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Music and spoken word inspired by the landscape and industrial history of Rosedale Valley. Spun from the wind and weather, drawn from the whispers of history, and as if created from the very stones of the valley itself. In-the-moment folk improvisers The Cider House Rebellion, master accordionist Murray Grainger and award-winning fiddle player Adam Summerhayes, are joined by poet Jessie Summerhayes to present tracks from two albums released in 2022: Ironstone Tales and Genius Loci 2: The Valley Of Iron.

The duo’s instinctive compositional method draws seemingly timeless melodies from thin air to reflect the toll of the ironstone industry on people and landscape; the ghostly remnants of buildings; the echoes of the souls who lived, worked, and died within them; the smell of the landscape; and the call of its birds. The music is created ‘in the moment’ around Jessie’s words which are, in turn, inspired by the landscape of the Valley and the stories that populated her childhood play in those places. “You can feel the passion, in every phrase and chord, it captures the magnificence of the Yorkshire Valley that inspired it” - FATEA

“The edge of the seat excitement is tangible, the fiddle, accordion and voice working in symbiotic rapture” – Northern Sky

“Mesmerising and hypnotic” – Song Lines

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