Interesting Times - August 2021

"You and your collaborators have created an arrangement that is something... complex, a little sinister, like watching an advancing storm front, a song that demands one's attention right from those first few solo notes." 
- Cheryl Casebeer

There's an old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting Times". Perhaps there's more than one kind of "infection" to blame for our current "interesting times"...

The graffiti you see in the video is all on a looong stretch of wall a few minutes' walk from where I live in Sheffield, England (photos of graffiti taken by me).

Video by Constantin Pilavios, from a recording session at Abbey Road Studios; sound is the finished track (see credits below for more info), available on Bandcamp: https://vikkiappletonfielden.bandcamp... and all streaming services.

Interesting Times
© Vikki Appleton Fielden, Aug 2020

Vikki Appleton Fielden:
main vocals  

Ciarán Boyle: bodhran  

Pete Grassby:
melodeon, backing vocals  

Aeron Z. Jones:  
producer, guitars, mandolin, bass guitar,
backing vocals,  recording Aeron Z. Jones  

James Singleton/
Beefstock Live Sound Hire and Recording:
recording Vikki, Ciarán and Pete  

Cover photo and artwork: 
Vikki Appleton Fielden

Get Your Vaccination - May 2021

Sheffield Sings - June 2023 

This was so exciting for me – to hear the choir I belong to singing a song I've written! Graham Pratt's arrangement was brilliant and the choir sounded wonderful! MANY THANKS to Graham and the Sheffield Folk Chorale for making this possible and doing such a fine job.

Sung by Sheffield Folk Chorale at St Mark's in Mosborough on 30 June 2023
Words and music © Vikki Appleton Fielden , August 2021
Arranged for the choir by SFC director Graham Pratt