Northern Transmissions recently shared the video for “Ella Mary Leather,” from James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra‘s new LP The Wide, Wide River. Though it “is titled after a Herefordshire based folk song collector in the early 20th Century, [the] song is not about her. Yorkston explains: ‘No, it’s not about Ella Mary Leather. I am just using her lyrical name as a mask, to protect the innocent…’ Over a wealth of percussion, violin, and nyckelharpa, Yorkston plays buoyant piano as he sings us a story about a friend from many years ago.
The video, featuring members of The Second Hand Orchestra, is directed by Sven Blume.” See it here.