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A Midwinter Miscellany

Ashley Hutchings, Becky Mills & Blair Dunlop: Gone Missing (Talking Elephant TECD451)

A Midwinter Miscellany
Ashley Hutchings, Becky Mills & Blair Dunlop

Talking Elephant TECD451 (CD, UK, 15 October 2020)

Produced by Blair Dunlop;
Executive producer Ashley Hutchings;
Recorded by Blair Dunlop at the homes of Ashley and Blair in September 2020;
Mixed by Paul Hopkinson at The Foundry, Chestetrfield, Derbyshire;
Design by Mick Toole


Ashley Hutchings: spoken word, vocals, bass guitar;
Becky Mills: vocals, acoustic guitar;
Blair Dunlop: vocals, acoustic and electric guitar

with special guest
Judy Dunlop, vocals [9]


  1. Crocuses Poem (excerpt) / Crocuses (3.37)
  2. Raggle Taggle Lad (4.56)
  3. Her Name Was Mary (2.51)
  4. The Mill on the Floss (excerpt) (1.47)
  5. Animal’s Carol (3.22)
  6. Hibernation (1.39)
  7. Three Angels (2.06)
  8. Sweet November (2.53)
  9. Mahogany Tree (2.27)
  10. Silence of Snow (3.05)
  11. Ancient Midwinter Customs (1.43)
  12. The Christ Child Lay on Mary’s Lap (4.25)
  13. Christmas Wreath (3.31)

Track 1a Christopher Smart;
Tracks 1b, 8 Becky Mills;
Track 2 Ashley Hutchings, Ken Nicol;
Tracks 3, 13 Ashley Hutchings, Blair Dunlop;
Track 4 George Eliot;
Track 5 from Kenneth Grahame’s book The Wind in the Willows, music Becky Mills;
Track 6 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 7 trad. / Ashley Hutchings;
Track 9 poem by William Makepeace Thackeray, music Judy Dunlop;
Track 10 Ashley Hutchings, Ruth Angell;
Track 12 poem by G.K. Chesterton, music Blair Dunlop