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WATCH: Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, “Polly O Polly”

Apr 29, 2022

WATCH: Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage,

Artist: Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Hometown: Cambridge, England
Song: “Polly O Polly”
Album: Ink of the Rosy Morning
Label: Topic Records

In Their Words: “Many moons ago I travelled to a storytelling festival in Wenlock Edge and David Holt dropped into the bus for tea and stories and sang this song with his banjo. I was immediately struck by the economy of the storytelling and the dark, menacing melody. He gave me a cassette which I played to death. Some years later I heard him and Doc Watson play this at Newport Folk Festival. I never ‘played it out,’ but Ben immediately knew how to bring it to air.” — Hannah Sanders

Photo Credit: Rosie Hardy

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