I know this will please many of you as it’s Jon and Fay again. Jon credits his partner, “Fay taught me this a few years back. I’m not sure of the source although Hannah James and Sam Sweeney have just recorded a very nice version of this as well.” Now here’s an intrigue. I managed to grab a brief few words with Fay when she played the Green Note, although the timing (my slightly later than expected arrival) meant no serious interview was possible. I did, however, manage to ask her (with this project in mind) whether she and Jon shared their repertoire freely? She responded quite frankly but with a smile, saying that although they shared many ideas and discussed much, she was quite guarded about her own collection of songs. With Jon having such a high profile in folk circles, it would be easy for people to mistake her work as simply following Jon’s lead. I’m sure many of you will agree that the strength of her voice and the excellence of Looking Glass immediately knock any such notions into a cocked hat and we should do all we can to dispel such glib notions. If you haven’t already checked out the CD, you should. Anyway, sorry I’m getting a little carried away. I confess to having fallen behind the advanced timetable that I was aiming for and just hadn’t listened to this before today (Friday), so was taken by surprise by Fay’s appearance again. What a pleasant surprise it is too and what a great version of this brooding, mournful lament. Getting back to the matter in hand, Wiki has a good entry for this and the Scottish variant Twa Corbies, which whilst numerically inferior in terms of Ravens is the makedly more gruesome, with the unfortunate slain cynically abandoned to the scavengers!