Introducing Singer Songwriter Ren Faye and the hauntingly beautiful ‘Winter’s End’



By Roger Moisan

When I first heard Ren Faye’s voice, I was immediately reminded, dare I say, of the great Sandy Denny . Her folk influenced style and vocal timbre coupled with a Northern authenticity provide a new and exciting  addition to this genre.

The lyrics for ‘Winters End’ are stand alone poetry worthy of analysis by any student of this art form and poignant at this time of year.

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Winter’s End I don’t feel… Anything… I’m left here, at winter’s end

Friends, they all… Pass me by… All I need, is to find my winter’s end

It’s dark and I’ve no light Dark….ness, by my side… Tempting storms, Won’t keep me warm,

And all I want… Is a place I can call home and I… and I side by side You don’t know, you don’t know

No-one knows, When I am lost, The window pane,

Gives way to all the frost…

I’m here, and I come home to lay down weary in my bed and there is you… and there is you…

Winter’s End… Winter’s End…


Behind window 11 is British folk singer Kate Rusby





Kate Anna Rusby (born 4 December 1973) is an English folk singer-songwriter from PenistoneBarnsley. Sometimes called the “Barnsley Nightingale”, she has headlined various British national folk festivals, and is one of the best known contemporary English folk singers. In 2001 The Guardian described her as “a superstar of the British acoustic scene.” In 2007 the BBC website described her as “The first lady of young folkies”. She is one of the few folk singers to have been nominated for the Mercury Prize.



Day 2 of our Musical Advent Calendar – Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo




The inimitable multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield with this timeless classic, In Dulci Jubilo.