D'rect from the Shire

by Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

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    Recorded live in concert on consecutive nights last year, D'rect from the Shire captures The Djukella Orchestra in majestic form, performing a repertoire described by one happy audient as "wall to wall bangers", and featuring amongst other wonders, the most incredible recordings of Nye Parsons caressing his double-bass we've ever managed to preserve.

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With D’rect from the Shire, Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra have crafted a selection of inspiring and deeply relevant songs which provide the perfect balm for these febrile times in which we find ourselves. Interspersed with rip-roaring tunes showcasing the sheer virtuosity and breadth of the Djukella repertoire, it really is an album worth a listen.

Recorded live in concert on consecutive nights last year, D'rect from the Shire captures The Djukella Orchestra in majestic form, performing a repertoire described by one happy audient as "wall to wall bangers", and featuring amongst other wonders, the most incredible recordings of Nye Parsons caressing his double-bass we've ever managed to preserve.

Quite by chance it seems that Hellard’s brand of gentle yet strident politics, home produce and mischievous humour are suddenly in vogue, just as this album, bedecked as it is in a sleeve of jams tomatoes, cherries, chillies and cheese is ready to go. Their last album Heavy Wood, has been described variously as “simply superb”, “captivating” and “ridiculously enjoyable”. This one is even better.

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releases November 1, 2017

Alastair Caplin - Viola/Violin/Vocals/Beauty
James Gavin - Violin/Vocals/Knees/Trainers/Proper Everything
Dominic Henderson - Uilleann Pipes/Whistles/Cherubism/Cheek
Jez Hellard - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonicas/Derangements/Herding/Gobshite
Nye Parsons - Double-bass/Elephantine Noises
Tommie Black-Roff - Accordion/Vocals/Skateboard/Electric Cow
Ben Coulthard - Harmony Vocals/Good Egg

Recorded by Dan Plews, Tim Palmer & Nick Noodles
at The Sofa Sessions and King's Cliffe Village Hall.
Mixed by Sam Welbourne at Mindful Sounds
Mastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering

Cover photo/band logo woodcut - Rupert Hellard
Design - Jez Hellard
Artwork - Sue Hunter-Jones
Band photo - Richard Bottle
Jam/marmalade/chutney/tomatoes/chillies - Lorna Hellard

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra London, UK

Potent songs, silky double-bass, fiery fiddling and smoking harmonicas.

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra play a rich mongrel mix of folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and reggae.

Virtuoso musicianship, conscious poetry; from dance tunes to rebel ballads, sweet love songs to powerful politics and passionate improvisation.
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