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Moving the Sheep by James Ravillious

Above: "Silverline" by the British folk duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. The song, says Clarke, was inspired by William Wordsworth's poem "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood," and by the Romantic poets in general. It appeared on the duo's fourth album, Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour (2014).

Below: "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose," performed by Clarke & Walker, from the poem of that name by Robert Burns. The song can be found on their second album, Fire & Fortune (2013).

Above: "The Road Not Taken" by Salt House (Lauren MacColl, Jenny Sturgeon, and Ewan MacPherson), a trio of musicians based in Scotland. The song is based, of course, on the poem of the same name by Robert Frost. It appears on their new album, Undersong (2018).

Below: "Love Gathers All" by Fara (Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price), from the Orkney Islends of Scotland. The song was adapted from the poetry of Orcadian writer Edwin Muir, and appears on the group's new Times from Times Fall (2018).

Above: "The Art of Forgetting" a poetic new piece by Kyle Carey, a singer/songwriter exploring the edgelands between Gaelic and American folk music. It's from her new album of the same name, which has just been released.

Below: Robbie Robertson's "Across the Great Divide" performed by Kyle Carey with Gillebride MacMillan, a Scottish singer from the Hebrides. The backing musicians are Mhairi Hall, Ewen MacPherson, Elias Alexander, and Fiona MacKaskill.

And to end, as we started, with Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker:

"A Pauper and a Poet," written by Clarke & Walker, from their album Fire & Fortune.

Archie Parkhouse and his dog Sally by James Ravilious

The photographs above are by James Ravillious (1939-1999), known for his wonderful pictures of 20th century farming life here in Devon.