This is a lovely CD….really super!” GENEVIEVE TUDOR (BBC Radio Shropshire)
“Landermason once again prove their imagination, their tastefulness and their natural ability to hook their audiences in and keep them enchanted.” LIVING TRADITION
“An album rich in sight, sound and history of both the North East and the Lake District.” FATEA MAGAZINE
“Heartfelt, great fun and continuing in a fine local tradition” THE CRACK MAGAZINE
“Good stuff!…congratulations” CLIVE GREGSON
“A thing of beauty” HEXHAM COURANT
An 11 track studio album of songs and tunes inspired by people, places and events in the North East and Cumbria.
1. The Shoemakker – a unique take on this traditional song from the Geordie Song Book.
2. Bellingham Stomp – an energising instrumental written for a session down the local pub when The Folk Trail stopped off in Bellingham on route from Lands End to John O’Groats.
3. The Bywell Baby – inspired by the remarkable story of Mary Leighton (the Bywell Baby). This epic piece captures the drama of the great storm and flood of 1771.
4. It’s a Dog’s Life – a light hearted jazz track that all came together whilst Fiona was out on a run!
5. They Never Knew – drawn on our personal experience relating to the tragic events that took place in Cumbria (June 2012)
6. Kielder Water – a sumptous arrangement based on the wonderful tune written by our friend Mike Bennett following his trip to the Northumberland National Park.
7. Baby Can I Watch You Sleeping – a foot tapping, jazzy number taking in Swing, Gypsy and Dixieland jazz along the way! Words by Mike Naylor.
8. Whittington Jig – a short lively jig for penny whistle named after the charming little Northumbrian village the duo once lived.
9. Can Crusher – The device created by Paul for the last Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival created so much intrigue…a song just had to be written. Very tongue in cheek!
10. Hey! Mr Weatherman – a fun and annoyingly catchy little song about the weather!
11. Riverdale – a chill out track to end the album for ukelele and low G whistle. This relaxing tune captures the mood of a rare late summer day along the North Tyne.