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Tunes for a Monday Morning

Today's tunes are all from the fantastic new EP by Dartmoor musician & songwriter Seth Lakeman, containing five of his songs recorded live with BBC Concert Orchestra here in Devon in March, 2012.

Above: "The Bold Knight." Below: "Kitty Jay." Both are based on local Dartmoor legends.

The final tune (below) is a wonderful rendition of "King and Country."

The other two songs on the EP are equally fine; you can hear them here and here.

I'm actually writing this post on Saturday morning (setting it up for automated posting on Monday) as I'm about to head in to London for the next few days, where Victoria and I are going to catch the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate before it closes.  I'll be back in the office again on Thursday.

This week's tunes were inspired, by the way, not only by the release of Seth's beautiful new EP but also by spotting Seth, with his wife and dog, out walking on the hill behind my studio this morning. Alas, I was (uncharacteristically) too shy to bustle up and say hello, and Tilly was (uncharacteristically) too busy sniffing some animal's track to run up to the other dog, hoping to play. But it was a nice surprise to find him on our hill (as he lives on the other side of Dartmoor), and it reminded me that I've been meaning to share these new videos.... And here they are.