Timberhead Music is a small publishing company that primarily produces the written and recorded music of Gordon Bok. Over the years, we have also published a few works of other poets and musicians. In addition, we carry all of Gordon's earlier Folk Legacy recordings, plus a sampling of music from friends and associates including all of the Bok, Muir, and Trickett recordings.
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Gordon's lastest release
Gordonís adaptation of the epic Scottish ballad will enchant and enthrall you with its timeless themes of love, betrayal, and adventure.
Originally released on cassette as the Play of the Lady Odivere.
Cassette tape special! Order any two cassettes and receive the other titles on cassette free.
Titles available on cassette:
February Tapes I; Play of the Lady Odivere;
Cold as a Dog and the Wind Northeast
LAST ONE LEFT CD SALE!
Leave the Cake in the Mailbox;
Under the Sky; What a Singing There Will Be;
Pick up the last available of the following titles for only $9.99:
So Goes My Heart; Notes From Across the Sea;
45 Miles From Nowhere; Hat Trick
Follow Me Down; My Irish Soul
Harbors of Home, Language of the Heart, Gordon Bok: In Concert, and Apples in the Basket are now out of print and available in digital format only. Over the course of the next year, several other CDs on the Timberhead label will be going out of print. We will keep updating you when this happens. Remember all the music on the Timberhead label is available through your favorite digital outlet.
To order, view the albums listed below or use our Artist Search to the left to see all the albums for each individual artist, then select a purchase link. Click "Read more" for album details, song lists, and samples. We accept all major credit cards, or if you prefer, you can print out an order form and send it to us with a check. If you'd like to carry any of these albums and books in your store, please contact us for wholesale prices. Thanks for supporting independent artists!
Song of the Lady Odivere
By Gordon Bok
Truly a folk opera, this epic ballad set to original music by Gordon Bok is the ancient, tragic tale of a Lady who loves a seal-man.
Featuring an ensemble of eight singers and instrumentalists, including 'cellamba, harp, hammered duclimer, flute, and whistle; narrated and performed by Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Euclid Hanley, Bruce Boege, Will Brown, Ann Dodson, Carol Rohl, and Paul Schaffner.
Gordon found this version of the tale of Lady Odivere written in the "Norn" dialect, collected in the Orkney Islands in the 1800s by Walter Traill Dennison. The legend itself may well be older than that.
originally released in 1989 as Play of the Lady Odivere remastered and re-mixed for release on CD in 2013 More »