Bandcamp for £5 (proceeds go to Cancer Research UK) and it will also be available on various streaming services soon.

You can also buy the accompanying book which contains the exclusive Black Meadow tale: "A Minstrel Came out of the Meadow" as well as the lyrics from the various songs on the album. All profits from the sale of the book go to Worldwide Cancer Research.

You can take a look at the adventure of putting it all together back in 2014 on the Songs from the Black Meadow Blog.

I would like to the opportunity to thank John Blaney from Mega Dodo for his tremendous energy, support and vision. I would like to thank all of the contributing artists (do check out their various sites and sounds by clicking on their names...) for their incredible work: The Hare and the Moon, Alison O'Donnell, Wyrdstone, The Rowan Amber Mill, Angeline Morrison, Keith Seatman, Winterberry, The Implicit Order, Elena Martin, The Soulless Party, Eastgreen, Lost Trail, Emily Jones, Joseph Curwen, Kid Moxie, Mervyn Williams, Theale Green School and Septimus Keen.

We are in the process of making a new charity album to accompany "Wyrd Kalendar" which you can find out more about here...


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Otherworldly - The Black Meadow at the British Museum

Otherworldly: Folk Horror Revival at the British Museum

We are very excited by this new publication from Wyrd Harvest Press. Otherworldly is a lovely celebration of the Folk Horror Revival event at the British Museum, with interviews and talks from the likes of Shirley Collins, Reece Shearsmith, Iain Sinclair and Gary Lachman AND it contains a new piece of Black Meadow lore (concerning Roger Mullins) that you won't find anywhere else... Go for it Black Meadow completists! 

All profits from the sale of the book go to Wildlife Trust charities. 

You can buy it here

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Tales From The Black Meadow - Live at Folk Horror Revival: Winter Ghosts -Whitby



This is a recording of the Soulless Party with Chris Lambert at Whitby Ghosts in December.
It contains extracts from the soon to be released Black Meadow archive including some words from "A Voice from the Heather."
This was recorded at the Metropole in Whitby on Saturday 16th December.

Monday, 18 December 2017

An inspiring blog

We would like to draw our dear followers attention to a fantastic blog by a lovely chap named Gavin Parry.

Gavin was behind a recent art and music project which explored 'The Black Path';
An ancient route between Redcar and Middlesbrough, the Black Path was often used by steelworkers making their way to and from work. The project's objective was to re-create the sights and sounds of this particular path and was given it's own exhibition at the House of Blah Blah in Middlesbrough in January 2016.

Aside from this, Gavin is very much a 'Psycho-geographer' for the North Yorkshire and Tees area.

His blog unearths the forgotten and mysterious past of the region and includes some rather delicious and breathtaking photographs of certain area's of interest including our beloved North York Moors and it's associated paths and trails.

Much of Gavin's work around this area has been a great source of inspiration, especially for the Black Meadow project.

We'd like to thank Gavin for this inspiration and would love the opportunity to work closely with him in the near future as we research our forthcoming Black Meadow volumes.

Here is a link to Gavin's Blog: https://teessidepsychogeography.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Yuletide is coming - "Christmas on the Black Meadow" on sale now!

Christmas is coming...
A perfect yuletide gift for the strange person in your house, you know the one I mean...

Written by Chris Lambert and illustrated by Andy Paciorek and Nigel Wilson this book contains three Christmas set tales as well as ideas for traditional games and and gifts for anyone who lives on the Black Meadow.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017