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There are almost no gay love songs, I think our historic marginalisation made us focussed on our sexuality as defining us rather than our love.

Alasdair Roberts is not gay to my knowledge but it doesn’t matter, it’s a perspective I’m able to fully participate with.

Sexuality aside, it’s a work of almost infinite detail bordered by the cracks in his voice and birdsong.  It’s a traditional British folk song.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/15lg2j

This file will expire in 45 days.  If you like this, please buy the artists work and visit their web site here.

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Paul Dooley (Irish) playing a Welsh song (it’s all in the family), written around 1380 (possibly).

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mrbynd

This file will expire in 45 days.  If you like this, please buy the artists work and visit their web site here.

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I stretched this a while back, here it is unstretched.

Llio is a brilliant player of the Welsh triple harp.  Think of her and her instrument as endangered species because they are.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/yfsnz9

This file will expire in 45 days.  If you like this, please buy her work and visit her web site here.

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Second attempt at sharing.  Let’s see how this pans out.

Unreleased album from 1976, I think it’s his best.

https://anonfiles.com/file/2cb6a8950ccf025881ce26c0435d0a17

He’s dead now and there’s no way for this to be heard except here, if there was a commercial release I would delete this.  I feel it’s a disservice to him for this to go unheard.

This file will not be taken down, although this post may.

If you want the lossless FLAC files let me know.

Music, Value

September 12, 2013

Hello all,

Sorry to go against the free music revolution but I have to.

Thanks for the downloads and reviews.

This is what I want to do, but releasing stuff for free is unsustainable for me financially.

Naively I always thought that I just need to keep making music, releasing it freely and someday it will pay off and allow me to have at least some income from it.  I’ve been doing it for 10 years now and that hasn’t happened.

Maybe it’s because my work isn’t good enough, that’s always a constant doubt for me or maybe I haven’t marketed it correctly.  There’s probably truth in both.

Anyway, I’ve deleted everything I can online, my web site also.

I will upload some albums to a commercial site for pay in the coming weeks.

Stuff I post here will still be free but will be anonymous Sendspace files which expire after a month or so.

I can’t believe I’m the only one getting stifled by freedom, whatever that is.

I will try some revenue models for non-gigging artists, let’s see.

Alan

August 23, 2013

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