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Friday, 11 December 2009

'The Crabchurch Conspiracy' Album by The Dolmen

A few months ago The Dolmen produced an album of songs inspired by the events in Weymouth and Dorset during the English Civil War. The album, entitled 'The Crabchurch Conspiracy' features all original songs penned from within the band and includes a spoken foreword and narration by the celebrated Civil War historian, Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol, who endorses it, along with Steve Knightley of Show of Hands.
"This album was never meant to be in the strict musical style of the 17th century or civil war period, but rather an album of songs wholly inspired by that time and in particular, by the incredible events surrounding an episode in Dorset’s Civil War history known as The Crabchurch Conspiracy. The songs pay respect to the characters connected with the Crabchurch Conspiracy, but from a modern perspective.

The songs on this album commemorate the bravery and tenacity of the Sydenham brothers and their staunch men and also recall some of the grisly events that occurred during the month long engagement and the final Battle of Weymouth.

It cannot be hoped to deliver a full account of the complicated and protracted events of the Crabchurch Conspiracy on this CD, but hopefully, The Dolmen conjure a flavour of the times and in their own way, pay homage to the brave souls of both sides who fought for what they believed in and, in many cases, paid the ultimate price."

Mark Vine, author of the book 'The Crabchurch Conspiracy'
If you are interested in getting a copy of the album for Christmas. Their contact details are via their website www.thedolmen.com/crabchurch

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