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A new album, a concert at West Farleigh, and a forthcoming mostly acoustic set at Leith Hill Place

Childe Rolande continued their extended world tour of churches with a visit to All Saints Church in West Farleigh, Kent, on Saturday, 30th June, to give a concert to raise funds for the ongoing major repair project, which is being overseen by our drummer, Derek, much appreciated by the congregation who gave him a special round of applause at the end. There was a good turn-out and the concert went really well with the audience in good voice singing along with the encore 'The Good Old Way', which is featured on the bandís latest album, There was a Time, launched on the same evening.

The band's seventh album, There was a Time, was released at the end of June. It includes songs and instrumentals both traditional and new-hewn, plus an arrangement of the incidental music from the Lucy Anna Martin music video. Details for the album, and samples of the tracks, can be found here. Copies are available from the webstore.

On 13 August last year the band had the pleasure of playing a couple of short mostly acoustic sets in the splendid surroundings of Leith Hill Place, the former home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, as part of the venue's programme of informal Sunday concerts during the summer. The audience was free to come and go (the room had doors open to the gardens), so numbers tended to fluctuate throughout a set, but the songs were well received and we shall be returning to Leith Hill Place on 5 August this year.

The Lucy Anna Martin video project is still viewable on YouTube; be sure to watch it. You can still find the band's search of the National Theatre's costume and prop hire departments in Kennington for suitable items for use in the green screen filming for the video at Camberwell Studios in mid-March 2013. You can also follow John's finished record, "The Making of Lucy Anna Martin", by clicking here; the blog now continues with John's thoughts as he prepares a sequel full-length video.

Meanwhile donít forget to visit the band's blog (updated on 16 June 2015) at http://childe-rolande.blogspot.com.

All text, images and music samples on this site are copyright © Childe Rolande.





Poster for Lucy Anna Martin
(click to watch the video)