Richard Hawley on Other Voices

There was a bit of a treat on Irish tv last night - the last in the current series of Other Voices was curated by the great Richard Hawley. As well as playing a set with his own band (an eclectic selection of covers including I'm waiting for my man and Crawfish), and a few songs with Jarvis Cocker, Hawley also duetted with Lisa Hannigan on a drop dead version of the Dick van Dyke-sung classic Hushabye Mountain, from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. With slide guitar, vibes and Hawley's own echo-laden guitar, they managed to create a wonderful, otherworldly atmosphere. Watch it here, it's about 16 minutes in.

It stands up well to the original, here.

Hawley's last album, Truelove's gutter, featured one of the most beautiful, poignant and just plain moving songs of recent times, in the shape of For your lover give some time. Take a few minutes out of your day to listen, it's transformative stuff.


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