Sir John Barleycorn

Traditions associated with life, death and rebirth must be among the oldest in the world. Versions of John Barleycorn, collected by Cecil Sharp and many others, tell of the need to die in order to live, a concept familiar not least to Christians.

I decided to play concertina on this new recording so I also added a photo, taken this morning, of the barley fields overlooking my little town.

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Singer, musician & cyclist.
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