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Jim Ghedi - A Hymn For Ancient Land


CD: £9.99

Label: Basin Rock

Release date: 26.01.2018

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Born in Sheffield before moving around various parts of Derbyshire, Shropshire and Scotland and then settling in Moss Valley - an abandoned and forgotten area on the edgelands of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire - it makes perfect sense that 26 year old Jim Ghedi’s music feels both fluidly transient yet also deeply rooted to a sense of place. In 2015 he released his debut album, Home Is Where I Exist, Now To Live and Die (Cambrian Records), which was an extension of the folk-tinged six and twelve-string acoustic guitar instrumentals he had been forging for some time around Sheffield's pubs and then whilst traveling across Europe. On his second album, A Hymn For Ancient Land, his elemental style of playing has expanded into a fuller band set-up, complete with glorious orchestration and dazzling composition that makes it a truly innovative contemporary record whilst still being rooted in great tradition...

Staff Reviews


Rich combination of folk and classical instrumentation integrating elements of eastern drones into lush instrumentation including double bass, violin, cello and horns alongside Ghedi's pastoral guitar picking. Recommended to fans of John Fahey, Bert Jansch, Alex Rex...

By Adam Gillison

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