Deserted Village
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Seán Mac Erlaine in his studio.


Downland by United Bible Studies & Jozef van Wissem

Thursday, 16 June 2011 This is a numbered edition of 300 LPs in silk-screened covers. Each LP includes a download coupon. It's now on sale in our shop.

The album title 'Downland' is a play both on van Wissem's Lowlands home, and the Renaissance Lute composer John Dowland, rumoured to have been born in Ireland. The seeds of this collaboration were sown in late 2007, when United Bible Studies were part of the bill for van Wissem's first Irish concert. He was particularly taken with Paul Condon's bass playing and eventually wrote a piece with it in mind. Van Wissem began recording tracks for United Bible Studies to overdub and the postal collaboration began in earnest in 2009.