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First review for A Chicken to Hug

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Caedmon “A Chicken to Hug”

It has been over 3 decades, but like Vashti Bunyan a few years back, a classic seventies UK psyche-folk-rock band has come out with a second studio release. I had the pleasure earlier this year

Caedmon ‘A Chicken to Hug’ youtube sampler

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A video celebration of the release of the ‘Chicken to Hug Album’ 1st December. Here’s a 5 minute edit of the whole album with snaps old and new and footage from the Edinburgh May 2010 concerts.

Re/Inter-views

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When Ken, Simon and Sam met up to agree the final edits for the album we had lunch at Simon's house with Lins Honeyman, a musician and reviewer for Cross Rhythms. He's reviewed the 1978 album and interviewed us for a future article. STOP PRESS - the interview is on line now! STOP STOP PRESS - and so is Lins' review of our Live album!

Quiet, isn’t it…

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We don't seem to have updated things here much recently. Just for the record (no, really) the new album is being mastered and the draft artwork has been sent off to the pressing company. Excitement! Read the details if you like.

Gordon Strachan 1934-2010

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In the mid-1970s Gordon Strachan was director of the Netherbow, the Church of Scotland Arts Centre. The Netherbow is now part of the Scottish Storytelling Centre where we had our reunion concerts in May. Gordon was an enthusiastic and nurturing supporter of the band and without him Caedmon wouldn't have been what it was and is.

Ken’s Film on line at Side TV

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The year sabbatical of travel that Ken took in 2009 (disrupting the whole Caedmon writing and recording process!) was documented in his musical travelogue film ‘Footage’.

It’s now no longer online at www.sidetv.net but will eventually be seen again on …

Caedmon live in 2010!

Not since discovering River six years ago has there been such an event. Caedmon were a lost legend, known to a hardcore of folkies and one-time fans. When I first heard their work, on an illicit down-load, I was blown …