The Villager
Pixie-Led with Tom Cox
Episode 1: Albert the Giant Dog-Attacking Sheep

Episode 1: Albert the Giant Dog-Attacking Sheep

The moor. Place of ghosts. Factory of weather. Breeder of stories. The high place that reminds people of what everywhere else once was but which is also its own place, hovering, separate, other, and always was. The place where people go to learn about time. Follow the thirteen rivers down from its roof, the wide and the narrow, the high-handed and the meek, and you will understand. Follow them from their secret tussocked beginnings and watch them brag and flourish. Stand precariously on granite ledges and watch the water spin through the mossy chasms below you, listen to the voices within, find out if they ever switch off, for a moment. They did, once, many years ago. But nobody likes to mention it now.

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Written and performed by:

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Music by:


Tom Cox

Produced by:

Ellie Mckechnie

The Villager
Pixie-Led with Tom Cox
New writing on landscape, music, books, folklore, psychedelia, the natural world and other misty magical things outside the mainstream.