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A mostly acoustic set, a concert at St George's, SE23, and the album approaches completion

On 13 August 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 there is talk of a return visit next year.

On 18 November the band performed another concert at St George's, SE23; there's a report and pictures here.

The band's seventh album, tentatively entitled Amongst the Roses, is nearing completion. It includes songs and instrumentals both traditional and new-hewn, plus an arrangement of the incidental music from the Lucy Anna Martin music video. There are samples from some of the tracks in development in the Work in Progress section.

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 on developing 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)