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TRACK #5 PREVIEW - "Dead Bird Hill"
07.08.2012

CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 5.  "Dead Bird Hill"

We played a show last year in France at a Festival called "Chant de Marin."  It was a sea-shanty festival in a beautiful harbor in Brittany called Paimpol. We had a wonderful time; the crowd really took to us and we really took to the hospitable locals, the moule et frites, and the local Cider bottled very much like Champagne. In fact, I drank so much cider, wine and ate so much seafood, that I woke up with a bout of Gout! Ouch! Very painful, but good for my pirate credibility. The tiny harbor was overflowing with vintage wooden sailboats and packed to the gills with people, so much so it was difficult once you left the back stage area to hook back up with fellow band mates. Our cell phones were not in operation so we would arrange to meet up at a particular show on a small hill just back stage that had an excellent view of the stage. There was a large dead black bird on the hill side, and we gathered to watch Carlos Nunez, Sinead O'Conner, The Waterboys and others from our vantage point atop "Dead Bird Hill".  What a great trip.  Awesome work from Pete on whistles and pipes and Jessie on fiddle, and a great original tune from Jess to open titled "Eron’s Cracker."  The second and third trad tunes are called "Gan Ainm" and "Swallow Tail."

- Twigger


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