Cover Version Ideas?

So the release date of my new album Antlered Crown and Standing Stone has been confirmed for 17th November, so it’ll be launched at this year’s Witchfest International at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Traditionally each of my albums have had one or two cover songs included. Songs that have inspired me or songs that I simply love to sing. Raggle Taggle Gypsies, John Barleycorn, When I become the Moon, Willows Song to name just a few from the past. So I’ve turned my thoughts to potential covers for the new album. A few have sprung to mind already. Oak, Ash and Thorn, Corn Rigs, Harvest Dance (by Gwydion Penderwen), and maybe Jack in the Green by Jethro Tull.

However, as the title of my live album came from asking for suggestions, I thought I would open this to suggestions too (it was also great fun reading all of the ideas, daft or sensible, last time). There may be a gem suggested that I simply haven’t thought of. So, do you have any suggested cover songs for this or future albums that you think might fit in with my style of music?

Sensible or daft, have a go and leave your suggestions in the comments.

By |2016-10-14T11:01:26+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: music|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |32 Comments


  1. Kevin Rowan-Drewitt August 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I’d like to hear you do Corn King by Inkubus Sukkubus Dave – my two fave pagan artistes coming together!

  2. ghislaine August 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I’d go with Jack in the Green and as a bit of a left-field suggestion I LOVE your version of Red Molly

  3. Andy August 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    What about a good dahm twist to Awen or Solstice Night by the Dolmen

  4. Martyn Wylde August 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I’d love to hear you do Witch of the Westmorland by Stan Rogers.

  5. Dave L August 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I love… “the old ones” by Gaia Consort

  6. Dronma August 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Lord Randle ?

  7. Tara Skinner August 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    be My Druidess by Type O Negative, awesome song, you’ll love it 🙂

  8. Heather August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I vote for Harvest of The Moon by Steeleye Span – loving this song at the moment, and I love the message within it. Heather xx

  9. Zahrada August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply Skyrim Bard Song 🙂

  10. MiC Lee-Price August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    On of Louise’s and one she would love to perform one day is Steeleye Spans All Around My Hat. I personally think that you would do great justice to Jethro Tulls’ Ring Out Soltrice Bells. Cheers.

  11. Bracken August 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Hi, Damh. I love your ‘Sons and Daughters of Robin Hood’ so I’m wondering if a Damh-style, pagan rewrite of Martin Carthy’s ‘Song of the Lower Classes’ might be good. And it’d be fun to record with all those harmonies.
    Alternatively I think you’d do great covering anything by Vashti Bunyan.

  12. Womble August 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    How about ‘The Man in Green’ by Show of Hands. It’s a short song, but lovely.

  13. Persephone Hallows August 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    It’s simple, but perhaps “May the Circle Be Open” could be an idea?

  14. The Man Alone August 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Type O Negative’s “Green Man”! Hahaha! EPIC.

  15. Bethanny Allain August 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if this daft or not but since you sing me to sleep most every night. I’d love to hear you sing The Welsh Lullaby. I think you know the one I mean. The opening verse is,”Sleep my child and peace attend thee, All through the night. Guardian Angels….etc”I’ sure there are other artists out there who have sung it. If not that then Loreena Mckennit’s The Mummer’s Dance.”

  16. Letacq Blue August 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Good Morning Weathercock by Jethro Tull

  17. Mojo August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I meant to mention this during our interview… How about ‘Stonehenge’ by Britian’s loudest band, Spinal Tap…

  18. magpieschest August 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed “anarchy in the UK”…. but I do like the idea of a cover from Jethro Tull – The Witches Promise, perhaps?

  19. William (Bill) Dunavant August 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I love the Idea of “Jack in the Green by Jethro Tull, but the ONE song that has alway gave me inspiration even befor I knew what Pagan was has been, “The Wizard” by Uriah Heep and I believe it will work wonders in your musical style.

  20. Annalee August 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Cup of Wonder by Jethro Tull, perhaps? Regardless of which songs you pick, I can’t wait! =D

    Also… if you’d ever want to cover a video, The Story Of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles would be fun. ^-^

  21. Jane Edwards August 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Witches’ lullaby (Incubus Succubus)

  22. Mark August 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Nothing Else Matters – Metallica or the Birdy Song?

  23. Baz from Spriggan mist August 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    safety dance…men without hats

  24. Jennifer August 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    A Damh the Bard rendition of Lady In Black by Uriah Heep… that would be epic.

  25. Draeden Wren August 24, 2012 at 1:05 am - Reply

    I would LOVE to see a cover (and forgive me if you’ve already done them, still learning your catalog) of A Health to the Company or If I Were a Blackbird. That would be most excellent.

  26. Stephanie August 24, 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    I completely agree with Inkubus Sukkubus, but I think Goblin jig or Pagan born would be great!

  27. Sue Rodger August 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    How about the Bouncy Druids Song?

  28. admin August 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Some great suggestions – thanks everyone! I’ve decided to go with this magical song, The January Man.

  29. Mark August 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Dave, Maybe a little off the theme, but how about The Dolmens wondeful ballard ‘A Fishermans Song’or ‘Do not Weep’ by Eivor, a wonderful folk singer from the Faroe Islands (its in english).

  30. Ross August 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    ‘The Rattlin’ bog’ or ‘Fighting For Strangers’ or how about Richard Thompsons’ ‘Wall of Death’

  31. Michael October 15, 2012 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Too late for this time, but maybe for future consideration: “Church of the Earth,” by Peter Mayer.

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