FEATURE: NARC. Compilation Album #15 – Yakka Doon – Golden Plover | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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As we celebrate our 15th birthday this month, we’re continuing our tradition of giving you, dear Constant Readers, a very special gift in the form of our annual Compilation Albumavailable to download via our Bandcamp page for free!

Here, we focus on the track contributed by Yakka Doon

There’s a timeless quality to Yakka Doon’s pared-down folk; a clarity songwriter Claire Welford characterises as “oak-aged heartcraft” from the “pit-scarred heathland” of County Durham. Inspired by the epic journeys undertaken by its winged namesakes, Golden Plover exemplifies everything which makes 2019 full-length Strenuous Detour one of the North East’s finest under-the-radar gems of recent years.

The songwriter eloquently states: “When days grow short and dark, And the nights darker still, Cold grabs hold, Refusing to let go, Gales desperate to carry us away, Trigonometrical anchoring, Black quickly to gold, Night to day, Bathed in warmth of spring, Remembering, Bright days will return again, Keep going.” 

 

 

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