Sou'wester Sessions reflects our feeling that a community's history and stories should be set and celebrated in music. Unusually for a celtic outpost, St Agnes has no surviving indigenous music. Stories of shipwreck and rescue, tunes for dancing, and evocations of landscape have been written by us in response to an extraordinary place, or borrowed and adapted from traditional Cornish music.
released March 6, 2009
This album was arranged, rehearsed, recorded, mixed and mastered on St Agnes during a week of the most enjoyable music-making imaginable, with minimal technical trickery and maximum spontenaity.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Dyson on St Agnes
Designed by Nick Lee and manufactured by Leap Media in Cornwall
Photos by Rachel Lewin and Tom Dyson
Recycled materials and vegetable inks (physical CD) were used wherever possible.
Copyright the Rough Island Band, 2009