Pyewackett

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One of the lesser-known of the British folk bands, Pyewackett is remembered for updating 18th century songs with modern harmonies and inventive instrumentation. While none of their four albums are easy…
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One of the lesser-known of the British folk bands, Pyewackett is remembered for updating 18th century songs with modern harmonies and inventive instrumentation. While none of their four albums are easy to find, the search is worth it. The group's sense of fun and reverence for musical traditions allowed them to bring ancient tunes to life. Pyewackett took their name from an imp that a 17th century Essex woman claimed possessed her. According to legendary witch-hunter Matthew Hopkins, it was a name that "no mortal could invent."