There was a Time
Earth, Wind, Fire & Rain
Work in progress
This, Childe Rolande's third album, offers an array of themes and
musical styles, from the pop-rock, tongue-in-cheek 'Crazy', to the
driving protest of 'Fire in the Sky', all bound together by the gently
lyrical exploration of love in 'Arabesque' and of the inner life in
'Wild Skies'. This CD is particularly special to us because it includes
the last vocal recording of Childe Rolande's late co-founder and
lyricist, Patrick Doherty ('Soft Shoe Step Dance').
Wild Skies was recorded at our Salamonjay Studios and released
on CD on our Horizonbound Records label in 2005. Following Pat's death
in 2000 and the departure of Max Rankin, the songs are presented by the
three remaining members of the band at that time.
The track notes
are by John.
acoustic and electric bass guitars, vocals
guitars, cittern, whistle, recorders, hammer dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, harmonium, mandolin, vocals
All text, images and music samples on this site are copyright © Childe Rolande.
1. Arabesque ♫
2. Leanna ♫
3. Only Lullaby ♫
4. Decline and Fall ♫
5. Soft Shoe Step Dance ♫
6. St. Erth ♫
7. Crazy ♫
8. Fire in the Sky ♫
9. You Were There ♫
10. Forever ♫
11. Mines in the Fairway ♫
12. Lament ♫
13. Scrying Glass ♫
14. Wild Skies ♫