In The Shadowland​,​The St Illtud's Sessions

by Bel Blue

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'In The Shadowland' Live - The St Illtud's Sessions

Recorded live on location by Kevs Ford at The Galilee Chapel, St Illtuds, Llantwit Major, Wales

Written by Bel Blue

Bel Blue: vocals, guitar
Peter Rosser: vocals, guitar

Produced by Kevs Ford and Bel Blue

Massive thanks to St Illtud's Church, Edwin and friends

Photography Jack Constable @jacsimages

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This is the first track from The St Illtud's Sessions and we look forward to sharing some more tracks from our field recordings captured at this remarkable place. We kept the set up and the tracks simple, using condenser mics for live recording, in the extraordinary Galilee Chapel, home to an extraordinary collection of Celtic Stones.
Our field recordings from this ancient space will not be perfect but will hopefully capture in someway the essence of this special place.
www.llanilltud.org.uk
I wrote 'In The Shadowland' after being profoundly moved by an evening of spoken word and music, but I didn't realise until later that it echoed a line from the exquisite "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats written in 1819, which has its centenary in May 2019.

"That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, 
And with thee fade away into the forest dim: 
Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget 
What thou among the leaves hast never known"
An extract from John Keats 'Ode To A Nightingale'

lyrics

'In The Shadowland'

If something good can come from this

Maybe even something strong

If something beautiful is born

Maybe we can carry on

If you’ve got something to say

Your gonna say it anyway

Gonna it say anyway

Chorus

And all around the sound the sound, the sound

of voices ring

In the shadowland the Nightingale

Verse 2

People hang their heads down low

Eyes in a daze

You say my songs so sweet today

But you never heard it anyway

Never heard it anyway

The storm bell rings out loud

But fades far away

Fades far away

And all around the sound the sound the sound

of voices ring

In the shadowland the nightingale Queen

In the shadowland the Nightingale sings


If something good can come from this

Maybe even something strong

If something beautiful is born

Maybe we can carry on

Words and Music Bel Blue ©2018 All Rights Reserved

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released November 14, 2018
Bel Blue: vocals, guitar
Peter Rosser: vocals, guitar
Prouduced by Kevs Ford and Bel Blue

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