The Shetland Islands are located 100 miles from Scotlands rugged north coast. Famous for its unforgiving seas and dangerous rocks it also has extremes of days and nights where some days there is only sun and other days just the moon.
To cross the seas there are two options, a perilous flight in a threadbare two propeller airplane, with no guarantee of a successful landing or twelve hours on the heaving ferry, lashed by wind and battered by waves and salt spray.
Against this backdrop Lord Rochester traveled north to attend a session at Walls Hall in a small isolated hamlet. The hall was hewn out of stone by a local hermit and it used for local ceremonies of union where companions are served Reestit Mutton and Salt Fish.
What you have here is the result of that sojourn. Hear the wind, taste the salt and here comes the galley!
released June 3, 2016
Russ Wilkins - Sings, guitar, piano, harp
Saskia Holling - Bass, chorus
Tim Matthew - Drums, chorus