2012 release. Cold Spring Records presents the fourth release in their folk series, Hail Be You Sovereigns, Lief And Dear. This release features 30 tracks from the cream of current dark British folk music. The three other releases in the series are John Barleycorn Reborn (CSR 084CD, 2007), We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold (CSR 100CD, 2010) and John Barleycorn Reborn: Rebirth (CSR 150CD, 2011) John Barleycorn, a character in British folk songs, is king of the fields, gloriously robed in green and crowned with sheaves of golden wheat. He reigns all summer long, but is cut down and deposed at harvest-time, only to be reborn and reinstated the following year. He relies on no arid theory to justify his rule, but only his endless generosity to his subjects. The King is dead - long live the King. Features: The Hare And The Moon, The Elder Tree, Foxpockets, Venereum Arvum, Mary Jane, Andrew King, Earthling Society, David Kidman, The Rowan Amber Mill, Steve Tyler, Andy Clarke, Xenis Emputae Travelling Band, Sixpenny Wayke, Heed The Thunder, Galley Beggar, Hills Have Riffs, A Tiding Of Magpies, Thornland, Colossloth, Beneath The Oak, David Whitwell, David Kidman, Tim Graham, Woodwose, The Transmutations, Finglebone. Nathaniel Robin Mann and Lost Harbours.