Somewhere North EP

by Rosie Hodgson

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"Somewhere North is a beautifully balanced 4 track EP from 2013 BBC Young Folk Musician Award nominee Rosie Hodgson. This is an intimate collection of heartfelt songs, each based around Rosie’s superb vocals with a restrained instrumental accompaniment. Also featured on the EP are backing instrumentals from Martin Ruinet on Mandolin.

Three of the songs are original compositions and these show a real songwriting talent, particularly on the poignant and reflective love song ’Need Not Declare’ which features some clever changes of vocal pace.

'Liverpool Lullaby' is another excellent, evocative and soothing piece while ’Somewhere North’ feels like a very personal piece of songwriting. Complementing the original material, the traditional ’The Snows They Melt’ is given a fresh a capella treatment. A compelling and skillfully assembled EP." – Bright Young Folk

Recorded at GGM Studios, Midhurst, West Sussex
Written and produced by Rosie Hodgson
Recorded by Marco Frankland
Sleeve photography by Chris Hodgson

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released January 1, 2012

Vocals/Guitar – Rosie Hodgson
Mandolin – Martin Ruinet

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Rosie Hodgson England, UK

Rosie is a folk singer/songwriter from Midhurst, West Sussex. Having grown up surrounded by traditional music, her voice possesses a naturalness and maturity, bringing "a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old". (Folk Radio UK)

Rosie is currently working with fiddle player Rowan Piggott.
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Track Name: Liverpool Lullaby
When you're not tired
But are tucked up in bed,
When you want to dance
But have to go to sleep instead,
When you need help drifting off
Please just close your eyes
And I'll sing to you the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.

When counting sheep stops working
And they seem to fade away
And weariness doesn't ward off
The excitement of the day,
When you're restless and the peace you crave
Still you cannot find
I will sing to you the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.

The ship's moored on the Mersey
In the cold wind rock
And the sounds of men and horses
Clatter on the cobbled docks
And in the little house
Where you and I reside
I will sing to you the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.

So think of all the big ships
With sails that catch the wind
And the free birds in the autumn
Flying south and home again
So think of the clearest
And the starriest of skies
While I sing to you the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.

If you're ever lonely
You fear you cannot sleep
All through your troubled days
You crave my company,
Sing the songs that I sang softly
Don't you be afraid to cry,
And you'll hear me sing the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.

The ship's moored on the Mersey
In the cold wind rock
And the sounds of men and horses
Clatter on the cobbled docks
And in the little house
Where you and I reside
I will sing to you the sweetest
Of the Liverpool Lullabies.