They Drew My Ship

(with Sheaf+Barley)

2016

Traditional song (re)arranged in collaboration with Sheaf+Barley and sung by Sheaf+Barley

Acknowledging the non-canonical role that popular song can assume in smuggling narrative and temporal specificity beneath the centuries, Gent, Sheaf+Barley took a range of early English folk songs as their starting point and, extrapolating backwards, ‘discovered’ an episode of Cynethryth’s life previously unknown, passed down through time, protected from orthodox revisionism via regional folk song.