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Bonefires EP


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16,000 Miles 03:47
Holly & Ivy 04:20
The Holly and the Ivy They made a great party– 
Oh who between the two of them Shall have the mastery? 

So fierce and so jolly, With berries red as blood All must name Holly King of the winter wood But Ivy bears a berry 
 As black as any sloe And all the birds that are in the wood They eat them as they go Nay, Ivy, nay
! It shall not be, iwis Holly has the mastery 
As the manner is So Holly stands in the high hall 
So fair to behold 
And Ivy grows outside the door 
All in the winter cold Holly and his merry men They drink and they sing And Ivy and her maidens They weep and they wring But Ivy all the long year 
Grows strong as any wire
 And the Holly curls so brittle
 Waiting there beside the fire Oh the rising of the sun 
And the running of the deer The playing of the merry organ Sweet singing round the fire


released October 16, 2020

Carli Jefferson: percussion, vocals, flute, clogs
Clair Le Couteur: vocals, piano, harmonium, melodica, whistles, Korg
Julian Whitfield: recording, mixing, mastering, double bass (Unquiet Grave)

All songs written and arranged by Jefferson & Le Couteur, based on adaptations of traditional and archival material.

Produced by Lunatraktors & Julian Whitfield ONZ
Special thanks to: Mabelle Peñalver, Julian Whitfield, Joe Cushley,
Cath & Kevin Jefferson, Ann & Tony Thick, and Steve Webbon

Design by Clair Le Couteur & Lunatraktors

Front: performance at Sadie Hennessy’s
The Last Things (2019), photo Emma Falconer

Disc: montage, photos Paul Adrian Emery, Valeriana Y.

Back: midsummer bonfire, photo Carli Jefferson

Recorded at The Preservation Room, Kent.
All rights reserved, 2020


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Broken folk experiments by Clair Le Couteur (vocals, drones) and Carli Jefferson (vocals, percussion). MOJO Magazine Top Ten Folk Albums of 2019: This Is Broken Folk. Number 2 2021: The Missing Star

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