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Runes CD Giveaway on CKUA Radio

This coming Friday, 5 signed copies of Runes are to be given away in a competition run on Andy Donnelly's Celtic Show which broadcasts on CKUA radio station in Edmonton, Canada, but you can listen online all over the world by clicking the link below. The show goes out at 6-8pm each Friday, which is 1am-3am GMT and features a superbly diverse range of music from the Celtic and Folk world.

 

Runes CD Giveaway on CKUA

New Video! Paint it Black / Devil in the Kitchen.

We've just filmed a video for one of the tracks from our new album 'Runes'. We decided to select 'Paint it Black / Devil in the Kitchen' because it's a high energy tune and we thought it would be fun to watch and make a nice contrast to our last video which was the rather dreamy 'Justify'.

We spent a couple of days with Julian of Quite Big Media, filming and editing. We took along 6 sets of fairy lights but only 2 worked! Luckily Sarah managed to stop off at a local shop in Much Wenlock and replenish our stocks. How do Christmas lights break whilst not in use?! Hope you like the end result :)

BBC Radio Shropshire Interview

Jim Mahoney of KPRB Radio came over from Arizona to stop by our Album launch with his lovely wife Elizabeth, along with their friends Mick and Jenny. Whilst they were in Much Wenlock for a couple of days we managed to take them on a tour of Bridgnorth which included stopping at the King's Head for a pint....

and grabbing some fish and chips to eat on the platform at the Severn Valley Railway. Mahoney and Steve also did an interview the BBC Radio Shropshire on the afternoon with Kate Tebby, you can hear the interview by clicking the link below:

BBC Shropshire Whalebone and Mahoney Interview.mp3

 

During the evening Mahoney and Liz presented us with 3 genuine cowboy shirts and a lovely calendar of their home town Bisbee.

 

Whalebone, Mahoney and Elizabeth at the Railwayman's Arms with new shirts

Whalebone take over at KPRB radio in Arizona

Apart from the fact we're probably not a rock band, great article in the Bridgnorth Journal this week about the Whalebone radio special on KPRB in Arizona on Jim Mahoney's Eclecti-Celt programme.

We selected some tunes that have influenced us individually and some music which helped to shape Whalebone's sound collectively, with Mahoney playing some Whalebone tracks too :)

Here is the playlist and details:

Tune or Song | Time | Artist | Release & Label
Road to Errogie | 4:51 | Flook | Haven
The Peacock's Cry | 3:29 | Whalebone | EP - Single
Delighted | 6:01 | Shooglenifty | Radical Mestizo 15:21
Welcome | 5:00
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live) | 4:31 | The Waterboys | Room to Roam
Pilsdon Pen (Album Version) | 5:18 | The Imagined Village | The Imagined Village
The Birds Are Still Singing | 5:00 | Whalebone | Runes
The Bird That Winds The Spring | 4:12 | Lau | Race the Loser
Elgeebar | 5:21 | Davy Spillane | A Place Among The Stones
Red Haired Boy / Mason's Apron / Devil Amongst The Tailors | 4:26 | Whalebone | Rootsy Folky Live And Funky 48:29
Review | 5:00
Glass: Glass Polska | 4:12 | Flook w/ Brian Finnegan, Jay Ungar, Sarah Allen & John Joe Kelly; by Ale Möller | Rubai
Gallows Pole | 4:56 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin III
Lonely Tulip - Toss The Salad | 2:43 | Fiontan O Meachair | Irish Traditional Mandolin
Sailor's Hornpipe (Viv Stanshall Version) | 2:53 | Mike Oldfield & Viv Stanshall | Tubular Bells Digital Box Set 67:33
Review and Hoopla | 5:00 12:33
Jigs: The Bride's Favorite, Tansey's Fancy | 3:11 | Steeleye Span | Below The Salt
Gaudette | 2:25 | Steeleye Span | Below The Salt
Hooty Mullock | 3:37 | Whalebone | Three Fires
Beeswing | 5:33 | Richard Thompson | Mirror Blue
Inion/Daughter | 4:15 | Afro Celt Sound System | Volume 1: Sound Magic 30:54
Review | 5:00
Dirty Old Town | 3:46 | The Pogues by Ewan MacColl | Rum Sodomy & the Lash
A Place Among The Stones | 7:06 | Davy Spillane | A Place Among The Stones
Mog's Reel | 2:53 | Steve Downs, Charlotte Watson & Sarah Ibberson | Runes
Bímse Féin Ag Iascaireacht [I Myself Go Fishing] | 1:21 | Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola | An Raicín Alainn - The Beautiful Comb 50:20
Review | 2:00
Lavender's Blue | 2:14 | Beck Siàn | Luminous Wings & Unseen Things
Review & Slán Agabh! | 1:00
Paint it Black/Devil in the Kitchen | 3:27 | Whalebone | Runes

Llanfechain Show over August Bank Holiday

Had a very pleasant Bank Holiday Monday playing at Llanfechain Show in Wales - lots of sunshine, very nice apple pie and an impressive scarecrow competition.

There was also an impressive Jester v Monster tussle with fire breathing and fire sticks... Great fun :)

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