Songs for the dawn of the day in the English, Scottish, and Irish countryside....
Above: "Hwome" by Ninebarrow (Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere), a folk duo from Dorset. The song (adapted from "Comen Hwome" by the 19th century Dorset dialect poet William Barnes) appears on a new album inspired by the local landscape, The Water and the Wild (2018). They are currently working on a book of Dorset walks related to the music.
Below: "The Lark in the Morning," a traditional song performed by the multi-cultural folk band The Imagined Village, from their album Empire & Love (2010). The vocalists are Jackie Oates, from Staffordshire, and Eliza Carthy, from Yorkshire.
Below: "Morning Sun" by singer/songwriter Lee Endres, based in London. The song is from his first album, Croft (2017), written during a three month stay in the Scottish highlands. The video features Daisy King.
Below: "Light in the Sky" by the Irish "Celtgrass" band We Banjo 3, from their new album Haven (2018). The band is made up of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley, from Galway.
"We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves."
- artist & author Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)