The wind is beginning to lose its raw edge, but the water is still lively and choppy. Join us on a moonless mad March night as memories of Shambala evoke a contemplation of high-wire walking in many of its different guises. The stove is warm, the kettle is on and there is always a warm welcome for you.
“6th March, Saturday.
"There’s a kerfuffle of rooks around the oak at the top of the hill.
They claw and scold the cold, sombre sky.
Two ducks fly low in tight formation
Lambs clustered under a tree
Are spooked in a shower of bleats and blossom.
There’s a patch of reeds thick the warm rough smell of fox
For a short while, Penny and I are lost in another world.”
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In the intro and the outro, Saint-Saen's The Swan is performed by Karr and Bernstein (1961) and available on CC at archive.org.
Two-stroke narrowboat engine recorded by 'James2nd' on the River Weaver, Cheshire. Uploaded to Freesound.org on 23rd June 2018. Creative Commons Licence.
Piano and keyboard interludes composed and performed by Helen Ingram.
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