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1978 • Studio / Single / Solo

Released originally as part of a split single with Shirley Collins, 1978’s ‘Black Birds Of Brittany’ was recorded—somewhat unsurprisingly—around the same time as Bert’s paean to ornithology, Avocet. Re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2016, and backed by the previously unreleased ‘Cuckoo’, these two tracks are a perfect companion to this beautifully orchestral, experimental album.

Artwork again comes from UK illustrator Hannah Alice (also responsible for Avocet’s charming reinterpretation). Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

2016: Earth Recordings (EARTH011)

7" Vinyl

  1. Black Birds Of Brittany
  2. Cuckoo

1978: Streetsong Records (No 1)


  1. Black Birds Of Brittany
  2. The Mariner's Farewell