Songs You May Have Missed #216

house band

The House Band: “Tom Hark” (1994)

Formed in Edinburgh in 1984, The House Band had a nice little run that lasted until 2001 and saw them tour Britain, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United States playing a diverse selection of British folk, Cajun, Celtic, and even jazz and reggae music.

“Tom Hark” is extracted from a longer medley (“Tom Hark/African Marketplace”) which, microcosmically, clashed styles together–in this case Irish and Mideastern sounds. I’ve extracted the Irish-sounding bit. It’s a song that stood out for me when I saw them live back in the 1990’s, and sent me to the merch table to buy their Another Setting album.

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