The Wife of Usher's Well // Anna RG - pt 2
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We’re back with Anna Roberts-Gevalt to listen through your takes. Anna set us the challenge of interpreting The Wife of Usher’s Well, a ghostly story of a mother’s grief as she’s visited by her three departed sons. If you haven’t already, we recommend you listen to part 1 where she introduces the tune and the major themes.

Listen: Part 1 of The Wife of Usher’s Well

/// YOUR TAKES ///

LISTEN to the full takes here. We were once again bowled over by the incredible sensitivity and variety of submissions. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted a take - this month we’ve got Kev Pritchard, Rory Wells, The Monkeytown Milk Spillers, johndompaiva, catapholc, asymptotes, Steve and Paul Moisey, Matt Milton, Harry Orme, Cerys Hafana and Ian Jackson.


We’ve set up a group on Facebook for the Old Tunes Fresh Takes community to share ideas, submit tracks for feedback and just generally geek out about trad tunes and music production. We’ve had some great conversations already over the last month, so whether you’re thinking about submitting a take or just want to go deeper between episodes then join us!

Thinking of submitting? Read our quick guide on how to submit your fresh take.

/// COMING UP ///

We’ll be back again on Monday 19 April, this time with comedian Stewart Lee who will be introducing us to Willie O’ Winsbury. If you want to get a headstart, you can find example scores, chords and lyrics here and a playlist of existing versions here.

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