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lisa knapp

Till April Is Dead - A Garland Of May



Released: 28th Apr 2017


This sparklingly fresh album is a radiant interpretation of traditional folk songs and delights at every turn.

she merges fiddle, hammer dulcimer and strings, with birdsong and sonic delights from the technological age. she is joined by another ground-breaking folk singer, Mary Hampton on 'Bedfordshire May Carol'. Lisa's version of the title track, 'Til April is Dead/Hal-An-Tow' was inspired by the Mystery Play in Helston, Cornwall. Originally printed as 'The Maypole Song' in 1656, 'Staines Morris' has a melody with a courtly, theatrical sound and this version features the lively and mischievous vocals of David Tibet (Current 93). In 'Searching for Lambs' - a song Lisa first heard sung by Shirley Collins - she is joined by Graham Coxon (Blur).


Till April Is Dead - A Garland Of May


  1. The Night Before May Day
  2. Till April Is Dead
  3. Searching For Lambs (feat. Graham Coxon)
  4. Staines Morris (feat. David Tibet)
  5. May Garland
  6. Lily White Hand
  7. Lark In The Morning
  8. Bedfordshire May Day Carol (feat. Mary Hampton)
  9. Where's Troy
  10. Don't You Go A Rushing
  11. Pleasant Month Of May
  12. Padstow May Song