Tuesday 26 February 2013

sharing the love

For the last couple of years, inspired by these lovely folk and the beautiful Ruth, I have been putting together a cd of songs that we loved during the year that has just passed. Music, as you all know, is a huge presence in our lives, we sing, we play, we dance, we write songs, we take photos of all this and we also get to spend time with many talented musicians as they pass in and out of our lives.

It is lovely looking back and seeing how each track conjures the memories, the moments and emotions of the year. This 'mixtape' has affectionately been labelled 'Songs that got us through 2-0-1-2', I thought I would share the love with you all by linking the tracks. Hope you enjoy and find some new favourites.

2. City Of Refuge   Abigail Washburn
3. I'll Take The Blame Agnes Kain
4. All Wash Out Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
5. Ho Hey The Lumineers
6. Mr Polite The Jungle Giants
7. Parlez-Nous A Boire Nadine Landry and Stephen 'Sammy' Lind
8.  Hello Stranger Whitetop Mountaineers
9.  Man on Fire Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
10. Down in the River I go Nadine Landry and Stephen 'Sammy' Lind
11. Me oh my The Perch Creek Family Jug Band
12. I'll find a way Spirit Family Reunion
13. How do you ruin me? Black Prarie
14. Hold On Alabama Shakes
15. Diving Duck Blues Taj Mahal
16. The Drifter Josh Mackenzie
17. Katie Cruel Karen Dalton
18. Heartbeat Kopecky Family Band
19. Green Rocky Road Spirit Family Reunion
20. Flowers in your hair The Lumineers
21. God of Abram Caleb Groh
22. To Just Grow Away The Tallest Man on Earth
23. Architects Tim Hart
24. Devine Bell Abigail Washburn


  1. Yipee some new tunes! It kinda feels like each song is a little gift just waiting to be opened and explored x

    1. what a gorgeous way to think of it, i love it. thanks lovely

  2. We still play your 2011 mixed tape often whilst driving! Will check these out...a few there I haven't heard of. Nice to see Agnes Kain made the cut :)xx

    1. How great, hope you like it,yes really enjoying the Agnes Kain new album, it's a grower. Will try calling you back today. xxx

  3. You know, I have not heard ANY of those songs before. This happens quite a lot lately! But I love having music recommended, it's a great way to 'meet' new bands. Thanks for the list :)

    1. and you got me thinking to do my own list- there's definitely a bunch of songs that got us through 2012!

    2. oh yes please, would LOVE to hear the songs that got you through 2012. xxx


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