Telling the Bees | An English Arcanum

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An English Arcanum

by Telling the Bees

The eagerly awaited second album of darkly-crafted folk from this impressive Oxford four-piece.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Saddle the Hare
4:35 $0.99
2. The Language of Birds
5:03 $0.99
3. Playing at Gypsies
5:16 $0.99
4. Gallina
4:04 $0.99
5. Otmoor Forever
4:25 $0.99
6. Sweet Dream
3:33 $0.99
7. Pilgrim's Progress
4:42 $0.99
8. Blackbird (A Crumb for a Song)
4:52 $0.99
9. Icarus
4:12 $0.99
10. Uncle Tom and Aunt Sally
3:12 $0.99
11. Apple
5:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
Drawing on landscape, folklore and myth, and the themes of love and loss, An English Arcanum consists of eleven original tracks of exquisite darkly-crafted folk. Weaving traditional, classical, prog and even funk influences around haunting troubadour songs, Telling the Bees combine fiddle, mandolin, cello, bass and English bagpipes to beautiful effect.
A box of delights, An English Arcanum confirms the band’s unique place in English Folk.

“Mischievous and magisterial…their crisp, knowing arrangements serve to underline their devotion to the tradition of English folk music in all its godless splendour” Catweazle Club
“Telling the Bees are a wondrous thing” Fabulous Furry Folk, Glastonbury Assembly Rooms
“one of the best things to have come out of Oxford” Spiral Earth



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