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Podcast: Andrew Rumsey on his folk album, Evensongs

19 October 2023

KT Bruce

The Area Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Andrew Rumsey

The Area Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Andrew Rumsey

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Dr Andrew Rumsey is known to many of our readers as the Bishop of Ramsbury in Salisbury diocese, and the author of the highly praised books Parish: An Anglican theology of place (Books, 21 July 2017) and English Grounds: A pastoral journal (Books, 11 March 2022).

He is also a musician and poet, who last month released an album, Evensongs, on Gare du Norde Records. The eight folk songs were recorded live on a single summer day in All Saints, Ham, a remote 12th century church in Wiltshire. Dr Rumsey says that he set out to capture something of the magic of a country church in August complete with bees, birdsong, and a whisper of wheezy organ.

At the end of the interview, you can hear a track from Evensongs, “It’ll Come To Me.”

Evensongs is available on Spotify, and digital, vinyl, and compact-disc formats can be bought at: andrewrumseymusic.bandcamp.com

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