Red Deer Sleeping

"Rummaging" Undergrowth Collective Compilation

Next Wednesday 19th September I’ll be playing a few songs at the Undergrowth Compilation Launch. The Undergrowth compilation features all the artists on The Undergrowth Collective: Andy Skellam, Snails, Shorely Wood, The Woodlice, Red Deer Sleeping, Jet Mc Donald and The Haar.

This beautiful poster and the artwork on the album is by the wonderful Lynsdie Barnard!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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At The Pictures with Three Cane Whale

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The Old Barn at Kelston Roundhill

We are thrilled to be supporting Three Cane Whale, as part of their nationwide tour, "At The Pictures" this spring at The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill. 

Three Cane Whale

Three Cane Whale

"Bristol chamber-folk trio Three Cane Whale returns to The Old Barn with twelve short films to accompany twelve tunes on Friday 11th May. Shot by thirteen film makers and visual artists with connections to the Southwest (including John Minton, Kathy Hinde and Adam Laity), each selected a slice of 3CW as inspiration. They were shown at a live band performance at St George's Bristol last year; this is the first date of a 2018 nationwide tour of Three Cane Whale At The Pictures.

The band, "exquisite, elegant, atmospheric and charmingly quirky" as The Guardian observed, will bring their usual petting zoo of instruments including the standard trumpet, mandolin and acoustic guitar and the less familiar bowed psaltery, lyre-harp and dulcitone. Three Cane Whale are: Alex Vann (Spiro, Rock of Eye), Paul Bradley (Organelles, Athea) and Pete Judge (Get The Blessing, Dakhla Brass).

The evening begins with a performance by Red Deer Sleeping: Mog Fry, singer/songwriter with Simon West on ukulele.

The Old Barn, repurposed from its threshing past, is 300 metres below the summit of Kelston Rounhill and is accessed by a farm track off the A431.

There's parking on site, a cash bar and food available. Doors open at 6.30 pm. 
Buy tickets before midnight on the 6th April and pay £11 all in (£15 from 12.01 a.m. on the Saturday)"

An English Breeze

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In November we released our ‘Autumn' EP and made some films which were posted the following week to all of you who came to the EP launch. Thanks again for your support. These films are now available for everyone to watch on our Vimeo page here. For those who missed the EP launch we hope you enjoy the films. Here is the first track, ‘An English Breeze’.  

Happy New Year! x o x 

UP with the sun, the breeze arose,
Across the talking corn she goes,
And smooth she rustles far and wide
Through all the voiceful countryside.

Through all the land her tale she tells;
She spins, she tosses, she compels
The kites, the clouds, the windmill sails
And all the trees in all the dales.

(From the poem 'An English Breeze' by Robert Louis Stevenson)