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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD comes in a folding cardboard case and contains 16-page booklet with artwork by Will Miles and information on each track.

    Includes unlimited streaming of From The Skein via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • eco cotton 'From The Skein' bag with geese print
    Tote Bag

    Long-handled, natural coloured eco-cotton bag with 'From The Skein' black geese print. Design by Will Miles. Guaranteed to hold loads of veg :)

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  • Mounted album artwork print - geese
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. All prints come signed, mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 14.5 x 11cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 22.5 x 19cm

    This geese lino print is the cover art for the album 'From The Skein'.

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  • Mounted album artwork print - swifts
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. All prints come signed, mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 12x12cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 20x20 cm

    This swifts lino print was inspired by the song 'Fair Drawin' In' and the Aberdeen skyline.

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  • Mounted album artwork print - raven
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. All prints come singed, mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 12x12cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 20x20 cm

    This raven lino print was inspired by the song 'Raven'.

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  • Mounted album artwork print - yellowhammer
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. All prints come mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 12x12cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 20x20 cm

    This yellowhammer lino print was inspired by the song 'The Honours'.

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  • Mounted album artwork print - storm petrel
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. Each print comes signed, mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 12x12cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 20x20 cm

    This storm petrel lino print was inspired by the song 'Honest Man'.

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  • Mounted album artwork print - cormorant
    Poster/Print

    High quality giclee print of album artwork which was specially commissioned by artist Will Miles. All prints come singed, mounted and in cellophane.

    Image size = 12x12cm
    Overall size (with mount) = 20x20 cm

    This cormorant lino print was inspired by the song 'Culan'.

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about

An island variation of the cruel sister, this song was inspired by the storytelling of Claire Mulholland. The rough translation from Gaelic is - 'the cormorant sings to the maiden seal at her torment of being the second choice/second wave until the end of time.'

lyrics

One sister she was dark of heart
The other she was full of grace
Seinn sgarbh le sgrios gu’n ribhinn ròn
de’n cràdh un cùlan gu dilinn ‘dàil

A courter came to seek a bride
And fell in love with the fairer one

The dark girl to an old witch went
To learn a sleeping spell o’

O’ sister let me plait your hair
And weave it where the green weed grows

She sang the song and began to weave
As slowly, slowly the tide came in

The sea ran up around her knees
And o’er her waist, her hands and chest

The dark girl watched from a high cliff top
The waves they reached her sisters neck

As the sea came up to her face sae fair
Up came a grey seal by her side

At the site where her sister lay
Two seals they turned and looked at her

As terror seized the dark haired girl
There she fell with arms outstretched

And by the seals a bird popped up
Black as night and wings apart

credits

from From The Skein, released June 10, 2016
Written by Jenny Sturgeon and Ana Maia MacLellan. With Jenny and Ana Maia on vocals, Jonny Hardie on electric guitar. Jenny also plays shruti-box.

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Jenny Sturgeon Scotland, UK

"Scot Jenny Sturgeon is as close to an organic folksinger song-writer as you can get. She absorbs the culture, essence, stories and legends of her native region and manufactures them into inspired songs and tunes which reflect much of the natural world around her."
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