We’re very pleased to announce that you could make our dreams come true! That wonderful magazine Songlines puts together the Songlines Music Awards, you vote for your favourite artist/band (ahem!) and then the top 4 in each catergory are nominated, then it goes over to the editorial team to vote for the winner. It’ll be a privelage to be nominated let alone win, so if you feel we deserve it please head over to
Its been a while since our last update, so we thought we’d give you a treat, here is The Hornet recorded a few months back before our April tour. Please share/retweet/show someone else, as we really like to get feedback from you all!
We had the extreme honour of performing one of our songs from Crow on BBC 2 for a fantastic documentary called ‘London Calling’ its presented by Jools Holland the amazing Eliza Carthy joined us on guest vocals. You can watch the whole thing here-
and you can watch the entire song from the BBC iplayer website here-
This tune set has been going down quite well this tour, so we thought we’d make a video for you all. Andro is a traditional french dance and we found it on the internet somewhere, the second tune Lang Stayed Away is a northumbrian hornpipe and we first heard it played by Nancy Kerr & James Fagan.Hope you like it!
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of performing a few songs for the amazingly talented Adrian Edmondson. He’s got a show on ITV called ‘Ade in Britain’ and is currently filming the 2nd series. Ade moves around county to county in a caravan investigating local foods, recipes and cultures. When he came to Essex, he asked us to perform some local music for him near sounthend pier! Here’s a pic of all of us together! It was very cold!
On the 21st of April, we’ll be putting together a special show with special guests live in concert at The Weston Auditorium in Hatfield.
In this special event we’ll collaborate with mercury prize nominee Eliza Carthy and devonshire folk singer Jim Causley. Supporting are Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – one of the finest young duos around – this promises to be an exciting evening of music and song.
We’re all really excited to be performing our new collaborations with Eliza and Jim at The Weston. It’s a brand new venue with a gorgeous acoustic and will make a beautiful setting for what looks to be a great night of music. There’ll be a few surprises for the audience too, and of course were delighted that Sam Sweeney and Hannah James can join us as support- we’ve got a huge amount of respect for what they do. Overall it should be an amazing night of folk music from some of the best musicians in the country.
We are now taking signed pre-orders for ‘Crow’ follow this link to order yours now http://mawkin.bandcamp.com/album/crow
After many months of writing, recording, editing, producing, mastering, designing, and deliberating we are delighted to announce we are now taking pre-orders of our forthcoming album ‘Crow’ – and to say thankyou to you we are offering an exclusive immediate download of the full album to those who pre-order our album. All that for only £12 – get them while they’re fresh!
We had a really great time yesterday filming for a brand new documentary that Jools Holland is putting together. James, Nick and Dave were asked to play an acoustic version of ‘The Bad Girls Lament’- one of the new songs from our forthcoming album ‘Crow’ that features the gorgeous vocals of Eliza Carthy.
Here is a pic of us all together when we wrapped up filming..
From Right to Left - Nick Cooke, James Delarre, Eliza Carthy, Jools Holland and David Delarre