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Maz O’Connor & Marry Waterson collaborate on an animated video for Awake Awake

Combining an ancient sensibility with modern means, Maz O'Connor and Marry Waterson have made this wonderful animated video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Folk singer songwriter Maz O’Connor releases the first single from her much hailed album This Willowed Light accompanied by a beautiful animated video by fellow folk star Marry Waterson. I asked Maz to tell me a bit more about the project.

I found the song in The Full English Collection, which was being put online by the English Folk Dance and Song Society for public access while I was a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow with them last year. It's an English version of the well-known American folk song The Silver Dagger, but I'd never heard anyone sing these particular words before. I've given the words a new tune, too.

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