Farewell Green Leaves: UK Autumnal Folk (A Mixtape)


The year has 16 months: November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, November, November, November.” Danish poet, Henrik Nordbrandt

The days become shorter and the summer heat gives way to crisp nights. Autumn is the mellowest of seasons, a time of introspection and reflection, a slowing down before the transition into another year. Below: UK folk and acid folk from England, Scotland and Ireland, especially of the late 60s/early 70s variety — all of which mine this often bittersweet season particularly well.

Time of No Reply – Nick Drake
Autumn Lullaby – Bridget St. John
The First Leaf of Autumn – Michael Chapman
Cold Wind – Dando Shaft
The Time Has Come – Anne Briggs
October Song – Bert Jansch
After Halloween (Manor Demo) – Sandy Denny
In the Evening (Outtake) – John Martyn
Sheep Season – Mellow Candle
Voyage Into the Golden Screen – Donovan
Rose Hip November – Vashti Bunyan
Autumn is Your Last Chance – Robyn Hitchcock
The Apple Sun – Snowgoose
Everything Changes – Lesley Duncan
Farewell Green Leaves – Steve Ashley

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