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Friday 14 October 2022

A Bonny Bunch Of Folk

Take one word from each these song titles...

"The Bonny Earl of Moray" - The Ian Campbell Folk Group

"Hallucinating Light" - Roy Harper

"Fine Horseman" - Lal & Mike Waterson

And what do you get? Why, "Earl Hallucinating Fine" of course. Or this...

"The Bonny Light Horseman" - Planxty

All of which is a convoluted way of saying that I have my copy of "Rolling Golden Holy", the second album by Bonny Light Horseman. It came out last week and is available from Bandcamp and many other places.

I have also booked my tickets to see them in London when they are over in February next year. It is part of a UK mini-tour - the other gigs are in Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. 

I have listened to "Rolling Golden Holy" a couple of times now. I liked it the first time, I liked the more the second time, and I daresay I will like it even more when I next listen to it. It is a worthy successor to their self-titled debut album (which if you haven't heard by now you really should).

Favourite tracks so far include "Exile", "Summer Dream" and this one... 


  1. Am I the only one who hears a similarity with Hiss Golden Messenger and Bonny Light Horseman?

    1. No. Josh Kaufman of BLH is a sometimes member of HGM and Anais Mitchell also of BLH has sung backing vocals on at least one HGM LP. Enough acronyms. TTFN.

  2. This popped up in my recommendations from the streaming people and I dismissed it as I often do algorithm-recommendations. Need to revisit that decision now...