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The Gathering

by Toby Hay

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    releases March 29, 2017

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1.
2.
A Thief's Tale
3.
The Fly Fisherman and the Trout
4.
Sketches of a Roman Fort
5.
Claerwen
6.
Starlings
7.
Black Brook
8.
The Gathering

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Liner Notes

"I first listened to The Gathering late in the day, late in the year – the year of Trump, of Brexit, of tides of darkness rising fast on all sides. And for a bright hour, Toby Hay’s music cast strong light, fought the shadows back a little. The tracks of this album – quick-fingered, deep-felt – open landscapes in the mind’s eye. It feels, listening to them, as if they have a little of the power – the power that linguists call ‘illocutionary’ and magicians call ‘conjuring’ – to summon things into being, or bring pasts briefly back to life. It came as no surprise to learn that Toby has sometimes hoped that the playing of 'Starlings' (in which the notes teem and swoop and swarm) might one day call up an actual murmuration. Place, memory, nature, loss and dreamed-of geographies are the subjects of this beautiful music: that gathering of feelings that go by the untranslatable Welsh word hiraeth. There is a sadness at what has gone here, but not a nostalgia. The world’s dew gleams on this music, but the world’s dust swirls through it too."

Robert Macfarlane

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releases March 29, 2017

Toby Hay - 6 and 12 string guitar, harmonium.
Angela Chan - violin, viola, cello
Rob Bromley - violin
Peter Scott - double bass

Engineered and mixed by Tim Hay and Toby Hay
Mastered by Christopher Leary at Melograf Mastering
Cover Photograph by P.B. Abery
Inside Photograph by Toby Hay
Design by Nic Finch

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