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A new album, a concert at West Farleigh, and two semi-acoustic sets at Leith Hill Place

On 5th August the band played two very successful semi-acoustic sets at the National Trust's Leith Hill Place, the home of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The sets were played to packed audiences and especially featured some of the songs collected by Vaughan Williams during his travels through England, including 'Just as the Tide was Flowing', 'All Things are quite Silent', 'Lovely Joan' and 'The Banks of the Nile'.

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.

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.

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