For the latest SWH! podcast Ali caught up with musician Debbie Armour to talk all things Burd Ellen, and discuss their new album A Tarot of the Green Wood, which is out on the 31st October on Debbie's own label, Mavis Recordings.
Debbie talks about the history of Burd Ellen, working with Gayle Brogan, how the new album came about, the inspiration of tarot cards, blending the traditional with the contemporary, the influences behind the music - musical and otherwise - and a whole lot more.
They also discuss the folk tradition, the possibility of playing the album live, and the atmosphere Burd Ellen's music creates.
Burd Ellen are among the most interesting and innovative musicians around - with A Tarot of the Green Wood being just the latest proof of that - and it was fascinating to get a glimpse behind the music.
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