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Give it one minute, until Clive Powell launches into “Reed Sodger.” (As heard on “John Barleycorn Reborn.” The version on that CD is frankly heartstopping.)

Northumbrian traditional / experimental folk duo Shibboleth (Clive Powell & Sean Breadin) on location at Belsay Castle Northumberland, UK, April 2004 with subsequent treatments & ’spectral leakages’ accessed from the ancient stones using equipment developed by Ryan Electrics.

Shibboleth at Woven Wheat Whispers.

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  1. Without reprieve, adjudged to death, For want of well pronouncing shibboleth. Sweet bacon, what an awesome word. The band ain’t half bad either, totally gave me the shivers. Perfect 3 am listening, thanks!

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