The Honours

from by Jenny Sturgeon

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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.

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

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  • Mounted album artwork print - storm petrel
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    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
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    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

The Honours of Scotland are said to have been smuggled out of Dunnottar Castle in 1650s by two brave women - Christian Grainger and her serving maid (whose name is unknown). They disguised the Honours - crown, sceptre and sword - and outwitted Overton’s army. It is said that Overton himself helped the women on to their horses.

lyrics

They set oot fae Kinneff Kirk
Bridgin' the Fiddle Heid
Armed wi skirts and flax and wool
To keep the honours three

Grainger’s wife and serving maid
The Black Hill looming o’er their heids

Overton stood fierce and strong
Blocking all besieging men

But I am just the reverend’s wife
Tae see a friend through times of strife

So he gave in and let them pass
And they gaed doon the narrow path

The sceptre tae her distaff wrapped
Wi’ carded wool around the shaft

The sword inside a skein of flax
Tied up right around the hilt

The crown in tae a basket laid
Covered o’er wi’ fine brocade

And back across the narrow path
Their hearts weighed wi’ their burden low

A line of men stood thick and fast
But they walked on with poise and grace

Overton he stopped them there
Tae help a lady on her mare

With honours three they made their flight
Smuggled oot in broad daylight

credits

from From The Skein, released June 10, 2016
Written by Jenny Sturgeon and featuring Jonny Hardie on fiddle, Davy Cattanach on percussion, Fraser Fifield on whistle. 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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