Thursday, January 10, 2008


"The Wind That Shakes the Barley" 1969-1972

It is a beautiful record, released on MIDAS label in 1972. In my research I've found only one of the personnel names, the female voice, Barbara Seabourne. The record title is "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (Kissing Spell KSCD9503-f) and some of you could instantly remember the Dead Can Dance late version of this beautiful traditional here included. On the KS version there is also a 20 minute bonus track that was recorded in 1969 (so the record notes).

Seems that this MIDAS label pressed also a record from a band named "Folkal Point" and two solo records from a certain Janet Jones.

The Gallery sound is not "acid" folk, but more traditional stuff, well clever done.

The Gallery album is superb IMO. The label was set up by Alan Green who was also behind the Folk Heritage / Westwood labels. Gallery is phenomenally rare as an original LP (About £1000). Equally as rare is Folkal Point (Even the band only have one copy between them!!) Janet Jones did 2 for the label and both are more common, but excellent" Ian from Ammonite Records

Royce Seabourne- Vocals
Barbara Seabourne- Vocals/Dulcimer
Mark Uttley- Violins
Steve Morrison- Guitar



Anonymous arbor said...

thanks for the introduction I've never heard this band before

11 January, 2008 01:34  
Blogger GeoX said...

You know, I used to like the DCD version of "The Wind that Shakes the Barley," but listening to it now, it sounds comically sepulchral to me. I prefer Martin Carthy's take.

Anyway, thanks for this. Looks neato.

11 January, 2008 08:10  
Anonymous Richard said...

I'm agreed with arbor - I've never heard this before either, although given it's rarity that's maybe not surprising!

Thanks for a great share. :-)

11 January, 2008 09:45  
Blogger Dave said...

Fantastic stuff. Thanks for sharing as I doubt that I would ever would have gotten an opportunity to hear it otherwise

11 January, 2008 12:53  
Blogger Kadek55 said...

This is very good!!
Thanks a lot!

11 January, 2008 17:54  
Anonymous drBob said...

looking forward to listening to this as I've never heard of this band but if it's as good as your usual postings then i'm in for a real good ear session many thanks for all your musical meanderings and eye opening acts

13 January, 2008 02:33  
Blogger Paul said...

Many thanks - I've been looking for this for a long time.

13 January, 2008 13:03  
Blogger shiryu7 said...

Can someone reup? I would love to listen to this. Thank you

15 January, 2008 10:05  
Anonymous Ritchie said...

yeah, the deleted links monster rampages on

20 January, 2008 00:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to hear this. Am I the only one for whom the download does not work? I have tried from two locations with different IP addresses without success. If someone could re-up to Rapidshare or Sharebee that would be great.



11 April, 2008 17:55  
Blogger Your mom has chunky thighs and I like it. said...

Sorry, the link isn't working for me either. Would you be so kind as to re-upload it?

09 March, 2010 13:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - what a beautiful album. The fiddler is great. Its strange that they apparently got so little recognition at the time.

Yet another great album that I would likely have never heard if it weren't for this blog.

12 May, 2012 16:26  

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